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Lance Henriksen is a Actor and Director American born on 5 may 1940 at New York City (USA)

Lance Henriksen

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Birth name Lance James Henriksen
Nationality USA
Birth 5 may 1940 (79 years) at New York City (USA)

Lance James Henriksen (born May 5, 1940) is an American actor and artist best known to film and television audiences for his frequent collaboration with James Cameron as well as his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop and the Weyland family members in the Alien film franchise, and on television shows such as Millennium. Henriksen is also a voice actor, notably having voiced Kerchak the gorilla in Disney's Tarzan.

Biography

Fils d'un marin norvégien, Lance Henriksen passe son enfance à Bornéo, aux îles Fidji et en Malaisie. Cette jeunesse aventureuse lui rend vite intolérables les contraintes d'une scolarité traditionnelle. Renvoyé de plusieurs lycées, il part sur les routes à l'âge de douze ans et, après une adolescence mouvementée, intègre l'Actors Studio. Il obtient son premier rôle dans la reprise Off-Broadway de Three Plays of the Sea d'Eugene O'Neill et enchaîne au milieu des années 1970 deux apparitions sous la direction de Sidney Lumet dans Un après-midi de chien (1975) et Network (1976). Une troisième suivra en 1981 avec Le Prince de New York.

Agent de la CIA dans Rencontres du troisième type (1977), officier dans Damien : La Malédiction 2 (1978), astronaute dans L'Étoffe des héros (1983), inspecteur de police dans Terminator (1984), son visage buriné ne passe plus inaperçu.

En 1986, pour Aliens, le retour, James Cameron lui confie le rôle de l'androïde Bishop, un personnage qui reviendra dans Alien 3 (1992) et Alien vs. Predator (2004) sous une forme dérivée. Habitué au registre fantastique et horrifique, il participe à de nombreux films de ce genre, parmi lesquels : Aux frontières de l'aube (1987), Absolom 2022 (1994), Powder (1995), Scream 3 (2000)...

Également à l'aise et très convaincant dans les prestations de méchant, il s'en prend à Mickey Rourke dans Johnny belle gueule (1989), à Jean-Claude Van Damme dans Chasse à l'homme (1993) de John Woo et à Johnny Depp dans Dead Man (1995).

Également peintre et potier au talent reconnu, Lance Henriksen tente d'élargir son répertoire en incarnant le fidèle ami d'Andy Garcia dans le polar Jennifer 8 (1992), l'un des patients du psychiatre Bruce Willis dans le thriller Color of Night (1994), un as de la gâchette dans le western Mort ou vif (1995) et en prêtant sa voix au personnage de Kerchak dans le dessin animé Tarzan (1999). De 1996 à 1999, il est également la vedette de la série MillenniuM, qui lui vaut trois citations consécutives aux Golden Globes, en 1997, 1998 et 1999.

Le milieu des années 2000 est un tournant dans la carrière du comédien qui enchaîne les seconds rôles dans des productions mineures destinées au marché de la vidéo/DVD/Blu-ray. Plus que jamais associé au cinéma de genre, il campe des rôles dans des franchises célèbres telles que Hellraiser : Hellworld (2005), Pumpkinhead : Les condamnés (2006), Pumpkinhead : Les sacrifiés (2007), ou bien encore Alone in the dark 2 (2009).

Best films

Tarzan (1999)
(Actor)
Aliens (1986)
(Actor)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
(Actor)
No Escape (1994)
(Actor)
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
(Actor)

Usually with

James Cameron
James Cameron
(4 films)
Roel Reiné
Roel Reiné
(4 films)
Leigh Slawner
Leigh Slawner
(2 films)
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lance Henriksen (117 films)

