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Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Birth name Bradford Claude Dourif
Born March 18, 1950 (1950-03-18) (age 57)
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Notable roles Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Gríma in LOTR:The Two Towers

Bradford Claude Dourif (March 18, 1950, Huntington, West Virginia) is an American Academy Award nominated actor. He was formerly married to businesswoman and self-proclaimed psychic Joni Dourif with whom he has two daughters, Kristina and Fiona. He is the uncle of Nat Friedman, and lives in Manhattan. ImageMetadata File history File links LOTR_Grma. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also Samuel Huntington See also Huntingtons disease Huntington is the name of a number of places: United Kingdom Huntington, East Lothian, Scotland Huntington, Cheshire, England Huntington, City of York, England Huntington, Herefordshire, England Huntington, Staffordshire, England United States of America Huntington in Sebastian County, Arkansas Huntington in Fairfield... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... Gríma, called (the) Wormtongue, is a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The term psychic comes from the Greek psychikos, meaning of the soul, mental, which is in turn derived from the Greek word psyche (soul/mind). ... Nat Friedman in 2005 Nathaniel Dourif Friedman (born August 6, 1977), known as Nat, is a programmer who co-founded Ximian along with Miguel de Icaza in 1999, a company that was later bought by Novell in 2003. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, USA, coterminous with New York County. ...

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Background

His father owned and operated a dye factory, and died in 1953. His mother remarried champion golfer Bill Campbell, who helped raise him and his five siblings (three sisters and two brothers). From 1963 to 1965, Dourif attended Aiken Preparatory School in Aiken, South Carolina. There he pursued his interests in art and acting. Although he briefly considered becoming an artist, he eventually settled on the path to becoming an actor. This was inspired by his mother's participation as an actress in a community theater. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Aiken Preparatory School is a 4K-12 coed college preparatory school in the historic district of Aiken, South Carolina. ... Aiken is a city in Aiken County, South Carolina and is part of the CSRA. The population was 25,337 at the 2000 census. ...


Early career

Starting in school productions, he progressed to community theater, joining up with the Huntington Community Players, while attending Marshall University of Huntington. At age 19, he quit his hometown college and headed to New York City, where he worked with the Circle Repertory Company. During the early 1970s, Dourif appeared in a number of plays, off-Broadway and at Woodstock, New York, including The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor in Spite of Himself, and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, in which he was spotted by director Miloš Forman who cast him in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Romeo and Juliet by Ford Madox Brown A play, written by a playwright, or dramatist, is a form of literature, almost always consisting of dialog between characters, and intended for performance rather than reading. ... Woodstock, New York The name Woodstock is associated with two locales in New York. ... When You Comin Back, Red Ryder? is a play by Mark Medoff. ... Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as MiloÅ¡ Forman, is a film director, actor, screenwriter and professor. ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Although this film is frequently cited as his film debut, in fact, Dourif made his first big-screen appearance with a bit part in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975). Nevertheless, his portrayal of the vulnerable Billy Bibbit in Forman's film was undoubtedly his big break, earning him a Golden Globe (Best Actor Debut) and a British Academy Award (Supporting Actor): he was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Skeptical of his instant stardom, Dourif returned to New York, where he continued in theater and taught acting and directing classes at Columbia University until 1988 when he moved to Hollywood. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ...


Film & Television

Despite his attempts to avoid typecasting, he frequently plays demented, deranged, or disturbed characters, starting in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), John Huston's Wise Blood (1979), and Forman's Ragtime (1981). Dourif then teamed up with director David Lynch for Dune (1984) and Blue Velvet (1986). For other meanings, see typecasting. ... Eyes of Laura Mars is a movie. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... Wise Blood (German titles Der Ketzer or Die Weisheit des Blutes) is a 1979 drama film directed by John Huston and based on the novel by Flannery OConnor. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Ragtime is a 1981 motion picture based on the historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blue Velvet is a 1986 thriller / mystery film written and directed by David Lynch. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He has appeared in a number of horror films, notably as the voice of the evil doll Chucky in Child's Play (1988) and its sequels. Dourif broke from the horror genre with roles in Fatal Beauty (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988), Hidden Agenda (1990), and London Kills Me (1991). He also played Gríma in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Charles Lee Ray, or Chucky for short (b. ... Childs Play is a 1988 horror film, written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... Fatal Beauty is a 1987 comedy-drama film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sam Elliott, directed by Tom Holland. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mississippi Burning is a 1988 film based on the investigation into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. ... Hidden Agenda is the name of several different things: Hidden Agenda (game) is a computer game from 1988. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... London Kills Me is a 1991 film written and directed by Hanif Kureshi. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gríma, called (the) Wormtongue, is a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


