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Brion James (I) (1945–1999)


Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop by. After graduating from Beaumont High School in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Blade Runner
Blade Runner Leon Kowalski
(1982)
The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element General Munro
(1997)
Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash Requin
(1989)
Striking Distance
Striking Distance Det. Eddie Eiler
(1993)

Filmography

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 2005 Phoenix Point
Spider Rico
 2000 The King Is Alive
Ashley
 2000 The Operator
Vernon Woods
 2000 Farewell, My Love
Renault
 1999 Dirt Merchant
Detective Harry Ball
 1999 The Hunter's Moon (Video)
Sheriff Foulkes
 1999 Superman (Video Game)
Parasite (voice)
 1997-1999 Spawn (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Twitch Is Down (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- No Rest, No Peace (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Evil Intent (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1999 Diplomatic Siege
Gen. Stubbs
 1999 Foolish
Ruben Reyes, Talent Scout (uncredited)
 1999 Arthur's Quest (TV Movie)
Trent
 1999 Malevolence
Warden Walker
 1998-1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Stuart James
- The New Law (1999) ... Stuart James (uncredited)
- One Day Out West (1998) ... Stuart James
 1998 A Place Called Truth
Hank
 1998 Black Sea 213
Captain Killick
 1998 Joseph's Gift
Frank Childress
 1998 Brown's Requiem
Cathcart
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Franklin Dekker
- Justice (1998) ... Franklin Dekker
 1998 Men in White (TV Movie)
General
 1998 Heist
Caz
 1998 Border to Border
Card Shark
 1998 In God's Hands
Captain
 1998 Deadly Ransom
Bobby Rico
 1998 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Warren Chapel
- Mirror Image (1998) ... Warren Chapel
 1998 Jekyll Island
Lawton Goodyear
 1998 Millennium (TV Series)
Sheriff Bowman
- Luminary (1998) ... Sheriff Bowman
 1997 Bombshell
Donald
 1997 Blade Runner (Video Game)
Leon (voice)
 1997 The Underground
Captain Hilton
 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Rafer Cobb
- Lucas: Part 2 (1997) ... Rafer Cobb
- Lucas: Part 1 (1997) ... Rafer Cobb
 1997 Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills
Salvador Dali / Sam
 1996-1997 Superman (TV Series)
The Parasite / Rudy Jones / Parasite
- Double Dose (1997) ... Parasite (voice)
- Two's a Crowd (1997) ... The Parasite / Rudy Jones (voice)
- Feeding Time (1996) ... The Parasite / Rudy Jones (voice)
 1997 The Setting Son
Junior
 1997 Snide and Prejudice
Hermann Goering
 1997 The Fifth Element
General Munro
 1997 Back in Business
Emery Ryker
 1997 The Killing Jar
Dr. Vincent Garret
 1996 Billy Lone Bear
Walsh
 1996 Assault on Dome 4 (TV Movie)
Chairman
 1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Big Orderly / Chimera
- Baby It's You/Monsters Are Fun (1996) ... Big Orderly (voice)
- Who'll Stop the Brain?/Cement Heads (1996) ... Chimera (voice)
 1996 Evil Obsession
Stavinski
 1996 American Strays
Oris
 1996 Precious Find
Sam Horton
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
 1995 Indecent Behavior III
Mr. Cowed (uncredited)
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Chief Marshal Ollie Mathers
- Kissing Cousins (1995) ... Chief Marshal Ollie Mathers
 1995 Cyberjack
Nassim
 1995 Dominion
Lynwood
 1995 Steel Frontier (Video)
General J.W. Quantrell
 1995 The Nature of the Beast
Sheriff Gordon
 1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (TV Movie)
Larry Walker
 1995 Spitfire
Tough guy (uncredited)
 1994 Hong Kong 97
Simon Alexander
 1994 The Soft Kill
Ben McCarthy
 1994 Radioland Murders
Bernie King
 1994 Highlander (TV Series)
Armand Thorne
- The Cross of St. Antoine (1994) ... Armand Thorne
 1994 The Companion (TV Movie)
Ron Cocheran
 1994 Art Deco Detective
Jim Wexler
 1994 Savage Land
Cyrus
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Solomon Box
- First Steps (1994) ... Solomon Box
