Horror Icon Sid Haig – From Rob Zombie’s Captain Spaulding & Things You Never Knew

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Sid Haig (born July 14, 1939) is an American actor. His roles have included 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 and The Devil’s Rejects. He had a leading role on the television series Jason of Star Command, as the villain Dragos. He has appeared in many television programs including Batman, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Get Smart, Fantasy Island, Sledge Hammer!, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, The Dukes of Hazzard and MacGyver 

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.

Haig was a regular player for producer-director Roger Corman. He appeared in George LucasTHX 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 (at least eight appearances in eight different roles as a villain), Charlie’s Angels, Jason of Star Command, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Dukes of Hazzard, Automan, MacGyver and The A-Team (in which he played a jailed motorcycle gang leader) and Emergency! (again as a motorcycle gang leader).

Haig retired in 1992, feeling typecast: “I just didn’t want to play stupid heavies anymore. They just kept giving me the same parts but just putting different clothes on me. It was stupid, and I resented it, and I wouldn’t have anything to do with it”. Haig did not work in acting for five years, instead training and becoming a certified Hypnotherapist.

During this time, he was offered the role of Marsellus Wallace (later to be played by Ving Rhames) in Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino‘s second film. At the time, Haig was concerned that low budget television had been ruining his career and, at seeing the shooting script and the short number of days dedicated for each locale, he passed on the project. He has said that he always regretted this decision.Then, in 1997, Tarantino wrote the part of the judge in Jackie Brown specifically for Haig.

In 2003, Haig starred in Rob Zombie‘s debut film House of 1000 Corpses, as Captain Spaulding. The role revived Haig’s acting career, earning him a “Best Supporting Actor” award in the thirteenth Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and induction into the Horror Hall of Fame. His image as Captain Spaulding has become iconic in today’s horror genre. Haig reprised his role as Spaulding in Zombie’s 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 with Leslie Easterbrook, Sheri Moon and Bill Moseley as The Firefly Family. He was also nominated as “Best Butcher” in the Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, but lost to Tobin Bell‘s Jigsaw from Saw II.

Recently, Haig reunited with Rob Zombie once again, albeit briefly, in the director’s Halloween remake, in the role of cemetery caretaker Chester Chesterfield. Sid Haig also reprised the role of Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Haig most recently starred in the independent horror film Brotherhood of Blood, which was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 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


Abruptio Starring HellBent Pictures LLC
Razor Starring Blue Voo Doo Technologies
Bone Tomahawk Starring Independent
Suicide for Beginners Featured 207 Pictures
Love Letters Starring Independent
Hatchet III Starring Independent
High on the Hog Starring Independent
The Penny Dreadful Picture Show Featured Imaginarium
Devil in My Ride Starring Independent
Lords of Salem Co-Star Rob Zombie, dir.
The Slaughter House Starring Independent
Zombex Co-Star Beaumont Entertainment
Mimesis Co-Star Dead Walt Productions
The Infliction Starring Incisive Pictures
Creature Starring The Bubble Factory
Wolf Moon Starring Lightning Strikes Productions
The Hunted World of ElSuperbeasto (Voice) Carbuncle Cartoons
Brotherhood of Blood Starring Brotherhood LLC
Halloween Cameo Dimension Films
The Haunted Casino Co-Star Full Moon Entertainment
A Dead Calling Co-star Feifer Worldwide
Little Big Top Lead Fly High Films
Night of the Living Dead 3D Co-Star The Horrorworks
House of the Dead 2 Cameo Lions Gate Films
The Devils Rejects Starring Lions Gate Films
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Featured Miramax Films
House of 1000 Corpses Starring Lions Gate Films
Jackie Brown Cameo Miramax Films
Boris and Natasha Featured MCEG
Genuine Risk Featured IRS Media
The Forbidden Dance Starring 21st Century Films Corp.
Warlords Co-Star American Independent Prod.
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2 Co-Star New Classics
Commando Squad Co-Star Trans World Entertainment
Galaxy of Terror Co-Star New World Pictures
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Featured Twentieth Century Fox
Underground Aces Featured Filmways Pictures
Loose Shoes Co-Star Brooks Films
Swashbuckler Featured Universal Pictures
The No Mercy Man aka Trained to Kill: USA Co-Star John Proffitt Films
The Woman Hunt Co-Star New World Pictures
Savage Sisters Co-Star American International Picture
Foxy Brown Featured American International Picture
Busting Co-Star Chartoff-Winkler Productions
The Don is Dead Cameo Universal Pictures
Beyond Atlantis Co-Star Dimension Pictures
Coffy Co-Star American International Picture
Emperor of the North Cameo Twentieth Century Fox
Wonder Women Co-Star American National Enterprises
The Big Bird Cage Co-Star New World Pictures
Black Mama White Mama Co-Star American International Picture
Beware! The Blob Cameo Jack H Harris Enterprises
Diamonds are Forever Featured Eon Productions
The Big Bird Cage Co-Star New World Pictures
The Big Doll House Co-Star New World Pictures
C.C. and Company Co- Star AVCO Embassy Pictures
Che! Featured Twentieth Century Fox
Point Blank Featured MGM
The Hell With Heroes Cameo Universal Pictures
Pit Stop aka The Winner Co- Star Jack Hill Productions
Beach Ball Cameo Paramount Pictures
THX 1138 Featured Warner Bros. Pictures
It’s a Bikini World Co-Star New World Pictures
Spider Baby Co-Star Lasky-Monka
Blood Bath aka Track of The Vampire Featured Jack Hill Productions
The Firebrand Featured Associated Producers Internati
The Host Co-Star UCLA Student Film (Jack Hill D


Holliston Guest Star FEARNET
Just the Ten of Us Recurring ABC
MacGyver Guest Star (2 episodes) ABC
Amazing Stories Guest Star NBC
The Fall Guy Guest Star (4 episodes) ABC
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Guest Star (2 episodes) NBC
Mary Hartman Mary Hartman Recurring (24 Weeks) Syndication
Mission Impossible Guest Star (9 episodes) CBS
Get Smart Guest Star (3 episodes) CBS
Fantasy Island Guest Star (3 episodes) ABC
Jason of Star Command Lead (28 episodes) CBS
Alias Smith and Jones Recurring ABC
Gunsmoke Guest Star (4 episodes) CBS


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