Lance Henriksen Net Worth

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Lance James Henriksen net worth is
$26 Million

Lance James Henriksen Wiki Biography

Lance Henriksen was born on the 5th May 1940, in New York City, USA, and is an actor and artist, probably best known for his roles of Bishop in the Alien film franchise, and as detective Frank Black in TV series “Millennium” (1996-1999). The three-time Golden Globe-nominated actor now has over 200 on-screen credits to his name, during a career which began in 1961.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lance Henriksen is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Henriksen’s net worth is as high as $26 million, earned through his successful acting career, in addition to which he has also published a book, and is an accomplished ceramic artist, which have improved his wealth.

Lance Henriksen Net Worth $26 Million

Lance Henriksen’s Norwegian father worked as a sailor, and his American mother Margueritte Werner worked as a waitress, model, and actress. He was raised by his mother after his parents divorced when he was two years old and had a quite turbulent childhood. From 1955 to 1958, Henriksen served in the United States Navy, and attained the rank of Petty Officer Third Class.

Although he made his debut in 1961 in Delbert Mann’s “The Outsider”, Henriksen had to wait until 1972 to land his next role in “It Ain’t Easy”. In the meantime, he graduated from the prestigious Actors Studio, and later appeared in Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-winning drama called “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975) starring Al Pacino. In 1976, he played in “The Next Man” alongside Sean Connery, and then began appearing frequently in sci-fi and horror movies such as Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977). By the end of the ‘70s, Henriksen had had parts in “Damien: Omen II” and “The Visitor” (1979). His net worth was now well established.

In 1981, Lance played in Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-nominated “Prince of the City”, and two years later in Mike Newell’s Golden Globe-nominated “Blood Feud”. He continued with Philip Kaufman’s Oscar-winning history drama called “The Right Stuff” (1983) starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, and Dennis Quaid, and in 1984, Lance played Detective Hal Vukovich in James Cameron’s “Terminator” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. A year later, he had a role in Richard Marquand’s thriller “Jagged Edge” (1985) alongside Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, and Peter Coyote. Henriksen teamed up with Cameron again in the Oscar-winning sci-fi horror “Aliens” (1986) starring Sigourney Weaver, which grossed over $130 million at the box office, and its commercial success helped Henriksen to increase his net worth significantly.

By the end of the ‘80s, Henriksen had taken part in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Near Dark” (1987), starred in “Pumpkinhead” (1987), and in “Johnny Handsome” (1989) with Mickey Rourke. He started the ‘90s with a starring role in the adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1991). In 1992, Lance played Bishop II in David Fincher’s “Alien 3” and in “Jennifer 8” with Andy Garcia and Uma Thurman. He then had a role as Emil Fouchon in John Woo’s “Hard Target” (1993) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and has stated that, this movie is one of his favourites. Lance was very busy in the mid-‘90s, usually playing “bad guys” as was the case in “No Escape” (1994) with Ray Liotta, and in Sam Raimi’s “The Quick and the Dead” (1995) starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, and Russell Crowe. Also in 1995, Henriksen played in Jim Jarmusch’s “Dead Man” with Johnny Depp, and in Victor Salva’s “Powder”.

From 1996 to 1999, Lance played Frank Black in 67 episodes of Chris Carter’s “Millennium”, a part which generated more money to his bank account. By the end of the ‘90s, he had portrayed President Abraham Lincoln in the Primetime Emmy-nominated biography called “The Day Lincoln Was Shot” (1998).

Although his popularity peaked in the ‘90s, Henriksen continued to be a regular in the new millennium but often appeared in low-budget independent movies. He did play in Paul W.S. Anderson’s “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” (2004), the film managing to gross over $170 million, helping Henriksen to improve his wealth considerably. In 2008, he had a minor role in Ed Harris’ “Appaloosa” starring Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, and Jeremy Irons.

In 2013, he played alongside Ed Harris and David Duchovny in “Phantom”, and later in the comedy-horror “Stung” (2015). Most recently, Henriksen had notable roles in “Lake Eerie” (2016), “Gehenna: Where Death Lives” (2016), and “Cut to the Chase” (2016). He is currently filming several movies which will be released in 2017.

Henriksen has also published his autobiography called “Not Bad for a Human – The Life and Films of Lance Henriksen” in 2011, and a comic book entitled “To Hell You Ride” in 2012, the sales of which also increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Lance Henriksen was married to Mary Jane Evans from 1985 to 1988 and has a daughter with her. His second wife was Jane Pollack from 1995 to 2006, and he has a daughter with her too. His biggest hobby is pottery, and he is a big fan of Eminem’s music. Lance currently lives in Santa Clarita, California.

