Michael Talbott is an American actor. He is best known for his co-starring role as Det. Stanley Switek in the 1980s series Miami Vice.
His other television credits include M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Eight is Enough and other series.
Talbott also appeared in a number of films, playing a bully in Carrie, a party-crasher in Big Wednesday, a highway patrolman in Any Which Way You Can, a reckless stunt driver in Used Cars, a real estate agent in Manhunter, and a reluctant deputy in First Blood. He also played a part in National Lampoon's Vacation but his scene was edited from the final cut, although his character \"Cowboy\" is shown in a photograph during the end credits, and his name appears in the credits as well.
Talbott is outspoken supporter and member of National Rifle Association and currently lives in his hometown of Waverly, Iowa. As of 2011 he is also a spokesperson/presenter for Panteao Productions, a production company and distributor of firearms and tactical videos.