Brad Dourif - Rotten Tomatoes

Brad Dourif

Lowest Rated:   0% Fading Of The Cries (2011)
Birthday:  
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
81% Cult of Chucky
  • Chucky
2017
No Score Yet Rosemont
  • Abe
2015
No Score Yet Malignant
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Child's Play
  • 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
82% Curse of Chucky
  • Chucky
2013
No Score Yet Halloween III
  • Actor
2012
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
$29.1M 2011
No Score Yet Sonny Boy
  • Weasel
2011
No Score Yet Few Options
  • Chris
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
19% 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 Born Of Earth
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Tattoos: A Scarred History
  • Actor
2008
25% 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
10% 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
96% 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
23% 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
22% Color of Night
  • Clark
1994
50% Murder in the First
  • Byron Stamphill
1994
No Score Yet Wild Palms
  • Actor
1993
67% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma)
  • Dr. Lloyd
1993
21% 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
55% The Exorcist III
  • Gemini Killer
1990
No Score Yet Spontaneous Combustion
  • Sam
1990
No Score Yet Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
  • Lamar Sands
1989
No Score Yet Final Judgment
  • Father Tyrone
1989
89% Mississippi Burning
  • Deputy Pell
1988
69% 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
57% 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
89% Wise Blood
  • Hazel Motes
1979
44% Eyes of Laura Mars
  • Tommy Ludlow
1978
No Score Yet Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Lanford Wilson's The Mound Builders
  • Actor
1976
95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Billy Bibbit
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Thomas Nash
  • 2014
75% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • Old Beggar Zoso
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Adam Rain
  • 2012
76% Wilfred
2011-2014
  • P.T.
  • 2012
87% Psych
2006-2014
  • Bernie Bethel
  • 2011
89% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Moreau
  • 2011
  • 2010
100% Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Doc Cochran
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Dr. David Lingard
  • 2008
76% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Suder
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Brother Edward
  • 1995
0% The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Luther Lee Boggs
  • 1994

Quotes from Brad Dourif's Characters