Nick Castle was born 21 September 1947 and currently stands 74. He is best known as a screenwriter and director for his classic Halloween movie. After attending University of Southern California he also served as cinematographer on movies like Dark Star, Escape From New York and Dennis the Menace.
Early Life and Education
As both a screenwriter and director, Castle has proven his artistic talent through movies such as Skatetown USA, Pray TV, Tag: The Assassination Game, The Boy Who Could Fly and Tap. In addition to writing and directing these films – and acting in them too! – Castle was responsible for Dennis the Menace, Major Payne and The Last Starfighter as well.
Castle played Michael Myers, a silent and masked killer whose presence still sends chills up our spines, in the 1978 horror classic Halloween. His performance earned critical acclaim and established him as a household name.
Castle was inspired to enter the entertainment industry at an early age due to his father, a dance teacher and choreographer, becoming involved in dance teaching as well as choreographing dance pieces at local studios. Later he attended University of Southern California and served as cinematographer on Oscar Award-winning short film “The Resurrection of Broncho Billy”.
Nick Castle is a renowned American screenwriter, film director, and actor who has won several awards for his work. His film credits include Dark Star, Major Payne, Dennis the Menace and The Last Starfighter as well as screenplays for Escape From New York and Hook.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has worked alongside John Carpenter on multiple films, such as Big Trouble in Little China soundtrack and its title song for The Fog movie.
He is married and has one child with Mary Charlene Napp since 1981; together, they share Louis Castle. However, he remains very private when discussing his personal or romantic life or details surrounding relationships and has kept these details largely a secret from public view.
Achievement and Honors
Nick Castle is an artist renowned for his talents as an actor, director and screenwriter. His contributions to Hollywood cinema are numerous and significant.
John Carpenter directed him in 1978 horror flick Halloween; in addition, he also wrote screenplays for several films including Dark Star (with himself playing a beachball alien), Major Payne, Dennis the Menace and The Last Starfighter as well as providing music composition services for them.
He advises aspiring actors and filmmakers not to compromise their vision or principles, suggesting instead to remain true to your own vision and your principles. Napp is married to non-celebrity Mary Charlene Napp from America. Together they have one son.
Nick Castle has made himself known as a prolific screenwriter, actor and film director over time. Through his contributions to numerous movies over time he has earned significant sums.
Even while keeping his personal life private, he remains positive and healthy. A resident of California, he currently resides with his wife.
His most well-known role was as Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s horror flick Halloween, helping establish him as one of Hollywood’s leading men. Since then he has also appeared in August Rush and Hook as well as writing scripts for films such as The Last Starfighter, Connors’ War, Major Payne Dennis the Menace and Escape from New York – singing Big Trouble in Little China’s title song too!
Nick Castle has established himself as one of Hollywood’s premier screenwriters, actors, and film directors. Perhaps best known for playing Michael Myers in 1978 movie Halloween as well as writing Hook, Death Star Escape From New York and Dennis the Menace are just a few titles he directed or co-directed.
He has won multiple awards and nominations during his career, including being nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Writing on The Boy Who Could Fly movie in 1987.
He is married with one child named Louis Castle. Currently living in Los Angeles, he was once close to John Carpenter and co-wrote two movies together: Halloween and Espace From New York.