Michael Stroka

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Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Movies were an escape and inspiration for young Michael Stroka. Forced to move from his hometown of Passiac, New Jersey, to nearby Garfield, with his family when he was in second grade, young Michael relied on his imagination to cope.

"That's when I really started escaping into my own little world, and I think that's what made me decide to be an actor", he told "16" magazine years later, after gaining world-wide fame as one of the bad guys on the supernatural soap opera, Dark Shadows (1966), in the late 1960s. Read more...


Character: Aristede

Dark Shadows 1966

Character: Mike Farren

Contract on Cherry Street 1977