For more than 40 years, Michael Myers was one of them horror villains who simply returns with a knife in hand and a gruesome mask in place. Except for the third movie, “Halloween III: Season of the Witch,” in which Myers was the antagonist every Halloween movie. from the original. Many of the actors who played the killer were stuntmen, while a few played the unmasked version of the villain.

Of the many stars who have played Myers, four have appeared in more than one film in the franchise. Judging by the continued popularity of this iconic series, there are sure to be more Michael Myers actors if the franchise continues in some form after Halloween Ending” releases this month. With Laura Strode’s final battle on the horizon, it’s time to look back at everyone who’s been behind the terrifying mask over the past decades. Keep reading to find out more about everyone who has played the horror icon so far.

— Additional reporting by Maggie Panos