Lance Henriksen

Biography

Date of Birth 5 May 1940, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Lance James Henriksen Height 5' 10¼" (1.78 m) An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope. He played "Awful Knoffel" in the TNT original movie Evel Knievel (2004) (TV), directed by John Badham and executive produced by Mel Gibson. Henriksen portrayed "Awful Knoffel" in this project based on the life of the famed daredevil, played by George Eads. Henriksen starred for three seasons (1996-1999) on "Millennium" (1996/I), Fox-TV's critically acclaimed series created by Chris Carter ("The X Files" (1993)). His performance as Frank Black, a retired FBI agent who has the ability to get inside the minds of killers, landed him three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for "Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and a People's Choice Award nomination for "Favorite New TV Male Star". Born in New York, Henriksen studied at the Actors Studio and began his career off-Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's "Three Plays of the Sea." One of his first film appearances was as an FBI agent in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon (1975), followed by parts in Lumet's Network (1976) and Prince of the City (1981). He then appeared in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) with Richard Dreyfuss and François Truffaut, Damien: Omen II (1978) and in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983), in which he played Mercury astronaut Capt. Wally Schirra. James Cameron cast Henriksen in his first directorial effort, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), then used him again in The Terminator (1984) and as the android Bishop in the sci-fi classic Aliens (1986). Sam Raimi cast Henriksen as an outrageously garbed gunfighter in his quirky western The Quick and the Dead (1995). Henriksen has also appeared in what has developed into a cult classic: Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987), in which he plays the head of a clan of murderous redneck vampires. He was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the TNT original film The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV). In addition to his abilities as an actor, Henriksen is an accomplished painter and potter. His talent as a ceramist has enabled him to create some of the most unusual ceramic artworks available on the art market today. He resides in Southern California with his wife Jane and their five-year-old daughter Sage.

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Birth Name

Lance James Henriksen

Birth Place

New York City, New York, USA

Birth Date

5/5/1940
Known For
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Alien vs. Predator

Charles Bishop Weyland

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Appaloosa

Ring Shelton

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Pumpkinhead

Ed Harley

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Super Mario Bros.

The King

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Hellraiser: Hellworld

The Host

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Near Dark

Jesse Hooker

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Jennifer Eight

Det. Sgt. Freddy Ross

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No Escape

The Father

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House III: The Horror Show

Detective Lucas McCarthy

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Mimic 3: Sentinel

Garbageman

Starring In
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Altered Reality

Jack

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On Fire

George Laughlin

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Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story

Self

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The Artifice Girl

Gareth

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The Dead of Night

Earl

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Why?

Sheriff Logan

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Alpha Rift

Corbin

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The Unhealer

Pflueger

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Falling

Willis

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A Place Among the Dead

L

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Millennium After the Millennium

Self

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Exorcism at 60,000 Feet

Captain Houdee

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Cliffs of Freedom

Old Demetri

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Being

Reverend Campbell

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Eminence Hill

Mason

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Mimesis Nosferatu

The Autuer

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Gone Are The Days

Taylon

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Big Legend

Jackson Wells

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West of Hell

The Devil

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D-Railed

Manny

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A Reckoning

Henry Breck

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Mom and Dad

Mel Ryan

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Sem Perdão

Lew

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Wraith

Fr. Ehrlich

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Needlestick

Alexander Crick

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Deserted

Hopper

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The Unwilling

Father Harris

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Daylight's End

Frank Hill

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Monday at 11:01 A.M.

Bartender

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Gehenna: Where Death Lives

Morgan

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Harbinger Down

Graff

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Stung

Caruthers

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Me Him Her

The Stranger (uncredited)

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Justice Served

Henry Callas

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Kids vs Monsters

Heinrich

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Spirit Riders

Rex

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Evils - Haus der toten Kinder

Father Donovan O'Malley

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Garm Wars: The Last Druid

Wydd

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Orphanage

Bill

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Road to Paloma

FBI Agent Kelly

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Paranormal Island

Carl

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Phantom

Markov

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Alien Rising

Colonel Stephen Cencula

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Gingerclown

Braineater

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Blood Shot

Sam

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Astronaut: The Last Push

Walter Moffitt

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Sin Reaper 3D

Dr. Douglas Hoffman

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It's in the Blood

Russell

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The Witches of Oz

Henry Gale (2 episodes, 2011)

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Good Day for It

Lyle Tyrus

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Scream of the Banshee

Broderick Duncan

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Beautiful Wave

Jimmy Davenport / Baja Man

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Monster Brawl

Narrator

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The Dog Who Saved Halloween

Eli Cole

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Cyrus

Emmett

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Godkiller: Walk Among Us

Mulciber (voice)

