Michael Moriarty

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Michael Moriarty
Born April 5, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Notable Roles Ben Stone in Law & Order
Notable Episodes
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Michael Moriarty is an American-born Canadian actor and musician.




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Law & Order Ben Stone 1990–1994 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Cagney & Lacey Patrick Lowell 5x13 - Act of Conscience January 13, 1986
Hotel Brad Carlton 3x17 - Heroes February 26, 1986
The Equalizer Peter Kapik 3x05 - Encounter in a Closed Room October 14, 1987
The Equalizer Wayne 'SETI' Virgil 4x15 - Starfire April 13, 1989
Touched by an Angel Dr. Chester Crayton (Special Guest Star) 4x21 - Seek and Ye Shall Find April 5, 1998
The Outer Limits (1995) Solicitor General Wallace Gannon 6x21/22 - Final Appeal September 3, 2000
The 4400 Orson Bailey 1x01/02 - Pilot July 11, 2004

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Too Far to Go Richard Maple March 12, 1979 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Children of the Dust John Maxwell February 26, 1995 CBS Sunday Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Play (1974)
Find Your Way Home

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 9 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor in Drama (1974)
  • Won: Supporting Actor of the Year (1974)
The Glass Menagerie
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (2002)
James Dean

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Best TV Actor - Drama (1979)


  • His father was a surgeon
  • His grandfather was a third baseman, umpire, and manager in the major leagues for nearly 40 years
  • Graduated from Darmouth College in 1963 with a major in theatre
  • Attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Is a semi-professional jazz pianist, singer and a classical composer