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Michael Moriarty ACTOR


Michael Moriarty was born on April 5th, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to Elinor and George Moriarty.  After receiving his early years education at Cranbrook School, he went on to earn his high school diploma from the University of Detroit Jesuit High and then in 1983 enrolled at Dartmouth College where he studied theater.  He later chose to relocate to London, England and continue his studies on a scholarship at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  
He is most well known for his role on the television series, "Law & Order", portraying Benjamin Stone for four seasons.  His career in acting began as a film actor appearing in 1973 in, "Bang the Drum Slowly" followed by a role in the television movie, "The Glass Menageries" (1973), a role that won him his first Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Although he was working on films his television acting career was progressing faster making appearances on, "Holocaust" and the television movies, "The Winds of Kitty Hawk" (1978) and "Too Far to Go" (1979).
Earlier film roles he added to his credits were on such features as, "Blood Link" (1982), "Odd Birds" (1985), "Pale Rider" (1985) starring Clint Eastwood, "Troll" (1986), "A Return to Salem's Lot" (1987) and "The Secret of the Ice Cave" (1989). 
In the early 90's he was cast in his most well known role on, "Law & Order" which he left after four seasons due to a threatened law suit with the U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and a disagreement with her over the content of the show.
More recently, he has appeared on a number of television movies such as "Children of the Dust" (1995), "Calm at Sunset" (1996), "Major Crime" (1997), "Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants" (1998) and "The Art of Murder" (1999).
Along with his many television movie roles he has also appeared on the television series, 'The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne", "The Outer Limits", "Taken", "Just Cause", "The 4400" and "Masters of Horror".
Other film credits he has added over he course of his career are in, "The Art of Murder" (1999), "Woman Wanted" (2000), "Out of Line" (2001), "Mind Storm" (2001), "Fugitives Run" (2005), "Hitler Meets Christ" (2007), "The Yellow Wallpaper" (2011) and soon to release, "The Sons of Summer" which is still in pre-production.
Not only has he had a successful career as an actor he has also had the opportunity to share his musical talents as a jazz pianist and vocalist.  He has recorded three jazz albums and has performed live concerts numerous times. 
Michael Moriarty currently resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and is still involved in the industry as an actor, writer and musician.  He has married four times throughout his lifetime, first to Francoise Martinet from 1966 through 1978 and they had one child together.  He then married Anne Hamilton Martin in 1978 and they were together until 1997.  His third wife was Suzana Cabrita whom he was briefly married to from 1998 through 1999. 


2012   The Sons of Summer 

2011   The Yellow Wallpaper 

2007   Deadly Skies

2007   Hitler Meets Christ 

2006   Santa Baby 

2006   12 Hours to Live 

2006   Masters of Horror

2005   Neverwas 

2005   Fugitives Run 

2004   The 4400 

2003   Mob Princess 

2003   Cold Blooded 

2003   Just Cause 

2002   Taken 

2002   Stephen King's Dead Zone

2002   Living with the Dead 

2002   Swimming Upstream 

2001   James Dean 

2001   Along Came a Spider

2001   Mindstorm 

2001   Out of Line

2001   House of Luk

2001   Mentors

2000   Children of Fortune

2000   The Outer Limits

2000   Becoming Dick 

2000   The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne 

2000   Children of My Heart

2000   Woman Wanted

1999   Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season 

1997-1999  PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal

1999   Strange World 

1999   The Art of Murder 

1998   Emily of New Moon

1998   Earthquake in New York

1998   Touched by an Angel

1998   Poltergeist: The Legacy

1998   Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants 

1997   Major Crime 

1997   Dead Man's Gun 

1997   The Arrow

1996   Calm at Sunset

1996   Shiloh

1996   Crime of the Century 

1996   Courage Under Fire 

1996   Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions 

1996   Managua
1995   Broken Silence

1995   Children of the Dust 

1990-1994  Law & Order 

1993   Born Too Soon 

1990   Full Fathom Five

1989   Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy 

1987-1989  The Equalizer 

1989   Dark Tower 

1989   The Secret of the Ice Cave

1988   The Twilight Zone 

1988   Frank Nitti: The Enforcer 

1988   Windmills of the Gods 

1987   A Return to Salem's Lot

1987   It's Alive III: Island of the Alive 

1987   The Hanoi Hilton 

1986   Hotel

1986   Troll

1986   Cagney & Lacey 

1985   The Stuff 

1985   Pale Rider

1985   Odd Birds

1982   Blood Link

1982   Q

1982   The Sound of Murder

1981   Reborn 

1979   Too Far to Go

1978   The Winds of Kitty Hawk

1978   Who'll Stop the Rain 

1978   Holocaust 

1977   The Deadliest Season

1975   Report to the Commissioner

1974   Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue 

1973   The Glass Menagerie 

1973   The Last Detail 

1973   A Summer Without Boys

1973   Bang the Drum Slowly 

1972   Hickey & Boggs

1971   My Old Man's Place

Matinee Classics - Pale Rider starring Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Dysart, Christopher Penn, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel, Doug McGrath, Chuck LaFont, Jeffrey Weissman, John Russell, S. A. Griffin, Jack Rodasta, Robert Winley, Billy Drago, Jeffrey Josephson, John Dennis Johnston, Charles Hallahan, Marvin J. McIntyre, Allen Keller, Fran Ryan and Richard Hamilton

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