A versatile Anglo-American actor, Maxwell Caulfield has amassed multiple stage and movie credits since arriving in New York in 1978. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Grease 2, in which he made his film debut. Another feature that attained genuine cult status following its release in 1995 is Empire Records and spawned the annual celebration of Rex Manning Day every April 8th. Also of note, The Boys Next Door and the The Real Blonde stand out for their originality and strong auteur influence (Penelope Spheeris and Tom Di Cillo respectively).
The television role Caulfield is best known for is Miles, the ne’er-do-well son of Charlton Heston in the “Dynasty” spin off “The Colbys,” along with countless guest appearances on top-rated shows interspersed with movies of the week and mini-series work. In the ’90s, Caulfield returned to his native England to fulfill lengthy contracts on long running British television series “Casualty” for the BBC and “Emmerdale” on ITV.
Caulfield’s extensive stage work has afforded him the widest variety of roles from Billy Flynn in Chicago to John Merrick in The Elephant Man, the Tony winning production on which he met the illustrious Juliet Mills, his wife of many years. He has undertaken multiple tours of the U.K. and the United States in comedies, dramas and musicals and continues to enjoy the ride that has taken him from aspiring teen idol to full-blown character actor.