Brion James

20 Feb 1945 - 7 Aug 1999

Actor

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[1] 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.

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Filmography (48 titles)

(movie, 2005)
···Phoenix Point
Genre: Science Fiction
By: Randala
Role: Actor (as Spider Rico)
(movie, 2000)
···The King Is Alive
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ashley)
(movie, 2000)
···The Operator
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vernon Woods)
(movie, 1998)
···A Place Called Truth
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hank)
(movie, 1998)
···Jekyll Island
Genre: Crime
Role: Actor (as Lawton Goodyear)
(movie, 1998)
···Joseph's Gift
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Childress)
(movie, 1997)
···The Fifth Element
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as General Munro)
(movie, 1996)
···American Strays
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Oris)
(movie, 1996)
···Assault on Dome 4
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Chairman)
(movie, 1996)
···Evil Obsession
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stavinski)
(movie, 1996)
···Precious Find
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Sam Horton)
(movie, 1995)
···Cyberjack
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nassim)
(movie, 1995)
···Dominion
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Lynwood)
(movie, 1995)
···Steel Frontier
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as General J.W. Quantrell)
(movie, 1995)
···The Nature of the Beast
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Gordon)
(movie, 1994)
···Hong Kong 97
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Simon Alexander)
(movie, 1994)
···The Companion
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Ron Cocheran)
(movie, 1994)
···The Soft Kill
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ben McCarthy)
(movie, 1993)
···Striking Distance
Genre: Crime, Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Eddie Eiler)
(movie, 1993)
···Precious Victims
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Agent Jimmy Bivens)
(movie, 1993)
···Rio Diablo
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Jake Walker (Walker Gang leader))
(movie, 1993)
···The Dark
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Paul Buckner)
(movie, 1993)
···Time Runner
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Neila)
(movie, 1992)
···Nemesis
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Maritz)
(movie, 1992)
···The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Joel Levison)
(movie, 1992)
···Black Magic
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Tom McKay)
(movie, 1991)
···Mom
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Nestor Duvalier)
(movie, 1990)
···Another 48 Hrs.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ben Kehoe)
(movie, 1990)
···Another 48 Hrs.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben Kehoe)
(movie, 1989)
···Tango & Cash
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Requin)
(movie, 1989)
···House III: The Horror Show
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Max Jenke)
(movie, 1989)
···Red Scorpion
Genre: Action, History, War
Role: Actor (as Krasnov)
(movie, 1989)
···Circles in a Forest
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mr. Patterson)
(movie, 1989)
···Mutator
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as David Allen)
(movie, 1988)
···Red Heat
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Streak)
(movie, 1988)
···Dead Man Walking
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Decker)
(movie, 1987)
···Cherry 2000
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Stacy)
(movie, 1987)
···Steel Dawn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tark)
(movie, 1986)
···Armed and Dangerous
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Anthony Lazarus)
(movie, 1986)
···Annihilator
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Alien Leader)
(movie, 1985)
···Enemy Mine
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Stubbs)
(movie, 1985)
···Crimewave
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Arthur Coddish)
(movie, 1985)
···Flesh + Blood
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Karsthans)
(movie, 1985)
···Silverado
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Hobart)
(movie, 1982)
···48 Hrs.
Genre: Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben Kehoe)
(movie, 1982)
7.8Blade Runner
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Leon Kowalski)
(movie, 1981)
···Southern Comfort
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Trapper)
(movie, 1978)
···Corvette Summer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Wayne's Car Wash Henchman)