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Clancy Brown



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
28% Warcraft
  • Blackhand
2016
85% 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
No Score Yet SpongeBob: na suchym l?dzie 3D
  • Pan Krabs
2015
No Score Yet SpongeBob Schwammkopf 3D
  • Mr. Eugene H. Krabs
2015
17% 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
80% 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
60% John Dies at the End
  • Dr. Albert Marconi
2013
No Score Yet LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite
  • Lex Luthor
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 It's a SpongeBob Christmas!
  • Actor
2012
43% 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
79% The Informant!
  • Aubrey Daniel
2009
61% The Express
  • Roy Simmons Sr.
2008
70% The Burrowers
  • Clay
2008
11% Pathfinder
  • Gunnar
2007
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet A.T.O.M.
  • Actor
2005
68% 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 Superman: The Last Son of Krypton
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
  • Akela
1998
83% The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest
  • Actor
1998
23% Flubber
  • Smith
1997
63% Starship Troopers
  • Sgt. Zim
1997
64% 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 Antesala Mortal
  • Lt. Lionel McMannis
1993
26% 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
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Sgt. Larry McRose
1987
No Score Yet The Room Upstairs
  • Kevin
1987
70% Highlander
  • Kurgan
1986
22% The Bride
  • Viktor
1985
No Score Yet Thunder Alley
  • Weasel
1985
70% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • Rawhide
1984
89% Bad Boys
  • Viking
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice
94% The Flash
2014
  • General Eiling
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Sheriff John Burkhart
No Score Yet Dark Minions
2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Eddie Little
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Lex Luthor
  • Voice
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Ellis West Ellis
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Actor
7% The Deep End
2010
  • Hart Sterling
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Kelvin Inman
82% Sleepy Hollow
2013
  • August Corbin
No Score Yet Thundercats
  • Actor
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Rob Walcott
No Score Yet Thundercats (2005)
  • Actor

Quotes from Clancy Brown's Characters