Michael Moriarty Biography (1941-)

Born April 5, 1941, in Detroit, MI; son of George and Eleanor (maiden name, Paul) Moriarty; married Francoise Martinet, June, 1966 (divorced, 1978); married Anne Hamilton Martin, 1978 (divorced, 1997); married Suzana Cabrita, October 10, 1998 (divorced, 1999); common law wife, Margaret Brychka (a manager);children: (first marriage) Matthew Christopher. Addresses: Office: Gage Group, Inc., 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Actor, director, writer, composer
Birth Details
April 5, 1941
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Assistant district attorney Benjamin "Ben" Stone, Law & Order,NBC, 1990-1994
  • Douglas Starr, Emily of New Moon, CBC, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Erik Dorf, Holocaust, NBC, 1978
  • President Ellison, Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods (also known as Windmills of the Gods), CBS, 1988
  • Voice, Baseball, PBS, 1994
  • John Maxwell, A Good Day to Die (also known as Children of theDust), CBS, 1995
  • Adrian, Living with the Dead, CBS, 2002
  • Colonel Campbell, Taken, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002
  • Movies
  • Abe Battle, A Summer without Boys, ABC, 1973
  • Jim O'Connor, The Glass Menagerie, ABC, 1973
  • Gerry Miller, The Deadliest Season, CBS, 1977
  • Wilbur Wright, The Winds of Kitty Hawk, NBC, 1978
  • Hugh Kelly, Nitti (also known as The Enforcer and FrankNitti: The Enforcer), ABC, 1988
  • Major Hank Daniels, Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (also known as Coded Hostile and Flight 007), HBO, 1989
  • Fox Butterfield, Born Too Soon, NBC, 1993
  • Governor Harold Hoffman, Crime of the Century, HBO, 1996
  • Matthew Wylie, Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions, CBS, 1996
  • Russell Pfeiffer, Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn (also known as Calm at Sunset), CBS, 1996
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Arrow, 1997
  • Captain Paul Stenning, Earthquake in New York, Fox, 1998
  • Gordan Tallas, Major Crime, Lifetime, 1998
  • Richard Goddard, Woman Wanted, Starz!, 1999
  • Director Mirkin, Becoming Dick, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Rodrigue Emyard, Children of My Heart, 2000
  • Sheriff Bast, Children of Fortune, CBS, 2000
  • Winton Dean, James Dean, TNT, 2001
  • Specials
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, 1979
  • Charles Norberry, The Sound of Murder, Showtime, 1982
  • Goodbye Victor, syndicated, 1984
  • Host and narrator, Family of Faiths, CBS, 1989
  • In a New Light '94, ABC, 1994
  • The Living Cathedral: St. John the Divine, PBS, 1994
  • Galileo Galilei, Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants, PBS, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Richard Maple, "Too Far to Go," NBC Theater, NBC, 1979
  • Warren Cribbens, "20/20 Vision," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • Brad Carlton, "Heroes," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • "Act of Conscience," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1986
  • Peter Kapik, "Encounter in a Closed Room," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987
  • Wayne "Seti" Virgil, "Starfire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • Dr. Chester Crayton, "Seek and Ye Shall Find," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • John Pike, "Death Warrant," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997
  • Major Jonathon Boyle, "Father to Son," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1998
  • Michael Kelly, "Forever and a Day: Parts 1 & 2," Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 1999
  • Dr. Draco, "The Eyes of Lazarus," The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, CBC, 2000
  • Solicitor-General Wallace Gannon, "Final Appeal," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Strange World, ABC, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Trubee Pell, G.I., Glory Boy (also known as My Old Man's Place and The Old Man's Place), Lara Classics, 1971
  • Ballard, Hickey & Boggs, United Artists, 1972
  • Henry "Arthur" Wiggin, Bang the Drum Slowly, Paramount, 1973
  • Marine duty officer, The Last Detail, Columbia, 1973
  • Herbert G. Rucker, Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue, Thorn/EMI, 1974
  • Beauregard "Bo" Lockley, Report to the Commissioner (also known asOperation Undercover), United Artists, 1975
  • John Converse, Who'll Stop the Rain? (also known as Dog Soldiers), United Artists, 1978
  • Reborn (also known as Renacer), 1981
  • Jimmy Quinn, Q (also known as Q: The Winged Serpent, Serpent, and Winged Serpent), United Film Distributors, 1982
  • Brother T. S. Murphy, Odd Birds, Pomeranian, 1985
  • Dr. Craig Mannings and Keith Mannings, Blood Link (also known as Extrasensorial, The Link, and Blutspur), 1985
  • Hull Barret, Pale Rider, Warner Bros., 1985
  • David "Mo" Rutherford, The Stuff, New World, 1986
  • Harry Potter, Sr., Troll, Empire Pictures, 1986
  • Lieutenant Commander Williamson, The Hanoi Hilton, Cannon, 1987
  • Stephen Jarvis, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (also known asIsland of the Alive), Warner Bros., 1987
  • Dennis Randall, Dark Tower, 1987, Spectrafilm, 1989
  • Joe Weber, A Return to Salem's Lot, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Manny Wise, The Secret of the Ice Cave, Galla Film Productions, 1990
  • McKenzie, Full Fathom Five, Concorde, 1990
  • Brigadier General Hershberg, Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Mulligan, Broken Silence, Pierre Grise Distribution, 1996
  • Managua, Astra Cinema, 1996
  • Mr. Preston, Shiloh, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Himself, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Cole, The Art of Murder, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1999
