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Briton James 1945-1999
 


Country : Malibu, California
Profession : Film, television actor
Date of birth : 1945-02-20
Date of death : 1999-08-07
Cause of Death : Heart attack

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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 and The Player. James' commanding screen presence and formidable physique 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 his life was cut short by a fatal heart attack.
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Biography

Early life

James was born in Redlands, California, and spent his early years in Beaumont, California, where his parents, Ida Mae and Jimmy James, owned and operated a movie theater. After graduating from high school in 1962, James attended San Diego State University as a Theater Arts major. James was good friends with actor Tim Thomerson, as both served together as cooks in a tank company while in the Army Reserve in California. After their service, they both went to New York to break into acting. Migrating to New York, James immersed himself in the theater scene, taking on bit roles here and there.

Career

In 1975, James landed a small role in the made for TV movie, The Kansas City Massacre, playing John Dillinger gang member Homer Van Meter. Higher profile roles followed in 1976, with his casting in Nickelodeon and Harry and Walter Go to New York. James also appeared in the acclaimed television miniseries Roots and popular 1970s shows such as Gunsmoke, The Incredible Hulk, Mork and Mindy, Chico and the Man, and CHiPs.

James' career began to take a sharp upturn in the early 1980s with several sharply defined character roles in films such as Southern Comfort and 48 Hrs., but it was his performance as Leon Kowalski in the 1982 film Blade Runner that gave him his greatest, most lasting fame. Even though his memorable performance threatened to typecast the intense yet versatile actor as a movie villain for the remainder of the decade, James continued to pile up a prolific acting resume, playing significant roles in Enemy Mine, Flesh + Blood, A Breed Apart, Armed and Dangerous, Red Heat, Steel Dawn, Red Scorpion, and Tango & Cash. James continued his strong work on the small screen as well, with guest spots in Benson, The A-Team, Little House on the Prairie, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, Miami Vice, Sledge Hammer!, and Dynasty. In the 90s, he appeared in Highlander: The Series, and as Sheriff Bowman in the Millennium season 2 episode "Luminary". He lent his voice to the character of Parasite in Superman: The Animated Series.

In 1994, he played a grouchy sponsor who became a victim of the gruesome goings-on during a 1939 radio show in the film Radioland Murders. Another of his most memorable roles came near the end of his career; as the amiable General Munro in The Fifth Element (1997)

Death

James died in 1999 from a heart attack in Malibu, California. He appeared in five feature films which were released following his death. The last of these was Phoenix Point (2003).

The motion picture The King Is Alive (2000) was dedicated to him.

Filmography
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* 2000s
* 1990s
* 1980s
* 1970s

1. Phoenix Point (2005) .... Spider Rico
2. Farewell, My Love (2001) .... Renault
3. The King Is Alive (2000) .... Ashley
... aka Dogme # 4 - The King Is Alive (Denmark: series title)
... aka Dogme 4
... aka The King Is Alive (Denmark)
4. The Operator (2000) .... Vernon Woods

5. Diplomatic Siege (1999) .... Gen. Stubbs
6. "Spawn" .... Additional Voices (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
... aka Todd McFarlane's Spawn
- Hunter's Moon (1999) TV episode (voice) .... Additional Voices
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) TV episode (voice) .... Additional Voices
- Twitch Is Down (1999) TV episode (voice) .... Additional Voices
- No Rest, No Peace (1997) TV episode (voice) .... Additional Voices
- Evil Intent (1997) TV episode (voice) .... Additional Voices
(1 more)
7. Foolish (1999) (uncredited) .... Ruben Reyes, Talent Scout
8. Arthur's Quest (1999) (TV) .... Trent
9. "The Magnificent Seven" .... Stuart James (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
- The New Law (1999) TV episode (uncredited) .... Stuart James
- One Day Out West (1998) TV episode .... