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Fraser Clarke Heston

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Fraser Clarke Heston (born February 12, 1955) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. He is the son of actors Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke, and has a sister, Holly Ann Heston.

As a baby, he made his film debut as the infant Moses (his father played the grown Moses) in the Cecil B. DeMille epic The Ten Commandments.[1]

Work with his father[edit]

While in the process of writing Wind River, a romantic adventure novel about 19th-century fur trappers, Heston was convinced by producer Martin Shafer to turn the story into a film script. Discovering that film-writing came naturally for him, 22-year-old Heston wrote his first screenplay, The Mountain Men, for Columbia Pictures, which became the feature film.[citation needed]

Frasier Heston produced his father's TV adaptation of A Man For All Seasons (1988). He directed his father as Long John Silver in a 1990 adaptation of Treasure Island for TNT and helmed The Crucifer of Blood starring his father as Sherlock Holmes the following year.[2]

Other work[edit]

After directing 2nd unit work in Spain on City Slickers, Heston directed 'Needful Things (1993) and Alaska.


Acting credit[edit]

Director credits[edit]

Producer credits[edit]

Screenplay credits[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Fraser and his wife Marilyn Heston have been married since 1980. The couple have one son, John Alexander Clarke (Jack) Heston (born 1991).[3]


  1. ^ "Young Heston making his mark". The Hour. Norwalk, Connecticut. United Press International. July 21, 1980. p. 24. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  2. ^ Lybarger, Dan. "Fraser Heston remembers The Ten Commandments". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  3. ^ Lusk, Darian (August 13, 2020). "Charlton Heston's Grandson Looks Just Like The Legend". Nicki Swift. Retrieved May 28, 2022.

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