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Nick Castle

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Nicholas Charles Castle (born September 21, 1947) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween, directed by John Carpenter. Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York with Carpenter. Early life Castle was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Millie and Charles Edward Castle 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. Career Castle's film credits include Dark Star where he played the beach ball alien, Major Payne, Dennis the Menace, The Last Starfighter, and Connors' War as a director. He wrote the screenplays for the films Escape from New York and Hook. He was the writer and director of the film Tap. Castle played Michael Myers in the 1978 horror film Halloween, directed by former USC classmate John Carpenter, being paid $25 a day. Castle's subsequent collaborations with Carpenter included his name being used as one of the main characters' names in The Fog, co-writing the script of Escape From New York, and performing the title song of Big Trouble in Little China as part of the band The Coup De Villes, alongside Carpenter and another friend, Tommy Lee Wallace. Castle wrote August Rush, a musical-drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams, and Keri Russell, which was released in 2007. He also stars as himself in the 2010 documentary Halloween: The Inside Story by Filipino filmmaker Nick Noble. On December 20, 2017, it was announced that Castle would be reprising his role as Michael Myers in the 2018 direct sequel, Halloween. Castle won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for The Boy Who Could Fly, a Silver Raven (for Delivering Milo), a Grand Prize (for The Last Starfighter), a Bronze Gryphon, and a Gold Medal of the Regional Council.

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Born
Nicholas Charles Castle
September 21, 1947 (age 76)
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