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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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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 115

Birthday 1945-02-20

Day of Death 1999-08-07

Place of Birth Redlands, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Brian James

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Wishman as Staten Jack Rose
2005 Swimming with Dolphins
2005 Phoenix Point as Spider Rico
2000 The King Is Alive as Ashley
2000 The Operator as Vernon Woods
1999 Dirt Merchant as Detective Harry Ball
1998 Brown's Requiem as Cathcart
1998 Deadly Ransom as Bobby Rico
1998 Men in White as General
1998 A Place Called Truth as Hank
1998 Heist as Caz
1998 In God's Hands as Capitaine
1998 Black Sea 213 as Captain Killick
1998 Jekyll Island as Lawton Goodyear
1997 The Underground as Captain Hilton
1997 Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills as Salvador Dali / Sam
1997 Back in Business as Emery Ryker
1997 The Killing Jar
1997 Spawn (18 episodes)
1997 The Fifth Element as General Munro
1997 The Soft Kill as Ben McCarthy
1996 Millennium (1 episode)
1996 American Strays as Oris
1996 Superman: The Animated Series (5 episodes)
1996 Evil Obsession as Stavinski
1996 Precious Find as Sam Horton
1996 Assault on Dome 4 as Chairman
1995 Indecent Behavior III as Mr. Cowed
1995 Nature of the Beast as Sheriff Gordon
1995 Cyberjack as Nassim
1995 Dominion as Lynwood
1995 Steel Frontier as General J.W. Quantrell
1995 The Marshal (25 episodes)
1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See as Larry Walker
1995 Spitfire as Tough Guy (uncredited)
1994 Hong Kong 97 as Simon Alexander
1994 Radioland Murders as Bernie King
1994 The Companion as Ron Cocheran
1994 Art Deco Detective as Jim Wexler
1994 Savage Land as Cyrus
1994 Scanner Cop as Dr. Hampton
1994 The Dark as Paul Buckner
1994 Knight Rider 2010 as Jared
1994 Cabin Boy as Big Teddy
1994 Future Shock as Jack Porter
1993 Brain Smasher... A Love Story as Brown
1993 Precious Victims as Agent Jimmy Bivens
1993 Striking Distance as Det. Eddie Eiler
1993 Showdown as Vice Principal Kowalski
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (2 episodes)
1993 Time Runner as Neila
1993 Rio Diablo
1992 Nemesis as Maritz
1992 Frogtown II as Prof. Tanzer
1992 Highlander: The Series (1 episode) as Armand Thorne
1992 Black Magic as Tom McKay
1992 The Player as Joel Levison
1991 Ultimate Desires as Wolfgang Friedman
1991 Mom as Nestor Duvalier
1990 Another 48 Hrs. as Ben Kehoe
1990 Street Asylum as Reverend Mony
1989 Tango & Cash as Requin
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars as Roy Grimes
1989 Circles in a Forest as Mr. Patterson
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1989 Mutator as David Allen
1989 House III: The Horror Show as Max Jenke
1988 Red Scorpion as Krasnov
1988 Nightmare at Noon as The Albino
1988 Dead Man Walking as Decker
1988 Red Heat as Streak
1988 The Wrong Guys as Glen Grunski
1988 D.O.A. as Detective Ulmer
1987 Cherry 2000 as Stacy
1987 Steel Dawn as Tark
1986 Sidekicks (1 episode)
1986 Sledge Hammer! (2 episodes) as Felix Ridel
1986 Armed and Dangerous as Anthony Lazarus
1986 Annihilator as Alien Leader
1986 Matlock (1 episode)
1985 Enemy Mine as Stubbs
1985 Amazing Stories (1 episode)
1985 Crimewave as Arthur Coddish
1985 Flesh + Blood as Karsthans
1985 Silverado as Hobart
1984 Hunter (2 episodes)
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1984 A Breed Apart as Peyton
1983 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues as Reece
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode) as Lionel
1983 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez as Captain Rogers
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as David Plout (1 episode) as Ryder
1982 48 Hrs. as Ben Kehoe
1982 City Dragon as Billy Boy Burns
1982 Blade Runner as Leon Kowalski
1981 Killing at Hell's Gate as Turkey
1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. as Defalice
1981 Southern Comfort as Trapper
1981 Conquest of the Earth as Willy
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice as Crapshooter
1980 When the Whistle Blows (1 episode)
1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1 episode)
1978 KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park as Guard
1978 Mork & Mindy (1 episode) as George
1978 Corvette Summer as Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 Blue Sunshine as Tony
1977 CHiPs (3 episodes)
1976 Nickelodeon as Bailiff
1976 Bound for Glory as Pick Up Truck Driver at the Border
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1975 The Kansas City Massacre as Homer Van Meter
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)

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