Person Details

Birthday: 1945-02-20 20:19:16

Death: 1999-08-07 20:19:16

Aliases: Brian James

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Redlands, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 70

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brion James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Most Famous Work

Blade Runner
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8

Blade Runner

(1982) Leon Kowalski
The Fifth Element
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7

The Fifth Element

(1997) General Munro
The A-Team
Average
7

The A-Team

(1983) David Plout
Enemy Mine
Average
7

Enemy Mine

(1985) Stubbs
Striking Distance
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6

Striking Distance

(1993) Det. Eddie Eiler
Highlander: The Series
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7

Highlander: The Series

(1992) Armand Thorne
Red Heat
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6

Red Heat

(1988) Streak
Silverado
Average
7

Silverado

(1985) Hobart

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2005 N/A
Spider Rico
2001 Renault
Ashley
2000 Vernon Woods
Bobby Rico
1999 Detective Harry Ball
Caz
1998 Cathcart
General
Hank
Capitaine
Lawton Goodyear
Captain Killick
1997 Captain Hilton
Salvador Dali / Sam
Emery Ryker
N/A
N/A
General Munro
Ben McCarthy
1996 N/A
Oris
N/A
Chairman
Sam Horton
Stavinski
1995 Mr. Cowed
Sheriff Gordon
Nassim
Lynwood
General J.W. Quantrell
N/A
Larry Walker
Tough Guy (uncredited)
1994 Simon Alexander
Bernie King
Ron Cocheran
Jim Wexler
Cyrus
Dr. Hampton
Paul Buckner
Jared
Big Teddy
Jack Porter
1993 Brown
Agent Jimmy Bivens
Vice Principal Kowalski
Det. Eddie Eiler
N/A
Neila
N/A
Maritz
1992 Prof. Tanzer
Armand Thorne
Tom McKay
Staten Jack Rose
Joel Levison
Wolfgang Friedman
1991 Trucker
Nestor Duvalier
1990 Ben Kehoe
Reverend Mony
1989 Requin
Roy Grimes
Mr. Patterson
N/A
David Allen
Max Jenke
Krasnov
1988 The Albino
Decker
Streak
Glen Grunski
Detective Ulmer
Stacy
1987 Tark
1986 N/A
Felix Ridel
Anthony Lazarus
Willie Joe
Arthur Coddish
Alien Leader
N/A
1985 Stubbs
N/A
Karsthans
Hobart
1984 N/A
N/A
Peyton
1983 Reece
Lionel
Captain Rogers
Ryder
David Plout
1982 Ben Kehoe
Billy Boy Burns
Leon Kowalski
1981 Turkey
Defalice
Trapper
Willy
Crapshooter
1980 N/A
1979 N/A
1978 Guard
George
Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
Tony
N/A
1977 N/A
1976 Bailiff
Pick Up Truck Driver at the Border
N/A
1975 Homer Van Meter
1974 N/A
1972 N/A
1955 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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