 1994 F.T.W.
Sheriff Rudy Morgan
 1994 Scanner Cop (Video)
Dr. Hampton
 1994 Knight Rider 2010 (TV Movie)
Jared
 1994 Future Shock
Jack Porter
 1994 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Rupert Tarlow
- T.K.O. (1994) ... Rupert Tarlow
 1994 Cabin Boy
Big Teddy
 1993 The Dark
Paul Buckner
 1993 Precious Victims (TV Movie)
Agent Jimmy Bivens
 1993/I Showdown
Vice Principal Kowalski
 1993 Striking Distance
Det. Eddie Eiler
 1993 Johnny Bago (TV Series)
Tommy 'The Trunk' Testarone
- Johnny Bago Free at Last (1993) ... Tommy 'The Trunk' Testarone
 1993 Brain Smasher... A Love Story (Video)
Brown
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Eli Starke
- Moody River (1993) ... Eli Starke
 1993 Time Runner
Neila
 1993 Rio Diablo (TV Movie)
Jake Walker
 1992-1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Additional Voices / Irving
- Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Joker's Wild (1992) ... Irving (voice)
 1992 Frogtown II
Prof. Tanzer
 1992 Nemesis
Maritz
 1992 Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (TV Movie)
Bruce Munster
 1992 Wishman
Staten Jack Rose
 1992 The Player
Joel Levison
 1992 Black Magic (TV Movie)
Tom McKay
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Steve Dixon
- Split Second (1991) ... Steve Dixon
 1991 Ultimate Desires
Wolfgang Friedman
 1991 Mom
Nestor Duvalier
 1988-1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Thomas Duffy / Lt. Jeff Wadsworth
- Under Suspicion (1991) ... Thomas Duffy
- Renegade (1988) ... Lt. Jeff Wadsworth
 1990 Another 48 Hrs.
Ben Kehoe
 1990 Street Asylum
Reverend Mony
 1990 Enid Is Sleeping
Trucker
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Jonas Simpkins
- Fall from Grace (1990) ... Jonas Simpkins
 1989 Tango & Cash
Requin
 1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV Movie)
Roy Grimes
 1989 Circles in a Forest
Mr. Patterson
 1989 Mutator
David Allen
 1989 The Horror Show
Max Jenke
 1988 On My Honor (Short)
Commander
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Edward Reese
- Borrasca (1988) ... Edward Reese
 1988 Red Scorpion
Sgt. Krasnov
 1988 Webster (TV Series)
Dirty Ned
- The Wild, Wild Webst (1988) ... Dirty Ned (as Brion H. James)
 1988 Death Street USA
The Albino
 1988 Red Heat
Streak
 1988 The Wrong Guys
Glen Grunski
 1988 D.O.A.
Detective Ulmer
 1988 Dead Man Walking
Decker
 1986-1988 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Don Merrill / Felix Ridel
- Model Dearest (1988) ... Don Merrill
- If I Had a Little Hammer (1986) ... Felix Ridel
 1987 Cherry 2000
Stacy
 1987 Steel Dawn
Tark
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Lionel
- Best Shot (1987) ... Lionel
 1987 Love Among Thieves (TV Movie)
Andre
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Mr. Grock
- The Author (1987) ... Mr. Grock
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series)
Marshall
- My Dad the Crook (1986) ... Marshall
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
Anthony Lazarus
 1986 Annihilator (TV Movie)
Alien Leader
 1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
Hawkins
- The Trial: Part 2 (1986) ... Hawkins
- The Trial: Part 1 (1986) ... Hawkins
 1985 Enemy Mine
Stubbs
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Willie Joe
- Mummy Daddy (1985) ... Willie Joe
 1983-1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
David Plout / Ryder
- Lease with an Option to Die (1985) ... David Plout
- The Taxicab Wars (1983) ... Ryder
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
 1985 Silverado
Hobart (uncredited)
 1985 Flesh+Blood
Karsthans
 1985 Crimewave
Arthur Coddish
 1982-1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Captain Slater / Jenkins
- Cool Hands, Luke & Bo (1984) ... Captain Slater
- Big Daddy (1982) ... Jenkins
 1984 A Breed Apart
Peyton
 1983 The Renegades (TV Series)
Cochran
- Film at Eleven (1983) ... Cochran
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Dave
- Chop Shop (1983) ... Dave
 1983 Lone Star (TV Movie)
Breyer
 1982 48 Hrs.
Kehoe
 1982 Hear No Evil (TV Movie)
