Nick Castle

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Nick Castle
Castleandmask.jpg
BornNicholas Charles Castle, Jr.
(1947-09-21) September 21, 1947 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
 
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Nick Castle
Castleandmask.jpg
BornNicholas Charles Castle, Jr.
(1947-09-21) September 21, 1947 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Nick Castle (born September 21, 1947) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween.[1] Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York with his friend, John Carpenter.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Castle was born Nicholas Charles Castle, Jr. in Kingsport, Tennessee the son of Millie and Nicholas Charles Castle, Sr. who was an actor and top choreographer for motion pictures, television, and the stage, and was nominated for an Emmy. As a child, Nick Castle often appeared as an extra or in bit roles in his father's films. He studied film at USC, where he served as cinematographer for the Academy Award-winning live action short film The Resurrection of Broncho Billy.

Career[edit]

Castle's film credits include Major Payne, Dennis the Menace, The Last Starfighter, and Connors' War as a director, Escape from New York and Hook as a screenwriter, and Tap as both.

He played Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween, directed by former USC classmate John Carpenter, being paid $25 a day.

Castle's most recent project is the screenplay for August Rush, a musical-drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams, and Keri Russell, released in 2007. He also stars as himself in the 2010 documentary Halloween: The Inside Story by Filipino filmmaker Nick Noble.[3]

Castle won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for The Boy Who Could Fly, a Silver Raven (for Delivering Milo), a Grand Prize (for The Last Starfighter), a Bronze Gryphon, and a Gold Medal of the Regional Council.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

YearTitleNotes
2006Connor's WarTelevision
2004The Seat Filler
2001'Twas the NightTelevision
Delivering MiloTelevision
1996Mr. Wrong
1995Major Payne
1993Dennis the Menace
1990Shangri-La PlazaTelevision
1989Tap
1987Amazing StoriesTelevision
1986The Boy Who Could Fly
1984The Last Starfighter
1982Tag: The Assassination Game

Actor[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986The Boy Who Could FlyThe Coupe De Villes
1978HalloweenThe Shape (Michael Myers)
1974Dark StarAlienUncredited

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