Mark Moran (criminal)

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Mark Moran
Born Mark Anthony John Cole
(1964-07-04)4 July 1964
Died 15 June 2000(2000-06-15) (aged 35)
Aberfeldie, Victoria
Occupation Personal trainer, pastry cook
Criminal status Murdered
Children Josh and Tayla
Parent(s) Leslie Cole (father),
Judy Moran (mother)
Lewis Moran (stepfather)

Mark Anthony John Moran (4 July 1964 – 15 June 2000)[1][2] was an Australian organized crime figure of the infamous Moran family from Melbourne, Victoria, notable for its involvement in the illegal drug trade and the Melbourne gangland killings. Moran, aged 35, was shot dead outside his Aberfeldie home,[3] allegedly by Carl Williams, just after 8 pm on 15 June 2000.

Personal life[edit]

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.[2] His stepfather was criminal Lewis Moran and his half-brother was drug trafficker Jason Moran, both also murdered.

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mysteries of Mad Richard's murderThe Age. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Silvester and Rule (2004). Leadbelly. ISBN 097523180-4.
  3. ^ Crime patriarch shot dead, The Age.