Brad Dourif

Birthday: Mar 18, 1950
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Brad Dourif is a quirky character actor whose gallery of killers, sociopaths, and other lost souls brought to life any number of contemporary horror and science fiction projects. Born March 18, 1950, in Huntington, WV, he began his professional acting career after graduating from college, honing his skills during a three-year apprenticeship with New York's Circle Repertory under the celebrated drama coach Sanford Meisner. While appearing off-Broadway in a production of When You Comin' Back, Red Rider?, Dourif was spotted by director Milos Forman, who immediately cast him in his 1975 film adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Dourif's turn as a suicidal teen asylum inmate was one of the most acclaimed film debuts in memory, earning a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe as well as an Oscar nomination. However, the performance also typecast him as a talent best suited to idiosyncratic, off-center character roles, a straitjacket he remained unable to break from for the duration of his career. He then did not reappear onscreen for another two years before co-starring in the 1977 West German production Gruppenbild mit Dame. Dourif's next major performance came in the 1978 Irvin Kershner thriller The Eyes of Laura Mars, followed by a superb starring turn as a damaged war veteran in John Huston's Wise Blood. Upon completing a supporting role in the 1980 television film Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, Dourif next surfaced in Michael Cimino's legendary flop Heaven's Gate, the first in a string of big-budget disasters to which the actor was attached including Forman's Ragtime and David Lynch's Dune. A series of low-budget projects followed before Dourif reunited with Lynch for a small role in the director's 1986 masterpiece Blue Velvet. However, no other offers of a similar caliber were immediately forthcoming, and instead he found himself providing the voice of the evil doll Chuckie in the Child's Play series of slasher movies. In the years which followed, Dourif occasionally reappeared in more substantial projects (including the 1988 Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning, the 1990 Ken Loach picture Hidden Agenda, and Hanif Kureishi's 1991 directorial debut London Kills Me), but he remained primarily confined to low-budget genre work; additionally, he often guest starred on television, appearing in series including The X-Files, Millennium, and Star Trek: Voyager. In 2001, Dourif took a break from low-budget fright flicks to appear in a decidedly more enormous production, director Peter Jackson's eagerly anticipated Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
68% Wildling Daddy 2018
81% Cult of Chucky Chucky 2017
No Score Yet Rosemont Abe 2015
No Score Yet Malignant Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Control Group Actor 2014
No Score Yet Gingerclown Worm Creature 2013
No Score Yet End Of The World Actor 2013
76% Curse of Chucky Chucky 2013
No Score Yet Last Kind Words Waylon 2012
No Score Yet Black Box Actor 2012
No Score Yet Catch .44 Sheriff Connors 2011
0% Fading Of The Cries Mathias 2011
15% Priest Salesman $29.2M 2011
No Score Yet Few Options Chris 2011
No Score Yet Sonny Boy Weasel 2011
No Score Yet Turbulent Skies Richard 2010
29% Chain Letter Mr. Smirker $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Death And Cremation Stan 2010
50% Touching Home Clyde Winston 2010
49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Uncle Ted 2010
No Score Yet Junkyard Dog Sheriff Holk 2010
86% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Ned Schoenholtz $1.7M 2009
20% H2: Halloween II Sheriff Lee Brackett $33.4M 2009
No Score Yet Sinner Caddie 2009
No Score Yet Lock and Roll Forever Actor 2009
60% Humboldt County Jack 2008
No Score Yet Tattoos: A Scarred History Actor 2008
No Score Yet Born Of Earth Actor 2008
26% Halloween Sheriff Lee Brackett $58.2M 2007
No Score Yet Wizard of Gore Dr. Chong 2007
No Score Yet The List Johan Gabini 2007
No Score Yet Alien Resurrection (Special Edition) Actor 2007
11% Pulse Thin Bookish Guy $20.3M 2006
No Score Yet The Boneyard Collection Actor 2006
69% The Wild Blue Yonder The Andromedan 2005
