Michael D. Moore
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Michael D. Moore is a Canadian-born American film director, second unit director and former child actor.
Born Michael Sheffield in Victoria, British Columbia, both he and his brother Patrick were Hollywood silent film child actors. At the age of five he appeared in his first film under the stage name "Mickey Moore". He appeared in two dozen films until 1927 when he was 13.
In the early 1950s, Moore began working as an assistant director. He was first A.D. on dozens of major motion pictures including The Ten Commandments, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He was an assistant director on several Elvis Presley musical films and directed Presley in the film Paradise, Hawaiian Style for Paramount Pictures. Because of that, plus his experience directing a western film, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hired him to direct rock and roll singer Roy Orbison in The Fastest Guitar Alive. He worked exclusively as a director in film and television from 1965 to 1969.
He then became a second unit director, working on numerous majors films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Patton, and The Man Who Would Be King. He was credited as associate producer in charge of action & animal scenes for Quest for Fire.