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...

Neighbor (uncredited)

2. Shuko Akune

Actress | E/R

Shuko Akune was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress, known for E/R (1984), G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987) and Alien Nation (1988).

Police Secretary

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 ...

Duncan Crais

4. Roger Aaron Brown

Actor | Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

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

6. Frank Collison

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

Conrad Dunn was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Stripes (1981), Control Factor (2003) and Chicago (2002).

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 ...


9. Kevyn Major Howard

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

Kevyn Major Howard is an actor and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Sudden Impact (1983) and Death Wish II (1982).

Rudyard Kipling

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 ...

Joshua Strader

12. Francis X. McCarthy

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 ...


15. Thomas Rosales Jr.

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!

Robert Starr is an actor, known for Airplane! (1980), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) and The Last Starfighter (1984).

Coroner's Attendant

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 ...

Trent Porter

18. Terence Stamp

Actor | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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 ...

William Harcourt

19. Keone Young

Actor | Men in Black 3

Keone Young was born on September 6, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Keone Joseph Young. He is an actor, known for Men in Black 3 (2012), Crank (2006) and Crank: High Voltage (2009).


20. Leslie Bevis

Actress | Spaceballs

Leslie Bevis was born on February 13, 1957 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is an actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Alien Nation (1988) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).


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