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Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen at FACTS 2006 in Ghent, Belgium
Born May 5, 1940 (1940-05-05) (age 67)
Flag of the United States New York City, New York

Lance Henriksen (born May 5, 1940) is an American actor, painter, and potter. A versatile and prolific performer, his trademarks as an actor are his deep, gravelly voice, piercing stare, and chiseled, weathered features. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This page is about the Belgian city. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ...

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Biography

Early life

Henriksen was born in Manhattan, New York City to a poor family. His father was a Norwegian merchant sailor and boxer nicknamed "Icewater" who spent most of his life at sea. Henriksen’s mother struggled to find work as a dance instructor, waitress and model.[1][2] His parents divorced when he was two and he was raised by his mother from then on. As he grew up, Henriksen found himself in trouble at various schools and even saw the inside of a children's home. Henriksen left home and dropped out of school at the age of 12. He was illiterate until the age of 30, when he taught himself to read by studying film scripts.[3] He spent most of his adolescence as a street urchin in New York. Riding on freight trains across the country, he would also do time in jail for petty crimes like vagrancy. It was in this period of wayfaring that he met lifetime friends James Cameron and Bruce Kenselaar; indeed, he soon served as best man at Kenselaar's wedding. For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Look up boxer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Bruce Kenselaar is a designer of textbook covers. ...


Career

Henriksen finally found good use for his talent as a painter with his first job, designing theater sets. The first play he acted in he did because he had built the set. In his early 30s, Henriksen graduated from the prestigious Actors Studio and began acting in New York City's Off-Broadway theater circuit.[4] In film, he first appeared in It Ain't Easy in 1972. Henriksen went on to portray a variety of supporting roles in noteworthy genre films such as Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Damien: Omen II (1978). He also portrayed astronaut Walter Schirra in The Right Stuff (1983) and actor Charles Bronson in the 1991 TV-movie Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story. The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... This article is about the film; for the definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... For other persons named Charles Bronson, see Charles Bronson (disambiguation). ...

Lance Henriksen as Charles Bishop Weyland in Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Lance Henriksen as Charles Bishop Weyland in Alien vs. Predator (2004)

When James Cameron was writing the movie The Terminator (1984), he had originally envisioned Henriksen playing the title role.[5] Cameron went so far as to paint a picture of the Terminator using Henriksen's face, and he had the actor dress-up as the character and attend an Orion Pictures production meeting in character.[6] Regardless, the famous role ultimately went to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Henriksen did appear in the film, albeit in the minor role of Detective Hal Vukovich. Henriksen is perhaps best known for portraying the android Bishop, an artificial life-form, in Aliens (1986) and Alien³ (1992). He would go on to play Charles Bishop Weyland, the man Bishop's appearance was based on, in Alien vs. Predator (2004). Image File history File links Lance_Henriksen_in_Alien_vs_Predator_2004. ... Image File history File links Lance_Henriksen_in_Alien_vs_Predator_2004. ... Alien vs. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Bishop as seen in Aliens Bishop 341-B is a fictional character from the Alien series of films, an android created by the Weyland-Yutani corporation. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ... Alien vs. ...


In 1996, Henriksen starred in the TV series Millennium, created and produced by Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files. Henriksen played Frank Black, a former FBI agent who possessed a unique ability to see into the minds of killers. Carter created the role specifically for the actor. Henriksen's performances on Millennium earned him critical acclaim, a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite New Male TV Star, and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (1997-1999). The series was cancelled in 1999. Henriksen's daughter, Alcamy, appears uncredited in an episode of Millennium. He later moved to the state of Hawaii. A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Millennium is a grim, suspenseful American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. ... Chris Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American Jewish screenwriter and producer, best known as the creator of The X-Files. ... The X-Files is an American Peabody and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. ... Millennium is a grim, suspenseful American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Millennium is a grim, suspenseful American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. ...


