Welcome to my website. I'll try to keep you updated on what's happening with me; my activities, my books and my personal appearances. Here's a little bit about me:
Michael A. Hoey is the son of British actor Dennis Hoey, best remembered for his portrayal of Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard in the Sherlock
Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone.
Although born in England, Michael grew up in Beverly Hills and began his career in Hollywood in the editing department, working for such industry icons as John Ford, Fred Zinneman and George Cukor. Later, after Jack L. Warner promoted him, he produced the teen comedy, Palm Springs Weekend, starring Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad and Stefanie Powers. He wrote and directed The Legend of Mandinga, the cult science fiction film The Navy vs. the Night Monsters and the screenplays for two Elvis Presley films, Stay Away, Joe and Live a Little, Love a Little. He was a contributing writer on four more Elvis films, as well as serving as associate producer on two of them.
He has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award and has received the Writers Guild's Morgan Cox Award, a Media Award for his writing on Fame, and an A.C.E. Eddie Award for editing. He has served two four-year terms as Governor on the Board of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and two terms on the Academy's Executive Committee.
He has written episodes for The Rat Patrol, Get Christie Love, McCloud, and The Lazarus Syndrome, which he also produced. He has directed numerous episodes of Falcon Crest, Dallas, Blacke's Magic and Murder, She Wrote, and for five seasons was a writer/director on the popular series Fame.
He lives in San Clemente, California.