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Brian Thompson

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Photos Brian Thompson Birth name: Brian Thompson
Birth date: 1959/08/28 (61 years old)
Birth place : Washington

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Biography for Brian Thompson

With the feature film The Tillamook Treasure (2006), slated for release next year, Brian Thompson continues his versatile assault on Hollywood. Having already created dozens of different characters for the screen and TV, from leading men to the raucously insane, this year will be no exception. Lending his talents to the TV arena, Brian performed this year in "Enterprise" (2001), "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003), "Karen Sisco" (2003) and "Charmed" (1998). Recent DVD releases found him in high heels and stockings as a transvestite who mishandles David Spade in Joe Dirt (2001). He was also trying to incite a holy war as "Cyrus Jacob", the bent-on-revolution charismatic leader who crosses paths with a martial arts-laden jewel thief in Jean-Claude Van Damme's latest, The Order (2003). This year saw Brian's portrayal of "Capt. Tower", leading the army rangers on an expedition deep inside a giant mysterious monolith, in the Sci-Fi Network's Epoch (2000) (TV).

Thompson, who prefers comedy to the pumped-up world of action adventure, felt quite at home in Joe Dirt (2001), having already traded punch lines in over a dozen comedies with the likes of Steve Martin, Martin Short, Mel Brooks, Annie Potts, Chevy Chase, Bill Paxton, George Burns, Elliott Gould, Bruce Willis and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Thompson was born in Ellensburg, Washington, located in the same area where "Northern Exposure" (1990) would later be filmed. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high school with the role of the Russian ballet instructor Boris in the comedy "You Can't Take it With You".

Under the pretense of attending Central Washington University to play football and study business management, he quietly auditioned for every available play, trodding the boards for a dozen school productions, from musicals and operas to the more lighthearted fare of 'Neil Simon (I)'.

Earning a scholarship to the University of California-Irvine, he sailed through a three-year Master of Fine Arts program, learning from such theatrical luminaries as playwright Edward Albee, Robert Cohen and Jerzy Grotoswski, and supplementing his education through work with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Before graduation he began to audition theatrically, and by the time school ended he had his SAG card, an agent, and five pro credits, including James Cameron's The Terminator (1984), where he and Bill Paxton's clothes were forcibly removed by a naked Arnold Schwarzenegger.

About a year after Arnold took Brian's clothes, Sylvester Stallone wanted a hack at Brian as well. After seven auditions and a screen test, Brian earned the right to get impaled on a meat hook, then burned alive, Stallone's Cobra (1986). This began a strong of credits that has left Thompson in and around some of Hollywood's biggest and most projects: Alien Nation (1988), Dragonheart (1996), Lionheart (1987), Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), Star Trek: Generations (1994), ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Three Fugitives (1989), Pass the Ammo (1988), Fright Night Part 2 (1988), Life Stinks (1991), Moon 44 (1990), "NYPD Blue" (1993), "Charmed" (1998), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), "The X Files" (1993).

We must give honorable mention to "The Bounty Hunters" (2000) where Brian found time to abduct agent "Fox Mulder" (David Duchovny) in the wildly successful TV series "The X Files" (1993), where Brian keeps our planet safe from alien inhabitation.

Brian has tackled two superhero roles as well: first, Conan the Librarian (1999), starring red in the title role, a PBS special to encourage kids to read. He also earned critical acclaim playing the larger-than-life role of "Hercules" in Jason and the Argonauts (2000) (TV) Probably the first part that demanded use of his classical background as well as his 6'3" muscled frame. Brian says that no gym can claim him as a member, and that his physique is kept honed by years of windsurfing and now kitesurfing.

Taking a curiously "musical" approach to his craft, the actor continually seeks fresh rhythms for each new role. Brian verifies his well rounded nature with a resume that lists such special skills as martial arts (black belt Hapkido), piano and sushi rolling. He lives at home with his 16-year-old son Jordan and 14-year-old daughter Daphne.

