Clancy Brown

Actor, Voice actor, Bartender
The son of a former US Congressman, prolific performer Clancy Brown began his career with a menacing portrayal of Viking Lofgren, a nemesis to Sean Penn, in "Bad Boys" (1983) and, partly because of his height and ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1959 in Urbana, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (131)

Warcraft 2016 (Movie)

Blackhand (Actor)

99 Homes 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 1996 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Narrator

All Grown Up! 1996 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Golan the Insatiable 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Justice League 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Justice League Unlimited 1996 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Megas XLR 1996 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

SpongeBob SquarePants 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Superman 1996 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Flash 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Krabs (Voice)

Archer 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sleepy Hollow 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sparks: The Origin of Ian Sparks 2014 (Movie)

Archer (Actor)

The Trip to Bountiful 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twenty 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Water & Power 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

When The Game Stands Tall 2014 (Movie)

Mickey Ryan (Actor)

At Any Price 2013 (Movie)

Jim Johnson (Actor)

Hellbenders 2013 (Movie)

Angus (Actor)

Homefront 2013 (Movie)

Sheriff Keith Rodrigue (Actor)

John Dies at the End 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Albert Marconi (Actor)

Nothing Left To Fear 2013 (Movie)

Kingsman (Actor)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Trials of Cate McCall 2013 (Movie)

Brinkerhoff (Actor)

Wander Over Yonder 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Cowboys & Aliens 2011 (Movie)

Meacham (Actor)

Green Lantern 2011 (Movie)

Parallax (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (Movie)

Alan Smith (Actor)

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

The Deep End 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

Aubrey Daniel (Actor)

Who Bob What Pants? 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Wolverine and the X-Men 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Atlantis Squarepantis 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Voice

Law & Order 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Express 2008 (Movie)

Roy Simmons (Actor)

The Spectacular Spider-Man 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Pathfinder 2007 (Movie)

Gunnar (Actor)

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

The Burrowers 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Riches 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Lost 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

Captain William "Bill" Hadley (Actor)

Carnivàle 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Catscratch 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Barbarians 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Starship Troopers 2 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Mr Krabs (Actor)

Atlantis: Milo's Return 2003 (Movie)

of Volgud (Voice)

Breaking News 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Lloyd in Space 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's The Legend of Tarzan 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Enterprise 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

of Bald Guy (Voice)

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Jackie Chan Adventures 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Practice 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zorro 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Chump Change 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

Lieutenant Jimmy Williams (Actor)

Claire Makes It Big 1998 (Movie)

Frank Dalton (Actor)

ER 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mighty Ducks 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story 1998 (Movie)

Voice of Akela (Actor)

The Legend of Calamity Jane 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Female Perversions 1997 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Flubber 1997 (Movie)

Smith (Actor)

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Starship Troopers 1997 (Movie)

Sergeant Zim (Actor)

Donor Unknown 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Radiant City 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man Walking 1995 (Movie)

State Trooper (Actor)

Earth 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Way Horrible 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 (Movie)

Captain Hadley (Actor)

Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Pet Sematary Two 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ambition 1991 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Blue Steel 1990 (Movie)

Nick Mann (Actor)

Flix Special Edition 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting For the Light 1990 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Season of Fear 1989 (Movie)

Ward (Actor)

Corridos! Tales of Passion and Revolution 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Shoot to Kill 1988 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Extreme Prejudice 1987 (Movie)

Sergeant Larry McRose (Actor)

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

Kurgan (Actor)

The Bride 1985 (Movie)

Viktor (Actor)

Thunder Alley 1985 (Movie)

Weasel (Actor)

Bad Boys 1983 (Movie)

"Viking" Lofgren (Actor)

Boss of Bosses (TV Show)

Actor

Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Show)

Actor

Fair Game (TV Show)

Actor

Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

In the Company of Spies (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Ryan (TV Show)

Actor

Last Light (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Lies and Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Lovecraft (TV Show)

Actor

Past Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

Red Skies (TV Show)

Actor

The Batman Superman Movie (TV Show)

Voice

The Goon (Movie)

The Goon (Voice)

