Clancy Brown

Highest Rated: 100% Normal (2003)
Birthday: Jan 5, 1959
Birthplace: Urbana, Ohio, USA
A tall, intense, hulking actor who was a natural to play Frankenstein's monster in The Bride (1985), Clancy Brown has utilized his naturally menacing exterior for a career's worth of villainous roles, most notably in films such as Highlander and The Shawshank Redemption. With good looks that could be described as somewhat Neanderthal in nature, he has also found the occasional sympathetic portrayal, and been equal to the task of acting it. Clancy Brown was born on January 5, 1959, in Urbana, OH, the son of a newspaperman-turned-U.S. congressman. He was raised in both Urbana and Washington, D.C., and claims to have been introduced to acting by a neighbor who got him into Shakespeare at a young age. Brown acted in high school and during his teenage summers before enrolling at Northwestern University on a track scholarship as a discus hurler. He graduated with a degree in speech and went on to mix drinks in Chicago while working in local theater. Brown's first film role established the trend for how his services would be used throughout his career. He appeared as Viking in the Sean Penn "juvy" drama Bad Boys (1983), in which he threw around his muscle as one of the detention center's intimidators. Next he appeared in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) as the cowboy Rawhide, then as Highlander's sword-wielding embodiment of evil, Kurgan, in the 1986 cult classic. A succession of roles as bruising heavies, often corrupt cops, followed during the late '80s and '90s, in films such as Dead Man Walking (1996) and The Hurricane (1999). The most memorable among these was Captain Byron Hadley, the crooked prison guard with the deadly billy club in the multiple-Oscar-nominated The Shawshank Redemption (1994). In 1997, he played one of his more infrequent good guy roles as Sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers. From 1997-1998, he had a prominent recurring guest role as a doctor on NBC's ratings champ ER. His prolific television career also includes a role on the sci-fi series Earth 2 (1994). In 2002, Brown appeared among an ensemble cast in the HBO film The Laramie Project, which was about the beating death of gay Wyoming teen Matthew Shepard. The next year, he took on the prominant role of Brother Justin Crowe on HBO's cryptic period drama Carnivàle, joining another talented ensemble cast and once again tapping into his dark side. Brown's distinctive voice has been in high demand throughout his career, resulting in dozens of voice-over credits in animated features such as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and television series. Of course his distinctively brute face was still very much an important part of his career, with an onscreen role in the hit television series Lost serving well to provide viewers with a valuable history of the mysterious "hatch." A trip back in time found the hulking Brown assuming the role of a monstrous viking in director Markus Nispel's Pathfinder, and later that same year the actor could once again be spotted on the big screen in the Kevin Costner Coast Guard drama The Guardian. In 2008 he appeared in the college football film The Express, and the next year had small but crucial roles in the indie drama The Twenty, as well as Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! He continued to land small parts in bug budget Hollywood spectacles like the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Cowboys & Aliens, and Green Lantern.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
17% Supercon Adam King 2018
81% Chappaquiddick Robert McNamara 2018
92% Thor: Ragnarok Surtur 2017
90% Stronger Jeff Bauman Sr 2017
92% Little Evil REverend Gospel 2017
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Actor 2017
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After King Frederic 2017
28% Warcraft Blackhand 2016
86% Hail, Caesar! Gracchus (In The Epic, "Hail, Caesar!") 2016
92% 99 Homes Actor 2015
10% Just Before I Go Dad 2015
80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Mr. Krabs 2015
20% When The Game Stands Tall Mickey Ryan 2014
No Score Yet Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United Taskmaster 2014
No Score Yet Water & Power Turnvil 2014
83% Sparks Archer 2014
No Score Yet The Trip to Bountiful Sheriff 2014
42% Homefront Sheriff Keith Rodrigue 2013
29% Hellbenders Angus 2013
8% Nothing Left to Fear Kingsman 2013
52% At Any Price Jim Johnson 2013
61% John Dies at the End Dr. Albert Marconi 2013
No Score Yet Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Trials of Cate McCall Brinkerhoff 2013
No Score Yet LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Lex Luthor 2013
No Score Yet It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Actor 2012
45% Cowboys & Aliens Meacham 2011
91% Donor Unknown Actor 2011
26% Green Lantern Parallax 2011
No Score Yet Thor: Tales Of Asgard Frost Giant 2011
15% A Nightmare on Elm Street Alan, Quentin's Father 2010
No Score Yet The Goon Producer 2010
No Score Yet Conan: Red Nails Actor 2010
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Lex Luthor 2009
80% The Informant! Aubrey Daniel 2009
61% The Express Roy Simmons Sr. 2008
73% The Burrowers Clay 2008
10% Pathfinder Gunnar 2007
No Score Yet A.T.O.M. Actor 2005
69% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Mr. Krabs 2004
No Score Yet Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' Actor 2004
No Score Yet Barbarians Actor 2004
100% Normal Frank 2003
No Score Yet Snow White: The Fairest of Them All The Grandfather of Wishes 2002
92% The Laramie Project Rob Debree 2002
No Score Yet Heavy Gear: The Dragon's Shadow Actor 2002
No Score Yet Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature Actor 2001
61% Recess: School's Out Bald Guy 2001
No Score Yet Yesterday's Children Doug 2000
33% The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea Undertow and Servant 2000
No Score Yet Chump Change The Man 2000
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring Actor 2000
83% The Hurricane Lt. Jimmy Williams 1999
No Score Yet In the Company of Spies II Dale Beckham 1999
No Score Yet Boss of Bosses Andris Kurins 1999
No Score Yet Vendetta Chief Hennessy 1999
No Score Yet The Patron Saint of Liars Son 1998
No Score Yet The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Akela 1998
83% The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Actor 1998
24% Flubber Smith 1997
62% Starship Troopers Sgt. Zim 1997
68% Female Perversions John 1997
No Score Yet Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Actor 1997
No Score Yet Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Actor 1996
95% Dead Man Walking State Trooper 1995
No Score Yet Donor Unknown Nash 1995
No Score Yet Gargoyles: The Movie Hakon 1995
91% The Shawshank Redemption Captain Hadley 1994
No Score Yet Last Light Lt. Lionel McMannis 1993
No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Ben Gardino 1993
25% Pet Sematary Two Gus Gilbert 1992
No Score Yet Past Midnight Steve Lundy 1991
No Score Yet Cast a Deadly Spell Harry Bordon 1991
No Score Yet Love, Lies and Murder David Brown 1991
No Score Yet Ambition Albert 1991
No Score Yet Waiting for the Light Joe 1990
No Score Yet Johnny Ryan Actor 1990
71% Blue Steel Nick Mann 1990
100% Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) Steve 1988
No Score Yet The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Actor 1987
75% Extreme Prejudice Sgt. Larry McRose 1987
No Score Yet The Room Upstairs Kevin 1987
68% Highlander Kurgan 1986
25% The Bride Viktor 1985
No Score Yet Thunder Alley Weasel 1985
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Rawhide 1984
89% Bad Boys Viking 1982

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Mr. Crosby
  • 2019
86% Billions
2016-2018
Waylon "Jock" Jeffcoa
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Eddie Little
  • 2016
89% The Flash
2014
General Eiling
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Dark Minions
2013
Voice
  • 2013
82% Sleepy Hollow
2013-2017
August Corbin
  • 2013
No Score Yet Ultimate Spider-Man
2012-2014
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Thundercats (2011)
2012
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2010
92% Leverage
2008-2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Rob Walcott
  • 2010
7% The Deep End
2010
Hart Sterling
  • 2010
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Sheriff John Burkhart
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Riches
2007-2008
Rudy Blue
  • 2007
90% Lost
2004-2010
Kelvin Inman
  • 2006
100% Avatar: The Last Airbender
2005-2008
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2004
53% Carnivàle
2003-2005
Brother Justin Crowe
  • 2005
  • 2003
95% Justice League
2004
Voice Lex Luthor
  • 2003
  • 2002
53% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
D.A. Justin Fox
  • 2000
No Score Yet Superman: The Animated Series
1996-2000
Voice
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Ellis West Ellis
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1993
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Kelly
  • 1983
No Score Yet Jackie Chan Adventures
2000-2005
Voice
No Score Yet Thundercats (2005)

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