Brian Downey

Brian Downey

Highest Rated: 66% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Healer (2017)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1944

Birthplace: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Born on Halloween in the Canadian Maritimes, Brian Downey seems always to have been drawn to offbeat projects. His film debut was in "The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood," a surreal, satirical independent film shot in his native Newfoundland. In 1989, he appeared in "George's Island," a creepy children's film set on Halloween and filmed in Nova Scotia. In 1997, Downey created the character for which he is best known, and which has provided him with an ardent cadre of fans. In "Lexx," Downey played Stanley H. Tweedle, the captain of the massive sentient spaceship of the title. A Canadian-German co-production, "Lexx" ran for four years and was filmed primarily in Halifax and Berlin, with some of its otherworldly landscapes being provided by Iceland, Namibia, and Thailand. In contrast to the brave and relentlessly competent starship captains most viewers are familiar with, Downey's Tweedle is weak and cowardly, and has a criminal background. The show's unconventional characters, bizarre storylines and ribald humor made it a cult favorite on both sides of the Atlantic. Since the end of the series, Downey has continued appearing in films and television. His abiding taste for the unusual can be seen in the title of his 2011 film starring Rutger Hauer: "Hobo with a Shotgun."

Highest rated movies

Hobo With a Shotgun
Copperhead
The Healer

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 55% The Healer Henry (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 28% Beethoven's Treasure Tail Magician (Character) - 2014
21% 44% Copperhead Preacher Taggart (Character) $171.7K 2013
No Score Yet 52% The Disappeared Captain Gerald (Character) - 2012
66% 57% Hobo With a Shotgun The Drake (Character) $703.0K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whirligig Al (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 79% Sybil Willard (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 70% Candles on Bay Street Cee Jay (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From a Parallel Universe: I Worship His Shadow Stanley H. Tweedle (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From a Parallel Universe: Giga Shadow Stanley H. Tweedle (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From a Parallel Universe: Super Nova Stanley H. Tweedle (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From a Parallel Universe: Eating Pattern Stanley H. Tweedle (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet George's Island Mr. Beane (Character) $1.7K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norman's Awesome Experience Dr. Nobbelmeyer (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood Fred Bonia-Coombs (Character) - 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Trailer Park Boys Sonny (Guest Star) 2017
50% 66% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Jury Foreman (Guest Star) 2015
63% 87% Haven Sal Fortuna (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 94% Lexx Stanley H. Tweedle (Character) 1997-2002
No Score Yet 93% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998