Henriksen, Lance 1940(?)– (Lance Hendrickson, Lance Henricksen)

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HENRIKSEN, Lance 1940(?)
(Lance Hendrickson, Lance Henricksen)


Born May 5, 1940 (some sources cite 1943), in New York, NY; father, a fisherman and boxer; mother, a model and dance instructor; married first wife, Mary Jane, 1985 (divorced, 1988); married Jane Pollack (an artist), 1995; children: (first marriage) Alcamy (daughter); (second marriage) Sage Ariel (daughter). Education: Trained at Actors Studio, New York City.

Addresses: Agent Jeff Witjas, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager Steve Caserta, Sanders Armstrong Management, 2120 Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Career: Actor. Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, member of company, 197173; also worked as a mime. Mural artist and ceramicist, sold his ceramic "Glazescapes" at Armstrong's Galleries, Pomona, CA and on the Internet at www.bylancehenriksen.com; created ceramic murals in New York City. Formerly worked as a crew member on freighters and windjammers from Sweden to the Bahamas; worked as a fisherman, miner, dishwasher, manual laborer, and fruit picker. Military service: U.S. Navy, served three years, became petty officer third class; U.S. Merchant Marine, served two years.

Awards, Honors: DVD Exclusive Award, best actor, 1991, for The Pit and the Pendulum; Saturn Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best supporting actor, 1994, for Hard Target; Golden Globe Award nominations, best actor in a television drama series, 1997, 1998, and 1999, and Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best genre television actor, 1999, all for Millennium; Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie made for television, 1999, for The Day Lincoln Was Shot; DVD Exclusive Award nomination (with others), best audio commentary on a DVD, 2003, for Aliens; DVD Exclusive Award nomination, best actor in a DVD premiere movie, 2003, for Mimic: Sentinel.


Film Appearances:

Extra, The Outsider, 1962.

Randy Sorenson, It Ain't Easy, Dandelion, 1972.

Hank Adams, To Kill the King, 1974.

FBI agent Murphy, Dog Day Afternoon, Warner Bros., 1975.

Dr. Dan Bryan, Mansion of the Doomed (also known as Eyes, Eyes of Dr. Chaney, House of Blood, Massacre Mansion, and The Terror of Dr. Chaney ), Group I, 1976.

(Uncredited) Network lawyer, Network, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1976.

(As Lance Hendrickson) Federal security agent, The Next Man (also known as The Arab Conspiracy and Double Hit ), Allied Artists, 1977.

Robert, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (also known as CE3K and Watch the Skies ), Columbia, 1977.

Master sergeant Daniel Neff, Damien: Omen II (also known as Omen II and Omen II: Damien ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1978.

Raymond Armstead, The Visitor (also known as Il visitatore and Stridulum ), UAV Corporation, 1980.

District attorney Burano, Prince of the City, Warner Bros., 1981.

Jimmy, The Dark End of the Street, First Run Features, 1981.

(As Lance Henricksen) Steve Kimbrough, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (also known as Piranha II: Flying Killers, The Spawning, and Piranha paura ), Columbia, 1981.

Father Fred MacLeod, "The Benediction," Nightmares, Universal, 1983.

Lieutenant commander Walter Martin "Wally" Schirra, Jr., The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983.

Ben Stryker, Savage Dawn, Media Home Entertainment, 1984.

Detective Vukovich, The Terminator, Orion, 1984.

Frank Martin, Jagged Edge, Columbia, 1985.

Bishop, Aliens, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1986.

Brook Alistair, Choke Canyon (also known as On Dangerous Ground ), United Film Distribution, 1986.

Jesse Hooker, Near Dark, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Ed Harley, Pumpkinhead (also known as Vengeance: The Demon ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1988.

Raymond Keaton, Deadly Intent, Fries Distribution, 1988.

Chris Caleek, Hit List, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Detective Lucas McCarthy, The Horror Show (also known as Horror House, House 3, and House III: The Horror Show ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1989.

Rafe Garrett, Johnny Handsome, TriStar, 1989.

