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As one of Hollywood's tallest actors standing at 6' 4", he will always be noticed. Michael Moriarty is one of the great character T.V. actors of all time. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1941. Moriarty was to move to London, England, where he built up a name as a great stage actor. It was also here he attended London's Royal Academy of ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Santa Baby (TV Movie)
T.J. Hamilton
 2006 Deadly Skies (TV Movie)
General Dutton
 2006 12 Hours to Live (TV Movie)
Donald Saunders
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Jim Wheeler
- Pick Me Up (2006) ... Jim Wheeler
 2005 Neverwas
 2005 Fugitives Run
 2004-2005 The 4400 (TV Series)
Orson Bailey
- Mommy's Bosses (2005) ... Orson Bailey (uncredited)
- Pilot (2004) ... Orson Bailey
 2003 Mob Princess (TV Movie)
 2003 Just Cause (TV Series)
Dr. Hamilton Whitney
- Death's Details (2003) ... Dr. Hamilton Whitney
 2002 Swimming Upstream
Morris Bird II
 2002 Living with the Dead (TV Movie)
Adrian, Psychic
 2001 Out of Line
Larry Frank
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
Winton Dean
 2001/I Mindstorm
 2001 House of Luk
Mr. Kidd
 2000 Children of My Heart (TV Movie)
Rodrique Eymard
 2000 Children of Fortune (TV Movie)
Sheriff Bast
 2000 Becoming Dick (TV Movie)
Director (Mirkin)
 2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV Series)
Dr. Draco
- The Eyes of Lazarus (2000) ... Dr. Draco
 1999 The Art of Murder
Cole Sheridan
 1999 Woman Wanted
Richard Goddard
 1999 Strange World (TV Series)
- Pilot (1999)
 1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Major Robert 'Jonathan' Boyle
- Father to Son (1998) ... Major Robert 'Jonathan' Boyle
 1997 Major Crime (TV Movie)
Gordon Tallas
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
John Pike
- Death Warrant (1997) ... John Pike
 1997 Managua
 1996 Calm at Sunset (TV Movie)
Russell Pfeiffer
 1996 Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions (TV Movie)
Matthew Wylie
 1995 Broken Silence
 1995 Children of the Dust (TV Mini-Series)
John Maxwell
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... John Maxwell
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... John Maxwell
 1990-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ben Stone
- Old Friends (1994) ... Ben Stone
- Doubles (1994) ... Ben Stone
- Nurture (1994) ... Ben Stone
- Sanctuary (1994) ... Ben Stone
- Wager (1994) ... Ben Stone
 1993 Born Too Soon (TV Movie)
Fox Butterfield
 1990 Full Fathom Five
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
Maj. Hank Daniels
 1987-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Wayne 'Seti' Virgil / Dr. Peter Kapik
- Starfire (1989) ... Wayne 'Seti' Virgil
- Encounter in a Closed Room (1987) ... Dr. Peter Kapik
 1989 Dark Tower
Dennis Randall
 1989 The Secret of the Ice Cave
Manny Wise
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Warren Cribbens
- 20/20 Vision (1988) ... Warren Cribbens
 1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (TV Movie)
Hugh Kelly
 1988 Windmills of the Gods (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Ellison
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Ellison
 1987 A Return to Salem's Lot
Joe Weber
 1987 The Hanoi Hilton
 1987 Reborn
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Brad Carlton
- Heroes (1986) ... Brad Carlton
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Patrick Lowell
- Act of Conscience (1986) ... Patrick Lowell
 1985 Odd Birds
Brother T.S. Murphy
 1985 The Stuff
David 'Mo' Rutherford
 1982 Blood Link
Keith Mannings / Craig Mannings
 1982 Q
Jimmy Quinn
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Richard Maple
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Erik Dorf
- Part 4 (1978) ... Erik Dorf
- Part 3 (1978) ... Erik Dorf
- Part 2 (1978) ... Erik Dorf
 1977 The Deadliest Season (TV Movie)
Gerry Miller
 1975 Report to the Commissioner
Bo Lockley
 1974 Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue
Herbert G. Rucker
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie)
Jim O'Connor
 1973 The Last Detail
Marine O.D.
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie)
Abe Battle
 1972 Hickey & Boggs
 1971 My Old Man's Place
Trubee Pell
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Stage: Appeared in "The House of Atreus" on Broadway. Drama (revival). See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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In 1971, Michael stunned playgoers at the Alley Theater in Houston by suddenly stopping in the middle of a performance of "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail," told the audience he was too tired to continue and walked off the stage. The audience went home, and Moriarty left town. See more »


Often plays characters with political or military command

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