No less than three prominent franchise roles have been written specifically for Henriksen, though he would only star in one of them. James Cameron wrote The Terminator (1984) hoping Henriksen would play the titular character. Chris Carter created Millennium (1996) specifically for Henriksen, then convinced him to become hero Frank Black. Lastly, Victor Salva wrote Jeepers Creepers (2001) with Henriksen in mind for the role of the Creeper. For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Chris Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American Jewish screenwriter and producer, best known as the creator of The X-Files. ... Millennium is a grim, suspenseful American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. ... Victor Salva (born March 29, 1958 in California) is an American film director, mostly of horror movies. ... Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. ...


On television, Henriksen most recently appeared in the ensemble of Into the West (2005), a miniseries executive-produced by Steven Spielberg. He has also recently appeared in a Brazilian soap opera, Caminhos do Coração ("Ways of the Heart") from Rede Record. Into the West is a 2005 miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks which began as a six-week event on June 10, 2005 on Turner Network Television (TNT). ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Rede Record is a Brazilian television network. ...


In recent years Henriksen has also been active as a voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to a number of animated features and video game titles. In Disney's Tarzan (1999) and its direct-to-video prequel Henriksen is Kerchak, the ape who serves as Tarzan's surrogate father. He provided the voice for the alien supervillain Brainiac in Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006). Henriksen is the voice of the character Molov in the video game Red Faction II (2002), which was developed by Volition, Inc. and published by THQ, and has also contributed to GUN (2005), Run Like Hell (2002), and the canceled title Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (2004).[7] In 2005, Henriksen was the voice of Andrei Rublev in Cartoon Network's IGPX. Henriksen is also the voice behind PlayStation 3 internet promotional videos. The actor will lend his voice to the upcoming animated television series Transformers: Animated as the character Lockdown and will be appearing in the upcoming game Mass Effect. Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Kerchak Kerchak is a fictional character in the Walt Disney produced animated movie, Tarzan. ... Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... Red Faction II is a sequel to the hit game Red Faction and takes place on Earth as opposed to the Mars of the first. ... Volition, Inc. ... THQ Inc. ... This article is about the video game. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Four horsemen... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... IGPX Immortal Grand Prix refers to two anime series produced by Cartoon Network and Production I.G.. The first is a Micro-series consisting of five five-minute episodes. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Lockdown is a Decepticon for the Transformers: Animated series. ... This article is about the Xbox 360 video game. ...