On television, Dourif appeared in The X-Files episode Beyond the Sea, for which he received an Emmy nomination. He played Lon Suder, a murdering psychopath who eventually redeems himself, in a three-episode story arc on Star Trek: Voyager, and has guest-appeared in shows such as Babylon 5 and Twin Peaks. He is a fan of video games and appeared as Saavedro in Myst III: Exile (2001), the third game in the popular Myst franchise. For other uses, see The X-Files (disambiguation). ... Beyond the Sea was the thirteenth episode of the first season of The X-Files science-fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... An Emmy Award. ... Lon Suder is a fictional character on the television series Star Trek Voyager. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Twin Peaks is an American serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... Note: Fictional details from the Myst franchise follow, and may sometimes be referred to as facts. ... Myst franchise Games Myst Riven Myst III: Exile Myst IV: Revelation Myst V: End of Ages Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Ages of: Myst Riven Myst III: Exile Myst IV: Revelation Uru Novels Myst: The Book of Atrus   Tiana   Dni Comic Books #0   #1 Miscellaneous Dni Ages   The... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Myst (or MYST) is a graphic adventure computer game designed and directed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller. ...


Recent Career

He currently plays Doc Cochran in the HBO series Deadwood. He recently voiced Chucky in fith Child's Play film, Seed of Chucky and appeared in the film Sinner. According to Rob Zombie, Brad Dourif will next be seen playing Sheriff Brackett in his adaptation/prequel, Halloween. This article contains character biographies from the HBO original series, Deadwood. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... Charles Lee Ray, or Chucky for short (b. ... Childs Play is a 1988 horror film, written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland. ... Seed of Chucky (also known as Childs Play 5: Seed of Chucky) is a 2004 film and the fifth movie in the popular Childs Play series of films. ... Sinner is a 2007 drama film directed by Marc Benardout. ... Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965[1]), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American heavy metal and industrial rock musician, director, and writer. ... Halloween is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name. ...


Trivia

  • Plays the didgeridoo, an Australian musical instrument.
  • Dourif was cast for the role of The Scarecrow who was set to appear in Batman Forever, while Tim Burton was attached to the project. However, Burton reportedly decided to use The Riddler as the main villain.
  • Played music with the Deviants
  • Made five trips to New Zealand while the Lord of the Rings trilogy was being filmed. He had to shave his eyebrows off each time.
  • Dourif appeared in a 1987 episode of Miami Vice in which, coincidentally, Helena Bonham Carter made her television debut.

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Selected Filmography

Movies

Year Title Role Other notes
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Billy Bibbit Academy Award Nomination
1976 The Mound Builders Chad Jasker (Made for Television)
1978 Eyes of Laura Mars Tommy Ludlow
1978 Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (Made for Television)
1979 Studs Lonigan Danny O'Neill (Made for Television)
1979 Wise Blood Hazel Motes
1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones David Langtree (Made for Television)
1980 Heaven's Gate Mr. Eggleston
1981 Ragtime Younger Brother
1982 Desire, the Vampire Paul (Made for Television)
1984 Dune The Mentat Piter De Vries
1985 Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Lamar Sands (Made for Television)
1986 Blue Velvet Raymond
1986 Rage of Angels Seymour Bourne (Made for Television)
1987 Fatal Beauty Leo Nova
1988 Child's Play Charles Lee Ray (Chucky) (character and voice of Chucky)
1988 Mississippi Burning Deputy Clinton Bell
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Camillus Fly (Made for Television)
1989 Terror on Highway 91 Keith Evans (Made for Television)
1990 Child's Play 2 Chucky (voice only)
1990 Spontaneous Combustion Sam
1990 Graveyard Shift Tucker Cleveland
1990 The Exorcist III James Venamun
1990 Hidden Agenda Paul Sullivan
1991 Critters 4 Al Bert
1991 Child's Play 3 Chucky (voice only)
1991 Jungle Fever Leslie
1992 Final Judgemwnt Father Tyrone
1993 Wild Palms Chickie Levitt Television Series
1993 Amos & Andrew Officer Donnie Donaldson
1994 Color of Night Clark
1994 A Worn Path Hunter (Made for Television)
1995 Death Machine Dante
1995 Murder in the Fist Byron Stamphill
1997 Alien: Resurrection Dr. Gediman
1998 Senseless
Urban Legend (film) Michael McDonnell, gas station attendant (uncredited)
1998 Bride of Chucky Chucky (voice only)
2001 Myst III: Exile Saavedro
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gríma Wormtongue
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gríma Wormtongue (extended version only)
2004 Seed of Chucky Chucky (voice only)
2005 The Wild Blue Yonder The Alien
2007 Sinner Caddie
2007 Halloween (2007 film) Sheriff Brackett

