David Soul (August 28, 1943) is an American-British actor and singer. He is known for his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson in the ABC television series Starsky & Hutch from 1975 to 1979. He portrayed Ben Mears in the 1979 television adaptation of Salem's Lot. In 1977 he had a number one single Don't Give Up On Us in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He became a British citizen in 2004.