Filmography

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Frank Pierson. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article is about the film; for the definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Ryans Hope was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. ... Prince of the City is a 1981 film about a police officer who has to expose corruption in exchange for not being prosecuted himself. ... Nightmares is a 1983 film with 4 tales of horror, starring Emilio Estevez and Lance Henriksen. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Robert Loggia and Peter Coyote. ... Savage Dawn is a 1985 action and drama film,starring Lance Henriksen,George Kennedy,William Forsythe,Mickey Jones,Karen Black,Richard Lynch,and Michael Sharrett. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Choke Canyon is a 1986 movie starring Stephen Collins as a cowboy scientist trying to develop an alternative energy source. ... Near Dark (1987) is a vampire Western film, written by Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow, and directed by Bigelow. ... The Horror Show (1989) is a supernatural horror film starring Lance Henriksen and Brion James. ... For other uses, see Pumpkinhead (disambiguation). ... The Pit and the Pendulum is a horror film directed by Stuart Gordon and based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. ... This article is for the 1991 film. ... This article is about the 1992 film. ... Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Mans Best Friend is a 1993 fictional horror movie in which a genetically-engineered dog turns from mans best friend into mans worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves. ... For the military term, see Hard target. ... No Escape is a 1994 action / Science fiction film starring Ray Liotta as a military prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment on an island inhabited by savage and cannabalistic prisoners. ... Color of Night is a 1994 erotic mystery thriller film starring Bruce Willis. ... Boulevard is a 1994 film starring Rae Dawn Chong and Lou Diamond Phillips. ... The phrase The Quick and the Dead originates in the bible, 1 Peter Chapter 4 (verse 5 in the King James Version), describing Jesus judgment of all people, both living (quick being an older phrase with that meaning) and dead: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the... Dead Man is a 1995 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. ... Powder is a 1995 film directed by Victor Salva, about an albino boy, nicknamed Powder, with paranormal powers over electricity. ... Millennium is a grim, suspenseful American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. ... The Day Lincoln Was Shot was a film made for the TV channel TNT. It is a re-creation of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Scream 3 (2000) (theatrical name Scr3am) is the third installment in the successful Scream trilogy of satirical horror films. ... Red Faction II is a sequel to the hit game Red Faction and takes place on Earth as opposed to the Mars of the first. ... Directed by: Jonas Quastel Writing credits: Chris Lanning, Jonas Quastel Genre: Action / Adventure / Horror / Thriller Based on actual accounts, The Untold is the story of Harlan Knowles (Lance Henriksen), billionaire and President of Bio-Comp Industries who heads up a team of experts in a quest to locate a company... Madhouse is a 2004 movie starring Joshua Leonard, directed and co-written by William Butler. ... Alien vs. ... Starkweather is a 2004 film directed by Byron Werner from a script written by Stephen Johnston. ... Paranoia: 1. ... Paranoia: 1. ... Into the West is a 2005 miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks which began as a six-week event on June 10, 2005 on Turner Network Television (TNT). ... Tarzan II is a direct-to-video midquel to Tarzan (1999 film), telling the story of Tarzans childhood. ... IGPX (short for Immortal Grand Prix) refers to two anime series co-produced simultaneously by Cartoon Network and Production I.G. The first is a microseries consisting of five 5-minute episodes. ... Supernova was a movie of the week originally released on the Hallmark Channel. ... IGPX Immortal Grand Prix refers to two anime series produced by Cartoon Network and Production I.G.. The first is a Micro-series consisting of five five-minute episodes. ... Abominable is a Sci Fi Channel original film released in 2006. ... When a Stranger Calls is a 2006 remake of the 1979 film with the same name. ... Sasquatch Mountain (also called Devil in the Mountain) is a 2006 feature film produced by Grizzly Peak Productions for the Science Fiction Channel, and directed by Steven R. Monroe. ... Dark Reel is an upcoming 2007 horror/thriller which stars Edward Furlong and Lance Henriksen. ... Deadwater is a thriller film starring Lance Henriksen, Gary Stretch, James Russo, D. C. Douglas, Katherine Randolph, Jim Hanks and Jonathan Espolin. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Marker, is an upcoming action film starring Steven Seagal, Blanchard Ryan and Lance Henriksen that is expected to be released in 2008. ... Talking with Dog is an action sci-fi thriller, starring John Cusack,set in a post-apocalyptic future. ... Alone in the Dark II is a sequel to the 2005 movie, Alone in the Dark. ...

References

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Sources consulted and endnotes
  1. ^ Myatt, Sue. "Short Early Biography of Lance Henriksen", Lance Henriksen Magic, 2004-02-06. Retrieved on 2007-07-09. 
  2. ^ Lance Henriksen Biography (1940?-)
  3. ^ Myatt, Sue. "The Web Magic Interview with Lance Henriksen: Frankly Speaking", Lance Henriksen Magic, 2004-02-06. Retrieved on 2007-07-09. 
  4. ^ Myatt, Sue. "The Web Magic Interview with Lance Henriksen: By Invitation Only", Lance Henriksen Magic, 2004-02-06. Retrieved on 2007-07-09. 
  5. ^ Dalton, Ross. "Boiling a Lance", Entertainment Weekly, 2001-10-10. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. 
  6. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Biography: Lance Henriksen", allmovie. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. 
  7. ^ Mirabella, Fran. "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", IGN, 2002-10-29. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. 

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Lance Henriksen - Biography - Moviefone (541 words)
A close friend of director James Cameron, Henriksen posed for Cameron's preliminary character sketches for the robotic antagonist of the 1984 thriller The Terminator.
Henriksen's role as a cocky gunfighter in director Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead proved without question a highlight of his roles from the '90s.
It certainly appeared as if Henriksen was becoming less choosy with his roles, and though the integrity he would bring to those roles generally helped him to stay afloat in a sea of forgettable efforts, it appeared as if the waters were finally threatening to overtake him.
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