Full NameLance Henriksen
Net Worth$26 Million
Date Of BirthMay 5, 1940
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height5' 10¼" (1.79 m)
ProfessionActor, Artist
EducationActors Studio
SpouseJane Pollack (m. 1995–2006), Mary Jane Evans (m. 1985–1989)
ChildrenAlcamy Henriksen, Sage Ariel Henriksen
ParentsJames Henriksen, Margueritte Henriksen
AwardsLife Career Award (2009), Saturn Award (1994), Jury Prize (2006), BTVA People's Choice Voice/Television Voice Acting Award (2013), Fantafestival - Best Actor (1991), IIFC Award - Best Actor (2016)
NominationsGolden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor (1997-1999), Saturn Awards, CFCA Award, DVDX Award, Chainsaw Award, Satellite Awards
Movies"Alien 3" (1992), "Man's Best Friend" (1993), "No Escape" (1994), "The Quick and the Dead" (1995)
TV Shows"Millennium" (1996-1997), "Tron: Uprising" (2012), "The Legend of Korra" (2012), "Into the West" (2005), "DEA" (2008), "Transformers: Animated" (2008-2009), "Grim & Evil" (2001-2002)
1Intense understated performances
2Gravelly deep yet commanding voice
1[on James Cameron] There's nobody else quite like Jim Cameron. There may be guys who are more charming, by I know the core truth of who he is: By the time the movie is ready to shoot, he has written and rewritten the script over and over until it's perfect. He also knows that once you arrive on that soundstage, this is the only shot you're going to get at what you're doing, so he works until he drops. He's the first guy on the set and the last to leave. That's Jim Cameron: a magnificent obsession.
2[on Sidney Lumet] I did three movies with Lumet and he was the only guy in the industry I've ever seen who worked this way: He'd get the entire cast together, big parts and small, rent out this big ballroom, tape off all the locations, and we'd do the whole script with everyone there, block it out. Then by the time we got to the set, not only was everyone comfortable, but we were an ensemble.
3I don't really have an identity, I really don't. I spend half my life living other people's lives. I kind of rationalize everything that happens in my life, and make it personal. It's a crazy phenomenon.
4There's no difference for me between big budget and low budget filmmaking. I'm there to conspire with the cast and crew to make the best movie we can.
5I am a survivor. There's an old saying: "If you can't use it, lose it. If you can't lose it, use it."
6[on a simple but continually useful exercise learned from Sandra Seacat in the 1970s, from a 1993 Film Comment interview] I had a wonderful acting teacher, Sandra Seacat, and one of the things she taught was she'd put a book on a chair and all you did was ask questions about that book: is it a good book or a lousy book? Who made the binding? Why don't I want to read it? Why would I want to read it? How long has it been sitting there? It's a very simple exercise but I do that all the time, constantly question myself and my surroundings, not in a negative way but in a positive way that leads toward my character.
7Jim (James Cameron) is one of those directors that every dollar goes up on the screen and what he was doing with Terminator was in a lot of ways way ahead of its time. It was a five million dollar movie but looked like twenty. (On The Terminator (1984))
8(2011) My influence on these lower-budget movies has always been to say that you can't compete with the blockbusters. We don't have the money, so let's use our imaginations. I've done enough of these movies to know that we are not going to be able to compete with a hundred million dollar movie. So let's use our imaginations and turn this film into something original. Even a tiny, simple scene - let's turn it into something different. That's always my goal.
9(2011, on Mangler 2) I had to pay some bills.
10(2011) The real result of doing a movie is a feeling of satisfaction. As soon as that happens, then you step into the waiting room. Now what am I going to do? Am I going to celebrate? Am I going to reward myself and go on holiday? Okay, that lasts five minutes. Now what? Now I wait. I start feeling like I don't know who I am. I start that cycle all over again.... One of my favorite thinkers, Gonzalo Lira, wrote a blog the other day where he said, "I'm down. I'm really down. I'm waiting for something. I don't know what I'm waiting for, but I'll know it when I see it." That's a beautiful thing. I felt really moved by the fact that this brilliant guy could stop in the middle of everything and admit that. No bullshit; just sharing the truth. People responded and started telling him what he should do with his life. They were all trying to be rescuers... But he didn't need rescuing. He didn't need to be fixed. He was just being honest. To me, that's the real power of all of this... We're sharing ideas. We're sharing the truth...My worst enemy is waiting and isolation. In a way, all actors live a life of quiet desperation, because you don't have a solid routine that you can depend on... until you're working, and then you're as solid as anybody.
11(2011, on his career) I've always wrestled with the feeling that I'm not worthy of everything that's been given to me. I'm a shoe-shine boy from Manhattan! How the fuck did all of this happen? I didn't plan any of it. Everything that's come along has been like a kiss in the dark. Even now, I don't really know where my next job is going to come from or where it's going to take me...The miracle of my life that I was able to hang in there long enough to outlive my bad behavior. When I was young, I was really angry and fucked up. The arts drew me right out of that, and gave me choices... Though the arts, I've worked with some of the most talented people alive today. And they are the making of me - because they've helped me to embrace all these wonderful ideas and concepts that have furthered my growth as a human being. That's why I'm still in it. For me, art has been the difference between life and death... If a child is in an unhappy place, they go somewhere to seek out what they need. Otherwise, they're not going to survive. They're not going to flourish. My whole life has been this pursuit. I guess all people's lives are like that. That's what we have in common. You use all of your experiences, and you get some lucky breaks, and people help you. I haven't done this alone, that's for sure. If I'd had to do all of this by myself - trying to learn all of the life lessons that we have to learn if we're going to go out with any grace - it would have taken me ten or twenty lifetimes.
12(2011, on filming movies in Romania) You step into another world and you feel the vibe of that country. With Romania, I hadn't seen all the pain and tumult that made it like it was, but I was still sensitive to it. It's surprising how much you take in, and how that affects your work.... I spent a lot of time talking to the people of Romania about what it was like when (Dictator) Ceausescu was around. I actually stayed in Ceausescu's old library building, and I went on tours of the city.... The first time I went, there were packs of wild dogs running around that would attack people in the streets. Because when Ceausescu moved people out of their houses [to put them in working-class apartment complexes], people had to let their pets go because they had nowhere to put them. I heard a story that, when the Army executed Ceausescu and his wife, they were shot so many times that their heads were blown open, and a stray dog came into that courtyard and ate their brains off of the ground. When I went back to Romania the second time, most of the dogs had been killed.... That sort of thing makes a strong impression.
13(2011, on Antibody) That movie was so cheap that the whole ship was made out of wood. Even the chairs were wood. Everything was wood. Every fucking thing. Instead of using a little leather here and there, or a little plastic.... Robin Givens and I went into a laughing jag in one of those scenes, and we almost couldn't get out of it. It was the scene where the ship was bouncing and we're [reacting with minimal movement]. I look back and I see this Argentinean actor [bouncing around exaggeratedly] and I'm thinking: What the fuck is he doing? It made me laugh so hard, I had trouble for the rest of the day. Every time I thought of it, it made me start laughing again.
