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Brian Thompson is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 28 august 1959 at Ellensburg (USA)

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson
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Birth name Brian Thompson
Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1959 (63 years) at Ellensburg (USA)

Brian Thompson (born August 28, 1959) is an American character actor.

Thompson is perhaps best known for playing the antagonist in the 1986 movie Cobra. He began his career with a bit part in The Terminator, a 1984 blockbuster movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since then, Thompson has worked primarily in the action adventure and science fiction genres. His first named role was in Werewolf, a series that ran during Fox's inaugural broadcasting year of 1987-1988. Thompson has played several characters in the Star Trek franchise as well as the Alien Bounty Hunter on X-Files and Eddie Fiori on Kindred: The Embraced. In 2014, he produced, wrote and starred in the B movie, The Extendables.


Thompson is a windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiast and studies hapkido. He has two children.

Best films

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Lionheart (1990)

Usually with

Bruce Locke
Bruce Locke
(1 films)
Martin Kove
Martin Kove
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brian Thompson (36 films)

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The Extendables, 1h25
Directed by Brian Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Marisa Ramirez, Brian Thompson, Gary Graham, Marc Dacascos, Ian Patrick Williams, Lee Garlington
Roles Vardell Duseldorfer
Rating36% 1.814641.814641.814641.814641.81464
At the beginning, Brian Thompson explains that the movie is his answer to the question "What's it like to work with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Segal or Jean-Claude Van Damme?". By combining actual situations and traits of these movie stars, he created one fictional character, Vardell Düsseldorfer or VD. VD is an aged and retired action movie star, who is now a drug addict and alcoholic.
Love's Christmas Journey, 2h52
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Natalie Hall, JoBeth Williams, Greg Vaughan, Dylan Bruce, Bobby Campo, Charles Shaughnessy
Roles Cass
Rating63% 3.156613.156613.156613.156613.15661
Au far West, une veuve vient rendre visite à son frère et ses deux enfants pour Noël.
Dragonquest, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dragons
Actors Marc Singer, Brian Thompson, Jason Connery, Jay Beyers, Jack Goldenberg, Jennifer Dorogi
Roles Kirill
Rating30% 1.526131.526131.526131.526131.52613
The film takes place in a world based loosely on Medieval Europe, where Sorcery is commonplace and people live in a feudal society.
Fist of the Warrior, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Ho Sung Pak, Peter Greene, Roger Guenveur Smith, Sherilyn Fenn, Rosa Blasi, Antonio Fargas
Roles Max
Rating37% 1.8512751.8512751.8512751.8512751.851275
The film follows three characters, a hit-man, a mobster and a corrupt detective who confront each other when events come to a head for them. Hit-man Lee Choe decides to retire to live a normal life. After refusing an order from mobster John Lowe, Lowe has Lee's girlfriend killed. In order to seek vengeance, Lee goes on a mission to kill Lowe, who turns to corrupt detective Craig Barnes to frame him. At the same time, Barnes, who's being investigated by internal affairs, has to deal with his unhappy, alcoholic wife Katie.
Flight of the Living Dead, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Aviation films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Dans un avion, Disaster films
Actors Kristen Kerr, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dale Midkiff, Erick Avari, Raymond J. Barry, Brian Kolodziej
Roles Kevin
Rating51% 2.5509252.5509252.5509252.5509252.550925
On a routine flight from Los Angeles to Paris, a renegade group of scientists has smuggled aboard a secret container holding a fellow scientist infected with a deadly genetically engineered virus which reanimates the dead. The virus is a variant of the virus malaria created by three scientists. They discovered and manufactured the virus with the intent of turning it into a biological weapon. Their goal was to produce soldiers who could continue fighting, even while mortally wounded. The virus is transmitted through bodily fluids. The infected have superhuman abilities, sprinting and leaping beyond human capabilities. The zombies become very durable, and a particular zombie survives despite being thrown into a plane's engine.
The Legend of Tillamook's Gold
Origin USA
Actors Brian McNamara, Julia Campbell, Brian Thompson, Max Gail, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Mary Stein
Roles Jimmy Kimbell
Rating49% 2.4715152.4715152.4715152.4715152.471515
Sixteenth century Spanish sailors beach their launch on the Manzanita beach. They carry a treasure chest up Neahkahnie Mountain, leading a manacled African slave. The treasure is buried and the slave is killed and laid on top of the ground to "guard" the treasure and frighten away the local Indians.
Epoch Evolution, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors David Keith, Billy Dee Williams, Angel Boris, Brian Thompson, Shero Rauf, Adrienne McQueen
Roles Tower
Rating42% 2.12182.12182.12182.12182.1218
Engineer Mason Rand (David Keith) returns to help determine if the mysterious monolith he had studied earlier can be used to help save Earth from destruction, or if it is in fact causing it.
