Knowledge Identifier: +Darwin_Joston
He later studied drama at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from there in 1960
Joston is known for his iconic portrayal of Napoleon Wilson, the sardonic, shotgun-toting, anti-hero in "Assault on Precinct 13", John Carpenter's 1976, Howard Hawks-inspired, action film
He played Paul, the beleaguered pencil-factory clerk, in David Lynch's classic 1977 cult film, "Eraserhead"
Charles Cyphers - After appearing in "Halloween" in 1978, Cyphers worked with Carpenter two years later, playing Dan O'Bannon in "The Fog", a 1980 horror film which starred Tom Atkins, Cyphers's fellow "Halloween" cast member Jamie Lee Curtis, his "Assault on Precinct 13" co-star Darwin Joston, and Nancy Kyes, who worked with Cyphers in both "Assault on Precinct 13" and "Halloween"
Nancy Kyes - In 1980, Kyes played the role of Sandy Fadel in Carpenter's hit horror film "The Fog", in which she appeared with her "Halloween" co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, her "Assault on Precinct 13" co-star Darwin Joston, and Charles Cyphers, who appeared with Kyes in both "Halloween" and "Assault on Precinct 13"
Shortly afterward, Eric Red, a young film-maker and a fan of Joston's performance in "Assault on Precinct 13", cast Joston in the lead role of the world-weary hitman in Red's 1981 short film, "Gunmen's Blues"
In 1982, when Carpenter was scheduled to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Firestarter", Joston was considered for the role of John Rainbird, the Native-American assassin; but after Universal Pictures executives fired Carpenter from the project and replaced him with Mark L. Lester, the role of Rainbird was given to George C. Scott