Sid Haig – “Big Daddy”

Sid Haig - "Big Daddy"

Sid Haig stars as Big Daddy the strong, proud, kind and sometimes menacing farmer and father figure for a unique group of “family members” working on a small family hog farm.

Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig is a horror icon that has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Sid's first acting job was in Jack Hill's student film at UCLA. It was called The Host (1960), which was released in 2004 on DVD as a companion to Switchblade Sisters (1975), another Hill film. That role launched a 40-year acting career during which Haig appeared in over 50 films and 350 television series. He has proven himself quite valuable to such filmmakers as producer Roger Corman. He also became a staple in the pictures of Jack Hill, appearing in Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967), Coffy (1973), and Foxy Brown (1974). Haig's other memorable credits include George Lucas’ THX 1138 (1971), and the 1970 James Bond opus Diamonds are Forever (1971) (he is one of the Slumber Brothers, and got to toss a topless Lana Wood from the window of a high-rise Vegas hotel). Quentin Tarantino wrote the part of the judge in Jackie Brown (1997) for Sid. Then in 2000, Sid came out of his self-imposed retirement at the request of Rob Zombie for a part in Zombie's debut film House of 1000 Corpses (2003). Sid has recently enjoyed success as Captain Spaulding once again in Rob Zombie's follow-up to House of 1000 Corpses (2003), entitled The Devil’s Rejects (2005). For this film, Sid 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 Award.

Sid was so impressed and interested in High on the Hog and the crew that he got more involved in the movie and became one of our key contributors and a Producer!

Check out his full movie list at IMDB: Sid Haig @ IMDB

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