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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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Feb 20, 1945 In Redlands, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Swimming with Dolphins 2005-10-29
Known For
Poster of Swimming with Dolphins
Poster of Tango & Cash
Poster of Red Heat
Poster of Blade Runner
Movie Swimming with Dolphins Unknown 2005-10-29
Movie Phoenix Point Spider Rico 2005-01-20
Movie Farewell, My Love Renault 2000-02-15
Movie The King Is Alive Ashley 2000-05-11
Movie The Operator Vernon Woods 2000-03-04
Movie Dirt Merchant Detective Harry Ball 1999-09-16
Movie Diplomatic Siege Stubbs 1999-11-17
Movie Joseph's Gift Frank Childress 1998-01-01
Movie Jekyll Island Lawton Goodyear 1998-01-01
Movie Black Sea 213 Captain Killick 1998-01-01
Movie In God's Hands Capitaine 1998-04-24
Movie Men in White General 1998-08-16
Movie Brown's Requiem Cathcart 1998-11-01
Movie Heist Caz 1998-06-30
Movie Deadly Ransom Bobby Rico 1998-10-03
Movie A Place Called Truth Hank 1998-07-20
Movie The Fifth Element General Munro 1997-05-02
Movie The Soft Kill Ben McCarthy 1997-01-01
Series Spawn Unknown 1997-05-16
Movie Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Salvador Dali / Sam 1997-10-07
Movie The Killing Jar Unknown 1997-05-27
Movie The Underground Captain Hilton 1997-10-28
Movie Back in Business Emery Ryker 1997-05-29
Movie Evil Obsession Stavinski 1996-01-01
Movie Billy Lone Bear Unknown 1996-01-01
Movie Precious Find Sam Horton 1996-01-01
Movie Assault on Dome 4 Chairman 1996-01-01
Series The Sentinel Warren Chapel 1996-03-20
Movie American Strays Oris 1996-09-12
Series Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Series The Marshal Unknown 1995-01-31
Movie Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Larry Walker 1995-01-28
Movie Spitfire Tough Guy (uncredited) 1995-01-24
Movie Steel Frontier General J.W. Quantrell 1995-03-28
Movie Indecent Behavior III Mr. Cowed 1995-12-19
Movie Nature of the Beast Sheriff Gordon 1995-10-23
Movie Dominion Lynwood 1995-04-25
Movie Cyberjack Nassim 1995-09-19
Movie Knight Rider 2010 Jared 1994-02-03
Movie Cabin Boy Big Teddy 1994-01-07
Movie Future Shock Jack Porter 1994-01-01
Movie F.T.W. Sheriff Rudy Morgan 1994-06-17
Movie Scanner Cop Dr. Hampton 1994-07-27
Movie Hong Kong 97 Simon Alexander 1994-11-09
Movie The Companion Ron Cocheran 1994-10-14
Movie Radioland Murders Bernie King 1994-10-21
Movie Art Deco Detective Jim Wexler 1994-09-16
Movie Savage Land Cyrus 1994-09-13
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Time Runner Neila 1993-03-17
Movie Rio Diablo Unknown 1993-02-28
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 Dark Paul Buckner 1993-10-01
Movie Precious Victims Agent Jimmy Bivens 1993-09-27
Movie Wishman Staten Jack Rose 1992-09-18
Movie The Player Joel Levison 1992-04-03
Movie Black Magic Tom McKay 1992-09-21
Movie Frogtown II Prof. Tanzer 1992-11-03
Series Highlander: The Series Armand Thorne 1992-10-03
Movie Nemesis Maritz 1992-12-26
Movie Mom Nestor Duvalier 1991-06-19
Movie Ultimate Desires Wolfgang Friedman 1991-07-31
Movie Another 48 Hrs. Ben Kehoe 1990-06-08
Movie Enid Is Sleeping Trucker 1990-05-25
Movie Street Asylum Reverend Mony 1990-06-06
Movie The Horror Show Max Jenke 1989-04-28
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Mutator David Allen 1989-05-15
Movie Circles in a Forest Mr. Patterson 1989-08-01
Movie Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Roy Grimes 1989-10-10
Movie Tango & Cash Requin 1989-12-22
Movie D.O.A. Detective Ulmer 1988-03-18
Movie The Wrong Guys Glen Grunski 1988-05-13
Movie Dead Man Walking Decker 1988-09-15
Movie Red Heat Streak 1988-06-17
Movie Nightmare at Noon The Albino 1988-09-28
Movie Red Scorpion Krasnov 1987-05-07
Movie Cherry 2000 Stacy 1987-11-10
Movie Steel Dawn Tark 1987-11-06
Movie Annihilator Alien Leader 1986-04-07
Movie Amazing Stories Willie Joe 1986-07-10
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Armed and Dangerous Anthony Lazarus 1986-08-15
Series Sidekicks Unknown 1986-09-26
Series Sledge Hammer! Felix Ridel 1986-09-23
Movie Crimewave Arthur Coddish 1985-04-12
Movie Silverado Hobart 1985-07-10
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Flesh + Blood Karsthans 1985-08-30
Movie Enemy Mine Stubbs 1985-12-12
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie A Breed Apart Peyton 1984-06-01
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The A-Team David Plout 1983-01-23
Movie The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Captain Rogers 1983-08-19
Series The Hitchhiker Lionel 1983-11-01
Movie Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues Reece 1983-11-28
Movie Blade Runner Leon Kowalski 1982-06-25
Movie City Dragon Billy Boy Burns 1982-11-20
Movie 48 Hrs. Ben Kehoe 1982-12-07
Movie Conquest of the Earth Willy 1981-07-01
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Crapshooter 1981-03-20
Movie Southern Comfort Trapper 1981-09-21
Movie Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Defalice 1981-10-09
Movie Killing at Hell's Gate Turkey 1981-10-31
Series Galactica 1980 Willy 1980-01-27
Series When the Whistle Blows Unknown 1980-03-14
Movie Wholly Moses Guard at Banquet 1980-06-13
Movie The Jazz Singer Man in Bar 1980-12-17
Series Big Shamus, Little Shamus Unknown 1979-09-29
Movie Corvette Summer Wayne's Car Wash Henchman 1978-06-02
Series Mork & Mindy George 1978-09-14
Movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park Guard 1978-10-28
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie Blue Sunshine Tony 1977-11-01
Movie Harry and Walter Go to New York Hayseed 1976-06-17
Movie Treasure of Matecumbe Roustabout 1976-07-01
Movie Nickelodeon Bailiff 1976-12-21
Movie Bound for Glory Pick Up Truck Driver at the Border 1976-12-05
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie The Kansas City Massacre Homer Van Meter 1975-09-19
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10