Dourif, Brad 1950–

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DOURIF, Brad 1950–


Full name, Bradford Claude Dourif; born March 18, 1950, in Huntington, WV; son of Jean Dourif (a factory owner and art collector) and Joan Dourif Campbell (an actress; maiden name, Bradford); stepson of Bill Campbell (a golfer); married Jonina (some sources cite name as Janet; an addictions counselor; divorced); children: Kristina (some sources spell name Christina), Fiona. Education: Attended Marshall University; trained for the stage with Sanford Meisner.


Contact—c/o 170 North La Peer, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actor. Performer with Circle Repertory Company, New York City. Worked as a stage manager. Columbia University, New York City, instructor of acting and directing, 1981–86. Musician on albums.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award, best acting debut in a motion picture—male, and Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, both 1975, and Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best supporting actor, 1976, all for One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest; Genie Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best performance by an actor in a leading role, 1991, for Chaindance; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, and DVDX Award nomination (with others), DVD Exclusive awards, best audio commentary, both 2003, for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2004, for Deadwood.


Film Appearances:

Billy Bibbit, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, United Artists, 1975.

W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1975.

Boris Koltowski, Gruppenbild mit Dame (also known as Group Portrait with Lady and Portrait de Groupe avec Dame), United Artists, 1977.

Tommy Ludlow, Eyes of Laura Mars, Columbia, 1978.

Hazel Motes, Wise Blood (also known as John Huston's Wise Blood), New Line Cinema, 1979.

Mr. Eggleston, Heaven's Gate (also known as Johnson County Wars), United Artists, 1980.

Younger brother, Ragtime, Paramount, 1981.

Piter De Vries, Dune, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group/Universal, 1984.

Martin Klamski, Istanbul, 1985.

Kevin Harrington, Impure Thoughts, Double Helix Films, 1986.

Raymond, Blue Velvet, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Leo Nova, Fatal Beauty, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1987.

Charles Lee Ray/voice of Chucky, Child's Play, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Deputy Clinton Pell, Mississippi Burning, Orion, 1988.

Split, American International Pictures, 1988.

David (some sources cite Sam), Spontaneous Combustion, Taurus Entertainment, 1989.

John Barnes, Murder Blues (also known as Dead Certain), 1989.

Medium Rare, 1989.

Farley, Grim Prairie Tales, Coe–Hahn Releasing, 1990.

James Venamon (the Gemini killer), The Exorcist III: Legion (also known as The Exorcist III and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Paul Sullivan, Hidden Agenda, Hemdale Releasing, 1990.

Tucker Cleveland (the exterminator), Graveyard Shift (also known as Stephen King's The Graveyard Shift), Paramount, 1990.

Voice of Chucky, Child's Play 2, Universal, 1990.

Voice of Chucky, Child's Play 3 (also known as Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking), Universal, 1990.

Weasel, Sonny Boy, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Bud Cowan, The Horseplayer, Greycat Films, 1991.

Johnny Reynolds, Chaindance (also known as Common Bonds), Academy Entertainment, 1991.

Leslie, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991.

Remo Lacey, Body Parts, Paramount, 1991.

"Fingerless," Schrei aus Stein (also known as Cerro Torre Scream of Stone, Scream of Stone, Cerro Torre, le Crie de la Roche, and Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein), 1991.

Al Bert, Critters 4, New Line Home Video, 1992.

Hemingway, London Kills Me, Fine Line, 1992.

John Barnes, Dead Certain, Hemdale Home Video, 1992.

Dr. Lloyd, Trauma (also known as Aura's Enigma and Dario Argento's Trauma), Republic, 1993.

Father Tyrone, Final Judgment, 1993.

Officer Donnie Donaldson, Amos & Andrew, Columbia, 1993.

Clark, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994.

Hunter, A Worn Path, 1994.

Byron Stamphill, Murder in the First, Warner Bros., 1995.

Jack Dante, Death Machine, Trimark Pictures, 1995.

Reiger, Phoenix, 1995.

Teddy, Sworn to Justice (also known as Blonde Justice), 1996.

Dr. Gedimen, Alien: Resurrection (also known as Alien 4), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

The duty doctor, Nightwatch, Miramax/Dimension, 1997.

Lieutenant John G. "Gonzo" Coleman, Best Men, Orion, 1997.

Dr. Wheedon, Senseless, Miramax, 1998.

Farley Deeds, Grim Prairie Tales II: Rescue Party, 1998.

Gas station attendant, Urban Legend (also known as Mixed Culture and Urban Legends), TriStar, 1998.

Voice of Chucky, Bride of Chucky (also known as Chucky), Universal, 1998.

Wilson Edwards, Brown's Requiem, Avalanche Releasing, 1998.

40 Large, 1998.

Playing Patti, 1998.

Colin McCammon, Cypress Edge, MTI Home Video, 1999.

Dr. Bert Clavell, The Progeny, Sterling Home Entertainment/Fries Film Group, 1999.

Weber, Interceptors, Unified Film Organization, 1999.

The Prophecy III: The Ascent, Dimension, 1999.

Silicon Towers, MTI Home Video, 1999.

