The Full Wiki

Nick Castle: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nick Castle
Born Nicholas Charles Castle, Jr.
September 21, 1947 (1947-09-21) (age 62)
Los Angeles, California, United States

Nick Castle (born September 21, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween.




Early life

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.


Nick Castle holds up the original Michael Myers mask, the character Castle is most famous for portraying.

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.

For playing the role of Michael Myers in the movie, Halloween, Castle was paid $25 a day.[1]

Castle's most recent project is the screenplay for August Rush, a musical-drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams, and Keri Russell, released in 2007.

Castle had won an Saturn Award for Best Writing for The Boy Who Could Fly, and a list of other awards Nick Castle has won and nominated: Silver Raven (for Delivering Milo), Grand Prize (for The Last Starfighter and a Bronze Gryphon also Gold Medal of the Regional Council.



Year Title Notes
2010 Starfighter Announced / Attached
2006 Connor's War Television
2004 The Seat Filler
2001 'Twas the Night Television
Delivering Milo Television
1996 Mr. Wrong
1995 Major Payne
1993 Dennis the Menace
1990 Shangri-La Plaza Television
1989 Tap
1987 Amazing Stories
1986 The Boy Who Could Fly
1984 The Last Starfighter
1982 Tag: The Assassination Game


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Boy Who Could Fly The Coupe De Villes
1978 Halloween The Shape (Michael Myers)
1974 Dark Star Alien Uncredited


External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address