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Birth information

18 March 1950 Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Given Name

Bradford Claude Dourif

How tall is Brad Dourif?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jonina Bernice ?
Janet Stephanie Charmatz

Life Story of Brad Dourif

Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell, a champion golfer, who helped raise Brad, his brother, and his four sisters. From 1963 to 1965, Dourif attended Aiken Preparatory School in Aiken, South Carolina, where he pursued his interests in art and acting. Although he briefly considered becoming a professional artist, he finally settled on acting as a profession, inspired by his mother's participation as an actress in community theater.

Beginning in school productions, he progressed to community theater, joining up with the Huntington Community Players, while attending Marshall University of Huntington. At age 19, he quit his hometown college and headed to New York City, where he worked with the Circle Repertory Company. During the early 1970s, Dourif appeared in a number of plays, off-Broadway and at Woodstock, New York, including Milos Forman who cast him in One Flew...

Significant features of Brad Dourif

Deep raspy ominous voice
Often plays eccentric or deranged characters
Frightening, expressive interpretations
The voice of Chucky in the Child's Play films
Gaunt features and wild...

What movies did Brad Dourif play or participate?

Actors Filmography
This Shining City Wally Gibbs, Butterfly in the Typewriter Arthur Ducoing, Javelins of Light John Payne, The Shuroo Process Dr. Feinstein, Obsession (2019) George, Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Doc Cochran, Cut Off (2018) Diggs, Wildling (2018) Daddy, Out to Lunch (2017) Man, Cult of Chucky (2017) Chucky, The Wilding (2016) David Stearns, Rosemont (2015) Abe, Young Like Us (2014) Larry, The Control Group (2014) Dr. Broward, Once Upon a Time (2014) Zoso, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) Thomas Nash, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian (2013) Chucky, Malignant (2013) The...

Birth information

18 March 1950 Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Given Name

Bradford Claude Dourif

How tall is Brad Dourif?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jonina Bernice ?
Janet Stephanie Charmatz

Life Story of Brad Dourif

Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell, a champion golfer, who helped raise Brad, his brother, and his four sisters. From 1963 to 1965, Dourif attended Aiken Preparatory School in Aiken, South Carolina, where he pursued his interests in art and acting. Although he briefly considered becoming a professional artist, he finally settled on acting as a profession, inspired by his mother's participation as an actress in community theater.

Beginning in school productions, he progressed to community theater, joining up with the Huntington Community Players, while attending Marshall University of Huntington. At age 19, he quit his hometown college and headed to New York City, where he worked with the Circle Repertory Company. During the early 1970s, Dourif appeared in a number of plays, off-Broadway and at Woodstock, New York, including Milos Forman who cast him in One Flew...

Significant features of Brad Dourif

Deep raspy ominous voice
Often plays eccentric or deranged characters
Frightening, expressive interpretations
The voice of Chucky in the Child's Play films
Gaunt features and wild...

What movies did Brad Dourif play or participate?

Actors Filmography
This Shining City Wally Gibbs, Butterfly in the Typewriter Arthur Ducoing, Javelins of Light John Payne, The Shuroo Process Dr. Feinstein, Obsession (2019) George, Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Doc Cochran, Cut Off (2018) Diggs, Wildling (2018) Daddy, Out to Lunch (2017) Man, Cult of Chucky (2017) Chucky, The Wilding (2016) David Stearns, Rosemont (2015) Abe, Young Like Us (2014) Larry, The Control Group (2014) Dr. Broward, Once Upon a Time (2014) Zoso, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) Thomas Nash, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian (2013) Chucky, Malignant (2013) The...

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Has heard his own movie Dune (1984) described as "science fiction's answer to Heaven's Gate (1980)" (which Dourif also starred in), and he agrees totally with this summation.

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Brad Dourif, Leonardo Cimino, and Kenneth McMillan in Dune - Der Wüstenplanet (1984)

He was initially cast as the Scarecrow in Batman Forever (1995) while Tim Burton was attached to the project (Burton had also wanted to cast Dourif as The Joker in Batman (1989), but the studio refused). However, Joel Schumacher eventually took over the project and instead cast Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and Jim Carrey as the Riddler.

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Brad Dourif in Dune - Der Wüstenplanet (1984)

In 2012, he contributed spoken word vocals to three songs on the album Misery Together by the Norwegian duo Thinguma*jigSaw.

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Brad Dourif in Dune - Der Wüstenplanet (1984)

Has two daughters: Fiona Dourif and Kristina Dourif Tanoue.

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Brad Dourif and Francesca Annis in Dune - Der Wüstenplanet (1984)

Grandchild: Caden Kalani Kahalewai Dourif-Tanoue (born 2001).

