Sid Haig’s first acting job was in a Jack Hill student film at UCLA, 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 Blaxploitation films, such as ‘Spider Baby’ (1968), ‘Coffy’ (1973) and ‘Foxy Brown’ (1974). Haig was also a regular player for producer-director Roger Corman and also appeared in George lucas’ ‘THX-1138’ (1971). Quentin Tarantino originally wanted Sid for the role of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction, however Sid turned the role down and has regretted it ever since. Not one to back down easily, Tarantino wrote roles for Sid in both ‘Jackie Brown’ (1997) and ‘Kill Bill Volume 2’ (2003).
In 2000, 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 Zombie 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 2’… he was robbed. Sid will be 72 today, Happy Birthday.