Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many studio films as well as hundreds of independent film. Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian in Fresno, California on a hot summer day July 14th: a screaming ball of hair.
Sid's first acting job was in Jack Hill's student film at UCLA. It was called "The Host", which was released in 2004 on DVD, as a companion to "Switchblade Sisters", another Hill film.
That role launched a 50+ year acting career during which Haig has appeared in over 70 films and 350 television shows. He starred in a number of Roger Corman films over the years. He also became a staple for legendary director Jack Hill, appearing in "Spider Baby", "Coffy", and "Foxy Brown". Haig's other memorable credits include George Lucas' "THX-1138",and the 1970 James Bond opus "Diamonds are Forever" (he's one of the Slumber Brothers, and got to toss a topless Lana Wood from the window of a high-rise Vegas hotel). Among his most significant television credits are appearances on such landmark programs as The A-Team, TJ Hooker, Dukes of Hazzard, Quincy ME, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, Charlie's Angels, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, Six Million Dollar Man, Mannix, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, Get Smart, Here's Lucy, The Flying Nun, Daniel Boone, Star Trek, Batman and The Untouchables.
Sid has never been one to give-up on anything but after forty years of carrying a gun (except for the occasional Jack Hill or Roger Corman Film),his dreams of being recognized as a more than competent actor were fading. Then in 1992 Sid backed away and said, "I'll never play another stupid "heavy" again, and I don't care if that means that I never work, ever." This just proves that if you take a stand people will listen, because in 1997 Quentin Tarantino wrote the part of the judge in "Jackie Brown" for Sid. Then things got better, much better. Not necessarily more work, just better work. In 2000, Sid starred in Rob Zombie's debut film "House of 1000 Corpses". He starred as the fun-loving but deadly Captain Spaulding. This role brought a whole new round of fans to Sid's acting career and earned him an award for Best Supporting Actor in the 13th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, as well as an induction into the Horror Hall of Fame. Captain Spaulding has since become the icon for the new horror genre. Sid has enjoyed success as Captain Spaulding once again in the follow-up to "House of 1000 Corpses", entitled, "The Devil's Rejects". For this film, Sid received the award for best Actor in the 15th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, as well as sharing the award for "Most Vile Villain" at the First Annual Spike TV Scream Awards with Leslie Easterbrook, Sheri Moon and Bill Moseley as The Firefly Family.