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Daeg Faerch

Daeg Faerch at the 2007 Scream Awards
Born September 27, (-09-27)
Years active 2004 - present
Official website

Daeg Faerch (pronounced /ˈdeɪɡ ˈfɛrk/;[1] is a Danish-Canadian actor.[2][3] His credits include a comedic role in Will Smith's Hancock (2008) and, most notably, in the horror remake Halloween (2007). Faerch has also played in theatrical productions of Grapes of Wrath in which he played the role of Winfield, Marat/Sade in which he played the role of young Herald, Waiting for Godot playing the messenger, and Shakespeare Unabridged as a musical guest rapper. He has performed in Shakespeare productions, including Coriolanus, in which he played young Coriolanus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Hamlet. He also landed the role of Pincegurre in the French play L'Impromptu de Théophile, as well as a role in the comedy The Nerd, in which he played the character Thor Waldgrave.[4]

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Film career

Halloween

Faerch was cast in the Halloween remake as a young Michael Myers, performing his own stunts.[5][6][7] Faerch's performance as the murderous young Myers was met with positive reviews. KPBS said of the young actor: "Daeg Faerch is key in making these early scenes work. He delivers a truly chilling performance as a surprisingly sweet, soft and feminine looking ten-year-old Myers. His physical appearance contrasts with his brutal actions and it’s only in his eyes that you perceive his true nature.[8] Although Faerch was initially signed on to reprise his role as young Michael Myers in the sequel, Halloween II (then known as H2),[9] after filming briefly in Georgia as young Michael[10] he was later recast, because he had grown too big for the role.[11] Halloween director Rob Zombie regretfully recast the role of Micheal Myers in the second film, despite being happy with Faerch's performance in the first.[12]

Other projects

Faerch has a cameo appearance as a character named Michel in the 2008 Will Smith film, Hancock,[13] where he plays a French punk who swears at Smith[6] and is thrown into space by the titular superhero for insulting him.

Faerch's other projects include the current filming of Sebastian in the title role,[14] the Christmas comedy Wreck the Halls starring Mickey Rooney as Santa Claus, and the short film "Suffer the Little Children", based on a story by Stephen King co-starring his mother.[15] Faerch also performed in 2008 episodes of the TV show Pushing Daisies, as a German schoolboy. He is currently filming in the title role of Sebastian a.k.a. Evan Sample in a thriller entitled Sebastian.[16]

Acclaim

Faerch was nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for Monster Kid of the Year, and was named best minor character in Miami Herald's 2008 Movie Yearbook for his role in Hancock.[17]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Faerch says that his name is pronounced Day () with a 'G' at the end of it. Thus Day-g F-air-k. It is pronounced this way on the Halloween commentary and special features; it was also pronounced as this way on the 2007 Spike Scream Awards, on which Faerch was a presenter.
  2. ^ "Halloween -- Cast or Crew Bio". Cinemareview.com. http://www.cinemareview.com/cast.asp?movieid=499962&castid=4554. Retrieved 2008-07-13.  
  3. ^ "What agency does Canadian actor Daeg Faerch use?". 2008-05-05. http://www.jdtalentmanagement.com/?L=blogs.blog&article=3. Retrieved 2008-07-13.  
  4. ^ "Daeg Faerch". Coronado Playhouse.com. http://www.coronadoplayhouse.com/nerd/bios/daeg-faerch.html. Retrieved 2007-06-13.  
  5. ^ "Official Michael Myers Casting Comfirmed!". Bloody Disgusting. 2006-12-19. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/7847. Retrieved 2007-10-26.  
  6. ^ a b "Interview: Daeg Faerch & Tyler Mane for Halloween". The Hollywood News. 2007-09-28. http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/artman2/publish/movie_news/Interview_Daeg_Faerch_Tyler_Mane_for_Halloween_31280907.php. Retrieved 2007-10-26.  
  7. ^ "Scary Revealing: Rob Zombie's Halloween Premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre". The Last Place. 2007-08-22. http://lastheplace.com/2007/08/29/scary-revealing-rob-zombies-halloween-premieres-at-the-graumans-chinese-theatre/. Retrieved 2008-02-01.  
  8. ^ "KPBS Movie Reviews >> Blog Archive >> Halloween". KPBS. 2007-08-31. http://www.kpbs.org/blogs/movies/2007/08/31/halloween/. Retrieved 2007-11-25.  
  9. ^ Johnny Butane (2009-02-12). "Exclusive: Daeg Faerch Officially Back for Halloween 2!". Dread Central. http://dreadcentral.com/news/30395/exclusive-daeg-faerch-officially-back-halloween-2. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  10. ^ The scene appears in the movie pretrailer shown on Entertainment Tonight(see YouTube clip) and the newly released teaser trailer (Youtube clip).
  11. ^ Mr. Disgusting (2009-03-03). "A New Young Michael Myers Arrives in Haddonfield". Bloody-Disgusting. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/15466. Retrieved 2009-03-05.  
  12. ^ http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.viewcustom&friendId=101946169&blogId=474961671&swapped=true
  13. ^ "Will Smith Plays a homeless, flip-flop-wearing superhero in Hancock". MTV News. 2007-09-03. http://www.mtvasia.com/News/200709/03014695.html. Retrieved 2007-11-25.  
  14. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1529568/
  15. ^ "Daeg Faerch - IMDb". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1698761/. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  16. ^ "Sebastian - My new film". DaegFaerch.com. http://daegfaerch.com/blog/2009/10/29/sebastion-my-new-film/. Retrieved October 30, 2009.  
  17. ^ Rene Rodriguez (2009-01-02). "2008 movie yearbook". Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/living/story/833128.html. Retrieved 2009-01-03.  

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