Lance Henriksen

Lowest Rated: 0% The Horror Show (1989)
Birthday: May 5, 1940
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Upon graduation from the Actor's Studio, Manhattan-born Lance Henriksen spent nearly two decades playing villains. An agreeable-looking fellow offscreen, Henriksen portrayed the foulest of murderers, rapists, perverts, extraterrestrials, and other antisocial types on the stage (Richard III) and screen. He made his first film, It Ain't Easy, in 1972 (although his studio bios list his screen debut as Dog Day Afternoon in 1975), then concentrated his skills on the melodramatic requirements of The Jagged Edge (1985), Johnny Handsome (1989), Jennifer Eight (1992), Dead Man (1995), and many others. In interviews, Henriksen claimed to "live" his parts while portraying them, which, he admitted, was a self-defeating practice. A close friend of director James Cameron, Henriksen posed for Cameron's preliminary character sketches for the robotic antagonist of the 1984 thriller The Terminator. The producers liked the sketches but not Henriksen, and the role instead went to Arnold Schwarzenegger. In compensation, Cameron saw to it that Henriksen was cast as a heroic android in his 1986 film Aliens.In the years that followed Henriksen gained reputation as an actor who could bring compelling nuance to even the most mundane of roles. Moving into the 1990s Henriksen did indeed appear in a number of forgettable films, but the ones that did leave an impression on audience did so with remarkable zeal. From his menacing role as the head of a tribe of nomadic vampires in Near Dark to a tortured portrayal of a vengeful father in Pumpkinhead, Henriksen's colorful characters consistantly elevated what may have been dismissive, two-dimensional players in the hands of a lesser actor. After reprising his role as Bishop in the troubled Alien 3, Henriksen packed heat as an over the top hunter of human's in Hong Kong action film director John Woo's American debut Hard Target. By this point the dedicated actor had earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to make his characters truly memorable, and a scene in the climactic showdown of Hard Target found him continuing to chew scenery evern after he accidentally caught on fire (a scene that actually made it into the final cut of the film)! Henriksen's role as a cocky gunfighter in director Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead proved without question a highlight of his roles from the '90s. In 1996 Henriksen made quite an impression on television audiences as the lead character in producer Chris Carter's shortlived X-Files spin-off Millennium. As a former FBI profiler with a unique gift for peering into the minds of some of the nation's most feared criminals, Henriksen gained his most notable exposure to date and longtime fans ate it up. Unfortunately the series only ran for three seasons and Henriksen was back to his old bag of tricks in a seemingly undending series if B-movies. It certainly appeared as if Henriksen was becoming less choosy with his roles, and though the integrity he would bring to those roles generally helped him to stay afloat in a sea of forgettable efforts, it appeared as if the waters were finally threatening to overtake him. While it was indeed a relief to see Henriksen back on the big screen in Scream 3, there was little even he could do to make The Mangler 2 more watchable. Fortunately during this period, actors were becoming more prominant in video games, and Henriksen's distinct voice lent notable atmosphere to such efforts as Red Faction II and Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. Henriksen's role in the suprisingly agreeable horror sequel Mimic: Sentinel helped to lend the movie some weight even if his actual screentime amounted to a little more than ten minutes, and if a wince of pain could be heard following the announcement of his involvement in Hellraiser: Hellworld fans could at least hold out hope for a return to the franchise that helped to launch his career in the long-anticipated Alien vs. Predator. Unfortunately, it didn't, though Henrickson continued to enjoy success in vo


