Clancy Brown

5 Jan 1959


Clarence J. "Clancy" Brown III (born January 5, 1959 height 6' 3½" (1,92 m)) is an American film, television and voice actor. He is known for his live-action roles as Captain Byron Hadley in the award-winning The Shawshank Redemption; The Kurgan in the film Highlander; Brother Justin Crowe in HBO's critically acclaimed Carnivàle and Career Sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers. Brown is most famous for providing the voices of animated characters such as Mr. Eugene H. Krabs in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants; Lex Luthor throughout various DC projects; Captain Black and Ratso in Jackie Chan Adventures; Otto in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!; Dr. Neo Cortex in the original Crash Bandicoot video games and Savage Opress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Early life

Brown was born in Urbana, Ohio in 1959 and had an older sister Beth (1958–1965). Their mother Joyce (née Eldridge) was a conductor, composer, and concert pianist. Their father Clarence J. "Bud" Brown, Jr. helped manage the Brown Publishing Company, the family-owned newspaper business started by Clancy's grandfather, Congressman Clarence J. Brown. From 1965 to 1983 Bud Brown also served as a US Congressman, and later as chairman of the board of Brown Publishing. The family operated the business until 2010.Brown graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., as his family lived there much of the time when his father served in Congress. He earned a scholarship to Northwestern University, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Brown is often cast in roles of villains or authority figures. His career has tended to alternate among mainstream TV/cable; major-studio and independent-studio movies; and a large repertoire of voice work for animated and video game roles.

Personal life

Brown has been married to Jeanne Johnson since 1993; they have a son and daughter.


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Filmography (70 titles)

Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Krabs (voice))
(movie, 2020)
···Promising Young Woman
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Stanley)
(movie, 2019)
···Lady and the Tramp
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Isaac (voice))
(movie, 2018)
···The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"))
(movie, 2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Role: Actor (as Robert McNamara)
(movie, 2017)
···Thor: Ragnarok
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Surtur (voice))
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jeff Bauman Sr)
(movie, 2017)
···Little Evil
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Reverend Gospel)
(movie, 2017)
···Tangled: Before Ever After
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as King Frederic (voice))
(movie, 2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Blackhand)
(movie, 2016)
···Hail, Caesar!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Gracchus)
(movie, 2015)
···99 Homes
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Freeman)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Castle Chef (voice))
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Animation
Role: Actor (as Mr.Krabs (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···When the Game Stands Tall
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mickey Ryan)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Action
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Water & Power
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Turnvil)
(movie, 2013)
···The Trials of Cate McCall
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Brinkerhoff)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Keith Rodrigue)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Angus)
(movie, 2013)
···Nothing Left to Fear
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Kingsman)
Genre: Action, Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Montross)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Lex Luthor)
(movie, 2013)
···Dark Minions
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Drebnor)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Archer)
(movie, 2012)
···At Any Price
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jim Johnson)
(movie, 2012)
···John Dies at the End
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Dr. Albert Marconi)
(movie, 2011)
···Cowboys & Aliens
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western
Role: Actor (as Meacham)
(movie, 2011)
···Green Lantern
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Parallax (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···A Nightmare on Elm Street
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alan Smith)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
By: Sam Liu
Role: Actor (as Lex Luthor)
(movie, 2009)
···The Informant!
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Aubrey Daniel)
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Patrick Star (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···The Twenty
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as John Simmonds)
(movie, 2008)
···The Express
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Roy Simmons)
(movie, 2008)
···The Burrowers
Genre: Action, Horror, Western
Role: Actor (as John Clay)
(movie, 2008)
···Blank Slate
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Agent Miles Mcavoy)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Gunnar)
(movie, 2006)
···The Guardian
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Capt. William Hadley)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Role: Actor (as Mr. Krabs (voice))
(series, 2004)
Genre: History
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2003)
···Atlantis: Milo's Return
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Volgud)
(movie, 2001)
···Boss of Bosses
Genre: Drama, Crime, Biography
Role: Actor (as Andris Kurins)
(movie, 2000)
···Yesterday's Children
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Doug Cole)
(movie, 1999)
···The Hurricane
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lt. Jimmy Williams)
(movie, 1999)
···In the Company of Spies
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dale Beckham)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Chief Hennessy)
Genre: Action, Animation
Role: Actor (as Lex Luthor)
(movie, 1998)
···The Patron Saint of Liars
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Son)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Smith)
(movie, 1997)
···Starship Troopers
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Career Sergeant Zim)
(movie, 1997)
···Annabelle's Wish
Genre: Animation, Music, Family
Role: Actor (as Lawyer · Sherriff (voice))
(movie, 1996)
···Radiant City
Role: Actor (as Al Goodman)
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Lex Luthor)
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Lex Luthor)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben Guardino)
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dave Chattelier)
(movie, 1993)
···Last Light
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Lionel McMannis)
(movie, 1992)
···Pet Sematary II
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Gus Gilbert)
(movie, 1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Albert Merrick)
(movie, 1991)
···Cast a Deadly Spell
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Harry Bordon)
(movie, 1991)
···Love, Lies and Murder
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as David Brown)
(movie, 1991)
···Past Midnight
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Steve Lundy)
(movie, 1989)
···Blue Steel
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nick Mann)
(movie, 1988)
···Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Steve)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Victor 'The Kurgan' Kruger)
(movie, 1985)
···The Bride
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Viktor)
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor
(movie, 1983)
···Bad Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Viking Lofgren)