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Filmography

Title Role
Roney's Point (2007) (pre-production) Samuel Clarke
Último justo, El (2007) Shein
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007) Kevin Frey
Vardell Duseldorfer: The Great V.D. (2007) Vardell Duseldorfer
The Tillamook Treasure (2006) Jimmy Kimbell
Enterprise Admiral Valdore (3 episodes, 2005)
Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Master Chief P.O. Vince Nutter (1 episode, 2004)
Epoch: Evolution (2003) (TV) Tower
Karen Sisco McLeod's Cellmate (1 episode, 2003)
Charmed Cronus / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
Birds of Prey The Crawler (1 episode, 2002)
The Order (2001) Cyrus Jacob
Joe Dirt (2001) Buffalo Bob
The X Files Alien Bounty Hunter (9 episodes, 1995-2000)
V.I.P. Thomas Binford Shaklee (1 episode, 2000)
Jason and the Argonauts (2000) (TV) Hercules
If Tomorrow Comes (2000)
Soldier of Fortune (2000) (VG) (voice) Saber
Epoch (2000) (TV) Capt. Tower
Baywatch Porter (1 episode, 1999)
Crusade Robert Black (1 episode, 1999)
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Keene (1 episode, 1999)
NYPD Blue Todd (1 episode, 1998)
Seven Days Captain Curry (2 episodes, 1998)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Luke / ... (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Shao Kahn
Perfect Target (1997) Major Oxnard
Bouncers (1997) (TV) Victor
The Guardian Chester Calvado (1 episode)
Dragonheart (1996) Brok
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Inglatu / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1996)
Kindred: The Embraced Eddie Fiori (4 episodes, 1996)
Weird Science Blitzkriegar (1 episode, 1996)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Goth the Barbarian (1 episode, 1995)
Star Trek: Generations (1994) Klingon Helm
Walker, Texas Ranger Leo Cale (1 episode, 1993)
Key West Sheriff Cody Jeremiah Jefferson (1 episode, 1993)
The Naked Truth (1992) Bruno
Rage and Honor (1992) Conrad Drago
Doctor Mordrid (1992) Kabal
Ted and Venus (1991) Herb
The Owl (1991) (TV) Barkeeper
Life Stinks (1991) Mean Victor
In the Cold of the Night (1991) Phil
Superboy Golem (1 episode, 1991)
Hired to Kill (1990) Frank Ryan
After the Shock (1990) (TV) Tom
Alien Nation Peter Rabbit (1 episode, 1990)
Lionheart (1990) Russell
Moon 44 (1990) Jake O'Neal
Star Trek: The Next Generation Second Officer Klag (1 episode, 1989)
Three Fugitives (1989) (as Yahoots Magoondi) Second Thug
Nightwish (1989) Dean
Werewolf (1987) TV series Nicholas Remy (unknown episodes, 1988)
Fright Night Part 2 (1988) Bozworth
Favorite Son (1988) (mini) TV mini-series Peterson
Alien Nation (1988) Trent Porter
Miracle Mile (1988) Power Lifter
Something Is Out There (1988) (TV) Eddie
Pass the Ammo (1988) Kenny Hamilton
Falcon Crest Hopkins (5 episodes, 1987)
Catch the Heat (1987) Danny Boy
You Talkin' to Me? (1987) James
Werewolf (1987) (TV) Nicholas Remy (1988)
Commando Squad (1987/I) Clint Jensen
¡Three Amigos! (1986) German's Other Friend
Cobra (1986) Night Slasher
Knight Rider Kurt (1 episode, 1985)
Our Family Honor (1985) (TV)
Moonlighting Simon's Man
Otherworld D.I. #2 (1 episode, 1985)
Street Hawk Punk #1 (1 episode, 1985)
Fatal Vision (1984) (TV) Lt. Harrison

Trivia

Kite surfs to stay in shape. Hit two holes in one in the same year on the same course, same hole.

Lives with his family in Los Angeles.

He has played shape-shifting characters at least four times, "The X Files" (1993), "Birds of Prey" (2002), "Werewolf" (1987), "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988).

Has appeared with Jeffrey Combs in three different productions: Doctor Mordrid (1992), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Enterprise" (2001).

He played the first character killed by the title character in The Terminator (1984).

Once portrayed a villain in the TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995). In Jason and the Argonauts (2000) (TV), he portrayed "Hercules".

Has played recurring characters on several TV shows. But on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and "Charmed" (1998), he played different characters in different episodes. Also, he played two different aliens in Alien Nation (1988) movie and the "Alien Nation" (1989) series.

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Family

Spouse : Isabelle (Isavela) Mastoraki

Son, Jordan, Daughter, Daphne.

Author of the card

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