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No Score Yet Cliffs of Freedom Old Demetri 2019
74% Mom and Dad Actor 2018
No Score Yet A Reckoning Actor 2018
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No Score Yet Gone Are the Days Taylon 2018
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No Score Yet Wraith Father Ehrlich 2017
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No Score Yet Needlestick Alexander Crick 2017
50% Gehenna: Where Death Lives Morgan 2016
No Score Yet Deserted Hopper 2016
No Score Yet Daylight's End Frank Hill 2016
No Score Yet El fin del Sol Frank Hill 2016
No Score Yet The Sector The Finisher 2016
50% Me Him Her Actor 2016
No Score Yet Lake Eerie Pop 2016
No Score Yet Acre Beyond the Rye Dr. Bradford Weeks 2016
No Score Yet O Fim do Dia Actor 2016
No Score Yet Monday at 11:01 A.M. Bartender 2016
No Score Yet Garm Wars: The Last Druid Wydd 2015
43% Harbinger Down Graff 2015
No Score Yet Dark Awakening Father Donovan O'Malley 2015
53% Stung Caruthers 2015
No Score Yet Justice Served Henry Callas 2015
No Score Yet Alien Rising (Gemini Rising) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Kids vs Monsters Heinrich 2015
No Score Yet Spirit Riders Rex 2015
No Score Yet Hollows Grove Actor 2014
54% Road to Paloma FBI Agent Kelly 2014
No Score Yet Sin Reaper 3D Actor 2013
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No Score Yet Fatherhood 101 Actor 2013
No Score Yet Champion (My Dog the Champion) Billy 2013
No Score Yet It's In The Blood Actor 2012
No Score Yet Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Henry Gale 2012
No Score Yet Astronaut: The Last Push (The Last Push) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Scream of the Banshee Broderick Duncan 2011
No Score Yet Beautiful Wave Jimmy 2011
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved Halloween Eli 2011
No Score Yet Surfing with the Enemy Narrator 2011
No Score Yet Monster Brawl Narrator God 2011
No Score Yet The Genesis Code Actor 2010
No Score Yet Cyrus: Mind Of A Serial Killer Emmett 2010
No Score Yet Godkiller Mulciber 2010
No Score Yet The Penitent Man Mr. Darnell 2010
No Score Yet Good Day for It Lyle Tyrus 2010
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II Actor 2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon Dick Lobo $26.7K 2009
No Score Yet The Seamstress Sheriff Virgil Logan 2009
100% Nightmares in Red, White and Blue Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Screamers: The Hunting Orsow 2009
No Score Yet The Lost Tribe Gallo 2009
No Score Yet Ladies of the House Frank 2008
76% Appaloosa Ring Shelton $20.2M 2008
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II Abner Lundberg 2008
No Score Yet The Chosen One Cardinal Fred 2008
No Score Yet Deadwater Capt. John Willets 2008
No Score Yet Pistol Whipped The Old Man 2008
No Score Yet Prairie Fever Monte James 2008
No Score Yet Necessary Evil Dr. Neal Fibrian 2008
No Score Yet Mythic Journeys Actor 2008
No Score Yet Dying God Chance 2008
No Score Yet Dark Reel Connor Pritchett 2008
No Score Yet In the Spider's Web Dr. Lecorpus 2007
No Score Yet Bone Dry Jimmy 2007
No Score Yet Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (Pumpkinhead 4) Ed Harley 2007
No Score Yet Alien3 (Special Edition) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Black Ops Capt. John Willets 2007
No Score Yet Sasquatch Mountain Chase Jackson 2006
No Score Yet Pirates of Treasure Island Long John Silver 2006
No Score Yet The Da Vinci Treasure Dr. John Coven 2006