Hank Chambers, Survival Quest, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1990.

Johnny "Bambi" Congo, The Last Samurai, Arrow Pictures, 1990.

Chains Cooper, Stone Cold, Columbia, 1991.

Torquemada (grand inquisitor), The Pit and the Pendulum (also known as The Inquisitor ), Paramount, 1991.

Freddy Ross, Jennifer Eight, Paramount, 1992.

Jackson Rivers, Delta Heat, Academy Entertainment, 1992.

Bishop II, Alien 3, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1993.

Captain Devlin, Excessive Force, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Dr. Jarret, Man's Best Friend, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Dutch Schultz, The Outfit, MCA/Universal Home Video, 1993.

Emil Fouchon, Hard Target, Universal, 1993.

Job, Knights, Paramount Home Video, 1993.

The king of Dinohattan, Super Mario Bros. (also known as Super Mario Brothers ), Buena Vista, 1993.

Rob Reen (some sources cite Rob Reed), Comrades in Arms (also known as Shocktroop ), Republic, 1993.

Buck, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994.

The father, No Escape (also known as Escape from Absolom ), Savoy Pictures, 1994.

Himself, Cinema of Vengeance, 1994.

McClaren, Boulevard, LIVE Home Video, 1994.

Richard Charles, Spitfire, Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Ace Hanlon, The Quick and the Dead, TriStar, 1995.

Cole Wilson, Dead Man (also known as Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man ), Miramax, 1995.

Doctor James Stockton, Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper (also known as Mind Ripper, The Outpost, and Wes Craven's "The Mindripper "), Warnervision Films, 1995.

Jack Powell, Nature of the Beast (also known as Bad Company and The Hatchet Man ), New Line Home Video, 1995.

Sheriff Doug Barnum, Powder, Buena Vista, 1995.

Tom Burns, Baja, Republic Pictures Home Video, 1995.

William "Bill" Stenghel, Operation Intercept (also known as Aurora: Operation Intercept ), Vidmark Entertainment, 1995.

Agent Winslow, Criminal Mind, 1996.

Colonel Roger McBride, Dusting Cliff 7 (also known as The Last Assassins ), 1996.

Taft, Felony, New Line Home Video, 1996.

Adrian Cross, Profile for Murder, LIVE Home Video, 1997.

Eric Dengler, No Contest II (also known as Face the Evil and No Contest II: Access Denied ), Norstar Entertainment, 1997.

Frank Morgan, Gunfighter's Moon, Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1997.

Voice of Kerchak, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999.

John Milton, Scream 3, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2000.

Headmaster Bradeen, The Mangler 2 (also known as The Mangler 2: Graduation Day ), Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Demons on Canvas, Strange Carnival Filmworks, 2001.

Harlan Knowles, The Untold (also known as Sasquatch ), Curb Entertainment, 2002.

Parish, A Man Called Rage (also known as Dream Warrior ), Arclight Films, 2002.

Pitchford, Unspeakable, MetroGoldwynMayer, 2002.

Garbage collector, Mimic: Sentinel (also known as Mimic 3 ), Dimension Films, 2003.

Newcastle, Rapid Exchange (also known as 747 ), Jet Productions, 2003.

Roland Levy, The Invitation, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Captain John Billings, Out for Blood, 2004.

Charles Bishop Weyland, Alien vs. Predator (also known as AvP ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2004.

Dr. Franks, Madhouse, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

The host, Hellraiser: Hellworld, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2004.

Howard, One Point O, Armada Pictures International, 2004.

The mentor, Starkweather, Bookmark Pictures/NovelFilms/Starkweather Films, 2004.

Voice of Cardinal Fred, The Chosen One (animated), Visionbox Pictures, 2004.

Modigliani, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2004.

Film Work:

Creative consultant, Nature of the Beast (also known as Bad Company and The Hatchet Man ), New Line Home Video, 1995.

Television Appearances; Series:

Preston Post, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1980.

Timothy, B.A.D. Cats, ABC, 1980.

Frank Black, Millennium, Fox, 19961999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mel Pierce (polygraph operator), Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Return to Earth, ABC, 1976.

