Michael Beecher (actor)

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Michael Beecher
Michael Becher

20 November 1939
Died4 March 1993(1993-03-04) (aged 53)[1]
Occupation(s)Actor, model

Michael Beecher (20 November 1939 – 4 March 1993) was an Australian-based model and actor. He was the son of Rear Admiral Otto Humphrey Becher and Valerie Chisholme Baird.

Beecher had originally wanted to train and work as a diplomat.

His highest-profile role was as debonair hospital superintendent Dr. Brian Denham in Australian soap opera The Young Doctors, a role he played from the programme's inception in 1976 until leaving the series (shortly before its demise) in 1982. Prior to The Young Doctors he had worked as a photographic model.



Year Title Role Type
1975 Paradise Faulkner TV movie
1978 Barnaby and Me French Reporter TV movie
1982 Runaway Island TV movie


Year Title Role Type
1977 The Outsiders TV series
1977 Bluey TV series
1976-82 The Young Doctors Dr. Brian Denham TV series
1986 The Haunted School Henry Blackburn TV miniseries
1987 The Flying Doctors TV series
1976 Silent Number TV series


  1. ^ death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald 9 March 1993

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