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Michael Massee Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameMichael Groo Massee
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Massee was born on September 1, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Michael Groo Massee. He was an actor, known for The Crow (1994), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He was married to Ellen Sussdorf. He died on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ellen Sussdorf (1997 - 26 October 2016) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Pale blue eyes

Trivia (6)

Involved in the shooting accident on the set of The Crow (1994) that resulted in the death of Brandon Lee. In character, and as scripted, he discharged a gun at Lee during a scene, unaware that the gun had been improperly prepared with a live round. Though he was in no way at fault, he was so devastated over the incident that he took a year long sabbatical from acting.
Grew up in France after family moved there in 1954. His father Jack wanted to pursue a career as a writer but in 1955 he got a job with UNESCO, which is headquartered in Paris, because he had "a family to feed" as he used to put it. He worked at Unesco as an educational planner until he retired. After which he shared his time between Paris and Corsica.
Is fluent in French.
Works and lives in Los Angeles, California. [August 2002]
Appeared with Bill Pullman in two films that were released on the same year: Lost Highway (1997) and The End of Violence (1997).
His date of death (October 20) is also the anniversary of the 1977 plane crash that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on the accidental shooting of Brandon Lee] It absolutely wasn't supposed to happen. I wasn't even supposed to be handling the gun until we started shooting the scene and the director changed it.
I just took a year off and I went back to New York and didn't do anything. I didn't work. What happened to Brandon Lee was a tragic accident and I don't think you ever get over something like that.

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