Brad Dourif

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Real Name: Bradford Claude Dourif
Birth Place: Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: March 18, 1950
Occupation: Actor

Brad Dourif Biography

Character actor Brad Dourif was born on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia, where his father owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell, a champion golfer, who helped raise Brad, his brother, and his four sisters. From 1963 to 1965, Dourif attended Aiken Preparatory School in Aiken, South Carolina, where he pursued his interests in art and acting. Although he briefly considered becoming a professional artist, he finally settled on acting as a profession, inspired by his mother's participation as an actress in community theater.Starting in school productions, he progressed to community theater, joining up with the Huntington Community Players, while attending Marshall University of Huntington. At age 19, he quit his hometown college and headed to New York City, where he worked with the Circle Repertory Company. During the early 1970s, Dourif appeared in a number of plays, off-Broadway and at Woodstock, New York, including Milos Forman who cast him in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Although this film is frequently cited as his film debut, in fact, Dourif made his first big-screen appearance with a bit part in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975). Nevertheless, his portrayal of the vulnerable Billy Bibbit in Forman's film was undoubtedly his big break, earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut, a British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.Skeptical of his instant stardom, Dourif returned to New York, where he continued in theater and taught acting and directing classes at Columbia University until 1988 when he moved to Hollywood. Despite his attempts to avoid typecasting, his intensity destined him to play demented, deranged, or disturbed characters, starting in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), John Huston's Wise Blood (1979) (arguably his best performance to date), and Milos Forman's Ragtime (1981). Dourif then teamed up with director David Lynch for Dune (1984) and Blue Velvet (1986). His high-strung style also served him well in a number of horror films, notably as the voice of the evil doll Chucky in Child's Play (1988) and its sequels.Dourif broke from the horror genre with roles in Fatal Beauty (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988), Hidden Agenda (1990), and London Kills Me (1991). Recent film work includes the role of Grima Wormtongue in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since his television debut in the PBS film The Mound Builders (1976) (TV), Dourif has made sporadic appearances in a number of television series, such as "The X-Files" (1993), "Babylon 5" (1994), "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) and "Ponderosa" (2001) (in the recurring role of Frenchy).

Brad Dourif Movies / TV-Shows

Wildling (2018)
Ready Player One (2018)
Cult of Chucky (2017)
The Control Group (2014)
Blood Shot (2013)
Gingerclown (2013)
End of the World (2013)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Malignant (2013)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Black Box (2012)
Last Kind Words (2012)
Catch .44 (2011)
Miami Magma (2011)
Priest (2011)
Few Options, All Bad (2011)
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Wilfred (2011)
Chain Letter (2010)
Death and Cremation (2010)
Junkyard Dog (2010)
Turbulent Skies (2010)
I Am (2010)
Halloween II (2009)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Lock and Roll Forever (2009)
Fading of the Cries (2008)
Born of Earth (2008)
Touching Home (2008)
Humboldt County (2008)
The Boneyard Collection (2008)
Fringe (2008)
The List (2007)
Halloween (2007)
The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Pulse (2006)
Psych (2006)
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Criminal Minds (2005)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Deadwood (2004)
Dead Scared (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Vlad (2003)
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
I Don't Know Jack (2002)
The Calling (2002)
Soulkeeper (2001)
The Ghost (2001)
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000)
Shadow Hours (2000)
Interceptor Force (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Norm (1999)
Cypress Edge (1999)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Senseless (1998)
Urban Legend (1998)
The Magnificent Seven (1998)
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Best Men (1997)
The Hunger (1997)
Sworn to Justice (1996)
If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Millennium (1996)
Murder in the First (1995)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (1995)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1995)
Color of Night (1994)
Death Machine (1994)
Trauma (1993)
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Wild Palms (1993)
The X-Files (1993)
Babylon 5 (1993)
Critters 4 (1992)
Body Parts (1991)
Chaindance (1991)
Jungle Fever (1991)
London Kills Me (1991)
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Murder Blues (1991)
Grim Prairie Tales (1990)
Child's Play 2 (1990)
The Exorcist III (1990)
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Law & Order (1990)
Horseplayer (1990)
Sonny Boy (1989)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (1989)
Child's Play (1988)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)
Moonlighting (1985)
The Equalizer (1985)
Dune (1984)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Miami Vice (1984)
Deadly Nightmares (1983)
I, Desire (1982)
Ragtime (1981)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Wise Blood (1979)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)

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