Michael A. Hoey

The son of character actor Dennis Hoey (Inspector Lestrade in the Universal Sherlock Holmes series), Michael A. Hoey was born in London and relocated to the U.S. as a child. Growing up in the shadows of the Hollywood studios, he went on to have his own career in the motion picture industry. After working at Warner Brothers in the early 1960s, Hoey collaborated with director Norman Taurog on several Elvis Presley movies and (on his own) wrote and directed the sci-fi shocker The Navy vs. the Night Monsters. In more recent years, he has worked as a writer-producer-director on TV's Fame, as well as having written, directed or edited numerous TV episodes and movies. Since 1997, he and John Moffitt have executive produced the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

In his forthcoming memoir "Elvis, Sherlock, and Me: How I Survived Growing Up in Hollywood" (to be published in late-September), Michael Hoey reminisces about the life and times of his famous father. His From Gillette to Brett II appearance will feature his personal memories of his father's work as the iconic Inspector Lestrade, first-person memories of being on the set of the Universal Sherlock Holmes movies, and personal encounters with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce! Michael Hoey is a living link to these Sherlockian cinematic classics!

"In 1942, my father was hired by Universal to play the Scotland Yard Inspector Lestrade in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, the second in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce 'Sherlock Holmes' series, and the first in which Lestrade appears. My father eventually did six of the 12 Holmeses."

Read a recent interview with Michael Hoey by clicking HERE.