Tony Moran (actor)

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Tony Moran
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Born Anthony Moran
(1957-08-14) August 14, 1957 (age 57)
Burbank, California, USA
Occupation Actor
Producer
Years active 1978–present

Tony Moran (born August 14, 1957) is an American actor and producer. He is remembered for playing the unmasked Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween. Since then he has gone on to make guest appearances in television series' The Waltons and CHiPs. He is the older brother of actress Erin Moran of Happy Days fame, and actor John Moran.

Career[edit]

Halloween[edit]

Tony Moran was a struggling actor before he got the role of Michael Myers in Halloween. At the time he had a job on the Hollywood and Vine dressed up as Frankenstein.[1] Moran had the same agent as his sister, Erin, who played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days. He was staying with a friend and sleeping on his couch. When Moran went to audition for the role of Michael Myers in 1978, he met for an interview with director John Carpenter and producer Irwin Yablans. He later got a call back and was told he had got the part.[2]

Moran was paid $250 for his appearance in Halloween and decided not to return for any of the sequels, although, he was paid for his appearance at the beginning of Halloween II, which was a recap of the first film.

Halloween conventions[edit]

Moran quit acting at age thirty and then worked as mortgage broker.

Moran appeared at two Halloween conventions in Salem at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery on Derby Street.[3]

Other work[edit]

Halloween was Moran's only film for the past 30 years. Through the late seventies and early eighties, he has made guest appearances in several television series' including CHiPs, The Waltons, James at 15, and California Fever.

In 2008, Moran returned to acting with the short film The Lucky Break. In 2010, he produced and starred in the horror film Beg, which also stars his Halloween co-star P.J. Soles.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1978 Halloween Michael Myers The white mask
2008 The Lucky Break Mark Ashby short Directed By Troy H. King
2010 Beg Jack Fox served as producer
2012 Emerging Past The Blind Prophet Directed By Thomas J. Churchill
2011 Stingy Jack Deputy Karl Adams
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1978 James at 15 Tom 2 episodes: Knocking Heads, Hunter Country
1979 The Waltons Tinker 1 episode: The Burden
1979 California Fever Brian 1 episode: The Girl from Somewhere
1981 CHiPs Anderson 1 episode: Dead Man's Riddle
2010 The Leslie Taylor Show himself 2 episode: Horror, The Best of the Best
Producer
Year Title Notes
2010 Beg
2010 The Witching Hour

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.S Rhine"Michael Myers vs. Pumpkinhead". girlsandcorpsed.com. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Will Broaddus"'Halloween' villain Michael Myers at Salem gallery". salemnews.com. 10-23-09. Retrieved 27 November 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ William Routhier"'Halloween's original Michael Myers visits fans; actor's next project is set in Salem". wickedlocal.com. 10-7-10. Retrieved 27 November 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

Tony Moran at the Internet Movie Database