Michael Cota
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Silent Hill films
Silent Hill
Armless Man

Michael Cota is a hip hop dancer, who also occassionally works in digital effects. He was responsible for the effects on the TV series, Vinyl Rewind, and was given a special thanks for his work on Nova. He appears as the Armless Man in Silent Hill. Director Christophe Gans and dance coordinator Roberto Campanella specifically chose Michael because of his hip hop background.


Michael Cota as the Armless Man.


  • Michael was unable to breathe naturally in the Armless Man costume, and so had to have an air tube that poked out of his costume near his legs.
  • The costume for the Armless Man reminded many staff members of a large, painted condom, and therefore led to him being jokingly nicknamed "Trojan Man" on the set.
  • Along with being unable to breathe normally, Michael was also unable to see in costume and had to be put on his mark, and be very careful and precise with his movements to avoid injury.
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Major Actors
Radha Mitchell - Sean Bean - Laurie Holden - Deborah Kara Unger - Kim Coates - Tanya Allen - Alice Krige - Jodelle Ferland
Other Actors
Eve Crawford - Nicky Guadagni - Chris Britton - Roberto Campanella - Michael Cota - Yvonne Ng - Lorry Ayers - Emily Lineham
Christophe Gans
Samuel Hadida - Don Carmody - Victor Hadida - Nicolas Boukhrief - Deb LeFaive - Andrew Mason - Akira Yamaoka
Christophe Gans - Nicolas Boukhrief - Roger Avary
Jeff Danna - Akira Yamaoka
Notable Crew
Dan Laustsen - Carol Spier - Wendy Partridge - Patrick Tatopoulos - Paul Jones