Michael Chapin



  • Birth Name: Michael Edward Chapin


Michael Chapin was born on July 25, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA as Michael Edward Chapin. He is an actor, known for Under California Stars (1948), Strange Bargain (1949) and Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas (1951). He was married to Carolyn Joyce Martin for nearly 40 years, until her untimely death in 2005. Michael was the first of the three children in his family who reached stardom in Hollywood. He was cast as the Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas in Republic’s Rough Riding Kids series in the 50’s. His younger brother, Billy Chapin, starred as the Kid From Left Field, and was the boy chased by Robert Mitchum across the country in The Night of The Hunter. And his baby sister, Lauren Chapin, starred for many years as the young “Kitten” on the Father Knows Best t.v. sitcom. Michael began at the age of 6 months, as a number of other child actors did, as a poster child for a local milk producer. He went on to work as a child actor in Radio, Stage, Screen, Television, and even did some modeling. He retired at 18, while ahead of the game he says. Michael’s family spans 5 generations, from grandmother to grandchildren, in the entertainment business, a fact he is both proud of and honored by. As an adult, he has had multiple careers in education, technology, and continues authoring.to this day.