Nick Castle Movies and Career Information

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Sep 21, 1947
Los Angeles
Actor, Director and Writer

Nick Castle (born September 21, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween. He also co-wrote Escape from New York with his friend, John Carpenter. Castle was born Nicholas Charles Castle, Jr. in Los Angeles, California, the son of Millie (née Granata) and Nicholas Charles Castle, Sr. (1910, Brooklyn, New York – 1968, Los Angeles, California), 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. 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

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