  • Ray Preston, Shiloh II: Shiloh Season, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Hitler, Hitler Meets Christ, Third Tribe Productions, 2000
  • Mark Solomon, Bad Faith (also known as Cold Blooded), 2000
  • Mr. Kidd, House of Luk, Distinct Features, 2000
  • Director Schmidt, Mindstorm, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2001
  • Larry Frank, Out of Pocket, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2001
  • Senator Hank Rose, Along Came a Spider, Paramount, 2001
  • Morris Bird II, Swimming Upstream, Crusader Entertainment, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Florizel, The Winter's Tale, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Jack, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1963
  • Octavius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1963
  • Helenus, Troilus and Cressida, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1965
  • Longaville, Love's Labour's Lost, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1965
  • Major Barbara, Charles Street Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1966
  • Member of the chorus, The House of Atreus, Tyrone Guthrie TheatreCompany, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1968
  • Ted Ragg, Charles Fish, and Ignatius Dullfeet, The Resistible Rise ofArturo Ui, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre Company, Guthrie Theatre, then Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Enrico IV, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre Company, Crawford Livingston Theatre, St. Paul, MN, 1968
  • Mourning Becomes Electra, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre Company, GuthrieTheatre, 1969
  • Man, Peanut Butter and Jelly, University of the Streets Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Thoreau, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Alley Theatre, Houston,TX, 1970
  • The Alchemist, Crawford Livingston Theatre, 1970
  • In the Jungle of Cities, Charles Street Playhouse, 1970
  • George Mische, The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine, Theatre at GoodShepherd Church, then Lyceum Theatre, both New York City, 1971
  • Julian Weston, Find Your Way Home, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Title role, Richard III, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City,1974
  • Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Brooklyn Academy ofMusic, Brooklyn, New York City, 1976
  • Member of chorus, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1976
  • Scoutmaster Hennessey, Dirty Jokes, Lake Forest Theatre, Chicago,IL, 1976
  • Micah, G. R. Point, New York City, 1979
  • Astrov, Uncle Vanya, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • The Ballad of Dexter Creed, New York Shakespeare Festival, PublicTheatre, 1982
  • Captain Queeg and Barney Greenwald, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1983
  • The Night of the Iguana, 1985-1986
  • A Special Providence: Tale to Be Told by an Actor (solo show), John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Professor Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Broadway Theatre, New YorkCity, 1994
  • Appeared as Kenneth Harrison, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Also appeared in Our Father's Failing.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Love's Labour's Lost, Theatre at St. John's Cathedral, New York City, 1979
  • Psalm to the Song of Man, Theatre at St. John's Cathedral, 1979
  • Producer
  • What Everywoman Knows, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Concert Appearances
  • "An American Anthem," Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Jack SingerConcert Hall, Calgary Centre for Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1999
  • Radio Appearances
  • Alan Colmes Radio Show, 1994
  • The Howard Stern Show, 1994
  • New York & Co. with Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 1997
  • Videos
  • Winter Rain, 1984
  • Albums
  • (With others) Bang the Drum Slowly (soundtrack), Paramount, 1974
  • (Contributor of harmonica selection) David Lahm, The Highest Standards, Plug Records, c. 1980
  • Reaching Out, 1990
  • Sweet `n Gritty, DRG, 1990
  • The Michael Moriarty Jazz Trio, 1991
  • The Michael Moriarty Quintet Live at Fat Tuesday's, DRG, 1992
  • Narrator, Shiloh Season, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1997
  • Album Work; Conductor of Greenwich House Orchestra
  • Symphony for String Orchestra, 1984
  • Screenplays
  • Hitler Meets Christ, Third Tribe Productions, 2000
  • Stage Plays
  • Flight to the Fatherland, produced at Geva Theatre, Rochester, NY,1979
  • The Ballad of Dexter Creed, produced at New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • A Special Providence: Tale to Be Told by an Actor (solo show), produced at John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Other Writings
  • The Gift of Stern Angels, Exile Editions, Ltd., 1997
  • The Voyeur: A J. C. Kaminer Mystery (novel), Simon & Schuster(New York City), 1997
  • Film Music
  • Songs
  • "Evil Dream," Q (also known as Q: The Winged Serpent, Serpent, and Winged Serpent), United Film Distributors, 1982
  • "Let Us Join Hands," The Secret of the Ice Cave, Galla Film Productions, 1990
  • Other songs include "The 15th Time."

Further Reference


    • Booklist, May 1, 1997, p. 1482
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 28, 1997, p. 77; September 5, 1997, p.41
    • Ottawa Life, June, 1999
    • Penthouse, September, 1995, pp. 138-39
    • People Weekly, May 5, 1997, p. 24
    • Shock Cinema, spring/summer, 2002, pp. 3-6, 11
    • TV Guide, July 7, 2001, pp. 20-24, 41

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