Epoch (2001)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Actors David Keith, Ryan O'Neal, Stephanie Niznik, Brian Thompson, Steve Bond, Raul Julia-Levy
Roles Captain Tower
Rating48% 2.4031552.4031552.4031552.4031552.403155
Four billion years ago, before life had developed on Earth, a cosmic object fell in the seas of our planet. In modern times in the mountains of Bhutan, a huge artifact makes its way to the surface, producing a powerful electromagnetic pulse causing worldwide blackouts.
Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Dennie Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Jaime Pressly
Roles Buffalo Bob
Rating59% 2.9978652.9978652.9978652.9978652.997865
Joe Dirt is a custodian at a Los Angeles radio station, sleeping in a janitor's closet in the basement. A producer discovers Joe being bullied in the hallway, and drags him into the studio to talk live on the air with famous disc jockey, shock jock Zander Kelly. Joe tells his life story. As a baby he had a mullet wig installed because the top of his skull had never formed. At age 8, he was left behind by his parents and young sister at the Grand Canyon. He does not know his real last name. After growing up in a series of foster homes, Joe arrives in Silvertown, a small town in the Pacific Northwest, where he meets beautiful Brandy and her dog, Charlie, and becomes a target for jealousy from Robby, the town bully, who has a crush on Brandy.
The Order
The Order (2001)
, 1h29
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charlton Heston, Sofia Milos, Brian Thompson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Ben Cross
Roles Cyrus
Rating46% 2.307262.307262.307262.307262.30726
The film opens in 1099 at the end of the First Crusade, depicting Christian Crusaders sacking Jerusalem and slaughtering the local population. One of the Christian knights, Charles Le Vaillant (Jean-Claude Van Damme), becomes demoralized by the horrors of war, and decides to create a new religious order. This new order brings together members from the three main religions of the region: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. As a self-imposed leader and messiah, Charles writes the sacred texts of the Order. He is subsequently accused of heresy by the Christian church, who attack his stronghold, killing Le Vaillant. During the attack, the last chapter from their religious text becomes lost in the desert after he buried it in a secret place.
Epoch (2001)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors David Keith, Stephanie Niznik, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Thompson, Steve Bond, Craig Wasson
Roles Captain Tower
Rating48% 2.4031552.4031552.4031552.4031552.403155
Un étrange monolithe à l'approche de la Terre envoie un signal sur toute la planète. Les armées du monde se regroupent pour affronter une menace que les terriens n'ont jamais affronté jusqu'ici...
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, 1h35
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Irina Pantaeva, James Remar
Roles Shao Kahn
Rating36% 1.8084051.8084051.8084051.8084051.808405
The evil emperor Shao Kahn, along with his generals, Motaro, Sheeva, Rain, and Ermac, opens a portal from Outworld to Earthrealm and has reclaimed his queen Sindel, who is Kitana's long-dead mother. Earthrealm is therefore in danger of being absorbed into Outworld within six days, a fate which Liu Kang and the others must fight to prevent. Kahn fights and quickly kills Johnny Cage during the confrontation by snapping his neck, and the remaining Earthrealm warriors must regroup and think of an idea to defeat Shao Kahn. An emotionally guilt-ridden Sonya Blade enlists the help of her old partner, Jax, while Kitana and Liu Kang search for a Native American shaman named Nightwolf, who seemingly knows the key to defeating Kahn. On the way, they run afoul of the cyborg Smoke. Kitana and Liu Kang dispatch him with the aid of Sub-Zero, but Scorpion suddenly appears, attacks Sub-Zero, and kidnaps Kitana.
Perfect Target, 1h29
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Daniel Bernhardt, Jim Pirri, Robert Englund, Brian Thompson, Julieta Rosen, Mario Iván Martínez
Roles Major Oxnard
Rating49% 2.48242.48242.48242.48242.4824
A former soldier finds mercenary work as security for the president of a foreign country and becomes the fall guy for an assassination plot. He escapes and joins the rebels to clear his name and expose the true person behind the president's assassination.
DragonHeart, 1h43
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Buddy films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Jason Isaacs
Roles Brok
Rating64% 3.20113.20113.20113.20113.2011
An English knight, Bowen (Dennis Quaid), mentors a Saxon prince, Einon (Lee Oakes), in the Old Code, the ideals of chivalry in the hope that he will become a better king than his tyrannical father. When the king is killed while suppressing a peasant rebellion, Einon rushes to claim his crown and is accidentally mortally wounded by the peasant girl Kara (Sandra Kovacicova). Einon's mother, Queen Aislinn (Julie Christie), has him taken before a dragon whom she implores to save his life. The dragon replaces Einon's damaged heart with half of its own on the promise that Einon will rule with justice and virtue. However, Einon soon becomes more tyrannical than his father was, enslaving the former rebels and forcing them to rebuild a Roman castle. Bowen believes that the dragon's heart has twisted Einon, and swears vengeance on all dragons.