Tom Morga

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Tom Morga
Born Thomas Alvin Morga
(1941-11-27) November 27, 1941 (age 75)
Burbank, California, US
Occupation Stunt performer, stunt coordinator
Years active 1976–present
Awards Taurus Award 2007 for
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Website http://www.tommorga.com/

Thomas "Tom" Alvin Morga (born November 27, 1941)[1] is an American stuntman, stunt coordinator, and actor.

Career[edit]

Morga began stunt work in the mid-1970s. He later began working as a stunt double for Patrick Duffy in Man from Atlantis. Since then, Morga has doubled for several actors in feature films and television. His work also includes stunt and non-stunt acting roles in numerous Star Trek films and television episodes.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning[edit]

In 1985, Morga portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning during the flashbacks. He also stunt-doubled for Dick Wieand, who played Jason's imposter during the film. He also portrayed Michael Myers in the first half of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, but was ultimately replaced by George P. Wilbur.

Awards[edit]

Morga was co-winner of a 2007 Taurus World Stunt Award for "Best Fight" in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. He was also part of the stunt team nominated for a 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture" in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
  2. ^ "Awards for Tom Morga". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ted White
Actors portraying Jason Voorhees
1985
Succeeded by
Dan Bradley and C. J. Graham