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Actor

Mom and Dad, 1h23
Directed by Brian Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Actors Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Joseph D. Reitman, Lance Henriksen
Roles Mel Ryan
Rating54% 2.745692.745692.745692.745692.74569
Une adolescente et son petit frère doivent survivre pendant 24 heures à une frénésie meurtrière de masse poussant les parents, devenus soudainement hystériques et agressifs, à se retourner violemment contre leurs propres enfants.
Harbinger Down
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Actors Lance Henriksen, Giovonnie L. Samuels, Mike Estime
Roles Graff
Rating45% 2.2531852.2531852.2531852.2531852.253185
A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.
Kids vs Monsters
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Themes Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Elaine Hendrix, Francesca Eastwood, Malcolm McDowell, Keith David, Daniel David Stewart, Lance Henriksen
Roles Heinrich
Rating42% 2.113242.113242.113242.113242.11324
The film centers around six children that have been sent to a strange, mysterious house by their wealthy parents, who feel that their children pose more of a burden than a blessing. While in the house they will face seven monsters, each of which are intent on battling the children.
Garm Wars: The Last Druid, 1h42
Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Lance Henriksen, Kevin Durand
Roles Wydd
Rating48% 2.4051252.4051252.4051252.4051252.405125
Dans un monde appelé Annwyn où des soldats clones de trois tribus militaires se livrent a une guerre aérienne, terrestre, et technologique sans fin, un clone nommé Khara va s'extraire hors de la bataille et se retrouver en cavale avec un groupe de compagnons improbables de différentes tribus. Tous vont alors se questionner leur propre existence.
Road to Paloma
Directed by Jason Momoa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Sarah Shahi, Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James, Wes Studi, Jill Wagner
Roles FBI Agent Kelly
Rating61% 3.05163.05163.05163.05163.0516
After murdering his mother's rapist, Wolf (Jason Momoa), a Native American, flees from the law. Six months later he meets up with a drifter called Cash (Robert Homer Mollohan) and heads north to his sister's property where he intends to go spread his mother's ashes, but with the law right behind him his dream to lay his mother to peace may come at a price.
Hollows Grove, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Mykelti Williamson, Lance Henriksen, Matthew Carey, Sunkrish Bala, Bresha Webb, Matt Doherty
Roles Bill
Rating49% 2.4607352.4607352.4607352.4607352.460735
Harold (Matthew Carey) is a down-on-his-luck documentary filmmaker that has been given the opportunity to shadow his former college friends, ghost hunters for the popular television show named S.P.I.T.. Intending to use any footage he shoots as a documentary, Harold is disappointed when Tim (Matt Doherty) reveals that a good chunk of the evidence collected during each investigation was planted there by their props director Bill (Lance Henriksen). In fact, everything that is seen in their show is the result of very careful planning and editing designed to get the maximum amount of entertainment per episode. However this time the group is going to investigate Hollows Grove, an abandoned orphanage where several atrocities were committed against their residents and two nurses committed suicide. Initially the group approaches the grounds with the idea that there will be no true threat to their beings, only to discover that Hollows Grove is very haunted and that their lives are very much in danger.
Phantom
Phantom (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Todd Robinson
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films
Actors Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Johnathon Schaech, Jason Beghe
Roles Markov
Rating59% 2.950252.950252.950252.950252.95025
Demi (Harris), is a veteran Soviet Navy captain finishing up a career that failed to live up to the legacy of his legendary father. He is given an assignment by Markov (Henriksen) to lead a top secret mission and given the command of his old ship. Due to mistakes he made during his service, involving the deaths of many of his past crew in a fire, this will be his last assignment and his only opportunity to command any ship at all. Demi interrupts a party involving his crew, including Alex Kozlov (Fichtner), his up-and-coming executive officer headed for great success. However, as Demi leaves his home to lead Alex and his crew of on the secret mission, the presence of KGB agent Bruni (Duchovny), and ominous portents, begin to alter the objectives of the mission, causing Demi and Kozlov to become concerned. Furthermore, Markov commits suicide as the submarine departs.
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, 1h41
Directed by Leigh Slawner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about writers, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Children's films
Actors Sean Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Eliza Swenson, Christopher Lloyd, Mia Sara, Lance Henriksen
Roles Henry Gale, Dorothy's old-fashioned uncle who lives in rural Kansas.
Rating52% 2.6063752.6063752.6063752.6063752.606375
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, and its miniseries predecessor, follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories, and that the wonders of Oz are very, very real. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up in Times Square, Dorothy must find the inner courage to stop her.
Beautiful Wave, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Surfing films
Actors Aimee Teegarden, Patricia Richardson, Lance Henriksen, Helen Slater, Bart Johnson
Roles Jimmy
Rating51% 2.564662.564662.564662.564662.56466
New Yorker late-teen Nicole (Aimee Teegarden) visits her estranged grandmother (Patricia Richardson) in Santa Cruz, California for the summer. She learns family history, meets a boy, takes a road trip to Mexico, learns to surf, and discovers her missing-or-presumed-dead grandfather.
Good Day for It
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Robert Patrick, Hal Holbrook, Samantha Mathis, Mika Sue Boorem, Lance Henriksen, Christian Kane
Roles Lyle Tyrus
Rating57% 2.854852.854852.854852.854852.85485
Un homme forcé de quitter sa femme et sa fille il y a des années, est de retour pour régler ses comptes et réunir sa famille. C’est une question d’honneur...
Scream of the Banshee, 1h30
Directed by Steven C Miller
Origin USA
Genres Action, Horror
Actors Lance Henriksen, Lauren Holly, Todd Haberkorn, Kayden Kessler
Roles Broderick Duncan
Rating38% 1.9236951.9236951.9236951.9236951.923695
An archeology professor (Lauren Holly) unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream. It can kill by controlling the person and taking the person's soul.
The Dog Who Saved Halloween, 1h24
Genres Comedy
Actors Gary Valentine, Dean Cain, Elisa Donovan, Lance Henriksen, Mayim Bialik, Joey Diaz
Roles Eli Cole
Rating42% 2.1033252.1033252.1033252.1033252.103325
Les Bannister et leur chien, le labrador Zeus, ont emménagé dans une nouvelle maison juste à temps pour y fêter Halloween. Tout semble aller pour le mieux jusqu'à ce qu'ils constatent que des sons et des lumières étranges proviennent de la maison de leur voisin, le professeur Eli Cole. George décide d'aller voir de plus près ce qu'il s'y passe, secondé dans son enquête par un improbable duo formé par Ted et Stewey, tout juste sortis de prison.
Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer
Directed by Lance Henriksen, Brian Krause, Danielle Harris
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Brian Krause, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Patricia Belcher, Rae Dawn Chong, Doug Jones
Roles Emmett
Rating47% 2.3615952.3615952.3615952.3615952.361595
A thriller film based on real events, the film shows an independent television reporter and her cameraman, part of a small independent news crew interviewing a man in regards to a serial killer the man knew by the name of 'Cyrus' dubbed 'The County Line Cannibal'. The man traces back through the story of the serial killer and why he became the monster he is.
The Genesis Code
Directed by C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Read Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Logan Bartholomew, Kelsey Sanders, Ernest Borgnine, Louise Fletcher, Lance Henriksen, Catherine Hicks
Roles Dr. Hoffer
Rating54% 2.7074452.7074452.7074452.7074452.707445
Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college student journalist and committed Christian, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew), the college's hockey superstar. Blake struggles with personal crisis but rejects Kerry's reliance on her faith. He is convinced that modern science has disproved the Bible and especially the Genesis story of creation. Together they discover that the creation story and science may be in perfect accord.