Lance Henriksen Biography (1940?-)

Born May 5, 1940 (some sources cite 1943), in New York, NY; father, a fisherman and boxer; mother, a model and dance instructor; married first wife, MaryJane, 1985 (divorced, 1988); married Jane Pollack (an artist), 1995; children: (first marriage) Alcamy (daughter); (second marriage) Sage Ariel (daughter). Addresses: Agent: Jeff Witjas, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: Steve Caserta, Sanders Armstrong Management, 2120 Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Birth Details
May 5, 1940?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Extra, The Outsider, 1962
  • Randy Sorenson, It Ain't Easy, Dandelion, 1972
  • Hank Adams, To Kill the King, 1974
  • FBI agent Murphy, Dog Day Afternoon, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Dr. Dan Bryan, Mansion of the Doomed (also known as Eyes, Eyes of Dr. Chaney, House of Blood, Massacre Mansion, andThe Terror of Dr. Chaney), Group I, 1976
  • (Uncredited) Network lawyer, Network, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1976
  • (As Lance Hendrickson) Federal security agent, The Next Man (alsoknown as The Arab Conspiracy and Double Hit), Allied Artists, 1977
  • Robert, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (also known as CE3K and Watch the Skies), Columbia, 1977
  • Master sergeant Daniel Neff, Damien: Omen II (also known as Omen II and Omen II: Damien), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Raymond Armstead, The Visitor (also known as Il visitatoreand Stridulum), UAV Corporation, 1980
  • District attorney Burano, Prince of the City, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Jimmy, The Dark End of the Street, First Run Features, 1981
  • (As Lance Henricksen) Steve Kimbrough, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (also known as Piranha II: Flying Killers, The Spawning, and Piranha paura), Columbia, 1981
  • Father Fred MacLeod, "The Benediction," Nightmares, Universal, 1983
  • Lieutenant commander Walter Martin "Wally" Schirra, Jr., The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Ben Stryker, Savage Dawn, Media Home Entertainment, 1984
  • Detective Vukovich, The Terminator, Orion, 1984
  • Frank Martin, Jagged Edge, Columbia, 1985
  • Bishop, Aliens, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Brook Alistair, Choke Canyon (also known as On Dangerous Ground), United Film Distribution, 1986
  • Jesse Hooker, Near Dark, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987
  • Ed Harley, Pumpkinhead (also known as Vengeance: The Demon), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Raymond Keaton, Deadly Intent, Fries Distribution, 1988
  • Chris Caleek, Hit List, New Line Cinema, 1989
  • Detective Lucas McCarthy, The Horror Show (also known as HorrorHouse, House 3, and House III: The Horror Show), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Rafe Garrett, Johnny Handsome, TriStar, 1989
  • Hank Chambers, Survival Quest, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1990
  • Johnny "Bambi" Congo, The Last Samurai, Arrow Pictures, 1990
  • Chains Cooper, Stone Cold, Columbia, 1991
  • Torquemada (grand inquisitor), The Pit and the Pendulum (also known as The Inquisitor), Paramount, 1991
  • Freddy Ross, Jennifer Eight, Paramount, 1992
  • Jackson Rivers, Delta Heat, Academy Entertainment, 1992
  • Bishop II, Alien 3, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Captain Devlin, Excessive Force, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Dr. Jarret, Man's Best Friend, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Dutch Schultz, The Outfit, MCA/Universal Home Video, 1993
  • Emil Fouchon, Hard Target, Universal, 1993
  • Job, Knights, Paramount Home Video, 1993
  • The king of Dinohattan, Super Mario Bros. (also known as SuperMario Brothers), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Rob Reen (some sources cite Rob Reed), Comrades in Arms (also known as Shocktroop), Republic, 1993
  • Buck, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994
  • The father, No Escape (also known as Escape from Absolom),Savoy Pictures, 1994
  • Himself, Cinema of Vengeance, 1994
  • McClaren, Boulevard, LIVE Home Video, 1994
  • Richard Charles, Spitfire, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Ace Hanlon, The Quick and the Dead, TriStar, 1995
  • Cole Wilson, Dead Man (also known as Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man), Miramax, 1995
  • Doctor James Stockton, Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper (also knownas Mind Ripper, The Outpost, and Wes Craven's "The Mindripper"), Warnervision Films, 1995
  • Jack Powell, Nature of the Beast (also known as Bad Companyand The Hatchet Man), New Line Home Video, 1995
  • Sheriff Doug Barnum, Powder, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Tom Burns, Baja, Republic Pictures Home Video, 1995
  • William "Bill" Stenghel, Operation Intercept (also known as Aurora: Operation Intercept), Vidmark Entertainment, 1995
  • Agent Winslow, Criminal Mind, 1996
  • Colonel Roger McBride, Dusting Cliff 7 (also known as The LastAssassins), 1996
  • Taft, Felony, New Line Home Video, 1996
  • Adrian Cross, Profile for Murder, LIVE Home Video, 1997
  • Eric Dengler, No Contest II (also known as Face the Evil and No Contest II: Access Denied), Norstar Entertainment, 1997
  • Frank Morgan, Gunfighter's Moon, Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1997
  • Voice of Kerchak, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • John Milton, Scream 3, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2000
  • Headmaster Bradeen, The Mangler 2 (also known as The Mangler 2:Graduation Day), Artisan Entertainment, 2001
  • Demons on Canvas, Strange Carnival Filmworks, 2001
  • Harlan Knowles, The Untold (also known as Sasquatch), CurbEntertainment, 2002
  • Parish, A Man Called Rage (also known as Dream Warrior), Arclight Films, 2002
  • Pitchford, Unspeakable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Garbage collector, Mimic: Sentinel (also known as Mimic 3),Dimension Films, 2003
  • Newcastle, Rapid Exchange (also known as 747), Jet Productions, 2003
