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Clancy Brown

Clancy BrownAKA Clarence J. Brown III

Born: 5-Jan-1959
Birthplace: Urbana, OH

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kurgan in Highlander

Clancy Brown has appeared in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, and the original Highlander. On HBO's Carnivale, he plays a small-town preacher plagued by disturbing dreams and visions. He has done voice work in countless commercials and video games, and provides the voice for Mr. Eugene H. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants, and Lex Luthor in Superman cartoons.

Brown starred in a dramatic series for TNT called Breaking News, set behind-the-scenes of a 24-hour cable news station, with plotlines revolving around real-worldish events -- anti-HMO protests, hate crimes, and a pre-9/11 episode involving a thinly-fictionalized character based on Osama bin Laden. But when Time-Warner took over the network, the debut of Breaking News was postponed repeatedly, and it was finally cancelled without ever airing. More than a year after the show was cancelled, it finally aired on Bravo in the summer of 2002.

Brown's grandfather and father both represented Ohio as U.S. Congressmen. His brother Roy ran for the same seat in 2002, and lost. It always helps a politician to have access to media, and the Brown family owns Brown Publishing, which prints several suburban weekly and small daily papers across Ohio. When Roy Brown ran for Congress, his opponent complained to the Federal Elections Commission that 66 of 70 stories on the race that appeared in Brown's newspapers were slanted toward Brown's benefit. Roy Brown is the President of Brown Publishing. Clancy Brown is the CEO, but disclaims any interest in political office.

Father: Clarence J. Brown Jr. ("Bud", former US Congressman)
Mother: Joyce Brown (concert pianist)
Brother: Roy Brown (newspaper publisher)
Sister: Beth Brown (d. 1964 juvenile leukemia)
Wife: Jeanne Johnson (TV news producer, m. 1993, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Rose Beth (b. 1995)
Son: (b. 2003)

    High School: St. Alban's Prep School, Washington, DC (1977)
    University: BA Speech, Northwestern University (1981)

    Sigma Chi Fraternity

    Carnivale Brother Justin Crowe (2003-05)
    SpongeBob SquarePants Mr. Eugene H. Krabs (1999-2006)
    ER Dr. Ellis West (1997-98)
    Earth 2 John Danziger (1994-95)

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (31-Aug-2018)
    Thor: Ragnarok (10-Oct-2017) [VOICE]
    Chappaquiddick (10-Sep-2017)
    Stronger (8-Sep-2017)
    Little Evil (1-Sep-2017)
    Warcraft: The Beginning (24-May-2016)
    Hail, Caesar! (1-Feb-2016)
    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (28-Jan-2015) [VOICE]
    99 Homes (29-Aug-2014)
    When the Game Stands Tall (4-Aug-2014)
    Just Before I Go (24-Apr-2014)
    The Trials of Cate McCall (28-Nov-2013)
    Homefront (27-Nov-2013)
    Sparks (1-Mar-2013)
    Hellbenders (9-Sep-2012)
    At Any Price (31-Aug-2012)
    John Dies at the End (23-Jan-2012)
    Cowboys & Aliens (29-Jul-2011) · Meacham
    Green Lantern (14-Jun-2011) · Parallax [VOICE]
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (29-Apr-2010) · Alan Smith
    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (29-Sep-2009) [VOICE]
    The Informant! (7-Sep-2009) · Aubrey Daniel
    The Express (12-Sep-2008)
    The Burrowers (9-Sep-2008) · John Clay
    Pathfinder (11-Jan-2007)
    The Guardian (28-Sep-2006)
    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (14-Nov-2004) [VOICE]
    Chump Change (20-Jan-2004) · The Man
    Atlantis: Milo's Return (23-Apr-2003) [VOICE]
    Normal (21-Jan-2003)
    The Laramie Project (10-Jan-2002) · Rob Debree
    Snow White (28-Oct-2001)
    Boss of Bosses (3-Jun-2001)
    Recess: School's Out (10-Feb-2001) [VOICE]
    Yesterday's Children (15-Oct-2000)
    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (19-Sep-2000) [VOICE]
    In the Company of Spies (24-Oct-1999)
    The Hurricane (17-Sep-1999) · Lt. Jimmy Williams
    Vendetta (3-Jul-1999)
    The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (29-Sep-1998) [VOICE]
    The Batman/Superman Movie (18-Aug-1998) [VOICE]
    The Patron Saint of Liars (5-Apr-1998)
    Flubber (26-Nov-1997) · Smith
    Starship Troopers (7-Nov-1997) · Sgt. Zim
    Annabelle's Wish (21-Oct-1997) [VOICE]
    Female Perversions (22-Jan-1996) · John
    Dead Man Walking (29-Dec-1995) · State Trooper
    Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken (Feb-1995) [VOICE]
    The Shawshank Redemption (10-Sep-1994) · Capt. Byron Hadley
    Last Light (22-Aug-1993)
    Pet Sematary II (28-Aug-1992)
    Past Midnight (1992)
    Cast a Deadly Spell (7-Sep-1991)
    Ambition (31-May-1991)
    Waiting for the Light (11-Sep-1990)
    Blue Steel (16-Mar-1990) · Nick Mann
    Moonwalker (16-Dec-1988)
    Shoot To Kill (12-Feb-1988)
    The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (31-Oct-1987)
    Extreme Prejudice (24-Apr-1987)
    Highlander (7-Mar-1986) · Kurgan
    The Bride (16-Aug-1985)
    Thunder Alley (1-Aug-1985)
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (15-Aug-1984) · Rawhide
    Bad Boys (25-Mar-1983) · Viking Lofgren

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