The Storytellers, KOAN Inc., 1999.

Lieutenant Garland, The Ghost (also known as Code of the Dragon), Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Roland Montague, Shadow Hours, Newmark Films, 2000.

Mr. Pascal, Soulkeeper, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2001.

Voice of Chucky/Charles Lee Ray, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation (also known as Boogeymen), Flixmix, 2001.

Grima Wormtongue, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as The Two Towers), New Line Cinema, 2002.

B. B. Gallen, The Calling (also known as Men of Faith), 2002, Sabeva Film Distribution, 2004.

Grima Wormtongue, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also known as Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rueckkehr des Koenigs), New Line Cinema, 2003.

Radescu, Vlad, Quantum Entertainment, 2003.

Stan, The Box, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2003.

The Great War of Magellan (short film), Su–Shan Productions, 2003.

Cyrus, El Padrino, Heartless Films, 2004.

Herman, Drop Dead Sexy, Arrival Pictures/Mythos Studios, 2004.

Professor Kapps, The Hazing (also known as Dead Scared), Lightning Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Rogue Pictures, 2004.

Brew, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Maurice "Frenchy" Devereaux, Ponderosa, PAX TV, c. 2001–2002.

Doc Cochran, Deadwood, HBO, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Danny O'Neill, Studs Lonigan, NBC, 1979.

David Langtree, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (also known as The Mad Messiah), CBS, 1980.

Seymour Bourne, Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, NBC, 1986.

Chickie Levitt, Wild Palms, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force, NBC, 1978.

Paul, I, Desire (also known as Desire, the Vampire), ABC, 1982.

Lamar Sands, Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo (also known as Vengeance), CBS, 1986.

Camillus Fly, Desperado: The Outlaw Wars, NBC, 1989.

Keith Evans, Terror on Highway 91, CBS, 1989.

Class of '61, 1993.

Luther and Bruno the Hermit, Escape to Witch Mountain, 1995.

Sheriff Bill Douglas, Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (also known as Crimes of Passion: Escape from Terror), NBC, 1995.

Kirby, A Step toward Tomorrow (also known as Snakes and Ladders), CBS, 1996.

M. Eugene "Gene" Hanson, If Looks Could Kill: From the Files of "America's Most Wanted" (also known as America's Most Wanted: If Looks Could Kill and America's Most Wanted: The John Hawkins Story), Fox, 1996.

Thomas Payne, Blackout (also known as A.K.A. and Midnight Heat), HBO, 1996.

Reiger, Phoenix, HBO and Sci–Fi Channel, 1997.

Gabriel, A tekeroelantos naploja (also known as The Diary of the Hurdy–Gurdy Man and The Hurdy–Gurdy Man), Magyar Televizio, 1999.

Mr. Pascal, Soulkeeper, Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Chad Jasker, "The Mound Builders," Great Performances, PBS, 1976.

Robert McEvoy, "The Gardener's Son," Visions, PBS, 1977.

The Horror Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1990.

The Horror Hall of Fame II, syndicated, 1991.

The Alien Saga (documentary), 2002.

Making "Deadwood" : The Show Behind the Show (documentary), HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hitchhiker, "Number Eight," Tales of the Unexpected, Anglia Television, 1984.

Joey Wyatt, "Theresa," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Fenn, "Out of the Past," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Father McDonovan, "All Creatures Great … and Not So Great," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Max Lyons, "Rage," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986.

Joey Wyatt, "Theresa," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

"The Legendary Billy B.," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1987.

Dr. Overman, "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Rex, "The Emissary," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1989.

Virgil, "People Who Live in Brass Hearses," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1993.

Luther Lee Boggs, "Beyond the Sea," The X–Files, Fox, 1994.

Brother Edward, "Passing through Gethsemane," Babylon 5, syndicated, 1995.

Jimmy, "The Postman Always Moves Twice," Bless This House, CBS, 1995.

Ensign Lon Suder, "Basics: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1996.

Ensign Lon Suder, "Meld," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1996.

Dennis Hoffman, "Force Majeure," Millennium, Fox, 1997.

(Uncredited) Voice of Chucky, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1998.

The devil, "Norm and Shelly," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 1999.

Manno, "Sin Seer," The Hunger, Showtime, 1999.

Rupert Brauner, "Chinatown," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1999.

"Fugitive," Ponderosa, PAX TV, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Stephen, When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1973.

Also appeared in productions of The Doctor in Spite of Himself, Future Is the Eggs, The Ghost Sonata, Three Sisters, and Time Shadows.



One Step Beyond: The Making of "Alien: Resurrection," Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of "Heaven's Gate," Viewfinder Productions/Specialty Films, 2004.

The dark one, The Devil's Due at Midnight, 2004.

Video Games:

Saavedro, Myst III: Exile, Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2001.

Voice of Fred, Run Like Hell (also known as RLH), Interplay Entertainment, 2002.

Albums; Musician:

Mick Farren, The Deathray Tapes, Alive, 1995.

The Deviants, Eating Jello with a Heated Fork, Marilyn/Bomp!, 1996.



Film Comment, November/December, 1989, pp. 44–45.