14(2011) I went through a phase where I was being invited to Eastern Europe to do these movies. And I thought: It's a payday. It's an adventure. I never thought they'd be shown in America. I really didn't... I call them jet-lag movies, because I always got there feeling jet-lagged and then we'd start shooting the next day. I wouldn't even get an eight hour turn-around before I had to start reciting all this shit. They don't give you any time. It's just, "Get in there and do it." And you know what the feeling of jet-lag is like. You're physically there, but your soul is somewhere else.... That's how I felt making those movies.
15(2011, on his love of pottery) I have a strong attraction towards discovery. That's what pottery is about for me. I ceramics as a recording device. It records everything you do, from the moment you pick up a ball of the clay to the moment you take the finished-fired piece out of the kiln. Everything is recorded in it - every touch, everything it's been exposed to. When I look at a pot, that's what I see. I don't look at a finished pot and go, "That's a great pot." I look at a pot and see the experience. I've thrown away more kiln-loads of pottery than any potter I know - thrown them away, taken them to the dump - but I didn't throw them away before I saw what was recorded there. The finished pot records the whole adventure, and that's what I love about it. From the lump of clay to a bisque-fired piece to a glazed piece to a finish-fired piece, I like to prolong my involvement with a piece. And I'm experimenting constantly, at each stage, because I want to surprise myself...It is meditation in a very broad sense. You create your environment - you create your studio. You know where to find your tools. You know where you mix your clay. The environment is structured and so well-lived in that you come to depend on it. You go there for comfort. You go there for escape. You go there for all the things you can't get anywhere else.... Acting doesn't offer the same security, because you're part of someone else's cosmos. In pottery, I create my own cosmos. I'm in it as soon as I walk through the door of my studio. It's compulsive. I have a compulsive desire to pursue the things in life that make me feel like I own myself.
16(2011, on The Last Cowboy) The easiest movie I ever made...I'm working with an actress, I get a sense of how she sees the world and where she is in life. I'm getting to know the person, not the character. Once I do that, I start to realize that we all have much more in common than we think we do. A lot of people think of themselves as utterly different and utterly isolated, but the truth is that we're all going through the same things in life. We're all trying to figure out how we fit into the world. In a situation like this, that father/daughter relationship becomes automatic. It happens off-screen, and then hopefully it happens onscreen.
17(2011, on Beautiful Wave) I understood the role immediately. When you get out on a board, all you have to deal with is the movement of the ocean. For the first twenty-five years of my life, I never stopped moving. As a kid, I was always either running from something or to something imaginary. When I was on the road, I always felt that I was arriving somewhere right after something happened, or right before something was going to happen... but never when it happened. And I connected this to surfing, because that's all about movement - and movement can be a reassuring thing when you're doing it in solitude. In pottery, it's the same thing. I have solitude when I'm working. There are no limits, no boundaries. It's all created by me. When I'm making pottery, my boundaries belong to me. And that's the great escape.
18(2011, on all the Pumpkinhead sequels) I know that character's pain. I know his disappointment. And I was revisiting an experience that I understood really well.... That's why I crawled out of the theater when I saw those. They were gonna have a Q&A at the end of the third Pumpkinhead, but I got down on the floor and I crawled out. When the lights came up, they said, "Well, we have Lance... Lance?... Where's Lance?" And my agent was laughing because he'd seen me crawl out. That was fucking embarrassing... but I just wanted to get the fuck out, because I knew that the director was gonna get up and talk moon talk about this movie that I didn't care about, and I didn't want to humiliate the memory of the original Pumpkinhead by getting up there and waxing eloquent about bullshit. I mean, look at the situation: I'm a ghost of what was originally there. Why would I want to get up and say, "I'll tell you what it feels like to be a ghost of the original. This is a piece of shit." I didn't want to say that. I'd rather get out and let them have their little party... When people bring up those Pumpkinhead sequels, it's like saying, "You know what you did when you were drunk last night?" That's what it feels like.
19(2011, on making three Sasquatch movies) the end of the Sasquatch movies. If you've done three, there are no more expressions you could possibly have left towards a Sasquatch that would be new, unless he steps on me. Don't even mention Sasquatch to me. If I get another script that says "The Sasquatch looks around the tree," I'm going to go, "No way, leave me alone, man."
20(2011, on A Message from Fallujah) I was shooting a commercial in Australia and, the day before I left, the director said to me, "I have this idea for an anti-war film." He described it in vague terms and said, "Would you be interested in doing it?" We were at the height of the [Iraq] war at that point, so I said, "I'll do it but I don't want any money for it." We communicated over the next couple of months and got the script to where we wanted it, and then I jumped on a plane and we shot it in a week... I played an American engineer who's done six months of contract work [in the Middle East] and he's getting ready to leave. Everybody is going to the airport, but he stayed to have one more cup of tea. If he had gone with them, nothing would have happened, but he was enjoying his tea. That was important to me because it showed this guy appreciating little things about the culture. I wanted that contrast between the beauty of the culture and the insanity of war... I also used Saddam money to pay for the tea. I had been in Romania making a film, and I met these two soldiers who were on leave from battle. They were staying in the same hotel I was staying at. And one of the soldiers gave me some Saddam money. I was very touched by it. He was trying to give me the only thing he had to offer. And I felt really grateful that they were sitting there - alive, not dead. So we used that in the movie.
21(2011) I was in Tangiers, all of the hip writers - guys like Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs - were living there in this apartment building. Everybody was always on the roof, smoking hashish and philosophizing... I didn't have enough education for it to be entertaining to me, so I watched it as a voyeur. I thought I was wild, but these guys were bizarre. But they were good people, you know. They accepted each other. It was an era of connection.... I remember I had a buddy in New York whose name was Johnson, and he was a painter, too. He used to ride this little scooter around the city. One day I went to McSorley's Ale House to find him, because we all used to meet there, to talk art and drink beer. I went in and said, "Where's Johnson?" And everybody said, "You didn't hear? He got killed - he was riding his scooter and he got hit by a truck." I was devastated. I walked out of McSorley's and I was weeping uncontrollably. I was really upset, because Johnson was one of the few friends I had that I felt really close to. I ran into Allan Ginsberg, and he took the time and tried really hard to talk me down from the absolute devastation I was feeling... That's the kind of guy he was. The artists of that era - the poets and the painters - they were good people.
