Brad Dourif

Actor, Theatrical stage manager, College instructor
This thin-approaching-gaunt actor with a receding hairline rose to prominence as the stuttering, frail Billy Bibbit in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and has gone on to play a variety of both ... Read more »
Born: 03/18/1950 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (106)

Black Box 2014 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Junkyard Dog 2014 (Movie)

Sheriff Holk (Actor)

Lock And Roll Forever 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man of Faith 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rosemont 2014 (Movie)

Abe (Actor)

The Box 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hazing 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wizard of Gore 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Chong (Actor)

Blood Shot 2013 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

End Of The World 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swamp Volcano 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Kind Words 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Priest 2011 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Touching Home 2010 (Movie)

Clyde Winston (Actor)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 2009 (Movie)

Ned Schoenholtz (Actor)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

Sheriff Lee Brackett (Actor)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2009 (Movie)

Uncle Ted (Actor)

Humboldt County 2008 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

Sheriff Lee Brackett (Actor)

The List 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadwood 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Pulse 2006 (Movie)

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The Wild Blue Yonder 2006 (Movie)

the Alien (Actor)

Seed of Chucky 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Chucky (Actor)

Vlad 2004 (Movie)

Hyman Radescu (Actor)

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

Cyrus (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Grima Wormtongue (Actor)

Ponderosa 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Calling (Indie) 2002 (Movie)

B.B. Gallen (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Grima Wormtongue (Actor)

Brown's Requiem 2000 (Movie)

Edwards (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shadow Hours 2000 (Movie)

Roland Montague (Actor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Men 1999 (Movie)

Lieutenant John G 'Gonzo' Coleman--the Vet (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Prophecy III: the Ascent 1999 (Movie)

Zealot (Actor)

Bride of Chucky 1998 (Movie)

of Chucky (Voice)

Cypress Edge 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Interceptor Force 1998 (Movie)

Weber (Actor)

Nightwatch 1998 (Movie)

Duty Doctor (Actor)

Phoenix 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Progeny 1998 (Movie)

Dr Bert Clavell (Actor)

Senseless 1998 (Movie)

Dr Wheedon (Actor)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

Gediman (Actor)

Blackout 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sworn to Justice 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Escape to Witch Mountain 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in the First 1995 (Movie)

Byron Stamphill (Actor)

Color of Night 1994 (Movie)

Clark (Actor)

Death Machine 1994 (Movie)

Jack Dante (Actor)

People Who Live in Brass Hearses 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Amos and Andrew 1993 (Movie)

Officer Donnie Donaldson (Actor)

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Critters 4 1992 (Movie)

Al Bert (Actor)

Dead Certain 1992 (Movie)

John Barnes (Actor)

Final Judgement 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

London Kills Me 1992 (Movie)

Hemingway (Actor)

Trauma 1992 (Movie)

Dr Lloyd (Actor)

Body Parts 1991 (Movie)

Remo Lacey (Actor)

Chaindance 1991 (Movie)

Johnny Reynolds (Actor)

Child's Play 3 1991 (Movie)

of Chucky (Voice)

Horseplayer 1991 (Movie)

Bud Cowan (Actor)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Leslie (Actor)

Schrei aus Stein 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Child's Play 2 1990 (Movie)

of Chuck (Voice)

Grim Prairie Tales 1990 (Movie)

Farley (Actor)

Hidden Agenda 1990 (Movie)

Paul Sullivan (Actor)

Sonny Boy 1990 (Movie)

Weasel (Actor)

Split 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spontaneous Combustion 1990 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Stephen King's Graveyard Shift 1990 (Movie)

Tucker Cleveland--The Exterminator (Actor)

William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III 1990 (Movie)

The Gemini Killer (Actor)

Child's Play 1988 (Movie)

Charles Lee Ray (Actor)

Medium Rare 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

Deputy Pell (Actor)

Fatal Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Leo Nova (Actor)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

Raymond (Actor)

Impure Thoughts 1986 (Movie)

Kevin Harrington (Actor)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

Piter De Vries (Actor)

I, Desire 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Ragtime 1981 (Movie)

Younger Brother (Actor)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Mr Eggleston (Actor)

