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Dan Moran

Dan Moran was born on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, in a small carthen shack. The son of a catfisherman, Moran joined the circus, where he worked as a roustabout for five years. Then he met Shakespeare.

Moran began his acting career with a three-year stint in the New Shakespeare Company of San Francisco, a touring group that traveled the U.S., averaging 60,000 miles a year by car. In 1997 Moran moved to New York to attend NYU School of the Arts, where he was voted Most Likely to Go Bald before graduating in 1980.

A founding member of the New York Stage & Film theater company, now in its 17th year of operation, Moran originated roles in Sideman, Escape from Happiness, Savage in Limbo, Dark Rapture and many others. He spent several seasons with Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA, where he starred in As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth. Additional theater credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, A Month in the Country, Edward II, Pericles and Happy Days. Moran will appear next on Broadway in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck.

Moran has appeared in a wide range of features, including Happiness, Hamlet, Maximum Risk, Better Living and Mob Queen, as well as five Woody Allen films, including Mighty Aphrodite, Sweet and Lowdown, Curse of the Jade Scorpion and Deconstructing Harry. On television he has been seen in Law & Order, Third Watch, Homicide, One Life to Live and Loving. Moran has been happily married for 20 years, and has raised two beautiful beings, Ella and Miles, his jazz babies.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

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Selected Filmography

Rick (2003)
Relative Evil (2001) as Bull White
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) as Street Contact
Hamlet (2000) as 1st Gravedigger
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Celebrity (1998)
Happiness (1998) as Joe Grasso
Maximum Risk (1996)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
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