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Brion James

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Brion Howard James (February 20, 1945 – August 7, 1999) was an American character actor. Known for playing the character of Leon Kowalski in the movie Blade Runner, James portrayed a variety of colorful roles in well-known American films such as 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hours, Tango & Cash, Silverado, Red Heat, The Player and The Fifth Element. James' commanding screen presence and formidable physique at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall[1] usually resulted in his casting as a heavy, appearing more frequently in lower budget horror and action films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. James appeared in more than 100 films before he died of a heart attack aged 54. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brion James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 20, 1945 In Redlands, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
101
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Swimming with Dolphins 2005-10-29
Known For
Poster of Black Sea 213
Poster of Walker, Texas Ranger
Poster of Tales from the Crypt
Poster of The A-Team
Filmography
Movie Phoenix Point Spider Rico 2005-01-20
Movie Swimming with Dolphins 2005-10-29
Movie The Operator Vernon Woods 2000-03-04
Movie The King Is Alive Ashley 2000-05-11
Movie Dirt Merchant Detective Harry Ball 1999-09-16
Movie Jekyll Island Lawton Goodyear 1998-01-01
Movie In God's Hands Capitaine 1998-04-24
Movie Black Sea 213 Captain Killick 1998-01-01
Movie Men in White General 1998-08-16
Movie Brown's Requiem Cathcart 1998-11-01
Movie A Place Called Truth Hank 1998-07-20
Movie Deadly Ransom Bobby Rico 1998-10-03
Movie The Fifth Element General Munro 1997-05-07
Movie The Soft Kill Ben McCarthy 1997-01-01
Series Spawn 1997-05-16
Movie Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Salvador Dali / Sam 1997-10-07
Movie Back in Business Emery Ryker 1997-05-29
Movie The Underground Captain Hilton 1997-10-28
Movie Evil Obsession Stavinski 1996-01-01
Movie Chase Morran Chairman 1996-01-01
Movie Precious Find Sam Horton 1996-01-01
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Series Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Movie American Strays Oris 1996-09-12
Movie Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Larry Walker 1995-01-28
Series The Marshal 1995-01-31
Movie Spitfire Tough Guy (uncredited) 1995-01-24
Movie Cyberjack Nassim 1995-09-19
Movie Nature of the Beast Sheriff Gordon 1995-10-23
Movie Steel Frontier General J.W. Quantrell 1995-03-28
Movie Dominion Lynwood 1995-04-25
Movie The Dark Paul Buckner 1994-06-03
Movie Knight Rider 2010 Jared 1994-02-03
Movie Cabin Boy Big Teddy 1994-01-07
Movie Scanner Cop Dr. Hampton 1994-07-27
Movie Future Shock Jack Porter 1994-01-01
Movie Hong Kong 97 Simon Alexander 1994-11-09
Movie Savage Land Cyrus 1994-09-13
Movie Radioland Murders Bernie King 1994-10-21
Movie The Companion Ron Cocheran 1994-10-14
Movie Time Runner Neila 1993-03-17
Movie Rio Diablo 1993-02-28
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Showdown Vice Principal Kowalski 1993-09-16
Movie Brain Smasher... A Love Story Brown 1993-11-17
Movie Striking Distance Det. Eddie Eiler 1993-09-17
Movie The Player Joel Levison 1992-04-03
Movie Black Magic Tom McKay 1992-09-21
Movie Nemesis Maritz 1992-12-26
Movie Frogtown II Prof. Tanzer 1992-11-03
Movie Mom Nestor Duvalier 1991-01-01
Movie Ultimate Desires Wolfgang Friedman 1991-07-31
Movie Another 48 Hrs. Ben Kehoe 1990-06-08
Movie Street Asylum Reverend Mony 1990-06-06
Movie House III: The Horror Show Max Jenke 1989-04-28
Movie Mutator David Allen 1989-05-15
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Tango & Cash Requin 1989-12-22
Movie Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Roy Grimes 1989-10-10
Movie Circles in a Forest Mr. Patterson 1989-08-01
Movie The Wrong Guys Glen Grunski 1988-05-13
Movie D.O.A. Detective Ulmer 1988-03-18
Movie Red Heat Streak 1988-06-17
Movie Dead Man Walking Decker 1988-09-15
Movie Red Scorpion Krasnov 1988-12-24
Movie Nightmare at Noon The Albino 1988-09-28
Movie Steel Dawn Tark 1987-11-06
Movie Cherry 2000 Stacy 1987-11-12
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Annihilator Alien Leader 1986-04-07
Series Sledge Hammer! Felix Ridel 1986-09-23
Movie Armed and Dangerous Anthony Lazarus 1986-08-15
Movie Flesh + Blood Karsthans 1985-08-30
Movie Crimewave Arthur Coddish 1985-09-19
Movie Silverado Hobart 1985-07-10
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Enemy Mine Stubbs 1985-12-12
Movie A Breed Apart Peyton 1984-07-01
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series The A-Team Ryder 1983-01-23
Movie Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues Reece 1983-11-28
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Movie Blade Runner Leon Kowalski 1982-06-25
Movie 48 Hrs. Ben Kehoe 1982-12-07
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Crapshooter 1981-03-20
Movie Conquest of the Earth Willy 1981-09-04
Movie Southern Comfort Trapper 1981-09-25
Movie Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Defalice 1981-10-09
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Movie Blue Sunshine Tony 1978-03-20
Movie Corvette Summer Wayne's Car Wash Henchman 1978-06-02
Movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park Guard 1978-10-28
Series Roots Unknown 1977-01-23
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie Nickelodeon Bailiff 1976-12-21
Movie The Kansas City Massacre Homer Van Meter 1975-01-01
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10