David Soul Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Dec 08, 2023 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
Discover the most interesting facts about the early life of David Soul.
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About David Soul

Born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., David Richard Solberg is popularly known as a British-American actor and singer.
From 1968-1970, David Soul played the role of Joshua Bolt in the famous American comedy Western series 'Here Come The Brides'. He is also known for starring in the American action television series 'Starsky And Hutch' as Detective Kenneth Hutch Hutchinson.
David Soul established himself as a singer after hitting No. 1 on the Singles chart in 1977 with 'Silver Lady' and 'Don't Give Up On Us' (as well as the US Billboard Hot 100).

David Soul Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is David Soul’s net worth?

The net worth of David Soul is estimated to be around $1 million.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Soul?

David Soul is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

How old is David Soul?

David Soul is 78 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

David Richard Solberg was born on August 28, 1943 to June (Nelson) and Richard W. Solberg. Both his maternal and paternal grandfathers were ministers (evangelists). Soul's mother was a teacher. After World War II, Germany was to be re-established. From 1949-1956, Dr. Richard W. Solberg acted as a Senior Representative for Lutheran World Relief. The family would often move to new cities. Dr. Solberg was the Director of the Lutheran Church, a minister, and a professor of political science and history at Augustana College. Soul went to high school at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
For his college years, David Soul first enrolled at Augustana College where his father taught political science. He went to Augustana College for a period of two years before transferring to the University of the Americas in Mexico. This was only due to the family's frequent moves to new cities. While in college, his fellow companions trained him to play guitar, which moved David Soul to follow his passion for music. Hence, after studying at the University of the Americas for one year, Soul, at last, decided to drop out of college. David Soul gave his first performance at The 10 O'Clock Scholar, a club in Minneapolis, when he returned to Mexico City.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Soul’s partner?

In 1964, David Soul married an actress who went by the name of Mirriam Mim Solberg. After having one child together, the pair decided to call it quits. In 1968, Soul met Karen Carlson, an actress and a coworker, in the television series 'Here Come The Brides'. They eventually married one another and had a child together. The marriage lasted about a decade and they got divorced in 1977. David Soul was also known to be in a relationship with Lina Marta during the production of the TV series 'Starsky And Hutch'. The couple never got married nor had a child.
In the early '80s, David Soul married the ex-wife of Bobby Sherman, who is known for being a '60s pop idol as well as a member of the cast in 'Here Come The Brides.' Soul had another child with his third wife, Patti Carnel Sherman, before getting divorced in 1986. Julia Nickson and David Soul married in 1987 and shared a child, China Soul, who is also a singer-songwriter. After having a long-term relationship for eight years with Helen Snell, whom he met while shooting for 'Deathtrap' (British stage production of the movie), he married again in 2010. In 2004, David Soul became a British citizen after acquiring British citizenship. David Soul's five children from all of his previous marriages and present one include China Soul, Brendan Soul, Christopher Soul, Tyler Soul, and Jon Soul.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

David Soul made his first television debut appearance on the 1964 release, 'Flipper.' Later that year, in 1967, Soul had a guest appearance in 'Star Trek' and later worked on the series 'Here Come The Brides' playing the famous role of Joshua Bolt after signing with Columbia Pictures. His co-stars were already famous personalities like Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, and Bridget Hanley. 'Here Come The Brides' first aired on September 25, 1968 on the ABC Network, which ran for about two years until September 18, 1970. After many appearances as a guest in the television industry, he landed his first debut movie, 'Magnum Force'.
David Soul recorded his two single hits in the mid-'70s, which were both produced by Tony Macaulay. 'Silver Lady' and 'Don't Give Up On Us' both topped the UK singles charts. After his singles topped charts even in the U.S., David Soul toured the far east, South America, and Europe from 1976-1982.
David Soul gained popularity when he starred in the show, 'Starsky And Hutch' playing the role of Detective Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson for two years. On top of that, he also directed about three episodes of 'Starsky And Hutch'. David Soul later moved to England to work on the West End stage in the mid-'90s. Since 2010, David Soul has appeared on various shows like reality TV shows, plays, detective drama series, and even commercials.

Other Interesting David Soul Facts And Trivia

  • David Soul also worked in the miniseries 'Casablanca' and Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot'.
  • David Soul appeared as a guest in a TV movie, the 1980 release of 'Rage', which was nominated for an Emmy award.
  • David Soul has appeared in Agatha Christie's 'Death On The Nile', playing the character of Andrew Pennington, and the movie 'Appointment With Death'.

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David Soul Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Soul

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Chicago, Illinois



185 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Actor, Singer


University of the Americas

Net Worth



Helen Snell


Richard W. Soldberg, June Solberg
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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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