Fraser C. Heston began his film career in Hollywood in 1955 on the back lot at Paramount Studios playing the infant Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956). His father, star Charlton Heston, portrayed the adult Moses; though Fraser has not forgiven him for taking first billing.
Fraser studied English and writing at UCLA and wrote his first produced screenplay at age 21, The Mountain Men (1980) for Columbia pictures. Since then, he has written and produced and directed numerous feature films, television movies, and documentaries. His works include Mother Lode (1982), which brought about the founding of his production company, Agamemnon Films in 1981; Proud Men for ABC; Treasure Island (1990), A Man For All Seasons (1988), The Crucifer Of Blood (1991) for TNT; Alaska (1996), Needful Things (1993) for Castle Rock Entertainment, as well as the critically acclaimed Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (1997), for A&E.
Most recently, Fraser wrote, directed, and produced the documentary The Search for Michael Rockefeller (2011) about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller and journalist Milt Machlin’s epic search for him ten years later. The Search for Michael Rockefeller has won numerous awards at film festivals across the country.
Fraser was also Executive Producer of Charlton Heston and Ben-Hur – A Personal Journey (2009) a feature length documentary released by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment for the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Ben-Hur (1959).
Fraser is a Fellow of The Explorer’s Club. An avid outdoorsman, Fraser’s travels and adventures have included mountain climbing and whitewater expeditions to Alaska, Canada, Africa, Scotland and Europe, photographic expeditions to the Amazon and Australia, a diving expedition to the Red Sea, an expedition to study humpback whales in Hawaii, and sailing in the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Aegean, British Columbia, and the North Pacific and around Cape Horn. He continues to travel the world, in search of adventure – and a good story.
Fraser lives in Los Angeles with his wife Marilyn and son Jack, only a few miles from the back lot at Paramount.