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Lance Henriksen

Lance HenriksenBorn: 5-May-1940
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Artist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Aliens, Dead Man

Military service: US Navy (1955-58, Petty Officer Third Class)

Hendriksen's mother worked as a waitress, and his father was a Norwegian sailor and boxer who rarely spoke. They divorced when Henriksen was a child, leaving the boy to be raised by his mother. He was a poor student and often in trouble, and ran away from home when he was 12. He was a street urchin in New York through adolescence. At 15, he joined the Navy by lying about his age. After his discharge he stowed away aboard freight trains. For this and other petty crimes, he served several short stints in county jails.

As a young man, Henriksen worked mostly as a painter, and eventually found a job designing and constructing sets for a theater's stage productions. His first speaking part on film was 1972's It Ain't Easy (Henriksen plays a trapper and snowmobile racer who becomes the prime suspect when his girlfriend is bludgeoned to death). He first prominent role was as an FBI agent in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and more recently starred in TV's Millennium, as an ex-FBI agent with psychic abilities.

He played a district attorney in Prince of the City (1981), astronaut Wally Schirra in The Right Stuff (1983), a cop in the original Terminator (1984). In Aliens (1986) and Alien 3 (1992) he played Bishop, a gruffly sympathetic android who did nifty tricks with a knife. Henriksen was functionally illiterate until his acting career began to take off, and he taught himself to read from scripts. In his 30s, he studied at New York's Actors Studio.

Wife: Mary Jane Henriksen (div.)
Daughter: Alcamy Henriksen (b. 1987)
Wife: Jane Pollock (m. 1995)
Daughter: Sage Ariel (b. 12-Oct-1999)

    Ran Away From Home

    The Legend of Korra Lieutenant (2012-)
    Millennium Frank Black (1996-99)
    Ryan's Hope Preston Post (1980)

    Mom and Dad (9-Sep-2017)
    Road to Paloma (12-Apr-2014)
    The Book of Daniel (1-Oct-2013)
    Phantom (1-Mar-2013)
    Sin Reaper (22-Nov-2012)
    It's in the Blood (28-Jan-2012)
    Good Day for It (6-Apr-2011) · Lyle
    Scream of the Banshee (26-Mar-2011)
    Beautiful Wave (2011) · Jimmy Davenport -- Baja Man
    The Genesis Code (25-Aug-2010)
    Godkiller (16-Apr-2010) [VOICE]
    The Lost Tribe (2010) · Gallo
    The Seamstress (6-Oct-2009)
    Mythic Journeys (4-Jun-2009) [VOICE]
    Screamers: The Hunting (17-Feb-2009)
    The Slammin' Salmon (17-Jan-2009)
    Necessary Evil (31-Dec-2008)
    Appaloosa (5-Sep-2008)
    Alone in the Dark II (Sep-2008) · Abner Lundberg
    Dark Reel (16-Aug-2008)
    Deadwater (20-May-2008)
    Prairie Fever (29-Mar-2008) · Monte James
    Pistol Whipped (4-Mar-2008)
    Dying God (2008) · Chance
    House (1-Nov-2007) [VOICE]
    Bone Dry (17-May-2007)
    Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud (10-Feb-2007)
    In the Spider's Web (2007)
    Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (28-Oct-2006)
    The Da Vinci Treasure (23-May-2006)
    Sasquatch Mountain (18-May-2006)
    Abominable (10-Apr-2006)
    The Garden (17-Mar-2006) · Old Man
    When a Stranger Calls (3-Feb-2006) · Voice of the Stranger [VOICE]
    Hellraiser: Hellworld (6-Sep-2005) · Host
    Supernova (5-Sep-2005)
    Tarzan II (14-Jun-2005) [VOICE]
    Alien vs. Predator (13-Aug-2004) · Charles Bishop Weyland
    Evel Knievel (30-Jul-2004)
    Madhouse (30-Jul-2004)
    Modigliani (18-May-2004) · Foster Kane
    Vampires: Out for Blood (16-Mar-2004)
    One Point O (2004)
    Rapid Exchange (13-May-2003)
    Mimic 3: Sentinel (14-Apr-2003) · Garbageman
    The Invitation (24-Feb-2003)
    Expedition: Bismarck (8-Dec-2002) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Antibody (4-Dec-2002)
    Unspeakable (2002)
    The Untold (2002)
    Lost Voyage (23-Oct-2001)
    The Mangler 2 (2001)
    Scream 3 (4-Feb-2000) · John Milton
    Tarzan (17-Jun-1999) [VOICE]
    The Day Lincoln Was Shot (12-Apr-1998)
    Face the Evil (1997)
    Profile for Murder (29-Nov-1996)
    Baja (29-Mar-1996)
    Felony (3-Jan-1996)
    Last Assassins (1996)
    Powder (27-Oct-1995) · Sheriff Barnum
    Dead Man (26-May-1995) · Cole Wilson
    The Quick and the Dead (10-Feb-1995) · Ace Hanlon
    The Outpost (1995) · Stockton
    Gunfighter's Moon (1995)
    Nature of the Beast (1995)
    Color of Night (19-Aug-1994)
    Boulevard (May-1994) · McClaren
    No Escape (29-Apr-1994) · The Father
    Spitfire (1994)
    Man's Best Friend (19-Nov-1993) · Dr. Jarret
    Knights (Nov-1993)
    The Criminal Mind (25-Oct-1993)
    Hard Target (20-Aug-1993) · Fouchon
    Super Mario Bros. (28-May-1993)
    Excessive Force (14-May-1993)
    Jennifer Eight (6-Nov-1992) · Freddy Ross
    Alien 3 (22-May-1992) · Bishop II
    Delta Heat (1992)
    Stone Cold (17-May-1991)
    The Pit and the Pendulum (1990) · Torquemada
    Johnny Handsome (12-Sep-1989)
    The Horror Show (28-Apr-1989) · Lucas McCarthy
    Hit List (3-Mar-1989)
    Pumpkinhead (13-Jan-1989) · Ed Harley
    Survival Quest (1989) · Hank
    Deadly Intent (13-May-1988) · Raymond
    Near Dark (2-Oct-1987) · Jesse
    Aliens (18-Jul-1986) · Bishop
    Choke Canyon (2-May-1986)
    Jagged Edge (5-Sep-1985) · Frank Martin
    Savage Dawn (1985)
    The Terminator (26-Oct-1984) · Vukovich
    The Right Stuff (9-Sep-1983) · Wally Schirra
    Nightmares (9-Sep-1983)
    Prince of the City (19-Aug-1981) · D.A. Burano
    The Dark End of the Street (Feb-1981)
    Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
    The Visitor (22-Mar-1979)
    Damien: Omen II (9-Jun-1978)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (16-Nov-1977) · Robert
    The Next Man (10-Nov-1976)
    Mansion of the Doomed (Oct-1976)
    Dog Day Afternoon (21-Sep-1975) · Murphy
    It Ain't Easy (14-Dec-1972)

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