Mark Moran (criminal)

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Mark Moran
Born Mark Anthony John Cole
(1964-07-04)4 July 1964
Died 31 March 2004(2004-03-31) (aged 39)
Aberfeldie, Victoria
Occupation Personal trainer, pastry cook
Criminal status Murdered
Children Josh and Tayla
Parents Leslie Cole (father),
Judy Moran (mother)
Lewis Moran (stepfather)

Mark Anthony Moran (4 July 1964 – 31 March 2004)[1] was an organized crime figure of the infamous Moran family from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, notable for its involvement in the illegal drug trade and the Melbourne gangland killings. Moran was murdered outside his Aberfeldie home,[2] allegedly by Carl Williams, just after 8 pm on 31 March 2004, aged 35.

Mark Moran was the son of Judy Moran and Leslie John "Johnny" Cole, who was shot dead in Sydney on 10 November 1982 during drug-related gangland wars while working for crime boss Frederick "Paddles" Anderson.[1] His stepfather was criminal Lewis Moran and his half-brother was drug trafficker Jason Moran, both also murdered.

References in popular culture[edit]

In the local Australian TV drama series Underbelly Mark Moran was played by actor Callan Mulvey. In 2014 Jake Ryan replaced Callan Mulvey as Mark Moran in Fat Tony & Co. which is a direct sequel to the first series of Underbelly.


  1. ^ a b Silvester and Rule (2004). Leadbelly. ISBN 097523180-4.
  2. ^ "Crime patriarch shot dead", The Age, 1 April 2004.