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Mark Anthony John Moran (4 July 1964 – 15 June 2000)[1][2] was an Australian organized crime figure of the infamous Moran family from Melbourne, Victoria, notable for its involvement in the illegal drug trade and the Melbourne gangland killings. Moran, aged 35, was shot dead outside his Aberfeldie home,[3] allegedly by Carl Williams, just after 8 pm on 15 June 2000.

Mark Moran
Mark Anthony John Cole

(1964-07-04)4 July 1964
Died15 June 2000(2000-06-15) (aged 35)
OccupationPersonal trainer, pastry cook
Criminal statusMurdered
Parent(s)Leslie Cole (father),
Judy Moran (mother)
Lewis Moran (stepfather)

Personal lifeEdit

Mark Moran was the son of Judy Moran and Leslie John "Johnny" Cole, who was shot dead in Sydney on 10 November 1982 during drug-related gangland wars while working for crime boss Frederick "Paddles" Anderson.[2] His stepfather was criminal Lewis Moran and his half-brother was drug trafficker Jason Moran, both also murdered.

In popular cultureEdit

In the local Australian TV drama series Underbelly Mark Moran was played by actor Callan Mulvey. In 2014 Jake Ryan replaced Callan Mulvey as Mark Moran in Fat Tony & Co. which is a direct sequel to the first series of Underbelly.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mysteries of Mad Richard's murderThe Age. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Silvester and Rule (2004). Leadbelly. ISBN 097523180-4.
  3. ^ Crime patriarch shot dead, The Age.