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Actor Harry Hamlin starred in the television series L.A. Law as lawyer Michael Kuzak for five seasons and was voted People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1987.
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Being selected for something like that changes people's perceptions of you, even the perception of you within the industry. People will have an altered idea of who you are unless they really take time to get to know you, which of course they don't. They just get what they see, and they take that to the bank."
After L.A. Law ended,
Hamlin continued to work in television. He was also briefly married to actress Nicollette Sheridan around this time. Hamlin appeared in countless television movies, including Her Deadly Rival (1995) and Badge of Betrayal (1997). In 1999, Hamlin made a brief return to series television with the comedy Movie Stars, playing a popular action film icon. He reunited with his L.A. Law colleagues for a television movie three years later. Soon after Hamlin won a recurring role on the teen detective series Veronica Mars.
In 2006, Hamlin showed television audiences another side of his personality as he took to the dance floor for Dancing With the Stars. He competed against talk show host Jerry Springer, actress Vivica A. Fox and former pro athlete Emmitt Smith. Four years later, Hamlin once again dabbled in reality television. He and his third wife, actress Lisa Rinna, shared their life together for the cameras in Harry Loves Lisa, which aired in 2010. Hamlin also found work on the popular drama Army Wives around this time. More recently, the veteran actor has made guest appearances on such shows as Franklin & Bash, Shameless and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Hamlin has shared many details from his life in his 2010 autobiography Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor. He and his wife Lisa have two daughters together.
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