Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
After making his stage debut as Octavius in Anthony and Cleopatra at the New York Shakespeare Festival Michael attended theatre at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and attended London's Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright Scholarship. And was also a student of Stella Adler.
Michael's first wife::: Francoise Martinet - 1966-1978
Second::: Anne Martin - 1978-1997
Was attached to Suzanna Cabrita
Has one child: Matthew Christopher
Michael ran away to Canada ::: shame on us:::
Was once on the editorial board for New York Quarterly. He has also published a number of poems in this journal.
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
[I fancy this bio for Mori]
Actor. (b. Apr. 5, 1941, Detroit.) Wide-eyed, baby-faced character actor and occasional leading man with a diverse array of skilled performances to his credit.
He uses his delicate, high-pitched voice very skillfully, effectively registering menace on those infrequent occasions he essays villainous roles.
A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Moriarty acted in the New York Shakespeare Festival at 22, and subsequently appeared in many stage productions and TV shows, winning a Tony in 1974 (for "Find Your Way Home") and Emmys in 1974 (for his role inThe Glass Menagerie and 1978 (for his chilling work as a Nazi in the miniseries "Holocaust"). His early screen work includes memorable turns in two 1973 films, Bang the Drum Slowly (as the baseball pitcher who befriends and protects simple-minded Robert De Niro) and The Last Detail (as Jack Nicholson's duty officer), and a lead in Report to the Commissioner (1975).
Although he worked steadily, Moriarty seldom played leads until the 1980s, when he starred in Q (1982) for filmmaker Larry Cohen (who also cast him in 1985's The Stuff and 1987's It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
Other films: include Hickey & Boggs (1972),Who'll Stop the Rain (1978),Pale Rider (1985), Blood Link (also 1985, as twin brothers),Troll (1986), The Hanoi Hilton, Dark Tower (both 1987), andFull Fathom Five (1990). More people may know him from his costarring role in the TV series "Law and Order" (1990-94) than from his starring films. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and singer.
...In the meanwhile, I'd like to see Hill joining Moriarty and Waterston in a show being written by Michael M. Thomas of Sag Habor, New York, "about a law-cum-investigation firm that makes things hot for the evil big boys in pinstripes." and that was the finishing touch to an article written by Marvin Kitman for CNN Entertainment. (And it was a good article in reference to the departure of the great Steven Hill. I am beginning to think Dick Wolf sucks.)