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Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif Brad Dourif

Full Name: Bradford Claude Dourif
Birthdate: March 18, 1950
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5'4"
Spouse: Divorced
Children: 2 Daughters

Biography: Brad Dourif is a quirky character actor whose gallery of killers, sociopaths and other lost souls brought to life any number of contemporary horror and science-fiction projects. Born March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia, he began his professional acting career after graduating college, honing his skills during a three-year apprenticeship with New York's Circle Repertory under the celebrated drama coach Sanford Meisner.

While appearing off-Broadway in a production of When You Comin' Back, Red Rider?, Dourif was spotted by director Milos Forman, who immediately cast him in his 1975 film adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Dourif's turn as a suicidal teen asylum inmate was one of the most acclaimed film debuts in memory, earning a "Best Supporting Actor" Golden Globe as well as an Oscar nomination. However, the performance also typecast him as a talent best suited to idiosyncratic, off-center character roles, a straitjacket he remained unable to break for the duration of his career.

source: Jason at AllMovie.com

Brad Dourif
Movie Notes

• Cast in the role of Grima
Grima Wormtongue


• "What got me excited to do Grima Wormtongue is when I was young I went through a period in boarding school were I was picked on alot. And there is something about Grima, he has been picked on when he was a kid, he (Grima) is so distrustful, he is so easily corrupted, He is so ugly, and he wants somebody, he wants to love somebody, and he can't, because nobody will have him." - ICON 20, March 31st 2001
• (on Christopher Lee) "He is just this delightful, talkative English gentleman to the core. He knows everyone, has been in so many movies. He knew Tolkien, and he read Lord of the Rings every year since they were written. He knew the books better then anyone working on the movies. And he is just short of speaking the Elf languages. I just listened when I was around Lee. It is fun to be around him and wonderful to act with him, he is so alive!" - ICON 20, March 31st 2001

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Doc Cochran in "Deadwood" (2004) TV Series
Radescu in Vlad (2003)
B.B. Gallen in The Calling (2002)
Chucky (voice) in Bride of Chucky (1998)
Gediman in Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Deputy Clinton Pell in Mississippi Burning (1988)
Piter De Vries in Dune (1984)
Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)


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