Brian Steele

Biography

Date of Birth Milford, Michigan, USA Nickname CreatureBoy Height 6' 7" (2.01 m) Mini Biography As a child, Brian Steele knew only two speeds: full throttle and off. Perpetually hyperactive and adventurous, young Brian constantly pushed boundaries and tested the patience of his parents and teachers. But Brian's boundless energy and ambition had no direction, growing up in small-town Highland, Michigan. But soon a few local Detroit television programs changed all that. Brian discovered "Monster Week," The Ghoul, and Sir Graves Ghastly - fright fest-y shows whose creature-characters he found fascinating. Towering over classmates at an astounding 6'7", Brian again found himself turning to onscreen icons for inspiration; watching over-the-top physical comedy by the Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy helped him embrace his physical awkwardness. But lacking an outlet for his energy or any focus on a career, Brian had no direction. In 1985 he moved to the Florida Keys, hoping to discover his dreams there. But after two years working odd jobs like bagging groceries, working at a go-cart track, and on the docks at the local marina, Brian decided to move one more time. With only $700, a duffel bag full of clothes and a 10-speed bicycle, he bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. Brian's gamble paid off. L.A. loved him. Universal Studios Theme Park took one look at the awkward 24 year-old and knew exactly what to do with him; they hired him to perform as Frankenstein's monster. When Universal was searching for a man to don the suit for the television version of Harry and the Henderson's, they didn't have to look far. Brian was thrilled to be surrounded with cast mates who helped nurture his talents as an actor. Always patient and supportive with him as he became familiar with his new job responsibilities, the cast of HATH gave Brian the confidence to cultivate his craft. 48 episodes as Harry led to a role on NBC's sci-fi series, Earth 2. Brian learned quickly about the niche in Hollywood for "creature actors." Glued, painted, Velcro-ed, snapped and harnessed into bodysuits and masks, Brian made a name for himself as the man who could bring monsters to life. Since 1997, he has played characters tailor made to scare audiences. That year, The Relic opened the door for Brian to work with Hollywood heavy-hitters. He breathed life into villains in the Underworld Trilogy and Blade: Trinity. He's worked with acclaimed directors Guillermo Del Toro (both Hellboy films) and M. Night Shayamalan (Lady in the Water). He's taken on creatures alongside Adrian Brody, Christian Bale and Tom Sizemore. The menacing bear Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin battle in The Edge? That's Brian Steele. After over 20 years breathing life into characters onscreen, keeping each character fresh and new is easier said than done. But Brian "enjoy(s) the challenge." In 2009, he got the opportunity to portray the T-600, Terminator Salvation's latest incarnation of the Terminator. Trade Mark Plays demons or other menacing creatures Trivia College: Northwood of Michigan. He lost 12 pounds during the Hellboy (2004) shoot due to the heat inside the Sammael suit. He lost 12 pounds again during the Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) shoot. The Mr. Wink suit weighed 130 pounds. He played the bigfoot 'Harry' the TV show "Harry and the Hendersons" (1991) and one of the titular characters in Predators (2010). Both creatures were originally played by Kevin Peter Hall in Predator (1987) and Harry and the Hendersons (1987).

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Hellboy

Sammael

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The Edge

Bear, attack sequence (uncredited)

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Can of Worms

Thoad

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Born This Way

Ergo Guard 1

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Exists

Sasquatch

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The Day the World Ended

The Creature

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Underworld

Werewolf

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Saint-Bernard

President Jackson

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Dylan Dog Dead of Night

Tatooed Zombie

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The Relic

Kothoga

Starring In
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Rancid (archive footage)

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Exists

Sasquatch

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Paranormal Activity 5: The Marked Ones

Creature Movement (uncredited)

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Were-Hyena / Minotaur

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Saint-Bernard

President Jackson

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Your Highness

Minotaur Performer

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Predators

Berserker Predator / Falconer Predator

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Dylan Dog Dead of Night

Tatooed Zombie

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Born This Way

Ergo Guard 1

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Terminator Salvation

T-600 Preformer

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Big Lycan / Creature Performer

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Wink / Cronie / Spice Shop Troll / Cathedral Head / Fragglewump

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Resident Evil: Extinction

Rancid / Tyrant

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Lady in the Water

Tartutic #2

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Underworld: Evolution

William

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Doom

Hell Knight

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The Cave

Creature Performer

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Underworld

Werewolf

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Blade: Trinity

Drake Creature (uncredited)

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Hellboy

Sammael

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Underworld

Werewolf Performer

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Men in Black II

Sharkmouth (uncredited)

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Monkeybone

Jumbo the Elephant God

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The Day the World Ended

The Creature

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Bless the Child

Throne Demon (uncredited)

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Can of Worms

Thoad

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The Edge

Bear, attack sequence (uncredited)

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The Relic

Kothoga

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