No Score Yet Drop Dead Sexy Herman 2005
32% Seed of Chucky Chucky $17.1M 2004
60% Vlad Radescu 2004
No Score Yet The Hazing Prof. Kapps 2004
No Score Yet El Padrino Actor 2004
No Score Yet Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Box Stan 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Grima Wormtongue $339.8M 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Grima Wormtongue $314.1M 2001
No Score Yet Cypress Edge Actor 2001
No Score Yet Soulkeeper Mr. Pascal 2001
No Score Yet Ponderosa Actor 2001
No Score Yet Silicon Towers Alton 2000
No Score Yet The Ghost Actor 2000
17% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Zealot 2000
50% Brown's Requiem Wilson 2000
14% Shadow Hours Roland Montague 2000
No Score Yet Grim Prairie Tales Farley 2000
No Score Yet Interceptors (The Last Line of Defence) (Interceptor Force) Webber 1999
No Score Yet Cypress Edge Actor 1999
46% Bride of Chucky Chucky 1998
No Score Yet Progeny Dr. Bert Clawell 1998
13% Best Men Lt. John G. `Gonzo' Coleman 1998
28% Nightwatch Duty Doctor 1998
6% Senseless Dr. Wheedon 1998
No Score Yet Sworn to Justice Teddy 1996
No Score Yet A Step Toward Tomorrow Kirby 1996
No Score Yet Blackout (A.K.A.) (Midnight Heat) Thomas Payne 1996
No Score Yet Escape to Witch Mountain Luther 1995
No Score Yet Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story Sheriff Bill Douglass 1995
No Score Yet Death Machine Jack Dante 1994
21% Color of Night Clark 1994
50% Murder in the First Byron Stamphill 1994
No Score Yet Wild Palms Actor 1993
57% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma) Dr. Lloyd 1993
20% Amos & Andrew Oliver 1993
No Score Yet London Kills Me Hemingway 1991
No Score Yet Scream of Stone Fingerless 1991
23% Child's Play 3 Voice of Chucky 1991
40% Body Parts Remo 1991
81% Jungle Fever Leslie 1991
No Score Yet Common Bonds Johnny 1991
No Score Yet The Horseplayer Bud Cowan 1991
No Score Yet Dead Certain John Barnes 1991
No Score Yet Critters 4: They're Invading Your Space Al Bert 1991
40% Child's Play 2 Chucky 1990
13% Stephen King's 'Graveyard Shift' The Exterminator 1990
83% Hidden Agenda Paul 1990
56% The Exorcist III Gemini Killer 1990
No Score Yet Spontaneous Combustion Sam 1990
No Score Yet Final Judgment Father Tyrone 1989
No Score Yet Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Lamar Sands 1989
No Score Yet Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Camillus Fly 1989
86% Mississippi Burning Deputy Pell 1988
67% Child's Play Charles Lee Ray 1988
23% Fatal Beauty Leo Nova 1987
No Score Yet Impure Thoughts Kevin harrington 1986
94% Blue Velvet Raymond 1986
No Score Yet Istanbul Actor 1985
54% Dune Piter De Vries 1984
90% Ragtime Younger Brother 1981
57% Heaven's Gate Mr. Eggleston 1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones David 1980
90% Wise Blood Hazel Motes 1979
48% Eyes of Laura Mars Tommy Ludlow 1978
No Score Yet Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force Actor 1978
No Score Yet Group Portrait with a Lady (Gruppenbild mit Dame) Boris Koltowski 1977
No Score Yet Lanford Wilson's The Mound Builders Actor 1976
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Billy Bibbit 1975

TV

CREDIT
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Thomas Nash
  • 2014
79% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Old Beggar Zoso
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Adam Rain
  • 2012
82% Wilfred
2011-2014
P.T.
  • 2012
93% Psych
2006-2014
Bernie Bethel
  • 2011
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Moreau
  • 2011
  • 2010
95% Deadwood
2004-2006
Doc Cochran
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Dr. David Lingard
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
Manno
  • 1999
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Suder
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Brother Edward
  • 1995
  • 1994
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Luther Lee Boggs
  • 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Dr. Warren Overman
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Joey Wyatt
  • 1987
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Ray Adamson
  • 1986
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988

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