Clancy Brown

Biography

Clarence J. "Clancy" Brown III (born January 5, 1959) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his roles in live action as The Kurgan in the cult classic film Highlander, Byron Hadley in the award-winning The Shawshank Redemption, Brother Justin Crowe in HBO's critically acclaimed Carnivàle, Career Sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers and the killer Steve in Shoot to Kill. Brown also works extensively as a voice actor in animated films and TV series, notably portraying Mr. Eugene H. Krabs in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and having portrayed Lex Luthor for longer and in more appearances than any other actor, voicing him throughout the DC animated universe and the film Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. He also voiced Raiden in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, Gorrath in Megas XLR, Captain Black and Ratso in Jackie Chan Adventures, Vice-Principal Pangborn in All Grown Up, Otto in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Destro in G.I. Joe: Renegades and Savage Opress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Early life Brown was born in Urbana, Ohio. His mother, Joyce (née Eldridge), was a conductor, composer, and concert pianist, while his father, Clarence J. "Bud" Brown, Jr., was an Ohio Congressman and chairman of the board of the Brown Publishing Company, the family-owned newspaper business started by Clancy's grandfather, Congressman Clarence J. Brown. He graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and earned a scholarship to Northwestern University, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was inspired to become an actor by a neighbor who showed him Shakespeare's works. Career Due to his height, deep voice and large frame, Brown is often typecast in roles of villains or authority figures. Despite this, his friends and co-stars describe him as having a very pleasant, easy-going personality. His career has tended to alternate between mainstream TV/cable; major-studio and independent-studio movies; and a large repertoire of voicework for animated and video game roles. - Movie roles Brown's role as the Kurgan in Highlander helped give him fame. Other well-known roles include Captain Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, Viking Lofgren in the 1983 hit drama movie Bad Boys, Rawhide in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984), Frankenstein's monster in The Bride (1985), Army mercenary Larry McRose in Extreme Prejudice (1987), vicious killer Steve in Shoot to Kill (1988), the police officer in Michael Jackson's short movie Speed Demon (1988), Dead Man Walking (cameo only), Pet Sematary Two as Gus, Career Sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers, (a role he would reprise in the animated television series Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles), and Captain William Hadley in The Guardian. He also played a role in Flubber as one of the evil henchmen that get harmed by uncontrollably bouncing sports equipment. In 1989, he appeared in Blue Steel. Brown has three times played senior prison officers in movies dealing with miscarriages of justice: in The Shawshank Redemption, the tyrannical Capt. Byron Hadley; in The Hurricane, the sympathetic Lt. Williams; and in Last Light as Lt. McMannis. In 2001, he played the wisher man in the Hallmark version of Snow White. In 2007, he played the Viking leader opposite Karl Urban in Pathfinder. He also voiced Mr. Krabs in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. He starred in several independent films in 2008: The Burrowers, screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008, and released in the US on DVD in April 2009, and The Twenty, which is currently awaiting screening. He appeared in Steven Soderbergh's 2009 film The Informant! opposite Matt Damon, in which he played an attorney. He also portrayed Alan Smith in Samuel Bayer's 2010 remake of the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. In 2011 he starred in Cowboys & Aliens alongside Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. He voices the astral supervillain Parallax in the film Green Lantern. He is cast as the voice of The Goon in the upcoming animated feature film. He also stars as Albert Marconi in the film adaptation of the David Wong novel John Dies at the End, directed by Don Coscarelli. - Television roles Brown was a series regular on the science fiction series Earth 2 from 1994 to 1995, playing the role of John Danziger. Brown was notable as the sinister preacher Brother Justin Crowe in the HBO series Carnivàle. Though the show only ran for two seasons, Carnivàle has attained a cult popularity and his pivotal performance was applauded by critics for showcasing a new side to his acting talents. He also starred in the Showtime production In the Company of Spies. He has also made many guest appearances on various television shows including Star Trek: Enterprise as Zobral in the episode "Desert Crossing", ER, Lost as Kelvin Joe Inman, and former baseball player (and investment scam mark) Rudy Blue on The Riches. "A Walk with Simon Kenton", a 2000 Kentucky Educational Television production on the frontiersman figure key to America's westward expansion, who resembles Brown in stature and is buried in his home town. Brown appeared as Hart Sterling, founding partner of fictional law firm Sterling, Huddle, Oppenheim & Craft in ABC's The Deep End. He guest starred on the series Leverage in the episode "The Gone Fishin Job". He also voiced Savage Oppress in the TV series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He guest starred on The Dukes Of Hazzard, as Kelly, in the sixth season episode Too Many Roscos. - Marvel Universe roles He played police captain George Stacy in The Spectacular Spider-Man, as well as supervillain The Rhino. Recently, he also appeared on Wolverine and the X-Men as the villainous Mr. Sinister. He voices Odin in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Brown made a guest appearance in The Incredible Hulk as The Sasquatch, and Taskmaster in Ultimate Spider-Man. - Video games Brown has appeared in several video games, usually playing an antagonistic character. He played Dr. Neo Cortex in the Crash Bandicoot series, from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back to Crash Nitro Kart, and also the evil mask Uka Uka in the same games. In 2002, he played Montross, a Mandalorian rival of Jango Fett in the game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. He also played Baron Praxis in Naughty Dog's Jak II, the secondary antagonist after Metal Kor. He also did the voice of Hades, a supporting antagonist in God of War III. He voiced Thrall for the cancelled game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans by Blizzard Entertainment. - Commercial spokesman He is the commercial spokesman for Home Depot, Gerbers and Avis Rent a Car System, as well as Honda. Personal life Brown has been married to Jeanne Johnson since 1993; they have two children. -------- see also : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clancy_Brown -------

