Michael Moriarty Birthday (April 5th)

Michael Moriarty Birthday (April 5th)

Introduction: Michael Moriarty is an American actor and musician. Apart from his popularity in movies and television, he is also a political activist and a writer.

Personal Information

Born on 5 April 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, Michael Moriart stands at 6’4” and is one of Hollywood’s tallest actors. He studied at the University Of Detroit High School and then went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire for a major in theatrical arts. He also took acting classes at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts under a Fulbright Scholarship where he trained under Stella Adler. Before he became an actor, he earned a living by selling tyres and encyclopedias. He has a number of poems published in the New York Quarterly. After three failed marriages ending in divorce, he is now married to Margaret Brychka and they live in British Columbia, Canada. He also took active part in Canadian politics by forming his own political party in the 1990’s.

Career Profile

Moriarty debuted on Broadway in "The Trial of The Catonsville Nine". On Broadway in 1974, his role as Julian Weston in "Find Your Way Home" won him a lot of accolades. He has starred in a number of blockbuster’s like Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), in "Holocaust" (1978),” Q”, “The Stuff”, “It's Alive 3”, “A Return to Salem's Lot” , “Masters of Horror” episode "Pick Me Up", Clint Eastwood's “Pale Rider” and “Hanoi Hilton” and “The Last Detail” (1973). His role as Ben Stone in “Law and Order” (1990) shot him to fame. Other popular television series he was part of include “Taken" (2002) and "4400, the" (2004) and The Glass Menagerie (1973). On-screen he prefers to play political and military oriented roles he has written screenplays for Hitler Meets Christ (2007) and "PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal" (1996). Being a jazz singer and classical musician, he sometimes gives jazz piano performances as the Rossini, Vancouver and New York. In 1997, he authored a novel “Voyeur” and also published a book of personal experiences “The Gift of Stern Angels”. He has campaigned and written several articles on abortion- a cause he feels for strongly.

Awards and Honors

Golden Globe for his performance in and as Erik Dorf in 1978. Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Find Your Way Home." Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year for his role in “Menagerie” and “Holocaust”.

Quotable Quotes

“Islam, in and of itself... is an Allah-worshipping, Kamikaze Nation, exactly like pre-World War II Imperial Japan. Its Bible, the Koran, can be read like Hitler's Mein Kampf. It demands to rule the entire human race. Islam's only idea of freedom of religion is the freedom of Islam to rule everything. Islamic Political Parties should be no more trusted than neo-Nazi, White Supremacists and David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan have been trusted. Tragically, the only language Islam, like Hirohito's Japan, understands is violence. The measures Harry Truman took to end the war with Japan may prove tragically necessary with Islam”