Lance Henriksen Biography

Birthday: 1940-05-05
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5' 10¼" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope. He played "Awful Knoffel" in the TNT original movie Evel Knievel (2004) (TV), directed by John Badham and executive produced by Mel Gibson. Henriksen portrayed "Awful Knoffel" in this project based on the life of the famed daredevil, played by George Eads. Henriksen starred for three seasons (1996-1999) on "Millennium" (1996/I), Fox-TV's critically acclaimed series created by Chris Carter ("The X-Files" (1993)). His performance as Frank Black, a retired FBI agent who has the ability to get inside the minds of killers, landed him three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for "Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and a People's Choice Award nomination for "Favorite New TV Male Star". Born in New York, Henriksen studied at the Actors Studio and began his career off-Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's "Three Plays of the Sea." One of his first film appearances was as an FBI agent in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon (1975), followed by parts in Lumet's Network (1976) and Prince of the City (1981). He then appeared in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) with Richard Dreyfuss and François Truffaut, Damien: Omen II (1978) and in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983), in which he played Mercury astronaut Capt. Wally Schirra. James Cameron cast Henriksen in his first directorial effort, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), then used him again in The Terminator (1984) and as the android Bishop in the sci-fi classic Aliens (1986). Sam Raimi cast Henriksen as an outrageously garbed gunfighter in his quirky western The Quick and the Dead (1995). Henriksen has also appeared in what has developed into a cult classic: Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987), in which he plays the head of a clan of murderous redneck vampires. He was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the TNT original film The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV). In addition to his abilities as an actor, Henriksen is an accomplished painter and potter. His talent as a ceramist has enabled him to create some of the most unusual ceramic artworks available on the art market today. He resides in Southern California with his wife Jane and their five-year-old daughter Sage.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Nature of the Beast Jack Powell 1995 Thriller
Millennium Frank Black 1996 - 1999 Crime
Tarzan Kerchak 1999 Animation
Madhouse Dr. Franks 2004 Horror
Black Ops Col. John Willets 2012 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Quick and the Dead Ace Hanlon 1963 Romance, 0
Madhouse Dr. Franks 1974 Reality Tv, Game Show
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Robert 1977 Drama, Sci Fi
Damien: Omen II Sergeant Neff 1978 Drama, Horror, Thriller
A Question of Honor 1982 Crime, Drama, Action
The Right Stuff Wally Schirra 1983 Adventure, Drama, History
The Terminator Detective Hal Vukovich 1984 Sport, 0, Game Show
Savage Dawn Ben Stryker 1985
Jagged Edge Frank Martin 1985 Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Aliens Bishop 1986 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Choke Canyon 1986 Action, Sci Fi
Near Dark Jesse Hooker 1987 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Pumpkinhead Ed Harley 1988 0
Hit List Chris Caleek 1989 Thriller, Action
The Horror Show Detective Lucas McCarthy 1989 Horror
Johnny Handsome Rafe Garrett 1989 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Survival Quest Hank 1989 Adventure, Thriller
Stone Cold Chains 1991
The Pit and the Pendulum Torquemada 1991 Horror
Alien³ Bishop II 1992 Action, Thriller
Comrades in Arms Rob Reed 1992 Action, Adventure
Jennifer Eight 1992 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Delta Heat Jackson Rivers 1992 Action, Drama
Man's Best Friend Dr. Jarret 1993 Sport, Game Show, Reality Tv
Excessive Force Devlin 1993 Action