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Eyes of Laura Mars is a movie. ... Studs Lonigan is the subject of a trilogy of novels by American author James T. Farrell: Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day. ... Wise Blood (German titles Der Ketzer or Die Weisheit des Blutes) is a 1979 drama film directed by John Huston and based on the novel by Flannery OConnor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ragtime is a 1981 motion picture based on the historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... A Mentat is a fictional profession or discipline in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Piter De Vries is a fictional character from Frank Herberts Dune science fiction series. ... Blue Velvet is a 1986 thriller / mystery film written and directed by David Lynch. ... Rage of Angels is a novel written by acclaimed writer, Sidney Sheldon. ... Fatal Beauty is a 1987 comedy-drama film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sam Elliott, directed by Tom Holland. ... Childs Play is a 1988 horror film, written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland. ... Charles Lee Ray, or Chucky for short (b. ... Mississippi Burning is a 1988 film based on the investigation into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. ... Childs Play 2 (also known as Childs Play 2: Chuckys Back) is the 1990 sequel to the 1988 horror film Childs Play, written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. ... Graveyard Shift is a short story by Stephen King, that appears in his Night Shift collection. ... The Exorcist III is a 1990 horror movie directed by William Peter Blatty and based on Blattys novel Legion, the canonical sequel to Blattys original Exorcist novel. ... Hidden Agenda is the name of several different things: Hidden Agenda (game) is a computer game from 1988. ... The Critters film series is a series of four horror, science fiction, and comedy films from New Line Cinema. ... Childs Play 3 (also known as Childs Play 3: Look Whos Stalking) is the third movie in the Childs Play series. ... For use as a word denoting a sexual preference see Miscegenation. ... Wild Palms is a six hour mini-series, which first aired in 1993 on the ABC Network in the United States. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Amos & Andrew is a 1993 comedy film starring Nicolas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson. ... Color of Night is a 1994 erotic mystery thriller film starring Bruce Willis. ... Death Machine is a 1994 sci-fi action horror film starring a largely unknown cast, written and directed by Stephen Norrington, who filmed it before his other, more known film, Blade. ... Film poster Alien: Resurrection Alien: Resurrection (1997) is the fourth movie in the Alien series, preceded by Alien, Aliens and Alien³. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Alien: Resurrection takes place 200 years after the events of Alien³. Ellen Ripley has been cloned using blood samples from Fiorina 161, on ice so that... Senseless is a 1998 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and written by Greg Erb and Craig Mazin. ... Urban Legend is a 1998 horror film starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Robert Englund, Tara Reid, Joshua Jackson, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Michael Rosenbaum, Danielle Harris, John Neville, and Loretta Devine. ... Bride of Chucky (also known as Childs Play 4: Bride of Chucky) is the fourth movie in the Childs Play series. ... Myst franchise Games Myst Riven Myst III: Exile Myst IV: Revelation Myst V: End of Ages Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Ages of: Myst Riven Myst III: Exile Myst IV: Revelation Uru Novels Myst: The Book of Atrus   Tiana   Dni Comic Books #0   #1 Miscellaneous Dni Ages   The... Note: Fictional details from the Myst franchise follow, and may sometimes be referred to as facts. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens novel The Lord of the Rings, Gríma (Wormtongue) is the chief advisor to King Théoden of Rohan. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens novel The Lord of the Rings, Gríma (Wormtongue) is the chief advisor to King Théoden of Rohan. ... Seed of Chucky (also known as Childs Play 5: Seed of Chucky) is a 2004 film and the fifth movie in the popular Childs Play series of films. ... The Wild Blue Yonder is a science fiction documentary film by the German director Werner Herzog, released in 2005. ... Sinner is a 2007 drama film directed by Marc Benardout. ... Halloween is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name. ...

TV

For other uses, see The X-Files (disambiguation). ... Beyond the Sea was the thirteenth episode of the first season of The X-Files science-fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... This article contains character biographies from the HBO original series, Deadwood. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Lon Suder is a fictional character on the television series Star Trek Voyager. ...

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    Brad Dourif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (608 words)
    During the early 1970s, Dourif appeared in a number of plays, off-Broadway and at Woodstock, New York, including 'The Ghost Sonata', 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' and 'When You Comin' Back, Red Rider?', in which he was spotted by director Miloš Forman who cast him in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
    On television, Dourif appeared in the Babylon 5 episode "Passing Through Gethsemane", in the early X-Files episode "Beyond the Sea" as condemned serial killer Luther Lee Boggs, and in Oliver Stone's Wild Palms.
    He was formerly married to businesswoman and self-proclaimed psychic Joni Dourif and is the uncle of Nat Friedman.
    Joni Dourif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
    She was married to Brad Dourif with whom she has two children.
    Dourif claims to have been one of the first civilians trained in the "formerly top secret technology" of remote viewing, and to have been the subject of PSI research and precognition most of her life.
    Dourif was raised on the Hawaiian Islands, and formally educated in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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