Sid Haig

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Sid Haig is an American film actor. His roles have included acting in Jack Hill's blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as his role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's horror films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. He has appeared in many television programs including Batman, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, and MacGyver. Haig was born Sidney Eddy Mosesian in Fresno, California and was raised in an Armenian American community. His father, Haig Mosesian, was an electrician. Haig's career began somewhat by accident. As a youth, his rapid physical growth interfered with his motor coordination, prompting him to take dancing lessons. At the age of seven, he was a paid dancer in a children’s Christmas show, and later joined a vaudeville revival show. Sid Haig retired in 1992 on account of getting typecast: "I just didn’t want to play stupid heavies anymore. They just kept giving me the same parts but just putting different clothes on me. It was stupid, and I resented it, and I wouldn’t have anything to do with it". Haig did not work in acting for five years, instead training and becoming a certified Hypnotherapist. During this time, he was offered the role of Marsellus Wallace (later to be played by Ving Rhames) in Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino's second film. At the time, Sid was concerned that low budget television had been ruining his career and at seeing the shooting script and the short number of days dedicated for each location he passed on the project. This is something that he's always regretted. Then, in 1997, Tarantino wrote the part of the judge in Jackie Brown specifically for Haig, whose acting prospects continued to improve. In 2000, Haig starred in Rob Zombie's debut film House of 1000 Corpses, as Captain Spaulding. The role revived Haig's acting career, earning him a "Best Supporting Actor" award in the 13th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and induction into the Horror Hall of Fame. His image as Captain Spaulding has become iconic in today's horror genre. was also nominated as "Best Butcher" in the Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, but lost to Tobin Bell's Jigsaw from Saw II. [READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE]





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