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Michael Myers
Background information
Feature films Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Halloween: Resurrection
Television programs
Video games Halloween
Park attractions
Portrayed by Nick Castle
Tony Moran (Unmasked)
Will Sandin (child)
Dick Warlock
George P. Wilbur
Don Shanks
Chris Durand
Brad Loree
Portrayed by
Performance model
Designer John Carpenter
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Michael Audrey Myers
Other names The Shape, Evil on Two Legs, The Bogeyman
Personality Murderous, hateful, silent, evil, cruel, impatient, emotionless, uncompromising, bloodthirsty, sadistic
Appearance Tall, slender man with a blue boiler suit, and a white William Shatner mask.
Birthday October 19
Occupation Serial killer
Affiliations Evil
Goal To kill everyone near him, including his younger sister Laurie Strode (succeeds in the H20 timeline), and Dr. Loomis.
Home Haddonfield, Illinois, U.S.A.
Likes Playing games on his victims.
Dislikes Unknown
Powers and abilities Superhuman strength and durability, immortality, and stealth skills.
Weapons Kitchen knife
Fate Gets burned alive. (1-3 timeline)
Gets injected with a tranquilizer and beaten senseless with a metal pipe. (4-6 timeline)
(H20 timeline)

Michael Myers aka The Shape or The Bogeyman, is a legendary serial killer and the main antagonist of the 1978 classic horror film Halloween and it's many sequels (except for Halloween III: Season of the Witch) and its modern remakes.

Michael was played by many actors as: Tony Moran in the 1978 film, Brad Loree in 2002, Tyler Mane, who also played Sabretooth, in the 2007 remake and its sequel, Halloween II.

Michael is a force of pure evil that can't be stopped and possesses immortality due to his inhumanity. Michael Myers was a little 6 year old boy who murdered his older sister, Judith, on Halloween night. For 15 years, he was kept in Smith's Grove Sanitarium, under the care of Dr. Samuel Loomis, who understood that he was actually pure evil, intending to put an end to peace. On the 30th of October, 1978, Michael escaped to seek vengeance and began his new intention of putting an end to his family and all the peace in Haddonfield, Illinois while being pursued by Loomis, who intends to stop him.

Michael seems to like playing games on his victims by sadistically stalking and terrifying them before brutally killing them. A perfect example of this is when Michael puts a ghost costume on along with glasses, making Lynda believe it's her boyfriend Bob. When her back is turned to make a phone call, he strangles her to death with the telephone line.

1-3 Timeline


Michael Audrey Myers was born on October 19, 1957 in Haddonfield, Illinois. He had an older sister named Judith and a younger sister. When he was 6 years old, on the night of October 31, 1963, Michael's parents were away, and he was at home with his sister Judith who was supposed to be babysitting him and take him out trick or treating, but she cared more about spending an intimate moment with her boyfriend, Danny Hodges, and so Michael was left to trick-or-treat by himself.

But he watched from outside as Danny and Judith spent their happy time together. After they went upstairs to have sex, Michael snuck into the kitchen, picked up the longest butcher knife in the house. And waited for Danny to leave. When Danny did leave, Michael walked up the steps, he paused to put on a clown mask that Danny had dropped, before entering Judith's room and brutally stabbed her to death nine times. He then walked back downstairs and into the front yard where he was caught and unmasked by his astonished parents who had just arrived home to find their little boy has been unveiled as evil itself.

Michael was taken to Smith's Grove Sanitarium where he became the patient of a psychiatrist named Doctor Samuel Loomis. He spent fifteen years with Doctor Loomis, barely moving, never speaking a word. No one, not even Loomis, knew Michael's motives except that he was just purely and simply evil and wished for him to be locked up. Though the others didn't see Michael as much of a big deal due to Michael fooling them by acting as though he was catatonic, but Loomis knew that he was waiting, growing stronger, waiting to journey back to finish what he began in Haddofield. During his fifteen year hospitalization, Michael's parents died in a car crash, resulting in their new baby to be adopted by the Strode family.

On October 30th, 1978, Michael Myers destroyed his room at Smith's Grove and carved the word "sister" on his door before breaking out. He also released the other patients from their rooms. At the same time, Dr. Loomis and Nurse Marion Chambers were arriving at the facility to transfer Myers for his court hearing. Noticing the patients roaming around outside the hospital, Loomis got out the car to investigate as Michael attacked Marion and sped away in their station wagon.

As he drove across Illinois, Michael stopped to murder a truck driver to steal his unused boiler suit. Traveling to Haddonfield, Michael stole Judith's gravestone from the local cemetery and broke into Nichol's Hardware Store to receive knifes, a rope and a Halloween mask before returning to his childhood home. The next day on Halloween, a teenager Laurie Strode dropped off a key at the Myers house for her realtor father, and was seen by Myers who instantly recognized his sister. Michael proceeded to stalk her and her friends Annie and Lynda throughout the afternoon. Meanwhile, Dr. Loomis had followed Michael to Haddonfield and warned town Sheriff Leigh Brackett of the danger he posed.

That night, as Laurie and Annie were babysitting across the street from each other, Michael watched them from the shadows. He murdered Annie first, strangling her in her car as she left to meet her boyfriend, before slitting her throat. Later, Lynda and her own boyfriend, Bob, showed up, only to fall victim to Michael as well. Worried about her missing friends, Laurie crossed the street to investigate, only to find Annie's body arranged under Judith Myers' gravestone, and Lynda and Bob hidden in the closets.

Halloween II

4-6 Timeline

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

H20 Timeline

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Halloween: Resurrection

Remake Timeline


Other media

  • In the 1998 film Bride of Chucky, Michael's white William Shatner mask can be seen along with Jason Voorhees' hockey mask, Freddy Krueger's clawed glove and Leatherface's chainsaw.



Personal Information

  • Born: Michael Audrey Myers
  • Species: Human / Immortal
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth: October 19, 1957 (1980; 2007 remake)