Billy Boy Burns
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Henry Muller
- Sleeping Dogs (1982) ... Henry Muller
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Captain Rogers
- The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) ... Captain Rogers
 1982 Blade Runner
Leon Kowalski
 1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Amos
- A Faraway Cry (1982) ... Amos
 1982 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Captain Rogers
 1979-1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Ackerman / Monk
- Bomb Run (1981) ... Monk
- Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2 (1979) ... Ackerman
- Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 1 (1979) ... Ackerman
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
Axe-Man
- The Grass Ain't Greener (1981) ... Axe-Man
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
Turkey
 1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
Defalice
 1981 Southern Comfort
Trapper
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Crapshooter
 1980 The Jazz Singer
Man in Bar
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
Al Davis
- Run for the Roses (1980) ... Al Davis
 1980 Trouble in High Timber Country (TV Movie)
Eddie Rhodes
 1980 Wholly Moses!
Guard at Banquet
 1980 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Dirty Dog
- The Arrival: Part 2 (1980) ... Dirty Dog
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Willy
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Bomber / Patrol Officer
- The Eyes of Texas (1979) ... Bomber
- Lobo's Revenge (1979) ... Patrol Officer
 1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (TV Series)
Denker
- The Abduction (1979) ... Denker
 1978 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
George
- Mork's Greatest Hit (1978) ... George
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Al
- Alice in Disco Land (1978) ... Al (as Brian James)
 1978 KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (TV Movie)
Guard
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Clyde Boyer
- Flying High (1978) ... Clyde Boyer
 1978 Corvette Summer
Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
 1978 Goober & the Truckers' Paradise (TV Movie)
T-Bone
 1978 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Hog
- Waiting for Chongo (1978) ... Hog
 1977 Blue Sunshine
Tony
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Clamshell
- The Battle of Canoga Park (1977) ... Clamshell
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Slaver
- Part IV (1977) ... Slaver
- Part VII (1977) ... Slaver
 1976 Nickelodeon
Bailiff
 1976 Bound for Glory
Pick-Up Truck Driver at Border
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
Roustabout
 1975 The Kansas City Massacre (TV Movie)
Homer Van Meter
 1975 Hard Times (uncredited)
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Joe Barnes
- Manolo (1975) ... Joe Barnes
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Henry Ferris Jr.
- The Birthday (1974) ... Henry Ferris Jr.
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Hopper
- Highway to Murder (1974) ... Hopper
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Narrated the video "The Amazing World of Marine Mammals" in 1997.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian James | Brion H. James

Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in August 1999, when asked to what he attributes his success] Hard work. You gotta study, man. It's like any profession. I did eight years in theater. I studied two years in school in New York with Stella Adler, the best teacher in the world. I studied under Nina Foch, I did theater, I learned my craft. You got to learn how to build a character, there's a way to do it. Everything I ever did was ... See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with co-star Rutger Hauer. They made four movies together. See more »

Trademark:

Tall Frame, Muscular Build See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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