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Micah Sloat
Born May 8, 1981 (1981-05-08) (age 28)
Occupation Actor and musician

Micah Sloat (born May 8, 1981) is an American actor and musician, largely unknown before his leading role as Micah in the 2009 hit horror film, Paranormal Activity.[1]


Early life

Sloat is originally from Westport, Connecticut,[1] and obtained his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Skidmore College in 2004.[1] He pronounces his first name, "MEE-ka."[1]

Music career

Sloat plays both rock and blues on the guitar and also sings with the world champion Westminster barbershop chorus.

In 2005, Sloat moved to Los Angeles and attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and began studying acting.[1]

Acting career

He was still taking classes when he noticed a casting advertisement for Paranormal Activity in the spring of 2006.[1] The ad asked for unknown actors with the ability to improvise who could work during the night without knowing what the next scene would entail.[1]

Released in wide release in 2009, Paranormal Activity proved to be an unexpected hit at the box office, grossing more than $100 million as of November 2009.[2]



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