22(2011, on Hard Target and his character) I was getting really dark when I was shooting that movie. I was hanging out with the scum of New Orleans - I'm talking about gangsters and killers. I was so into that role, and I was looking at the world like I had night-vision or something. It was crazy.... And for what? When I saw the movie, I thought: Why did you do that? Why did you put yourself through that dark place? I didn't have to do that. It didn't even show in the movie. That guy [Fouchon] was all style. I could have had much more fun with the role. I really could have. I didn't need to lick the lint off of the floor to prove that I was willing.
23(2011) Every love affair you ever have, that chick leaves a mark on you. And whenever you have a good laugh, your DNA is altered. Those things make you who you are. For me, it's the same thing with acting. Every role alters my cell structure. Those films are in me. I am who I am in relation to the characters I've played. There are times where I'm playing a role and I think: I like this guy's life more than my own. And then I hear the director yell "Cut!" and I think: Fuck! I was just getting somewhere. It's crazy, isn't it?
24(2011, on Jennifer 8) I thought that the character I was playing had gone through a phase where he wanted to be the super-cop. He was an L.A. cop, but he got fed up after a while and transferred to this small town, Eureka. Now he's getting close to retirement. He's got a wife that he loves. He goes fishing on the weekend. He was very at peace... I don't normally get those kinds of roles. I usually get roles where the guy is carrying the angst of the world in his fucking soul. Playing Freddy Ross was the happiest I've ever been on a movie set...On the second day of shooting, I was doing this scene on my boat. I look up on the pier and I see Jon Voight standing with the producer. I immediately thought I was gonna get replaced. I know Jon, so I should have said hello - but I couldn't because I thought he was there to replace me. It went through me like a cold breeze, and I thought: Oh no, I really like this role... In the end, it turned out that I was just being paranoid.
25(2011, on working with Uma Thurman on Jennifer 8) At one point, we were shooting in an old abandoned mental institution. Uma brought a Ouija board and we went up into the scariest part of the building. We asked it: "Who killed Kennedy?" And the thing almost leaped out of our hands. It spelled: "LBJ, LBJ." Then we asked, "Who are you?" And the thing said, "I'm the guy that did it." He said he had been put in this Canadian syphilitic ward to keep him quiet, and he never got out. He died there. We got so scared that we threw the Ouija board away. That was fun. Uma was great!
26(2011, on filming Delta Heat and working with Anthony Edwards) The director would just say, "Hey man, don't worry about it. It's a happening thing." That's how he would direct us! And then Tony and I would look at each other like, "What the fuck?" Then we would work our asses off figuring out the scene, and he would go, "See? I told you! It's a happening thing, man!" He did the whole movie that way... We just surrendered to it...The producer was so cheap he wasn't even feeding the crew breakfast. Tony called up a catering service and for a week he paid for the catering, to embarrass the producer into giving them breakfast. And it worked. Tony Edwards impressed the shit out of me.
27(2011, on The Outfit) He sent me the script in California, and I thought I was playing an FBI agent in it. When I got to the East Coast, he said, "No Lance, you're playing Dutch Schultz - one of the most famous mobsters in American history." I had twelve hours to prepare, so I stayed up all night reading about this guy in my hotel room. It was a crash course. I got one hour of sleep that night.... In the morning, I decided just to for it. I thought: This is the only opportunity I'll ever have to play this person. You don't get to play a famous person twice. Just go for it...I got to shoot a Thompson sub machine gun from back in the 30s. It kinda ruined one of my ears. We were moving so fast that I forgot to put earplugs in, and that baby is loud... Yeah, I had fun with it. I got to push everybody around... but I got sick of the sound of my own voice.
28(2011, on his character in Hard Target) I was in a bar once with this guy who was provoking everyone around him, including me. He pushed people right to the point where they were ready to fight. Then he would get happy - because when everybody around him was operating at a certain adrenaline level, he felt normal. That was my motivation for the character in Hard Target.
29(On filming The Pit and the Pendulum with Oliver Reed) I remember the day when Oliver Reed came in. He was playing a cardinal, sent by the Pope.... He was such a loose canon. When I met him, we said our hellos and then he said, "You want to see something?" I said, "What?" And he out his dick. The head was tattooed with what looked like an ace of spades - it was a quick glance. I said, "Put that ugly fucking thing away." He just laughed. That night, we all sat down for a big welcoming dinner - the director, the producers and the cast. There must have been thirty of us. And there were these bowls of apples on the table. And lots of wine! Oliver took an apple and he put it on the table in front of him. Then he slammed his fist down and turned it into applesauce. It just went everywhere. That was exactly the kind of release I was looking for. I just wanted to let (my character) go, because I felt so restrained. I felt like I had wound the watch too far, and the spring was so tight. So I grabbed an apple and I did it too. I slammed it and it went everywhere. Everyone at the table was appalled. And I thought, Perfect. After that, I took Oliver's lead for the rest of the night. We proceeded to drink all of the white wine on the table - about ten bottles of local wine - and then went into this evening of oblivion. I remember literally climbing the wall outside the castle - this 150-foot high, almost completely vertical wall. We climbed all the way to the top and stood on the edge, screaming down at the town below. That's the last thing I remember. The next thing I remember was waking up in bed the next morning, and my clothes were hanging on the doorknob outside my room...and they were completely shredded. I don't know what the hell the story was there.
30(2011) The predominant feeling I have at the end of a job is that I don't know who I am. It's a distinct feeling of not having any identity at all. None. This has been the biggest problem of my life, especially in relationships with women. Because when I go into that phase, where I don't know who the fuck I am, what have they got? They're standing there on the sidelines going, "What about us?"... It's the price you have to pay for this kind of work. At least, it's the price I have to pay. You have to shed the role, you have to absolutely shed it, and then you need time to heal.
31(On filming Tales from the Crypt episode "Yellow" with Kirk Douglas) I had to tell Kirk Douglas that his son was a yellow bastard...He called me over and he goes, 'Lance...Such power...such power.' To get that kind of compliment from him, of all people, was overwhelming. I couldn't even answer.
32(On almost being killed filming Piranha Part Two: The Spawning in Jamaica) There was a cement pier going out into the harbor, and we put the camera right out on the end of that pier, so the harbor would look like open ocean. And we were hovering in the helicopter while they set the shot up. It took so long to set the shot that nobody noticed this big sailboat with a high mast coming into the harbor behind us. And when we turned to go out, the mast was right there. I looked down and saw my feet only two feet away from it. If we'd hooked it, we would have been dead. Luckily the pilot was a Jamaican Air Force pilot who had chased drug smugglers, and he reacted instinctively and put that thing straight up in the air. He just yanked back on the stick and we went up until we lost air speed. Then the engine stalled. He flipped it around and dove straight into the ocean to re-gain air speed. We just barely managed to fly out of there. It was a miracle we didn't hit the water.... We went over to a nearby field and landed. When we got out of the helicopter - it was just the pilot and me - we were shaking. It was a hell of a fucking ride. I remember Jim [Cameron] said afterwards, "I thought you were fucking dead." Everybody was so shocked that they dropped the camera in the water. We had to send for a new camera.