64% Abominable Ziegler Dane 2006
No Score Yet The Garden Ben Zachary 2006
9% When a Stranger Calls Stranger $47.9M 2006
No Score Yet The Book of Daniel Cyrus 2006
No Score Yet Superman: Brainiac Attacks Brainiac 2006
No Score Yet House at the End of the Drive Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes Ghost of Ed Harley 2006
No Score Yet Supernova Col. Harlan Williams 2005
20% Hellraiser: Hellworld The Host 2005
33% Tarzan II Kerchak 2005
No Score Yet Dream Warrior Parish 2004
No Score Yet Starkweather The Mentor 2004
4% Modigliani Foster Kane 2004
21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator Charles Bishop Weyland $80.3M 2004
No Score Yet Evel Knievel 'Awful' Knoffel 2004
67% Paranoia 1.0 Actor 2004
No Score Yet Paranoia 1.0 Howard 2004
No Score Yet Out for Blood Captain Billings 2004
60% Mimic: Sentinel Garbageman 2003
No Score Yet Rapid Exchange Newcastle 2003
No Score Yet Sasquatch Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Last Cowboy Will Cooper 2003
No Score Yet Madhouse Dr. Franks 2003
No Score Yet Unspeakable Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Invitation Roland Levy 2003
No Score Yet James Cameron's Expedition - Bismarck Actor 2002
No Score Yet Antibody Gaynes 2002
No Score Yet Lost Voyage David Shaw 2002
No Score Yet The Omen Legacy Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Mangler 2 Director Actor 2001
No Score Yet Atlantis in the Andes Actor 2001
37% Scream 3 John Milton 2000
89% Tarzan Kerchak 1999
No Score Yet The Day Lincoln Was Shot Abraham Lincoln 1998
No Score Yet No Contest II Actor 1997
No Score Yet Face the Evil Actor 1997
No Score Yet Profile for Murder Adrian Cross 1997
No Score Yet Dusting Cliff Seven Actor 1996
No Score Yet Felony Taft 1996
No Score Yet The Nature of the Beast Jack Powell 1995
50% Powder Barnum 1995
No Score Yet The Criminal Mind Agent Winslow 1995
No Score Yet Gunfighter's Moon Frank Morgan 1995
70% Dead Man Cole Wilson 1995
57% The Quick and the Dead Ace Hanlon 1995
No Score Yet Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper Stockton 1995
No Score Yet Aurora: Operation Intercept (Operation Intercept) William Stenghel 1995
No Score Yet Baja Burns 1995
21% Color of Night Buck 1994
No Score Yet Spitfire Richard Charles 1994
50% No Escape Father 1994
No Score Yet Boulevard McClaren 1994
No Score Yet Knights Job 1993
No Score Yet The Outfit Dutch Schultz 1993
21% Super Mario Bros. The King 1993
20% Excessive Force Devlin 1993
53% Hard Target Emil Fouchon 1993
37% Jennifer 8 Freddy Ross 1992
No Score Yet Delta Heat Jackson Rivers 1992
42% Alien3 Bishop II 1992
17% Man's Best Friend Dr. Jarret 1991
56% The Pit and the Pendulum Torquemada 1991
No Score Yet Camaradas de Armas Rob Reed 1991
25% Stone Cold Chains Cooper 1991
No Score Yet The Last Samurai Johnny Congo 1990
No Score Yet Survival Quest Hank 1989
62% Johnny Handsome Rafe Garrett 1989
No Score Yet Deadly Intent Raymond 1989
0% The Horror Show Detective Lucas McCarthy 1989
68% Pumpkinhead Ed Harley 1988
No Score Yet Hit List Chris Caleek 1988
88% Near Dark Jesse 1987
99% Aliens Bishop 1986
No Score Yet Choke Canyon Brook Alistair 1986
No Score Yet Aliens (Special Edition) Director Actor 1986
No Score Yet Savage Dawn Ben Stryker 1985
83% Jagged Edge Frank Martin 1985
100% The Terminator Det. Vukovich 1984
98% The Right Stuff Wally Schirra 1983
29% Nightmares MacLeod 1983
6% Piranha Part Two: The Spawning Steve Kimbrough 1981
91% Prince of the City DA Burano 1981
88% The Visitor Raymond Armstead 1979
41% Damien---Omen II Sgt. Neff 1978
97% Close Encounters of the Third Kind Robert 1977
92% Network Lawyer (uncredited) 1976
No Score Yet The Next Man Federal Security 1976
No Score Yet Mansion of the Doomed Dr. Dan Bryan 1976
95% Dog Day Afternoon Murphy 1975


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