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The Penitent Man

Mr. Darnell

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The Genesis Code

Dr. Hoffer

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The Lost Tribe

Gallo

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Jennifer's Body

Passing Motorist (uncredited)

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The Slammin' Salmon

Dick Lobo

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Screamers: The Hunting

Orsow

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Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Narrator

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The Seamstress

Sheriff Virgil Logan

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Alone in the Dark II

Abner Lundbert

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Appaloosa

Ring Shelton

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Prairie Fever

Monte James

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Pistol Whipped

The Old Man

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Necessary Evil

Dr. Fibrian

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Dark Reel

Connor Pritchett

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Black Ops

Captain John Willets

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House

Voice Of Tin Man

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Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud

Ed Harley

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Chosen One

Cardinal Fred (voice)

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Bone Dry

Jimmy

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In the Spider's Web

Dr. Lecorpus

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Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes

Ed Harley

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Abominable

Ziegler Dane

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When a Stranger Calls

Voice of the Stranger (voice)

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Pirates of Treasure Island

Long John Silver

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Superman: Brainiac Attacks

Brainiac (voice)

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Devil on the Mountain - Teuflische Bedrohung

Chase Jackson

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The Da Vinci Treasure

Dr. John Coven

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Hellraiser: Hellworld

The Host

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Supernova

Colonel Harlan Williams

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Tarzan II

Kerchak (voice)

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The Garden

Ben Zachary

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Modigliani

Foster Kane

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Alien vs. Predator

Charles Bishop Weyland

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Paranoia: 1.0

Howard

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Evel Knievel - Ein Leben am Limit

'Awful' Knoffel

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Starkweather

The Mentor

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Madhouse

Dr. Franks

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Unspeakable

Jack Pitchford

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The Making of 'Alien³'

Self

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Rapid Exchange

Newcastle

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Mimic 3: Sentinel

Garbageman

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Invitation

Roland Levy

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Vampires: Out For Blood

Captain John Billings

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The Mangler 2

Headmaster Bradeen (as Lance Henricksen)

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Dream Warrior

Parish

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Sasquatch: The Untold

Harlan Knowles

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Lost Voyage

David Shaw (as Lance Henricksen)

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James Cameron's Expedition - Bismarck

Narrator (voice)

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Antibody

Gaynes

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The Alien Saga

Himself (uncredited)

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Scream 3

John Milton

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Tarzan

Kerchak (voice)

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot

President Abraham Lincoln

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Gunfighter's Moon

Frank Morgan

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No Contest II

Eric Dane / Erich Dengler

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Profile for Murder

Adrian Cross

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Powder

Sheriff Doug Barnum

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Mind Ripper

Stockton

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Dead Man

Cole Wilson

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The Quick and the Dead

Ace Hanlon

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Aurora - Operation Intercept

William Stenghel

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The Nature of the Beast

Jack Powell

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Baja

Burns

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Color of Night

Buck

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No Escape

The Father

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Felony

Taft

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Boulevard

McClaren

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Cinema of Vengeance

Himself (uncredited)

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Man's Best Friend

Dr. Jarret

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Knights

Job

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Hard Target

Emil Fouchon

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Super Mario Bros.

The King

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Excessive Force

Devlin

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Mente Criminal

Agent Winslow

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Jennifer Eight

Det. Sgt. Freddy Ross

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Alien³

Bishop II

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Delta Heat

Jackson Rivers

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Two-Fisted Tales

Ripper (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)

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Stone Cold

Chains Cooper

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The Pit and the Pendulum

Torquemada

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Last Samurai

Johnny Congo

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Johnny Handsome

Rafe Garrett

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House III: The Horror Show

Detective Lucas McCarthy

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Hit List

Chris Caleek

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Survival Quest

Hank

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Pumpkinhead

Ed Harley

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Near Dark

Jesse Hooker

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Aliens

Bishop

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Choke Canyon

Brook Alastair

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Jagged Edge

Frank Martin

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Savage Dawn

Stryker

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The Terminator

Detective Hal Vukovich

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The Right Stuff

Wally Schirra

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Nightmares

MacLeod (segment "The Benediction")

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Piranha II: The Spawning

Police Chief Steve Kimbrough (as Lance Henricksen)

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Prince of the City

D.A. Burano

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The Visitor

Raymond Armstead

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Damien: Omen II

Sergeant Neff

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Robert

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Network

Network lawyer at Khan's place (uncredited)

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Mansion of the Doomed

Dr. Dan Bryan

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Next Man

Federal Security (as Lance Hendrickson)

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Dog Day Afternoon

Murphy

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Emperor of the North

Railroad Worker (uncredited)

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The Outsider

U.S. Marine (uncredited)

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The Book of Daniel

Cyrus

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