Tom and Jerry: The Movie
In the beginning, he was a young wealthy man with a lot of money. He soon later met his future wife. They got married and soon she became pregnant with Robyn, but tragically she died right after Robyn was born. Robyn’s father made the decision to never ever remarry and raised Robyn by himself. Many years later, He went an expedition, leaving Robyn in the care of a plump, mean-looking lady named Pristine Figg and the crooked lawyer, Lickboot.
He was believed to have been killed by an avalanche, but he survived. He also owned a cabin which is called Robyn's Nest. He first appears in Robyn's flashback. Robyn then receives the news from Tom and Jerry that her father is still alive and was happy to hear this.
He is again seen in his plane on an expedition receiving a call from his troops that his daughter ran away and they can't find her, prompting him to abort his expedition to return home. He arrives at his base called "Starling Enterprises", where he receives terrible news that Pristine Figg and Lickboot have already planted a one million dollar reward bounty on his daughter. So, he quickly boards on his helicopter and heads over Robyn's nest to rescue his daughter, Tom and Jerry, as well as stop Figg and Lickboot. He finally arrives as Figg, Lickboot and Ferdinand boarded on Robyn's boat by accident. He then realizes that Figg and Lickboot has set the cabin on fire. He manages to rescue Robyn, but is unable to save Tom and Jerry and the cabin collapses. However, only half of the stairway and the dock are not been destroyed. He then lands his helicopter on the cabin's dock and finds them alive and unharmed.
He then apologizes to his daughter and tells her he will not leave her again and promises to rebuild the cabin. Robyn and her father let Tom and Jerry into their home, which they soon wreck after going back to their old ways.
- He is voiced by Ed Gilbert, who also voiced Puggsy in the movie.
- Michael Starling's appearance bears a resemblance to the character Indiana Jones.