(As Lance Hendrickson) Wiley, A Question of Honor, CBS, 1982.

District attorney Jerry Logan, Streets of Justice, NBC, 1985.

Charles Bronson, Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (also known as LifeLines ), NBC, 1991.

Abraham Lincoln, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, TNT, 1998.

(As Lance Henricksen) David Shaw, Lost Voyage, 2001.

Dr. Richard Gaynes, Antibody, SciFi Channel, 2002.

John William "Will" Cooper, The Last Cowboy, The Hallmark Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Making of "Terminator, " 1984.

Himself, "Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim," HBO: On Location, HBO, 1987.

Himself, The Making of "Alien 3, " 1992.

Narrator, The World's Greatest Hoaxes: Secrets Finally Revealed, Fox, 1998.

Narrator, Explosive Situations, The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Narrator, High Speed Impacts, The Discovery Channel, 2000.

(And Bishop in archive footage) Himself, Alien Evolution, Channel 4, 2001.

Himself, The Omen Legacy, American Movie Classics, 2001.

Narrator, Atlantis in the Andes, The Learning Channel, 2001.

Himself, The Alien Saga, 2002.

Narrator, James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck (also known as Expedition: Bismarck ), The Discovery Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Deseau, "Man in a Glass House," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1983.

Johnny (Nose), "Hopes and Dreams," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1983.

Dalton, "In Plane Sight," The A Team, NBC, 1984.

Finch, "A Woman's Work," Legmen, NBC, 1984.

John McMasters, "Raiders of the Lost Sub," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

Josh Fulton, "Never My Love," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1984.

Sergeant King, "Heat," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984.

Title role, "Snow," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1989.

Reno Crevice, "Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO, 1990.

Sergeant Ripper, "Yellow," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO, 1991.

Frank Black, "Millennium," The XFiles, Fox, 1999.

Voice of Kerchack, "Tarzan and Tublat's Revenge," The Legend of Tarzan (animated), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

Leader, "Future Shock," Static Shock, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Scene of the Crime, NBC, 1984.

(Uncredited) General, Harsh Realm, Fox, 1999.

Also appeared in the pilot Freedom.

Stage Appearances:

Driscoll, "Bound East for Cardiff," Three Plays of the Sea, Masterworks Laboratory Theatre, Theatre in the Courthouse, New York City, 1970.

Lalo, The Criminals, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1970.

French and Spanish soldiers, Cyrano de Bergerac, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1971.

Huntsman, Curtis, wedding guest, servant, and choir member, The Taming of the Shrew, 1971.

Len, Saved, Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, 1971.

Paddy O'Dowd, A Touch of the Poet, Guthrie Theatre, 1971.

Clarence, Richard III, Theatre Company of Boston, 1973.

Jean, Miss Julie, Theatre Company of Boston, 1974.

Pierce, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Theatre Company of Boston, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Also appeared as a prisoner, The Brig, San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco, CA; as Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatre Company of Boston; as a young man, Hello out There, and in Antigone, both Eastside Actors Workshop, New York City; and as a mime, Moses and Aaron, Boston Opera Company, Boston, MA.



Himself, Living in Darkness, Blue Underground, 2002.

Himself, The Making of "Alien 3, " Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Superior Firepower: The Making of "Aliens, " Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Video Games:

Voice of Molov, Red Faction II, THQ Inc., 2002.

Voice of Nick Conner, Run Like Hell (also known as RLH and Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted ), Interplay Entertainment, 2002.

Voice of Abaddon, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 3DO, 2004.


Narrator of an audiobook adaptation of the film Alien 3.



(With James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd, Rick Rossovich, Bess Motta, and Karl Boen) The Terminator, Orion, 1984.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO, 1990.



DreamWatch, February, 1999, pp. 4648.

Entertainment Weekly, October 18, 1996; October 12, 2001, p. 68.

Film Threat, June, 1995.

SFX, May, 1998, pp. 6064.

Starlog, July, 1992.

TV Zone, August, 1998, pp. 3841.

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