Famous Faces on "Alien Nation" (1988)by gattonero975 | created - 31 Oct 2014 | updated - 13 Dec 2014 | Public
Crime..Drugs..Violence. The headlines of the near future are a lot like today's...with one big difference: In L.A. alone, there are 300,000 humanoid extraterrestrials called "Newcomers (aka "slags") that are refugees from a disabled slave ship. They have stayed to live & work among us, to try to fit in. But there is something about them we don't know... Sykes (James Cann) is a veteran police detective out to avenge the death of his partner who was killed in a shootout with a gang of Newcomers. Sam "George" Francisco (Mandy Patinkin) is Sykes' new partner and the force's 1st Newcomer plainclothesman. Together they uncover a trail of murder leading to the most terrifying drug epidemic ever to hit the Planet Earth! Here are the stars that played the humans and the Newcomers....
1. Jasper Cole
Actor | American Horror Story
As a veteran character actor with over a 100 TV/film credits, Jasper continues his villainous streak having co-starred in the box office smash hit film, The Purge: Anarchy as a "Homeless Man" produced by Michael Bay and Jason Blum, in Captured, as "Shelly" starring Brittany Curran and Kristin Prout...
2. Shuko Akune
Actress | E/R
3. Earl Boen
Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Veteran character actor Earl Boen was born on November 7, 1945 in New York City. He is probably best known for his role as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in the Terminator series. Other films which he appeared include Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), The Man with Two Brains (1983), Alien ...
Roger Aaron Brown was born on June 12, 1949 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is known for his work on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Near Dark (1987) and RoboCop 2 (1990). He has been married to Janet Mitsui since July 1987. They have one child.
Det. Bill Tuggle
5. James Caan
Actor | Misery
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.
He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...
Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes
Actor | Twin Peaks
Frank's first "role" was a six month old "theatre mascot" at a tent theatre in Granville, Ohio. His father, John, was an actor and playwright and his mother, Peg, directed him in a number of plays while he was growing up in Virginia and Ohio. As a young boy, Frank assisted his father when he toured...
7. Conrad Dunn
Actor | Stripes
Quint (as George Jenesky)
8. Tom Finnegan
Actor | Repo Man
Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, and raised in the Roxbury, South Boston and Dorchester sections of Boston, Tom left home at the age of 18 and served 21 years in the US Army, 12 of them as a Paratrooper, including two tours of duty in Vietnam; 1965-66 with the famed First Cavalry Division and ...
Actor | Full Metal Jacket
10. Peter Jason
Actor | 48 Hrs.
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love...
11. Jeff Kober
Actor | Sully
Jeff Kober, a native of Billings, Montana, was born on December 18, 1953. Not satisfied with being a rancher, Kober relocated to the L.A. area in his twenties with the desire to become an actor. His first appearance on the small screen was a non-billed role in the 1980s series V (1984). Kober went ...
Actor | BASEketball
Francis X. McCarthy was born on February 15, 1942 in the USA as Francis Xavier McCarthy. He is an actor and writer, known for BASEketball (1998), Interstellar (2014) and The Man with Two Brains (1983).
Capt. Warner (as Frank McCarthy)
13. Mandy Patinkin
Actor | Homeland
Mandy Patinkin was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois, to Doris "Doralee" (Sinton), a homemaker and cookbook writer, and Lester Patinkin, who operated two scrap metal plants. He is of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent. Growing up, he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age...
Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco
14. Tony Perez
Actor | Scarface
Tony Perez was born Jose Anthony Perez of Puerto Rican/Pilipino descent. He grew up San Diego, Virginia, and in Manhattan on the West Side of New York City; 68th street to be exact. Before being torn down his neighborhood was immortalized in the movie West Side Story. His father proudly served in ...
Actor | Speed
Thomas Rosales Jr. was born on February 3, 1948 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Speed (1994), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Running Scared (2006). He is married to Joyce Johnston. They have two children. He was previously married to Charlene Jones.
stunts (as Tom Rosales Jr.)
16. Robert Starr
Actor | Airplane!
17. Brian Thompson
Actor | Joe Dirt
Brian Earl Thompson was born on August 28, 1959 in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high ...
18. Terence Stamp
Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise (1966), Poor ...
19. Keone Young
Actor | Men in Black 3