Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Sid Haig. Check it out!
Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film.
Interesting Facts about Sid Haig
- Received both the Universal Eyegore Award for lifetime achievement and the prestigious Premi Maria Honorifica at the Sitges International Film Festival (2010).
- After shooting 3 from Hell (2019), Sid Haig received a letter of thanks from an executive at Lions Gate Films. They thanked him for signing on to do the film, because if he had not signed to the project, Lions Gate was going to cancel the entire production. Without Sid Haig’s participation, Rob Zombie never would have gotten to make the film. Haig was cleared to work for two full days but only worked for a few hours as his role had been written down to four pages. Zombie had not spoken to him since March 2018 until his death.
- Drummer for the late 1950s band The T-Birds, who released the single “Full House”.
- In The Devil’s Rejects (2005), the line “I think I’ll get me some Tutti Fuckin’ Frutti” was not in any version of the screenplay. Sid Haig created the line himself. Rob Zombie then added the line to the film.
- Certified hypnotherapist.
- Managed a community theater in Simi Valley, California, called Stage and Video Education Theatre (S.A.V.E.), which operated from 1989 until 2004.
- Attended the Pasadena Playhouse (1959-61).
- Not exactly fond of the dialogue he was given in Galaxy of Terror (1981), Haig opted to play the character mute for most of the movie. When producer Roger Corman asked him why he was trying to play the role without dialogue, Haig’s response was “Have you read it?”.
- Interviewed by James M. Tate on the Cult Film Freak podcast. A “random caller” phoned-in, who turned out to be a deliberate surprise: Actress Gloria Hendry, who had not spoken to Sid since working together in Savage Sisters (1974).
- He appeared in Rob Zombie’s music video “Feel So Numb” (2001).
- He was longtime close friends and roommates with Stuart Margolin.
- He and Pam Grier appeared in many blaxploitation films in the 1970s, Haig usually playing a thug. So when Grier walked onto the courtroom set of Jackie Brown (1997), and saw that Quentin Tarantino had cast him as the judge, she burst out laughing.
Personal Quotes by Sid Haig
Every film that I have done has a special place in my heart.- Sid Haig
Was I a successful father? Maybe not. Was I a successful husband? Probably not. Was I a successful actor? Probably not.- Sid Haig
My career as an actor started when I was six years old, taking dancing lessons. Then I started getting paid jobs to dance at the age of seven.- Sid Haig
Lawrence of Arabia’ is a film that anyone wanting to become an actor should watch at least six hundred times.- Sid Haig
If you’re not passionate about what you want to do, you won’t be good at it.- Sid Haig