33(2011, on always being pegged as the villain) A friend of mine wrote a script and he wanted me to play a character who was the most offensive human being - I mean, he was raping women and butchering them. I said, "I can't do it." Another guy called me out of the blue once, and he actually said, "Hey Lance, I've got a role for you. You were born to do this role. It is you." So I said, "What is it?" And he said, "Well, it's this child molester..." And I said, "Do you realize what you just said to me?"... How am I supposed to respond to that? I said, "I'm not interested in your fucking movie. Don't ever call me again." I couldn't react any other way.
34(2011, on working with Ellen Barkin in Johnny Handsome) As soon as I got there (to New Orleans), we went out drinking together. She took me to a place to get my ear pierced. She said, "You need an earring, you need a big fucking earring." She bought me a battleaxe [earring] and she said, "That's what you're going to use to play your character." We created our whole dynamic during that one evening of carousing the French Quarter. We were the couple from hell. We were constantly berating each other - making scenes. We created the whole thing out of that. It was great. She was probably the strongest actress I've ever worked with.... And not only was she a great actress, but she was so sexy that she made me shy.
35(2011, on his role in Tales from the Crypt in the episode "Cutting Cards") It was one of my favorites. I asked them to dress me all in black and put the piping in such a way that the guy looks totally non-physical - because gamblers spend all their time at a table. Then I got that little stupid-ass mustache. Walter Hill let me do whatever I wanted, because he understood that sometimes the smallest thing can help me find the character. What happened on the Crypt set was that everyone would say, 'Let's try this!' or 'Let's try that!' We never wanted to stop trying new things... even though we were working twelve, fourteen hours a day!
36(2011, on Stone Cold and improvising his entire role) Craig Baxley came in, I met with him in the lobby of the hotel, and I said: "Craig, if you notice in the script, every line that Chains says comes directly from the Bible." I said, "The minute I open my mouth and say the first one, the audience is going to back off. They won't listen to a fucking thing I say after that, because it's ridiculous." He said, "What should we do?" I said, "Let me improvise the entire role. I'll stay within the structure of the script, but I want to improvise every line."... That was a moment where I decided to stop being afraid of whatever was coming that I didn't know about yet. I just said [to myself], 'I have confidence now. You've either got it or you don't. I have it. I have to rely on the unspoken things - the instincts that are in my body that only I know about.' That's how I was able to walk up to the director and say, "This role is really about something else...." That was the first time I ever said that to a director. I was really taking a chance - because I wasn't on film yet and I could have been fired - but he said okay. After that, I got so deep into the role that I'd just say whatever came into my mind.
37My feeling is, I do a lot of low-budget films. I don't do low-budget acting. I have no interest in just goofballing my way through, thinking ah, no one's ever going to see this anyway ... And you know, most people don't set out to do a bad movie. There are a few exceptions -- what I call "alimony films," where the whole point is to pay some bills -- but mostly people are trying to do their best. What's frustrating to me is when, on a low-budget movie, people don't take chances. A big-budget movie, that script's your bible, nobody's going to risk going off the page. But when you're doing a very low-budget film, why not take some chances, intellectually, artistically?
38If you're not acting, you're not an actor.
39It does seem like some of my films have become cult movies and have done very well in the long run. In several cases, they have proven themselves without any help at all.
40I had no idea I would make my career in film, but I always knew from my theater work that I would be an actor. To be honest there are hard parts to being an actor. I'm still coming to terms with being away from home, being in a hotel for months on end, losing girl friends and wives because I'm not there to maintain such relationships.
41I just feel lucky to get as many shots as I get at good roles. Really lucky, indeed. I always loved movies as an escape. I just wanted to be an artist, because I don't just want to come and go and have no one know I ever lived. I wanted to make a record of my existence. For some people it doesn't happen, even if they're wonderful talents. Knock on wood, it has happened to me, but I know many talented people who aren't working.
42[on creating characters] There's a way that the Actors Studio works, they want you to create character based on some experience from your own life so you personalize it. If you put that in your role your gonna do it: once you commit and make it personal, it's like a thread. That thread, once its pulled - channeled - you don't know where it's coming from. You start this 'channeling '. And it starts coming at such a speed.
43[on inspirational actors] Certain actors' performance even in bad films can be incredible, and inspiring. Some of my favorite actors weren't very well noticed in their careers: John Lone was a great actor, he came from the Peking Theatre. And Yun-Fat Chow. John Woo is a great guy and an inspiring person. Along the way there are moments from all kinds of movies, if I find five minutes in any film worth watching it is worth watching the film. I love finding that gem of a performance. There are so many actors who are so talented. The one best thing on Millennium (1996) was meeting new actors every week. I always tried to make them feel welcome.
44[on how he got started in the business] I started in theatre, my first job was designing sets. I didn't know what I was doing, but I had a talent for making dramatic sets; I had been a painter for years. The first play I did, I got the job because I had built the set! And I didn't even know I got the lead part. The key thing to remember in this business is that they don't invite you in, but once you're in they won't kick you out. So start small and it will grow.
45[on playing real characters] The hardest part about playing a real person in a movie is that it makes you very self-conscious. But once you start working then you're OK, you get into it and don't think about it. It's different if you meet them beforehand, it would make it easier. But I've only ever played guys I've never met. It would be better to meet them beforehand.
46[on leaving his role as Frank Black in Millennium (1996) behind him] Man, it took me a year to get out of that. With effort. The first thing I did was go to Hawaii and get two tattoos. One is a shark, the other dolphins. I felt attacked, and I felt like a beast. It was dark stuff. I think if we had gone on another year, it really would have taken hold.
47I never understand with movie companies, why they don't think of where to spend money. A lot of the time they throw money at things that don't work. They just keep throwing money at it: "Well, this movie, if it didn't work with that much money, this will make it work!" But they don't know that if they paid actors for a couple of weeks to rehearse, they would save hundreds of thousands of dollars on the set.
48When you do a low-budget film, you gotta let your intuition fly.
49When I start working I go back to zero again literally. It's the only way, because if I approach a film without being at zero I'm not having the experience. I'm just bringing my tricks - and I'm not gonna do that. It's risky because you end up on an adventure that you weren't expecting, and I like it. That's why I do acting. I am still enthusiastic about acting. I'm not bored. I'm not doing a George Sanders: poor guy killed himself. His note was, "I'm bored". Poor guy. But, no, I love it.
