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Michael Moriarty is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 5 april 1941 at Detroit (USA)

Michael Moriarty

Michael Moriarty
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Nationality USA
Birth 5 april 1941 (83 years) at Detroit (USA)

Michael Moriarty (born April 5, 1941) is an American-Canadian stage and screen actor and a jazz musician. He played Benjamin Stone for the first four seasons in the TV series Law & Order.


Shortly after leaving Law & Order, Moriarty moved to Canada, declaring himself a political exile. He lived for a time in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he was granted Canadian citizenship, and Toronto, Ontario before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Moriarty lives in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, where he still acts, writes and plays music.
On the blog Enter Stage Right Moriarty writes that he was a "very bad drunk", but that as of February 1, 2004, he had been sober for three years.

Best films

Courage Under Fire (1996)
Pale Rider (1985)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1978)

Usually with

Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
(5 films)
Mark Rydell
Mark Rydell
(2 films)
Daniel Pearl
Daniel Pearl
(3 films)
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Filmography of Michael Moriarty (41 films)

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The Yellow Wallpaper, 1h55
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Juliet Landau, Alex Schemmer, Aric Cushing, Dale Dickey, Veronica Cartwright, Michael Moriarty
Roles Mr. Isaac Hendricks
Rating56% 2.801222.801222.801222.801222.80122
Charlotte and John Weiland, along with Charlotte's sister Jennie, find themselves destitute after a fire claims all of their belongings, their money, and their only child, Sarah. A solicitor rents them a large, remote house in the countryside where they attempt to recover from the aftermath of the fire, and the death of their little girl. Charlotte soon believes her daughter is in the house, and alienates herself from her husband and sister by retreating to the strange yellow wallpapered attic.
Deadly Skies, 1h29
Directed by Sam Irvin
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Boisvert, Dominic Zamprogna, Michael Moriarty, Rob LaBelle
Roles General Dutton
Rating38% 1.932371.932371.932371.932371.93237
Madison (Chong) and her assistant Hockstetter (Zamprogna) are astronomers who track near-Earth objects in space. They are not taken seriously by the scientific community. When they locate and track a massive asteroid on a collision course for Earth, Madison takes her findings to government scientist Covington (LaBelle). Initially he pays her some attention but, under pressure from Air Force General Dutton (Moriarty), dismisses her. In desperation she takes her research to Donovan (Sabato), a former Air Force officer who was discharged under Don't ask, don't tell. Joining with Donovan's active-duty lover, Mark (Boisvert), the four hatch a plan to infiltrate an Air Force base that houses a massive laser weapon to destroy the asteroid. Despite resistance from Dutton and Air Force troops, the group is able to commandeer the weapon and use it to deflect the asteroid just enough so that it misses the planet.
Santa Baby
Santa Baby (2006)
, 1h26
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jenny McCarthy, Ivan Sergei, George Wendt, Lynne Griffin, Kandyse McClure, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Roles T.J. Hamilton
Rating54% 2.7489552.7489552.7489552.7489552.748955
Mary Class est une brillante femme d'affaires. Depuis toujours, elle cache un secret : c'est la fille du père Noël. Lorsque son père subit une crise cardiaque, elle part à Polaris reprendre les rênes mais rien ne se passera comme prévu.
Neverwas (2005)
, 1h48
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, Joshua Michael Stern
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Actors Ian McKellen, Aaron Eckhart, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming
Roles Dick
Rating64% 3.248663.248663.248663.248663.24866
Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist who leaves a job at a prestigious university to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, Millwood, belonging to Dr. Reed (William Hurt). What he doesn't reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the very place where his novelist father, T.L. Pierson (Nick Nolte), spent many years of his life as he battled chronic depression. T.L. later wrote a popular children's classic, Neverwas, about a child (based on young Zach himself) who enters a secret world to free a captive king. T.L. later committed suicide; Riley, who found the body, has always partly blamed himself for his father's death.
Living with the Dead
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Reece Thompson, Jack Palance, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty
Roles Adrian, Psychic
Rating70% 3.534643.534643.534643.534643.53464
Seven dead boys are trying to communicate through James (Ted Danson), to tell their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. James agrees to work alongside the detective investigating the murders, and discovers who murdered the seven boys.
Along Came a Spider, 1h40
Directed by Lee Tamahori
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Dylan Baker, Mika Sue Boorem, Anton Yelchin
Roles Senator Hank Rose
Rating63% 3.199393.199393.199393.199393.19939
After Washington, D.C. detective, forensic psychologist and author Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) loses control of a sting operation, resulting in the death of his partner, he opts to retire from the force. He finds himself drawn back to police work when Megan Rose (Mika Boorem), the daughter of a United States senator, is kidnapped from her exclusive private school by computer science teacher Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott). U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Jezzie Flannigan (Monica Potter), held responsible for the breach in security, joins forces with Cross to find the missing girl.
James Dean
James Dean (2001)
, 2h
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, David Proval, Joanne Linville
Roles Winton Dean
Rating70% 3.546723.546723.546723.546723.54672
At eight years old, James Dean lives with his estranged father Winton and mother Mildred in 1939 Santa Monica, California. When Mildred dies of cancer in 1940, Winton sends James on a train to Fairmount, Indiana, along with the coffin containing her body. Winton does not show up at the funeral, leaving James to be raised by his aunt and uncle on a farm in Fairmount. Over the years, he becomes more curious about his father's decision to abandon him. He tries to impress him by sending him a package displaying his various athletic trophies in high school sports.
Mindstorm (2001)

Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Emmanuelle Vaugier, Eric Roberts, Michael Ironside, Clarence Williams III, Ed O'Ross, Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
Roles Schmidt
Rating38% 1.921671.921671.921671.921671.92167
When psychic private detective Tracy Wellman is retained by presidential candidate Senator William Armitage help to find his missing daughter, Rayanna, she encounters the telepathic cult leader David Mendez, who helps her learn they were both products of Cold War experiments. Mendez wants revenge against Armitage, who at the time was the NSA Director, and who betrayed the program to the Soviets. With the help of her friend, FBI Agent Dan Oliver, Wellman later discovers Mendez's motives go far beyond revenge, forcing her to confront her past and her missing memories.
Mindstorm (2001)
, 1h37
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Actors Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier, Clarence Williams III, Ed O'Ross, Michael Moriarty, William B. Davis
Roles Schmidt
Rating38% 1.921671.921671.921671.921671.92167
Tracy Wellman, une détective privée dotée de capacités sensorielles hors du commun et son fiancé Dan Oliver, agent du FBI, enquêtent sur la disparition de la fille d'un sénateur en campagne pour la Maison Blanche. Cette dernière aurait rejoint le culte d'une secte millénariste...
Becoming Dick, 2h
Directed by Bob Saget
Genres Comedy
Actors Harland Williams, Robert Wagner, Elizabeth Berkley, William B. Davis, Michael Moriarty, Bob Saget
Roles Director / Mirkin
Rating46% 2.3039552.3039552.3039552.3039552.303955
Richard Breggs (Harland Williams) is a struggling actor living in an apartment with his girlfriend. After a conversation with a friend, Richard decides that he is too much of a "nice guy" and that the key to success is to act like a jerk. After his new obnoxious personality lands him a part in a play, Richard thinks he is on his way to being a success. He goes to sleep in his apartment and wakes up in a mansion. It is four years later, but Richard doesn't remember anything that has happened in the elapsed time, due to an accidental bump on the head that gave him amnesia. It turns out that he is now a famous TV star, known for being obnoxious, selfish, and difficult to work with. Richard (now known as Dick) realizes that while his new personality gave him success, it also caused him to lose his girlfriend and best friend. He sets about trying to right the wrongs of the past 4 years.
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Zachary Browne, Ann Dowd, Dey Young, Caitlin Wachs
Roles Ray Preston
Rating59% 2.9999852.9999852.9999852.9999852.999985
Judd is upset that Shiloh (his former hunting dog) now belongs to Marty. In the first film, Marty did hard labor to get Shiloh from Judd. Judd starts drinking heavily and almost runs Marty and Shiloh off the road with his truck. Marty encounters Judd several times, including one key moment when Judd thinks he heard Marty on his property, threatens him and holds his gun and goes to find him but he is too drunk. Later, Judd crashes his truck into the creek while driving drunk. Shiloh's loud barking gets Marty's attention, and he finds Judd. Judd is taken to the hospital and returns home sometime later. Marty wants to be nice with Judd and makes donations (bread and meat). Marty then starts writing Judd letters, telling him stories about Shiloh. Judd reads them and starts to bond with Marty. In the end, Marty decides he wants to take Shiloh with him to visit Judd. Marty and Judd start to become friends after Judd tells him that it was Shiloh who really saved him and for the first time ever, Shiloh allows Judd to pet him. Judd starts to gets close with his dogs and he lets them come inside when it starts to rain at the end.
Woman Wanted, 1h50
Directed by Kiefer Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Moriarty, Christopher Plummer, Carrie Preston, Shirley Douglas
Roles Richard
Rating55% 2.7569352.7569352.7569352.7569352.756935
The story is about a woman (Holly Hunter) who works as a housekeeper for a widower (Michael Moriarty) and his adult son (Kiefer Sutherland).
Earthquake in New York, 1h34
Directed by Terry Ingram
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Greg Evigan, Cynthia Gibb, Melissa Sue Anderson, Michael Moriarty, Götz Otto, Michael Sarrazin
Roles Captain Paul Stenning
Rating42% 2.1446752.1446752.1446752.1446752.144675
After an 8.2 earthquake strikes New York City, a detective searches for his wife and children in the ruins, while also hunting a serial killer.
The Arrow
The Arrow (1997)
, 3h
Directed by Don McBrearty
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Sara Botsford, Ron White, Michael Ironside, Aidan Devine, Nigel Bennett
Roles President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Rating74% 3.736143.736143.736143.736143.73614
L'histoire du CF-105 "Arrow", un intercepteur biplace conçu au Canada dans les années 1950 par la société Avro, au temps de la Guerre froide. Malgré ses performances impressionnantes pour l'époque, seuls quelques prototypes ont volé avant l'abandon complet du programme en 1959.