Fast Facts

  • Tended bar in Las Vegas before turning to acting.
  • Made guest appearances on Gunsmoke and Run for Your Life before starring on The Mod Squad.
  • Aaron Spelling picked him for the role of Pete Cochran on The Mod Squad; although Cole did not want the part at first, Spelling talked him into it.
  • Became somewhat reclusive after his mother died of breast cancer.
  • Toured with theater productions after The Mod Squad ended.
  • Entered the Betty Ford Center in 1994 for alcoholism.


  • Shelley Funes — Wife
  • Paula Kelly — Ex-wife
  • Colleen — Sister
  • Ted Cole — Brother
  • Kathleen Hyland — Mother
  • Jennifer Holly Cole — Daughter
  • Debbie — Sister

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  • Birth Name: Michael Charles Cole
  • Birth Place: Madison, WI
  • Birthday: July 3, 2016, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor

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