50I've broken bones doing stunts, I've always been one to have a go. But after a while I realized that there are some things not worth doing. Stunt men pay a price, some of them can hardly walk when they're older. John Woo set me on fire twice for Hard Target (1993). It burnt my ears! But I would've done anything for John Woo.
51Acting is still tough for me on a certain level. Every role for me is like going back to zero. I have to decide what I'm going to do or if I can even act anymore. It's rough when you're constantly challenging yourself to do better and better work, rather than merely going through the motions.
52[on working so much] You know something, if you're not acting, you're not an actor - you've gotta work. No way around it. I remember Andy Garcia - we had done Jennifer 8 (1992) together. And Andy, I think, was probably making a couple of million for that movie, and he looked at me one day and he goes, "Hey Lan, you work too much, you shouldn't work so much". And I said, "Alright Andy, if I was making a couple million a movie, I wouldn't work too much. I wouldn't need to work 'too much'!" Everybody has their own life to live, and I love doing the work, so what I am I gonna do? He hasn't done the same kind of roles I have. But it's lucky for me, because I'm really having a good time.
53[on his instincts as an actor] When I first read the script for Hard Target (1993), I thought, "I'm gonna glue my ears back for this role", and I had no idea why at the time. In my mind's eye I saw the character as being linear, sleek; he looked like a Doberman. So I got my hair cut in a certain way. The thing I hate most in acting is asking permission to do things. What you really want to do is say, "This is my need; this is what's going to get me further; this is what's going to be alive". I don't ever say, "Do you mind if . . . ?" I just come in and do it.
54[on his success] I appreciate the idea that anybody would think of me as a star. But I'm really not career-oriented in the sense that I want to be a star. It's not in me. It's not what I do. In fact, I'm amazed that I've even gotten this far.
55[on what he won't do as an actor] I won't do slasher movies, and I won't play child molesters or men who beat women. I can't rationalize "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday 13th" films because they're too one-note. And besides, I've been killed in so many movies in so many ways over the years that to be dealing out that kind of death would be terrible. I'll play a bad guy, but he has to be a character with a purpose.
56I've always known from the beginning of my acting career that you only get an acting job if you've got something to learn about it. If you don't do it well, you'll be condemned to doing the same role over and over and over again. If you do it mediocre you'll have to do it again. Once you've done the role really well, you don't have to repeat it , you don't have to go back there.
57I'm pretty slapstick in my life but nobody sees that. You get typecast. I'm from New York and I have a shit-detector that's outspoken. I'm very streetwise and the producers detect that. So they get me on a movie and kill me. I go into their offices and I'm sure when I leave they say, "You know, he'd be great to kill". I've been killed every way you can imagine.
58If I'm going to have a rough time doing it, then that's what I'll do. If I'm in the comfort zone, I can't. I have to get off-balance enough to be alive.
59The challenge for me in a part is if it's something I haven't done.
60You can't do every movie - although I do a lot of them - and the thing I'm longing to do is . . . it's not that I think I'm funny . . . but I long to do a situation comedy.
61I always wanted to be an actor, even when I was a little kid. When I used to run away from home, I'd go to movies and sit all night watching Kirk Douglas. When I was 16, I tried getting into the Actors Studio and they told me to get lost. I said "I'll come back when I'm a man", and I came back when I was 30. I went to sea, I traveled the world . . . I was waiting.
1His father was a Norwegian immigrant, born in Tønsberg.
2Was cast as the voice of Kerchak in Tarzan (1999) because the filmmakers felt that his powerfully deep voice was perfect to fill the size of the character.
3As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Right Stuff (1983).
4Along with Charles Nelson Reilly, David Fredericks and Brittany Tiplady, he is one of only four actors to play the same character (Frank Black) in both The X-Files (1993) and Millennium (1996).
5Did not start acting until he was 30 years old.
6By the time he was 8 years old, he had spent time in two orphanages, a boarding school and a foster home.
7The western The Big Sky (1952) was one of his biggest influences to get into film as a young man.
8Spent four and a half months in Miami's Dade County Jail at age 17 for being an accomplice to a vehicle theft and eluding police in a car chase (the man driving, and guilty of the crime, was a person that had picked him up hitchhiking). Also spent a short stint in a Tucson, Arizona, jail for vagrancy in 1960.
9Broke his hand while filming Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) in Jamaica after jumping 40 feet out of a helicopter doing his own stunts. A crew member took him to the local hospital, but the sight of chickens rooting in a dumpster full of bloody bandages prompted him to reconsider medical treatment. He finished the shoot (in extreme pain) with a broken hand.
10Claims to have improvised his entire role in Stone Cold. He still believes it to be among his best roles.
11The part of Frank Black in Millennium (1996) was written with him in mind.
12Lives in Santa Clarita, California.
13Bears a striking resemblance to actor 'Stephen McHattie', with whom he is often confused. They even once played twin brothers, on an episode of the television series Beauty and the Beast (1987) called "Snow".
14The Irish electronica group Machines of Love have a song entitled "Lance Henriksen". The group's frontman P.A.L.A.S has said that he's a huge fan of his films and says that he's "criminally underrated".
15He is the only actor besides Sigourney Weaver to appear in more than one "Alien" movie.
16He and Bill Paxton are the only two actors to face off against a Terminator, an Alien and a Predator.
17Loves to vacation in Hawaii.
18Is a big fan of Eminem's music.
19He was walking through a hotel lobby in Romania (where he was wrapping up another film) when he was offered One Point O (2004).
20He has filmed over seven movies in Romania.
21Enjoys pottery and has been doing it for over 40 years.
22Lived in Borneo for three years when he was a kid.
23He was James Cameron's original choice for the title role in The Terminator (1984) when the concept was for a machine that could blend into a crowd. Cameron had even made concept drawings of Henriksen as the Terminator. When the concept was changed, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast, Henriksen was re-cast as Det. Vukovich. When Cameron made Aliens (1986), he cast Henriksen as Bishop, an android.
24As a young man, he hitchhiked across the United States.
25In addition to having faced off against lethal aliens in the "Alien" and "Predator" films, he has also appeared in a film about more benevolent aliens: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
26Has had at least two franchise characters written for him over the years. James Cameron originally wrote The Terminator (1984) character with him in mind, as did Victor Salva with the Creeper from the Jeepers Creepers (2001) movies.
27Was considered for the title role in The Terminator (1984), but was ruled out when it was decided that Arnold Schwarzenegger (who was reading for the role of Kyle Reese) would be the perfect choice as the Terminator.
28There was talk of having him reprise his role as Detective Vukovich in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). The idea was to have his character bound in a wheelchair (after having survived the events of the original film). However, that idea was eventually rejected.
29Served in the United States Navy.
30Dropped out of school and left home at age 12.
31Parents divorced when he was two.
32His father was a Merchant Marine seaman nicknamed "Icewater".
33Was illiterate until the age of thirty, when he learned to read by studying movie scripts.
34Has two daughters: Sage Ariel (12 October 1999) and Alcamy (b. 1987).


