Nick Castle is an American screenwriter, film director and actor. He is known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter‘s horror film Halloween (1978) with as Jamie Lee Curtis Laurie Strode . Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York (1981) with Carpenter. After Halloween, Castle became a director, taking the helm of films such as The Last Starfighter (1984), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986), Dennis the Menace (1993), and Major Payne (1995). He reprised the role of Michael Myers in a single scene in Halloween (2018).
Castle has also worked on various other movie projects, including The Last Starfighter (1984) and Escape from New York (1981), both of which were directed by his friend and collaborator, John Carpenter. He has also collaborated with many popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and James Cameron. In 1989, Castle wrote and directed the comedy-drama film Tap (1989), which starred Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. He also worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the film “Last Action Hero” (1993).