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Brion James

1945-02-20 Redlands, California, USA

Image of Brion James


Brion Howard James (February 20, 1945 – August 7, 1999) was an American character actor. Known for playing the character of Leon Kowalski in the movie Blade Runner, James portrayed a variety of colorful roles in well-known American films such as 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hours, Tango & Cash, Silverado, Red Heat, The Player and The Fifth Element. James' commanding screen presence and formidable physique at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall usually resulted in his casting as a heavy, appearing more frequently in lower budget horror and action films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. James appeared in more than 100 films before he died of a heart attack aged 54. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brion James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Phoenix Point Spider Rico 2005-01-20
Swimming with Dolphins 2005-11-29
The Thief & the Stripper Shoe 2002-10-15
The King Is Alive Ashley 2000-05-11
Farewell, My Love Renault 2000-02-15
The Operator Vernon Woods 2000-03-04
Diplomatic Siege Stubbs 1999-12-17
Joseph's Gift Frank Childress 1999-01-01
Dirt Merchant Detective Harry Ball 1999-09-16
Arthurs Quest Trent 1999-03-03
Malevolence Warden Walker 1999-02-01
The Hunter's Moon Sheriff Foulkes 1999-10-10
Black Sea 213 Captain Killick 1998-01-01
A Place Called Truth Hank 1998-07-20
Heist Caz 1998-06-30
Men in White General 1998-08-16
In God's Hands Capitaine 1998-04-24
Brown's Requiem Cathcart 1998-11-01
Deadly Ransom Bobby Rico 1998-10-03
Jekyll Island Lawton Goodyear 1998-01-01
Back in Business Emery Ryker 1997-05-29
Snide and Prejudice Hermann Goering 1997-05-11
The Fifth Element General Munro 1997-05-02
Bombshell Donald 1997-09-26
The Underground Captain Hilton 1997-10-28
Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Salvador Dali / Sam 1997-10-07
The Killing Jar 1997-05-27
Assault on Dome 4 Chairman 1996-10-08
Evil Obsession Stavinski 1996-09-19
Billy Lone Bear 1996-01-01
Precious Find Sam Horton 1996-06-26
American Strays Oris 1996-09-12
Cyberjack Nassim 1995-09-19
Spitfire Tough Guy (uncredited) 1995-01-24
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Larry Walker 1995-01-28
Indecent Behavior III Mr. Cowed 1995-12-19
Dominion Lynwood 1995-04-25
Nature of the Beast Sheriff Gordon 1995-10-23
Steel Frontier General J.W. Quantrell 1995-03-28
F.T.W. Sheriff Rudy Morgan 1994-06-17
Savage Land Cyrus 1994-09-13
Hong Kong 97 Simon Alexander 1994-11-09
The Companion Ron Cocheran 1994-10-14
Knight Rider 2010 Jared 1994-02-03
Scanner Cop Dr. Hampton 1994-07-27
The Soft Kill Ben McCarthy 1994-10-25
Art Deco Detective Jim Wexler 1994-09-16
Future Shock Jack Porter 1994-01-01
Radioland Murders Bernie King 1994-10-21
Cabin Boy Big Teddy 1994-01-07
Brain Smasher... A Love Story Brown 1993-11-17
Showdown Vice Principal Kowalski 1993-09-16
Precious Victims Agent Jimmy Bivens 1993-09-27
The Dark Paul Buckner 1993-10-01
Striking Distance Det. Eddie Eiler 1993-09-17
Rio Diablo Jake Walker 1993-02-28
Time Runner Neila 1993-03-17
Wishman Staten Jack Rose 1992-09-18
The Player Joel Levison 1992-04-03
Nemesis Maritz 1992-12-26
Black Magic Tom McKay 1992-09-21
Frogtown II Prof. Tanzer 1992-11-03
Ultimate Desires Wolfgang Friedman 1991-07-31
Enid Is Sleeping Trucker 1990-05-25
Another 48 Hrs. Ben Kehoe 1990-06-08
Mom Nestor Duvalier 1990-06-19
Street Asylum Reverend Mony 1990-06-06
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Roy Grimes 1989-10-10
Mutator David Allen 1989-05-15
Tango & Cash Requin 1989-12-22
The Horror Show Max Jenke 1989-04-28
Circles in a Forest Mr. Patterson 1989-08-01
Nightmare at Noon The Albino 1988-06-29
Red Heat Streak 1988-06-17
D.O.A. Detective Ulmer 1988-03-18
Dead Man Walking Decker 1988-09-15
The Wrong Guys Glen Grunski 1988-05-13
Red Scorpion Krasnov 1988-12-24
Steel Dawn Tark 1987-11-06
Love Among Thieves Andre 1987-02-23
Cherry 2000 Stacy 1987-11-10
Armed and Dangerous Anthony Lazarus 1986-08-15
Annihilator Alien Leader 1986-04-07
Amazing Stories Willie Joe 1986-07-10
Enemy Mine Stubbs 1985-12-12
Silverado Hobart 1985-07-10
Crimewave Arthur Coddish 1985-04-12
Flesh + Blood Karsthans 1985-08-30
A Breed Apart Peyton 1984-06-01
The Gambler: The Adventure Continues Reece 1983-11-28
48 Hrs. Ben Kehoe 1982-12-07
Blade Runner Leon Kowalski 1982-06-25
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Captain Rogers 1982-06-29
City Dragon Billy Boy Burns 1982-11-20
Killing at Hell's Gate Turkey Jones 1981-10-31
Conquest of the Earth Willy 1981-07-01
The Postman Always Rings Twice Crapshooter 1981-03-20
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Defalice 1981-10-09
Southern Comfort Trapper 1981-09-24
Wholly Moses Guard at Banquet 1980-06-13
Trouble in High Timber Country Eddie Rhodes 1980-06-27
The Jazz Singer Man in Bar 1980-12-17
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park Guard 1979-10-26
Flying High Clyde Boyer 1978-08-28
Blue Sunshine Tony 1978-03-20
Corvette Summer Wayne's Car Wash Henchman 1978-06-02
Bound for Glory Pick Up Truck Driver at the Border 1976-12-05
Harry and Walter Go to New York Hayseed 1976-06-17
Treasure of Matecumbe Roustabout 1976-07-01
Nickelodeon Bailiff 1976-12-21
Hard Times Man (uncredited) 1975-08-13
The Kansas City Massacre Homer Van Meter 1975-09-19