Charles Cyphers (Actor) - Halloween
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Updated: 11/30/12

Name: Charles Cyphers

Born: July 28, 1939, Niagara Falls, New York

Claim To Fame: He is best known for his work in the films of John Carpenter, especially his role as Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Carpenter's 1978 hit horror movie Halloween.

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Info: Cyphers appeared in the 1974 movie Truck Turner, and worked with John Carpenter for the first time in the 1976 action film Assault on Precinct 13. He appeared in the popular horror film Halloween in 1978, and then appeared two years later in The Fog as Dan O'Bannon. He then played the Secretary of State in Carpenter's popular 1981 film Escape from New York.

In the 1970s, Cyphers had a recurring role in The Betty White Show, and made guest appearances on television series like Barnaby Jones and The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as in the 1977 mini series Roots.

He has also appeared in Sliders, ER, Seinfeld, JAG, and Any Day Now. From 1996 to 1998, Cyphers played Al Yaroker in the 1990s series Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher. He has also acted in various made-for-television movies.

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Trivia: Is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Took drama classes at Los Angeles City College and is a graduate of Cal. State at LA.

Is a recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for best performance by an actor for his role in The Caretaker.

Frequently cast by John Carpenter.

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Where Are They Now: More recent films include Dead Calling (2005), Ethan Dettenmaier's forthcoming film, Sin Jin- Smyth (2007), and Methodic (2007).

In 2010, he appeared as himself "Halloween: The Inside Story," which went behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that redefined the horror genre in the late 1970s.

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