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

The Patron Saint of Liars (TV Show)

Actor

The Room Upstairs (TV Show)

Actor

Vendetta (TV Show)

Actor

Yesterday's Children (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The son of a former US Congressman, prolific performer Clancy Brown began his career with a menacing portrayal of Viking Lofgren, a nemesis to Sean Penn, in "Bad Boys" (1983) and, partly because of his height and hulking presence, made his reputation alternating between heavies and law officers in movies like "Highlander" (1985), "Shoot to Kill" (1988) and "Blue Steel" (1990). Both 1990's "Waiting for the Light", which cast him as a laconic loner in support of an eccentric Shirley MacLaine, and "Past Midnight" (USA Network, 1992), as Natasha Richardson's protective co-worker and former lover, offered him the chance to expand his range beyond the parameters established by his earlier work. He returned to villainy with a memorably sadistic turn as prison guard Captain Hadley in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), opposite Tim Robbins. When it came time to cast the role of a state trooper in "Dead Man Walking", director Robbins tapped Brown to appear opposite Sean Penn. The actor segued to sci-fi playing Sergeant Zim in Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers" (1997) and then offered a comic turn as a bumbling henchman of a corrupt businessman trying to get his hands on "Flubber" (also 1997).

Relationships

Clarence Brown

Father
former U.S. Congressman from Ohio for eight terms ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1982 also chairman of the board of Brown Publishing Company, the family-owned newspaper business started by his grandfather, Congressman Clarence J. Brown

Joyce Brown

Mother

Rose Brown

Daughter
born in October 1995

Jeanne Johnson

Wife

EDUCATION

St. Albans School

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1981
attended on track scholarship; member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity

Milestones

2007

Cast with Karl Urban in the Viking film "Pathfinder"

2006

Played a Coast Guard commander and a friend of Kevin Costner's in "The Guardian"

2004

Played Mr. Krabs in "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" based on the Nickelodeon animated series

2003

Cast as Brother Justin Crowe in the HBO series "Carnivàle"

2002

Starred in the HBO movie "The Laramie Project" about the murder of Matthew Shepard

1999

Cast as a prison guard in the biopic "The Hurricane", starring Denzel Washington

1998

Starred opposite Dana Delaney (voice of Lois Lane in animated "Superman") in CBS movie "The Patron Saint of Liars"

1997

Played recurring role of Dr. Ellis West on the hit NBC medical drama "ER"

1997

Co-starred as Sergeant Zim in "Starship Troopers"

1996

Provided the voice of Lex Luther in The WB's animated series "Superman"

1995

Reteamed with Robbins (this time as director-screenwriter) and Sean Penn for "Dead Man Walking", playing a state trooper

1994

Delivered a memorable turn as sadistic prison guard Captain Hadley in "The Shawshank Redemption", starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman

1994

Voiced the recurring character of Hakon in the syndicated animated series "Gargoyles"

1994

Had regular role as John Danziger in short-lived NBC sci-fi series "Earth 2"

1992

Was a hoot as the resurrected sheriff in the mean-spirited, gruesome "Pet Sematary II"

1992

Offered a supporting turn as Natasha Richardson's protective co-worker and ex-lover in "Past Midnight", a theatrical film which debuted on the USA Network

1990

Acted the part of Jamie Lee Curtis' love interest in "Blue Steel"

1988

Portrayed Tom Berenger and Sidney Poitier's mountain-climbing nemesis in "Shoot to Kill"

1987

TV-movie debut, "The Room Upstairs" (CBS)

1986

Provided a terrifying opponent for Christopher Lambert in "Highlander"

1985

Received good reviews as Viktor, Dr Frankenstein's male monster, in the disappointing remake, "The Bride"

1983

Film debut, "Bad Boys", starring Sean Penn

Worked in local Chicago theater

Became an active member of Chicago Dramatists Workshop, a laboratory for original productions by its members

Bonus Trivia

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"Until now, the films where I've played nice guys haven't done as well as others. If all directors played it safe, I'd be playing criminals the rest of my career." --Clancy Brown, quoted in Premiere, May 1990.

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