Sid Haig

Birth Day July 14th, 1939
Birth Place Fresno, California
Age 84 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Sid Haig (1939 – 2019) was an American actor, film producer, and musician. He was known for his roles 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, The Devil's Rejects and 3 From Hell. 

Actor Sid Haig Passes Away At 80

Character actor Sid Haig passes away at the age of 80. A veteran performer with over 140 credits to his name, Haig gained fame late in life as a horror movie star, appearing as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Haig's death was announced on his wife, Susan Oberg's, Instagram account Monday.

Early on, Haig cut his acting teeth as a prolific TV performer, appearing on everything from Star Trek: TOS to The Flying Nun to Gunsmoke to Mission: Impossible. Haig’s early film credits included the Joe Namath B-movie vehicle C.C. & Company, George Lucas’ sci-fi classic THX 1138 and the blaxploitation films Coffey, Foxy Brown and Black Mama, White Mama. Haig’s roles in the latter three films inspired Quentin Tarantino to cast him in his own blaxploitation homage, 1997’s Jackie Brown, which re-teamed Haig with frequent ‘70s co-star Pam Grier. Tarantino would also tap Haig for his Kill Bill: Vol. 2. But it was Haig’s association with Zombie that would make him a horror star at the ripe old age of 60, introducing him to a whole new generation of fans.

Famous for

  • His role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's horror films House of 1000 Corpses.
  • His roles in Jack Hill's blaxploitation films of the 1970s.
  • Horror star at the ripe old age of 60.

Where was Sid Haig born?

Sid Haig was born on 21 September 2019 in  Fresno, California, and was raised in an Armenian community. He holds an American nationality. His birth sign is Cancer and was born to his father Haig Mosesian, was an electrician and mother Roxy Mosesian. He started taking dancing classes after his rapid growth interfered with his motor coordination and was a paid dancer in a children's Christmas show later joined a vaudeville revival show at the age of seven. He also had musical talent and found it easy to earn money with his music. Also, he signed a recording contract one year out of high school. Regarding his education, he is a high school graduate and further information will be updated soon. 

How tall is Sid Haig?

Sid Haig was 6ft 3in tall with a weight of 74kg. Further updates regarding his body measurements will be added soon. Additionally, Haig had a fair complexion with brown eyes and salt-peeper hair color.

Career of Sid Haig

  • Haig started his career as a musician and signed a recording contract one year out of high school.
  • His first single "Full House" with the T-Birds was released in 1958, which shot to No. 4 on the charts.
  • When Haig was in high school, the head of the drama department was Alice Merrill encouraged him to pursue an acting career.
  • Haig then enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse and later moved to Hollywood with longtime friend and Pasadena Playhouse roommate Stuart Margolin.
  • Haig's first acting job was in Jack Hill's student film at UCLA titled The Host, which launched Haig's more-than-four-decade acting career in over fifty films and 350 television episodes.
  • He became a staple in Hill's films, such as Spider Baby, Coffy and Foxy Brown.
  • He appeared in George Lucas' THX 1138 (1971) and the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971). 
  • His television credits include appearances in such programs as Batman, Gunsmoke, Get Smart, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (55 appearances), Mission: Impossible , Charlie's Angels, Jason of Star Command, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Dukes of Hazzard, Automan, Just the Ten of Us as Janitor Bob, MacGyver, The A-Team, and Emergency! .
  • Haig retired in 1992, saying "I just didn't want to play stupid heavies anymore. They just kept giving me the same parts" and did not work in acting for five years.
  • In 2003, Haig starred in Rob Zombie's debut film House of 1000 Corpses, as Captain Spaulding.
  • The film resulted in earning him a "Best Supporting Actor" award in the thirteenth Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.
  • His image as Captain Spaulding has become iconic in today's horror genre.
  • Haig reprised his role as Spaulding in Zombie's 2005 sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, entitled The Devil's Rejects.
  • For this film, he 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.
  • Haig starred in the independent horror film Brotherhood of Blood and he also appeared in The Lords of Salem (reuniting him with Rob Zombie), Hatchet 3, and Devil in My Ride.
  • Haig starred in the documentary film Vampira: The Movie, which based on Maila Nurmi's cult character Vampira.
  • Haig reprised his role as Captain Spaulding in 3 From Hell, a sequel to House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. The movie was released on September 16, 2019.
Who was Sid Haig married to?

Sid Haig is a married man and married to his wife Susan L. Oberg who is also an actress. They were together for years before they tied the knot with an age difference of 33 years on November 2, 2007. Despite their long relationship, they never had children together but lived a smooth and happy life until Haig died at his age of 80.

What is the Cause of Sid Haig Death?

Sid Haig, long-time star of Rob Zombie's films dies at his age of 80 on September 21, 2019, as his wife confirmed his death in a post on Instagram saying, “On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next.“He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be". 

In early September 2019, Haig was hospitalized after falling at his home in Los Angeles. While recovering, he suffered from a lung infection after vomiting in his sleep and died from complication of the infection. 

Net worth of Sid Haig

Sid Haig had earned a considerable amount of money from acting and music career, As of 2019, His net worth was estimated to be around $3 Million.

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