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Michael Sacks –

Sacks in Slaughterhouse Five.
About Michael Sacks (1948 – )
Michael Sacks was born on September 11, 1948 in New York.

He has been featured in several Made-For-TV movies, including WHY ME? (1984) and Starfight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983).

Michael Sacks is best know for his starring role in Slaughterhouse-five, in which he played the time traveler Billy Pilgrim, who swings from a miserable POW existence in World War II, to a strange future life on the planet Tralfamadore, as one of two human subjects in a zoo, mated with porn queen Montana Wildhack (Valerie Perrine). The 1972 film was based on the Kurt Vonnegut sci-fi novel. Michael Sacks was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer.

In 1974, Sacks played a state highway patrolman taken hostage by a pair of young desperados, on a mission to spring their kid from foster care, in Stephen Spielberg's The Sugarland Express, with Goldie Hawn.

Michael Sacks portrayed another World War II soldier in Hanover Street, starring Harrison Ford in 1979. Also in 1979, he played a supporting role in the popular horror thriller The Amityville Horror, the story of a young family living in a house haunted by an evil presence.

He retired from the screen in 1984 with his last film, The House Of God and his last TV movie, Why Me? With an A.B. in Social Relations from Harvard and a M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, Michael Sacks has worked on Wall Street and held positions in securities technology at Salomon Brothers, IBM Research Division and Morgan Stanley.

Michael Sacks's notable movie credits include...

The House Of God (1984)
Split Image (1982)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Hanover Street (1979)
The Private Files Of J. Egar Hoover (1977)
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Slaughterhouse-five (1972)



Michael Sacks in Slaughterhouse Five (1972).

Michael Sacks (right) in Sugarland Express (1974).