Michael Dudikoff is an international star thanks to his karate-kicking roles in the four "American Ninja" flicks, as well as "Human Shield" and "Platoon Leader." And now he is co-starring as a charming psycho killer opposite Susan Lucci in the ABC thriller "The Woman Who Sinned," airing Sunday.
But off-screen, Dudikoff says he's just a shy, quiet guy from Redondo Beach who wanted to be a child psychologist.
"I never wanted to be an actor," he admits. "I never even knew how they put it (shows) on the TV tube." He was discovered over a decade ago by an agent while working as a waiter to put himself through Harbor College. As a model, "I made good money, got some clothes and there were beautiful women. I was very successful at it and was up to making $2,500 a day."