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Brad Dourif and Jack Nance in Dune - Der Wüstenplanet (1984)

Many of his co-stars in the Lord of the Rings trilogy were under the impression that he was actually English because of the British accent he used as Grima Wormtongue throughout filming. As a method actor, he kept the accent even when he was not filming. They were shocked to hear him speak in an American accent after filming was complete. Bernard Hill believed Dourif was speaking in the worst American accent he "had ever heard in his life".

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Brad Dourif in Progeny - Höllenbrut (1998)

He was considered for the role of Max Cady in the remake Cape Fear (1991), which went to Robert De Niro.

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Brad Dourif in Die Augen der Laura Mars (1978)

Has appeared with Samuel L. Jackson in four films: Ragtime (1981), The Exorcist III (1990), Jungle Fever (1991) and Amos & Andrew (1993).

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Brad Dourif and Jim Lau in Die glorreichen Sieben (1998)

Made five trips to New Zealand while the Lord of the Rings trilogy was being filmed. He had to shave off his eyebrows each time for his role as Grima Wormtongue.

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Brad Dourif in Death Machine - Monster aus Stahl (1994)

His father, who owned and operated a dye factory, died when Brad was three.

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Brad Dourif in Death Machine - Monster aus Stahl (1994)

Attended and graduated from Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1968).

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Brad Dourif in Chucky - Die Mörderpuppe (1988)

Attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia but dropped out (1969).

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Brad Dourif and Chris Sarandon in Chucky - Die Mörderpuppe (1988)

Has taught acting and directing classes at Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Jack Nicholson and Brad Dourif in Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest (1975)

Moved to New York City at age 19 and worked with the Circle Repertory Company, appearing in many off-Broadway and Woodstock, New York productions. Moved to Los Angeles, California (1988).

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Vincent Schiavelli, William Duell, etc.

His father, Jean Henri Dourif, was born in France, and was of three quarters French and one quarter English-Irish ancestry. His mother, Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford), was born in New York, to parents from Virginia, who also had English ancestry (including deep colonial American roots).

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Brad Dourif and Frances McDormand in Geheimprotokoll (1990)

Has worked with director Werner Herzog in four films: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991), The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009).

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Brad Dourif in Geheimprotokoll (1990)

Has appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

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Brad Dourif in Geheimprotokoll (1990)

Is one of four cast members of David Lynch's Dune (1984) who have appeared on the Star Trek series: Sir Patrick Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Brad Dourif and Virginia Madsen have appeared on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and Dean Stockwell has appeared on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).

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Brad Dourif and Frances McDormand in Geheimprotokoll (1990)

He played the role of Stephen in a stage production of the play "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder". Dourif was asked to reprise the role for the film version, but turned said offer down because he didn't want to work with Marjoe Gortner. The role went to Peter Firth.

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Brad Dourif in Spuk am Lagerfeuer (1990)

He missed out on two roles that went to John Savage. He was Michael Cimino's original choice to play Steven in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Milos Forman originally wanted him for the role of Claude Hooper Bukowski in Hair (1979).

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Brad Dourif in Der Exorzist III (1990)

In 1981, Vincent Canby listed Dourif as one of twelve actors to watch, calling Dourif "one of the most intense, most interesting young film actors of his generation".

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Brad Dourif and Dey Young in Fire Syndrome (1990)

Is the only actor to be in all seven Child's Play films, although he only appeared onscreen in Child's Play (1988) and Curse of Chucky (2013). In all the other films, his performance was voice acting only. Out of all the Child's Play films - Bride of Chucky (1998) is his favorite.

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Brad Dourif in Fire Syndrome (1990)

As of 2017, he has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - though he only appears in the extended version of the last film (and not the one screened to the Academy). Of those, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) are winners in the category.

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Brad Dourif and Cynthia Bain in Fire Syndrome (1990)

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Brad Dourif and Cynthia Bain in Fire Syndrome (1990)

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Brad Dourif and Cynthia Bain in Fire Syndrome (1990)

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Brad Dourif and Cynthia Bain in Fire Syndrome (1990)

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Brad Dourif and Cynthia Bain in Fire Syndrome (1990)

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Brad Dourif and Dean Cain in Bloody Wedding - Die Braut muß warten (1997)

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Brad Dourif in Critters 4 (1992)

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Brad Dourif, Eric DaRe, Anders Hove, and Paul Whitthorne in Critters 4 (1992)

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Brad Dourif in Critters 4 (1992)

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Scatman Crothers, Vincent Schiavelli, etc.

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, William Redfield, etc.

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Louise Fletcher, Sydney Lassick, etc.

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Brad Dourif in Color of Night (1994)

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Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen, Lesley Ann Warren, and Jane March in Color of Night (1994)

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Brad Dourif and Lance Henriksen in Color of Night (1994)

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