David Soul's life story is not what you expect. Born in the American Midwest in a strict Lutheran family, he moved to New York City on a whim, determined to make good. After a long, hard slog, make good he did - first as a masked singer and then as the blond half of a cop duo in what was to become, in its day, the most popular television series on the planet. In The Covered Man David Soul examines his life so far with unflinching honesty. And what a life it's been...The Covered Man exposes the dark heart of the Hollywood celebrity machine. At the height of his fame, David Soul was the most famous man on earth. Now for the first time he speaks honestly about how he got to the top and how it nearly destroyed him. Stuffed with anecdotes about celebrities ranging from Joan Collins and Farrah Fawcett to Andy Warhol and Frank Zappa, this book is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of the highs and the comedowns, the parties and the fights, the indulgent pleasures and the unimaginable agonies of a life in the fast lane
David Soul now lives in London as a British citizen. His recent stage roles include Jerry Springer in the hit West End musical, Jerry Springer the Opera, as well as Mack in Mack and Mabel. In addition to Starsky and Hutch, his film work includes everything from Magnum Force to Death on the Nile. His recent television appearances include Holby City, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Little Britain.