Tom Morga

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Tom Morga
Tom Morga at The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention.jpg
Tom Morga at the Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Born
Thomas Alvin Morga

(1941-11-27) November 27, 1941 (age 77)
OccupationStunt performer, stunt coordinator
Years active1976–present
AwardsTaurus Award 2007 for
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Websitehttp://www.tommorga.com/

Thomas "Tom" Alvin Morga (born November 27, 1941) is an American stuntman, stunt coordinator, and actor best known for his various roles in Star Trek.

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. However he only received credit for a very little number of his appearances.

Jason Voorhees, Roy Burns, Leatherface and Michael Myers[edit]

In 1985, Morga portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning during Tommy's hallucinations except for the opening dream sequence where he was played by stuntman John Hock who was personally selected by him to fill-in during his absence. He also stunt-doubled for Dick Wieand, who played Jason's imposter Roy Burns during the film playing him in almost all masked scenes except for a few filmed with Hock.[1] He portrayed Leatherface in the bridgescene of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. 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. ^ http://www.fridaythe13thfranchise.com/2011/06/rtccl-chat-with-john-hock-jasonroy-part.html
  2. ^ "Awards for Tom Morga". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-11-09.

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