Super Mario Bros. The King 1993 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Outfit Dutch Schultz 1993 Crime, Action, Thriller
Hard Target Emil Fouchon 1993 Action, Thriller
Knights Job 1993 Action, Adventure
Man's Best Friend Dr. Jarret 1993 Comedy, Horror
Color of Night Buck 1994 Mystery, Romance, Thriller
The Nature of the Beast Jack Powell 1995
Dead Man Cole Wilson 1995 Fantasy, 0
Spitfire Richard Charles 1995 Action, Adventure
The Outpost Stockton 1995 Horror
Powder Sheriff Doug Barnum 1995 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Felony Taft 1996 Action, Drama, Thriller
Profile for Murder Adrian Cross 1996 Drama, Thriller
The Criminal Mind Agent Winslow 1996 Crime, Drama
The Last Samurai Johnny Congo 1997 Action, Drama
Gunfighter's Moon Frank Morgan 1997 Romance
No Contest II Eric Dane / Erich Dengler 1997 Action
Millennium Frank Black 1998
The Day Lincoln Was Shot President Abraham Lincoln 1998 Drama, History
Dusting Cliff 7 Colonel Roger McBride 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
Tarzan Kerchak 1999 Animation, Adventure, Drama
Scream 3 John Milton 2000 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Expedition: Bismarck 2002 Documentary
Mimic: Sentinel Garbageman 2003 Reality Tv, Sport
Dream Warrior Parish 2003 Action
Mimic 3: Sentinel Garbageman 2003
Unspeakable Jack Pitchford 2003 Horror, Thriller
The Invitation Roland Levy 2003 Drama, Thriller, Horror
AVP: Alien vs. Predator Charles Bishop Weyland 2004 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Tarzan II Kerchak 2005 0, 0, Drama
Hellraiser: Hellworld 2005 Horror
Sasquatch Mountain 2006 Reality Tv
The Da Vinci Treasure Dr. John Coven 2006 Game Show
Superman: Brainiac Attacks Brainiac 2006 Animation, Action
Pirates of Treasure Island Long John Silver 2006 Action, Adventure
The Garden Ben Zachary 2006 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes Ed Harley 2006 Horror
Deadwater 2008
The Chosen One 2008
Dying God Chance 2008 Horror
Pistol Whipped The Old Man 2008 0, 0, Game Show
Bone Dry Jimmy 2008 Action, Drama, Thriller
Dark Reel Connor Pritchett 2008
Necessary Evil Dr. Fibrian 2008 Thriller
The Seamstress Sheriff Virgil Logan 2009 Crime, Horror, Mystery
Alone in the Dark II Abner Lundberg 2010 Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
The Penitent Man Mr. Darnell 2010 Drama
Godkiller Mulciber 2010 Animation
The Lost Tribe Gallo 2010 Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Godkiller: Walk Among Us Mulciber 2010 Animation
Cyrus Emmett 2010 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Genesis Code Dr. Hoffer 2010 Drama
Starkweather The Mentor 2010 Crime, Drama, Horror
Beautiful Wave Jimmy Davenport / Baja Man 2011 Adventure, Drama
Monster Brawl God 2011 0, Reality Tv, Sport, 0
Good Day for It Lyle Tyrus 2011 Crime, Thriller
The Arcadian Father Reed 2011
Red Princess Blues: Genesis Nino 2011 Animation
It's in the Blood Russell 2012 Drama, Horror, Thriller
The Last Push Walter Moffitt 2012
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Henry Gale 2012 Action, Family, Fantasy
Sin Reaper 3D Dr. Hoffman 2012 Horror, Thriller
Blood Shot Sam 2013 Action, Comedy, Horror
Alien Rising Colonel Stephen Cencula 2013 Action, Thriller
Gingerclown Braineater 2013 Comedy, Horror
The Book of Daniel Cyrus 2013 Drama
Nevermore Father Donovan O'Malley 2014 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
My Dog the Champion Billy 2014 Family
The Sector Shadow Man 2014
Boulevard McClaren 2014 0
Bigfoot Wars Zeke 2014
House at the End of the Drive Skip Johansen 2014 Horror, Thriller
Hollows Grove Bill 2014 Horror
Paranormal Island Carl 2014 Horror
The Swimmer Oddvar 2015 Drama
Me Him Her The Stranger 2015 Comedy
Harbinger Down Graff 2015 Horror
Spirit Riders Rex 2015 Family
Being Reverend Campbell 2015 Drama, Horror
No Escape The Father 2015 0, Game Show
Cut to the Chase The Man 2016 Thriller
Daylight's End Frank Hill 2016 0, Reality Tv
Deserted Hopper 2016 Game Show, 0
Acre Beyond the Rye Dr. Bradford Weeks 2016
Lake Eerie Pop 2016 Horror, Thriller
The Morning the Sun Fell Down Dicky 2016 Drama
Needlestick Dr. Alexander Crick 2017 Reality Tv