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Birth Name

Clarence John Brown III

Birth Place

Urbana, Ohio, USA

Birth Date

1/5/1959
Known For
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Highlander

Kurgan

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The Shawshank Redemption

Captain Hadley

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Pathfinder

Gunnar

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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Mr. Krabs (voice)

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Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite

Lex Luthor (voice)

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Lex Luthor (voice)

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John Wick: Chapter 4

Harbinger

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Blue Steel

Nick Mann

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99 Homes

Mr. Freeman

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The Burrowers

John Clay

Starring In
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Scrambled

Richard

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Dumb Money

Steve Gill

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The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart

Red Death (voice)

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John Wick: Chapter 4

Harbinger

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In Search of Tomorrow

Self - Interviewee

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Last Looks

Big Jim Cuddy

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Mr. Krabs (voice)

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Promising Young Woman

Stanley

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In Search of Darkness: Part II

Self - Interviewee

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The Mortuary Collection

Montgomery Dark

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Lady and the Tramp

Isaac (voice)

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The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween

Mr. Ree (voice)

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")

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Supercon

Adam King

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Chappaquiddick

Robert McNamara

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Tangled: Before Ever After

King Frederic (voice)

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Thor: Ragnarok

Surtur (voice)

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Stronger

Big Jeff

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Little Evil

Reverend Gospel

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Into the 8th Dimension

Self

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Warcraft

Blackhand

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Hail, Caesar!

Gracchus

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The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Mr. Krabs (voice)

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Hello I Must Be Going

Dad

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99 Homes

Mr. Freeman

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When the Game Stands Tall

Mickey Ryan

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Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United

Taskmaster (voice)

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The Trip to Bountiful

Sheriff

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Sparks

Archer

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the Trials of Cate McCall

Brinkerhoff

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Homefront

Sheriff Keith Rodrigue

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Nothing Left To Fear

Kingsman

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Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite

Lex Luthor (voice)

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Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics

Himself

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At Any Price

Jim Johnson

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Hellbenders

Angus

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John Dies At The End

Dr. Albert Marconi

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Cowboys & Aliens

Meacham

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Green Lantern

Parallax (voice)

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Alan Smith

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Adventure Time

Demon Cat / ... 2 episodes, 2010

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Lex Luthor (voice)

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The Informant!

Aubrey Daniel

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The Burrowers

John Clay

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus

Mr. Krabs / Dude Fish / Brain / Fish (voice)

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (Season 1, Vol. 1)

Col. Nikolai / ... (2 episodes, 1997)

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The Zeta Project: Season 1

Sheriff Morgan (2 episodes, 2001)

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The Express

Roy Simmons Sr.

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Pathfinder

Gunnar

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Spongebob Squarepants: Atlantis Squarepantis

Mr. Krabs (voice)

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A.T.O.M. Alpha Teens On Machines Vol. 2 Enter the Dragon

Alexander Paine (voice)

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The Guardian

Capt. William Hadley

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Original Animated Series: Godzilla, Vol. 2

Maxmillian Spiel (2 episodes, 1999)

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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Mr. Krabs (voice)

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Atlantis: Milo's Return

Volgud (voice)

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Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade

BoE Agent #1 (voice)

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Normal

Frank

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Carnivale: The Complete First Season

Brother Justin Crowe (24 episodes, 2003-2005)

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All Grown Up - Growing Up Changes Everything

Pangborn (3 episodes, 2003-2007)

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Red Skies

Edgar Sterling

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Snow White: The Fairest of Them All

The Granter of Wishes

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Heavy Gear - Series 1

Zerve (unknown episodes)

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The Laramie Project

Rob Debree

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Recess: School's Out

Bald Guy (voice)

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The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Undertow (voice)

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Chump Change

The Man

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Yesterday's Children

Doug Cole

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Vendetta

Chief Hennessy

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The Hurricane

Lt. Jimmy Williams

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Boss of Bosses

Andris Kurins

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The Night of the Headless Horseman

Hessian Trooper (voice)

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The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

Akela the Wolf

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The Patron Saint of Liars - Der lange Weg zur Wahrheit

Son

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Flubber

Smith

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Starship Troopers

Sgt. Zim

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Annabelle's Wish

Lawyer / Sherriff (voice)

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The Batman Superman Movie

Lex Luthor (voice)

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Female Perversions

John

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Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off

Seige (voice)

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Superman - The Last Son of Krypton

Lex Luthor (voice)

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Dead Man Walking

State trooper

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Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken

Hakon (voice)

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Pom Poko

Gonta/Additional Voices (voice: English version)

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The Shawshank Redemption

Captain Hadley

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Last Light

Lt. Lionel McMannis

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Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation

Clarence, gas station attendant (uncredited)

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Pet Sematary 2

Sheriff Gus Gilbert

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Cast a Deadly Spell

Harry Bordon

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Ein Mann läuft Amok

Albert Merrick

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Waiting for the Light

Joe

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Blue Steel

Nick Mann

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Michael Jackson - Moonwalker

Police Officer (segment "Speed Demon")

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Shoot to Kill

Steve

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Extreme Prejudice

Sgt Larry McRose

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The Room Upstairs

Kevin

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Highlander

Kurgan

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The Bride

Viktor

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Thunder Alley

Weasel

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

Rawhide

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Bad Boys

'Viking' Lofgren

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Season of Fear

Ward St. Clair

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