Michael Nouri of 'Flashdance' arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
11/02/2012 by Corinne Heller
Michael Nouri, who starred in the popular 1983 romantic drama and dance film "Flashdance," was recently arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. The Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com that around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, it received a 911 call reporting "unknown trouble" at the actor's Beverly Hills home. Officers arrived at the house, "contacted a man and a woman" and it was then determined that a domestic violence incident had occurred. "As a result, Mr. Michael Nouri was placed under arrest," the police statement said, adding that the 66-year-old actor was charged with Battery (Against a Person in a Dating Relationship), False Imprisonment and Obstructing the use of a Wireless Device. The actor's rep had no immediate comment about the matter. Nouri was booked around 6:45 p.m. and was released from jail around 1 a.m. on Friday morning after posting $50,000 bail. A hearing for him has been scheduled for November 30. The women involved in Thursday's incident was not identified. Nouri has been divorced twice, most recently in 2001. In "Flashdance," Nouri played Nick Hurley, the love interest and boss of main character Alex, an exotic dancer, steel mill worker and aspiring ballet star, played by Jennifer Beals. The actor is also known for roles in movies such as "The Terminal," "The Proposal" and "Finding Forrester." He recently filmed a thriller called "Dark Desire" with Kelly Lynch of "Road House" and "90210" fame. Nouri has also appeared on a slew of TV shows and has had several recurring roles. He portrayed Elliot Hampton on "The Young and the Restless," Dr. Neil Roberts on "The O.C.," Caleb Cortlandt on "All My Children," Phil Grey on "Damages" and Mossad director Eli David on "NCIS."
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