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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer, composer
Birth Details
April 5, 1941
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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
  • RECORDINGS
  • 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
  • WRITINGS
  • 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

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • 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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