Tony Moran is a popular American actor and movie producer widely known for his portrayal of Michael Myers in the brilliant horror classic Halloween, released in 1978. It was a career-defining role for him and he played it to perfection, earning widespread praise and critical acclaim. The movie went on to become an instant hit with the audience and at the box office, raking in millions. He has also starred in several other television series such as CHiPs, Beg, The Unforgivable Force, and The Waltons.
In 1981, Tony was offered the returning role in the second instalment of the film (Halloween 2) but he opted to pass on it. However, he returned to reprise the character in a fan film called Halloween: The Night Evil Died. He is loved by millions of fans around the world who appreciate the depth of his talent and acting abilities. Although he is not one of the most prominent names in Hollywood, Tony has managed to leave his mark on every character he plays, ensuring that the viewers remember him long after the credits roll.
Tony Moran Bio
Tony Moran was born in Burbank, California, on August 14, 1957. His childhood was messy and complicated, no thanks to his violent, abusive, and unfit parents. He saw acting as a way out of the life he had and decided to pursue a career in it, but he struggled to find acting gigs for a long time before he scored a role in Halloween as Michael Myers. He was given the role because Debra Hill, the film’s producer felt that he had innocent looks that would create a more dramatic effect when his face was revealed behind the blank, expressionless mask. Sadly, Tony was paid the paltry sum of $250 for his role in the film.
The actor quit the business when he turned 30 and became a mortgage broker instead. However, he continued to attend Halloween conventions at Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery on Derby Street.
Although Halloween was the only movie Tony appeared in before his early retirement, he went on to guest star in a number of TV shows including The Waltons, California Fever, CHiPs, and James at 15. He returned from his acting hiatus in 2008, starring in a short film called The Lucky Break. In 2014, he landed a role in Dead Bounty, and Horror Icon: Inside Michael Myers Mask with Tony Moran, a biopic about him. He has also featured in Emerging Past, American Poltergeist, and Death House.
His Net Worth
Tony has not exactly earned truckloads of money from his acting career, but the odds seem to be in his favour on the producing front. He is estimated to have a network of around $3.8 million. This figure is expected to rise significantly if he continues down the production path.
Family – Parents and Siblings
Tony was born into a family of eight: father (Edward), mother (Sharon), and siblings named Sharon Lei, Mike, Kelly, Erin, and John. Their father was a loan collector, and an alcoholic who abused his family physically and verbally, while their mother was heavily dependent on prescription painkillers and had no idea how to raise the children she had. They were painfully bad at being parents.
His sister Erin was once a famous actress, beloved by Americans for her role as Joanie in the popular series, Happy Days. She began starring in the show when she was 13, and as she grew older, the producers began pressuring her to shed some of her weight, which made her turn to drugs. By 16, she was actively drinking, smoking pot, and sniffing cocaine. The fame and wealth became too much for her to handle at such a young age, so when Happy Days got cancelled, her career fell off the tracks. She died of cancer in 2017.
Tony’s brother, John is also an actor known for his appearances in Happy Days, The Princess Diaries, Reset, and Beg. His other sister, Kelly is an actress too. She is known for The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse and Young Doctors in Love.
Tony Moran’s Height and Body Measurements
Tony Moran was never a contender of Sexiest Actor Alive or any of the prizes in the looks department, he has always been easy on the eyes, which is better than nothing. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 80 kilograms. Although old age has caught up with him, the actor still gets to exercise once in a while to keep his body in shape.