Studs Lonigan 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Wise Blood 1979 (Movie)

Hazel Motes (Actor)

Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

Tommy Ludlow (Actor)

Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Gruppenbild Mit Dame 1976 (Movie)

Boris Dourif (Actor)

The Mound Builders 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 (Movie)

Billy Bibbit (Actor)

W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Step Toward Tomorrow (TV Show)

Actor

Bless This House (TV Show)

Actor

Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV Show)

Actor

Soulkeeper (TV Show)

Actor

Terror on Highway 91 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Hall of Fame II (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This thin-approaching-gaunt actor with a receding hairline rose to prominence as the stuttering, frail Billy Bibbit in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and has gone on to play a variety of both tormented characters and spine-chilling evil ones. Brad Dourif arrived in NYC after dropping out of college at age 19 and joined the Circle Repertory Company where he won his first notice as Stephen in the original company of "When You Comin' Back Red Ryder?" in 1972. Although he had appeared in a bit part in "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings" (1974), Dourif had his first role of consequence with "Cuckoo's Nest," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor. By the end of the 1970s, after turning down roles in "The Deer Hunter" (1978) and "Hair" (1979), he had settled into playing characters that were edgy and often mentally unbalanced like the chauffeur Tommy Ludlow in "The Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978) and the deranged preacher Hazel Motes in "Wise Blood" (1979).

Relationships

Janet Dourif

Wife
married c. 1974 divorced

Joan Dourif

Mother
remarried

Christina Dourif

Daughter
born c. 1976 mother Jonina Dourif

Fiona Dourif

Daughter
born c. 1981 mother Jonina Dourif

EDUCATION

Aiken Preparatory School

Aiken , South Carolina 1963 - 1965

studied acting with Sanford Meisner

University of Huntington

Huntington , West Virginia

Marshall University

Sanford , Maine
attended for only one year, c. 1970; met actress Conchetta Ferrell who suggested he move to NYC

Milestones

2004

Featured as Doc Cochran in the HBO drama "Deadwood"; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for 2004

2004

Reprised his role as the voice of Chucky in "Seed of Chucky"

2003

Appeared in the "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" the last of the three part series

2001

Had regular role of a town resident named Frenchy in the PAX-TV prequel series "Ponderosa"

2000

Co-starred in "Shadow Hours" as a gas station owner

1998

Once again voiced the murderous doll in "Bride of Chucky"

1998

Made uncredited appearance in "Urban Legend" as a gas station attendant

1997

Was featured in "Alien Resurrection"

1994

Made memorable guest appearance on "The X-Files" (Fox)

1993

Co-starred in ABC TV miniseries "Wild Palms"

1991

Again voiced Chucky in "Child's Play 3"

1990

Reprised the voice of Chucky in "Child's Play 2"

1988

Co-starred as a killer whose soul possesses a doll in "Child's Play"; also voiced the doll Chucky in the same film

1986

Had featured role in Lynch's "Blue Velvet"

1985

First collaboration with director David Lynch, "Dune"

1982

Cast as a vampire in the ABC movie "I, Desire"

1981

Had featured role as the man obsessed with explosives and Evelyn Nesbitt in Milos Forman's "Ragtime"

1980

Portrayed a doctor who follows cult leader Jim Jones to South America in "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones" (CBS)

1979

Starred in John Huston's "Wise Blood" as an obsessed preacher

1979

Appeared in NBC miniseries "Studs Lonigan"

1978

Had title role in the NBC movie "Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force"

1976

TV debut in "Great Performances" production of Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders" (PBS)

1975

Breakthrough feature role, Billy Bibbit in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", directed by Milos Forman; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor

1974

Feature acting debut in "W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings"

1972

First major theatrical role in "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" at Circle Rep

1969

Moved to NYC; roomed with actress Conchata Ferrell

1969

Acted with Circle Repertory Company

Played recurring role of Crewman Suder on the UPN series "Star Trek; Voyager"

Cast as Grima Wormtounge in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings" (filmed 1999-2000); released in three parts over three years: "The Fellowship of the Rings" (2001); "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King

Recommended by Forman, taught acting and directing at Columbia University

Acted with Greenbriar Repertory in West Virginia

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