  • Roland Levy, The Invitation, Lions Gate Films, 2003
  • Captain John Billings, Out for Blood, 2004
  • Charles Bishop Weyland, Alien vs. Predator (also known as AvP), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Dr. Franks, Madhouse, Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • The host, Hellraiser: Hellworld, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2004
  • Howard, One Point O, Armada Pictures International, 2004
  • The mentor, Starkweather, Bookmark Pictures/NovelFilms/Starkweather Films, 2004
  • Voice of Cardinal Fred, The Chosen One (animated), Visionbox Pictures, 2004
  • Modigliani, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Creative consultant, Nature of the Beast (also known as Bad Company and The Hatchet Man), New Line Home Video, 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Preston Post, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1980
  • Timothy, B.A.D. Cats, ABC, 1980
  • Frank Black, Millennium, Fox, 1996-1999
  • Miniseries
  • Mel Pierce (polygraph operator), Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983
  • Movies
  • Return to Earth, ABC, 1976
  • (As Lance Hendrickson) Wiley, A Question of Honor, CBS, 1982
  • District attorney Jerry Logan, Streets of Justice, NBC, 1985
  • Charles Bronson, Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (also known as LifeLines), NBC, 1991
  • Abraham Lincoln, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, TNT, 1998
  • (As Lance Henricksen) David Shaw, Lost Voyage, 2001
  • Dr. Richard Gaynes, Antibody, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002
  • John William "Will" Cooper, The Last Cowboy, The Hallmark Channel,2003
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "Terminator," 1984
  • Himself, "Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim," HBO: On Location, HBO, 1987
  • Himself, The Making of "Alien 3," 1992
  • Narrator, The World's Greatest Hoaxes: Secrets Finally Revealed, Fox, 1998
  • Narrator, Explosive Situations, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, High Speed Impacts, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • (And Bishop in archive footage) Himself, Alien Evolution, Channel4, 2001
  • Himself, The Omen Legacy, American Movie Classics, 2001
  • Narrator, Atlantis in the Andes, The Learning Channel, 2001
  • Himself, The Alien Saga, 2002
  • Narrator, James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck (also known as Expedition: Bismarck), The Discovery Channel, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Deseau, "Man in a Glass House," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1983
  • Johnny (Nose), "Hopes and Dreams," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1983
  • Dalton, "In Plane Sight," The A Team, NBC, 1984
  • Finch, "A Woman's Work," Legmen, NBC, 1984
  • John McMasters, "Raiders of the Lost Sub," Riptide, NBC, 1984
  • Josh Fulton, "Never My Love," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1984
  • Sergeant King, "Heat," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984
  • Title role, "Snow," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1989
  • Reno Crevice, "Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt (also known asHBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1990
  • Sergeant Ripper, "Yellow," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1991
  • Frank Black, "Millennium," The X-Files, Fox, 1999
  • Voice of Kerchack, "Tarzan and Tublat's Revenge," The Legend of Tarzan (animated), UPN and syndicated, 2001
  • Leader, "Future Shock," Static Shock, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Scene of the Crime, NBC, 1984
  • (Uncredited) General, Harsh Realm, Fox, 1999
  • Also appeared in the pilot Freedom.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Driscoll, "Bound East for Cardiff," Three Plays of the Sea, Masterworks Laboratory Theatre, Theatre in the Courthouse, New York City, 1970
  • Lalo, The Criminals, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1970
  • French and Spanish soldiers, Cyrano de Bergerac, Guthrie Theatre,Minneapolis, MN, 1971
  • Huntsman, Curtis, wedding guest, servant, and choir member, The Tamingof the Shrew, 1971
  • Len, Saved, Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, 1971
  • Paddy O'Dowd, A Touch of the Poet, Guthrie Theatre, 1971
  • Clarence, Richard III, Theatre Company of Boston, 1973
  • Jean, Miss Julie, Theatre Company of Boston, 1974
  • Pierce, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Theatre Company of Boston, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Also appeared as a prisoner, The Brig, San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco, CA; as Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatre Company of Boston; as a young man, Hello out There, and in Antigone, both Eastside Actors Workshop, New York City; and as a mime, Moses and Aaron, Boston Opera Company, Boston, MA.
  • Videos
  • Himself, Living in Darkness, Blue Underground, 2002
  • Himself, The Making of "Alien 3," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Superior Firepower: The Making of "Aliens," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Molov, Red Faction II, THQ Inc., 2002
  • Voice of Nick Conner, Run Like Hell (also known as RLH andRun Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted), Interplay Entertainment, 2002
  • Voice of Abaddon, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 3DO, 2004
  • Audiobooks
  • Narrator of an audiobook adaptation of the film Alien 3.
  • Screenplays
  • (With James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd, Rick Rossovich, Bess Motta, and KarlBoen) The Terminator, Orion, 1984
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • "Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1990

Further Reference


    • DreamWatch, February, 1999, pp. 46-48
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 18, 1996; October 12, 2001, p. 68
    • Film Threat, June, 1995
    • SFX, May, 1998, pp. 60-64
    • Starlog, July, 1992
    • TV Zone, August, 1998, pp. 38-41

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