Brion James
Brion James

Gender

Male

Known Credits

20

Brion James

Date of Birth: Feb 20, 1945

Birthplace: Redlands, California, USA

 

 

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.

Known For

Filmography

The King Is Alive

The King Is Alive

as Ashley

2001

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island

as Lawton Goodyear

1998

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

as General Munro

1997

The Soft Kill

The Soft Kill

as Ben McCarthy

1997

Cyberjack

Cyberjack

as Nassim

1995

Cabin Boy

Cabin Boy

as Big Teddy

1994

Showdown

Showdown

as Vice Principal Kowalski

1993

Nemesis

Nemesis

as Maritz

1993

The Player

The Player

as Joel Levison

1992

Mom

Mom

as Nestor Duvalier

1991

Red Heat

Red Heat

as Streak

1988

D.O.A.

D.O.A.

as Detective Ulmer

1988

Armed and Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous

as Anthony Lazarus

1986

Flesh + Blood

Flesh + Blood

as Karsthans

1985

A Breed Apart

A Breed Apart

as Peyton

1984

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

as Leon Kowalski

1982

Corvette Summer

Corvette Summer

as Wayne's Car Wash Henchman

1978

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

as Bailiff

1976

The Kansas City Massacre

The Kansas City Massacre

as Homer Van Meter

1975