Michael Paré is an American actor.
Paré was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joan, a homemaker, and Francis Paré, who owned print shops. He has six sisters and three brothers. Paré's father was of French-Canadian ancestry His father died from leukemia when Paré was five, leaving his mother to raise the large family of children. Paré was working as a chef in New York City when he met a talent agent, Yvette Bikoff, who convinced him to try acting.
His first starring role was as Tony Villicana on the television series The Greatest American Hero. His best-known film roles were as Eddie Wilson in Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) and its sequel Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989), as well as Streets of Fire (1984) and The Philadelphia Experiment (1984). Paré also appeared in the 2012 remake of The Philadelphia Experiment. Other films included Moon 44 (1990), Village of the Damned (1995), Bad Moon (1996), Hope Floats (1998), and The Virgin Suicides (1999).
Paré won the Best Actor award at PollyGrind Film Festival for the film Road to Hell playing again the role of Tom Cody.
On television, Paré starred with Michael Beck in the CBS police drama Houston Knights in 1987–1988, as well as the short-lived 2001 science fiction television series Starhunter. The actor frequently appears in Uwe Boll's works.