Super Mario Bros.1993The King
Excessive Force1993Devlin
Delta Heat1992Jackson Rivers
Jennifer 81992Freddy Ross
Alien³1992Bishop II
Tales from the Crypt1990-1991TV SeriesSergeant Ripper Reno Crevice
Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story1991TV MovieCharles Bronson
Stone Cold1991Chains Cooper
Comrades in Arms1991Rob Reed
The Pit and the Pendulum1991Torquemada
Beauty and the Beast1989TV SeriesSnow
Johnny Handsome1989Rafe Garrett
The Horror Show1989Detective Lucas McCarthy
Hit List1989Chris Caleek
The Last Samurai1988Johnny Congo
Deadly Intent1988VideoRaymond
Survival Quest1988Hank
Pumpkinhead1988Ed Harley
Martini Ranch: Reach1988Video shortGang Member
Near Dark1987Jesse Hooker
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim1987TV Movie
Choke Canyon1986Brook Alastair
Savage Dawn1985Stryker
Streets of Justice1985TV MovieDist. Atty. Jerry Logan
Jagged Edge1985Frank Martin
Hardcastle and McCormick1983-1984TV SeriesJosh Fulton / Deseau
The Terminator1984Detective Hal Vukovich
Cagney & Lacey1983-1984TV SeriesSgt. King / Johnny 'Nose'
Scene of the Crime1984TV Series
Legmen1984TV SeriesFinch
Riptide1984TV SeriesJohn McMasters
The A-Team1984TV SeriesMack Dalton
The Right Stuff1983Wally Schirra
Nightmares1983MacLeod (segment "The Benediction")
Blood Feud1983TV MovieMel Pierce (polygraph operator)
A Question of Honor1982TV MovieWiley (as Lance Hendrickson)
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning1981Police Chief Steve Kimbrough (as Lance Henricksen)
Prince of the City1981D.A. Burano
The Dark End of the Street1981Jimmy
Ryan's Hope1980TV SeriesPreston Post
B.A.D. Cats1980TV SeriesTimothy
The Visitor1979Raymond Armstead
Damien: Omen II1978Sergeant Neff
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977Robert
Network1976Network Lawyer at Khan's Place (uncredited)
The Next Man1976Federal Security (as Lance Hendrickson)
Mansion of the Doomed1976Dr. Dan Bryan
Return to Earth1976TV Movie
Dog Day Afternoon1975Murphy
To Kill the King1974Hank Adams
Emperor of the North1973Railroad worker (uncredited)
It Ain't Easy1972Randy
The Outsider1961U.S. Marine (uncredited)
One for the Road2018/IShort pre-productionOld Booth
Gone Are the Days2017post-productionTaylon
One2017/Ipost-productionPastor Jesse Davidson
West of Hell2017post-productionThe Devil
Acre Beyond the RyeannouncedDr. Bradford Weeks
Beingpre-productionReverend Campbell
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksenpost-productionLance
Wraith2017/IFr. Ehrlich
Into the Badlands2015-2017TV SeriesPenrith
Needlestick2017Alexander Crick
The Machine2017TV MovieStanley (voice)
Lake Eerie2016Pop
The Unwilling2016Father Harris
Legends of Tomorrow2016TV SeriesTodd Rice Obsidian
Gehenna: Where Death Lives2016Morgan
After the Sun Fell2016Dicky
The Night Shift2016TV SeriesClive
The Sector2016The Finisher
Daylight's End2016Frank
Cut to the Chase2016The Man
The Blacklist2015-2016TV SeriesBill McCready
The Hamster2016ShortNarrator
Criminal Minds2016TV SeriesChazz Montolo
Grey's Anatomy2016TV SeriesGriffin McColl
Monday at 11:01 A.M.2016Bartender
Kids vs Monsters2015Heinrich
All Hail King Julien2015TV SeriesDoc Sugarfoot
Fragile Storm2015ShortNorman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2015TV SeriesZog
Human Play2015ShortPascal
Harbinger Down2015Graff
Me Him Her2015The Stranger (uncredited)
Spirit Riders2015Rex
Justice Served2015Henry Callas
The Rolling Road2014ShortLes Davis
Paranormal Island2014Carl
Garm Wars: The Last Druid2014Wydd
Hollows Grove2014Bill
Last Writes2014ShortRobert Service
Dark Awakening2014Father Donovan O'Malley
The Strain2014TV SeriesNarrator
Road to Paloma2014FBI Agent Kelly
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft2014Video GameThrallmar Farseer / The Black Knight (voice)
House at the End of the Drive2014Skip Johansen
My Dog the Champion2013Billy
The Book of Daniel2013Cyrus
Blood Shot2013Sam
Aliens: Colonial Marines - Stasis Interrupted2013Video GameMichael Weyland
Alien Rising2013Colonel Stephen Cencula
Hannibal2013TV SeriesLawrence Wells
Aliens: Colonial Marines2013Video GameBishop / Michael Bishop Weyland (voice)
TRON: Uprising2012-2013TV SeriesTesler
Sin Reaper 3D2012Dr. Douglas Hoffman
Infex2012Video GameHazelton (voice)
The Legend of Korra2012TV SeriesLieutenant
Mass Effect 32012Video GameAdmiral Steven Hackett (voice)
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz2012Henry Gale
The Last Push2012Walter Moffitt
It's in the Blood2012Russell
Red Princess Blues: Genesis2011ShortNino (voice)
The Dog Who Saved Halloween2011TV MovieEli Cole
Memphis Beat2011TV SeriesTom Harrison
Ambush2011ShortOld Homeless Man / John Adams Lofgren
Monster Brawl2011God (voice)
The Witches of Oz2011TV Mini-SeriesHenry Gale
The Arcadian2011Father Reed
Good Day for It2011Lyle Tyrus
Scream of the Banshee2011TV MovieBroderick Duncan
Beautiful Wave2011Jimmy Davenport / Baja Man
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes2010TV SeriesEric Williams Grim Reaper
Castle2010TV SeriesBenny Stryker
The Genesis Code2010Dr. Hoffer
Godkiller: Walk Among Us2010Mulciber (voice)
The Penitent Man2010Mr. Darnell
Aliens vs. Predator2010Video GameKarl Bishop Weyland (voice)
Mass Effect 22010Video GameAdmiral Steven Hackett - Arrival DLC (voice)
The Lost Tribe2009Gallo
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22009Video GameGeneral Shepherd (voice)
Jennifer's Body2009Passing Motorist (uncredited)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena2009Video GameDacher (voice)
Transformers: Animated2008-2009TV SeriesLockdown
NCIS2009TV SeriesSheriff Clay Boyd
The Seamstress2009Sheriff Virgil Logan
The Slammin' Salmon2009Dick Lobo
Screamers: The Hunting2009VideoOrsow
Necessary Evil2008Dr. Fibrian
House2008Tin Man (voice)
Transformers Animated: The Game2008Video GameLockdown (voice)
Ladies of the House2008TV MovieFrank Olmstead
Alone in the Dark II2008VideoAbner Lundberg
Appaloosa2008Ring Shelton
Dark Reel2008Connor Pritchett
Dying God2008Chance
Black Ops2008VideoCol. John Willets
Prairie Fever2008VideoMonte James
Pistol Whipped2008VideoThe Old Man
CR: Alien vs. Predator2007Video GameCharles Bishop Weyland
Mass Effect2007Video GameAdmiral Steven Hackett (voice)
The Chosen One2007Cardinal Fred (voice)
Caminhos do Coração2007TV SeriesDr. Walker
In the Spider's Web2007TV MovieDr. Lecorpus
Bone Dry2007Jimmy
My Cousin's Keeper2007ShortFinster
Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud2007TV MovieEd Harley
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes2006TV MovieEd Harley
Sasquatch Mountain2006Harlan Knowles
Pirates of Treasure Island2006Long John Silver
Superman: Brainiac Attacks2006VideoBrainiac (voice)
The Da Vinci Treasure2006Dr. John Coven
Abominable2006Ziegler Dane
The Garden2006Ben Zachary
When a Stranger Calls2006Stranger (voice)
Gun2005Video GameThomas MacGruder (voice)
IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix2005TV SeriesAndrei Rubley
Hellraiser: Hellworld2005VideoThe Host
Supernova2005TV MovieColonel Harlan Williams
A Message from Fallujah2005ShortDaniel Crane
Into the West2005TV Mini-SeriesDaniel Wheeler
Tarzan II2005VideoKerchak (voice)
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!2005TV SeriesMobius Quint
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse2004Video GameAbaddon (voice)
Starkweather2004The Mentor
Modigliani2004Foster Kane
Keep Right2004Short
AVP: Alien vs. Predator2004Charles Bishop Weyland
Evel Knievel2004TV Movie'Awful' Knoffel
Madhouse2004Dr. Franks
Out for Blood2004VideoCaptain John Billings
Static Shock2004TV SeriesKobra Leader
One Point O2004Howard
Dream Warrior2003Parish
Rapid Exchange2003VideoNewcastle
Mimic: Sentinel2003VideoGarbageman
The Invitation2003Roland Levy
The Last Cowboy2003TV MovieJohn William Cooper
Red Faction II2002Video GameMolov (voice)
Run Like Hell2002Video GameNick Conner (voice)
The Untold2002VideoHarlan Knowles
Unspeakable2002Jack Pitchford
The Mangler 22002VideoHeadmaster Bradeen (as Lance Henricksen)
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV SeriesKerchack
Lost Voyage2001TV MovieDavid Shaw (as Lance Henricksen)
Demons on Canvas2001ShortJohn Soltys
Scream 32000John Milton
Freedom2000TV Series
The X-Files1999TV SeriesFrank Black
Harsh Realm1999TV SeriesGeneral
Tarzan1999Kerchak (voice)
Millennium1996-1999TV SeriesFrank Black
The Day Lincoln Was Shot1998TV MoviePresident Abraham Lincoln
Dusting Cliff 71997Colonel Roger McBride
No Contest II1996Eric Dane / Erich Dengler
Profile for Murder1996Adrian Cross
Powder1995Sheriff Doug Barnum
Mind Ripper1995Stockton
Dead Man1995Cole Wilson
Aurora: Operation Intercept1995William Stenghel
The Nature of the Beast1995Jack Powell
The Quick and the Dead1995Ace Hanlon
Spitfire1995Richard Charles
Gunfighter's Moon1995Frank Morgan
Color of Night1994Buck
No Escape1994The Father
Man's Best Friend1993Dr. Jarret
The Criminal Mind1993Agent Winslow
Hard Target1993Emil Fouchon
The Outfit1993Dutch Schultz


The Nature of the Beast1995creative consultant


Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game2014Video documentary special thanks
Wonderland2011acknowledgment to the works of
Prince of the City: The Real Story2007Video documentary short special thanks
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three2004Video documentary short special thanks
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two2004Video documentary short special thanks


Strength in UnionDocumentary filmingHenry Clay Frick
A Place Among the Undead2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016)
Millennium After the Millennium2016DocumentaryHimself
Criminal Minds - Season 11: The Dirty Eleven2016Video shortHimself
Criminal Minds - Season 11: To Derek, with Love2016Video shortHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Face Off2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Nightmares2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game2014Video documentaryHimself - 'The King'
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 19792014DocumentaryHimself
Svengoolie2014TV SeriesHimself
Tweet Out2014TV SeriesHimself
Remembering the Monster Kid : A Tribute to Stan Winston2014DocumentaryHimself
Moviecops2014TV SeriesHimself
Bikeman Begins2014DocumentaryHimself
Beyond the Marquee2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Facts and Fiction in the Life of Mr. Henriksen2012Documentary shortHimself
FedCon XX: The SciFi Experience2011DocumentaryHimself
The Ballad of El Topo Chico2011ShortHimself (as Lance Hendrickson)
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Week in Horror2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Surfing with the Enemy2011DocumentaryNarrator
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film2009DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Mythic Journeys2009DocumentaryThe Sorcerer (voice)
Pumpkinhead Unearthed2008Video documentaryHimself
Adventures in Voice Acting2008Video documentaryHimself
D.E.A.2008TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Prince of the City: The Real Story2007Video documentary shortHimself / D.A. Burano
The Da Vinci Treasure: Behind the Scenes2006Video shortHimself / Coven
'Dog Day Afternoon': Casting the Controversy2006Video shortHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Recreating the Facts2006Video shortHimself
'Network': The Experience2006Video shortHimself
'Network': The World and Words of Paddy Chayefsky2006Video shortHimself
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three2004Video documentary shortHimself / Frank Black
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two2004Video documentary shortHimself / Frank Black
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentary shortHimself
Order in Chaos: Making Millennium - Season One2004Video documentaryHimself
AVP: Production2004Video documentaryHimself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Alien³'2003Video documentaryHimself
Expedition: Bismarck2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The 'Alien' Saga2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Living in Darkness2002Video documentaryHimself
The Omen Legacy2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alien Evolution2001TV Movie documentaryHimself / Bishop
Atlantis in the Andes2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Explosive Situations2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
High Speed Impacts2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee
The World's Greatest Hoaxes: Secrets Finally Revealed1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Drama Series
Millennium: Fact & Fiction1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
Cinema of Vengeance1994DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Hard Target'1993TV Movie documentaryEmil Fouchon
The Making of 'Alien 3'1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Terminator'1984TV Short documentaryHimself
Lumet: Film Maker1975Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2015TV SeriesZog
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012-2013TV Series documentaryCharles Bishop Weyland Bishop II Bishop ...
The Legend of Korra: The Re-telling of Korra's Journey2013TV ShortLieutenant (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesJob
Two-Fisted Tales1992TV MovieRipper (segment "Yellow")

Won Awards

2016IIFC AwardIdyllwild International Festival of CinemaBest Actor - ShortFragile Storm (2015)
2016Short Film Competition Award (July)One-Reeler Short Film CompetitionBest ActorLast Writes (2014)
2016Best Supporting ActorPhiladelphia Independent Film Festival, USBest Supporting ActorCut to the Chase (2016)
2016UIFF TrophyUnited International Film FestivalBest ActorLast Writes (2014)
2015Best Actor ShortStudio City Film Festival, USBest ActorFragile Storm (2015)
2013BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesThe Legend of Korra (2012)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesThe Legend of Korra (2012)
2012Festival PrizeLouisville Fright Night Film FestBest ActorIt's in the Blood (2012)
2012Best ActorNew York City Horror Film FestivalIt's in the Blood (2012)
2009Life Career AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2006Jury PrizeAustin Fantastic FestBest Supporting ActorAbominable (2006)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorHard Target (1993)
1991Best ActorFantafestivalThe Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

Nominated Awards

2016Festival AwardHang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival, NJBest Actor in a Short Film (Medium)Fragile Storm (2015)
2016Festival AwardNortheast Film Festival, USBest Supporting Actor in a Feature FilmCut to the Chase (2016)
2010Best Supporting ActorMethod FestFeature FilmThe Penitent Man (2010)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Actor in a DVD Premiere MovieMimic: Sentinel (2003)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)Aliens (1986)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaMillennium (1996)
1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorMillennium (1996)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaMillennium (1996)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaMillennium (1996)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorMillennium (1996)
1993Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorMan's Best Friend (1993)
1991Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorThe Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorJohnny Handsome (1989)
1988Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorPumpkinhead (1988)

Known for movies

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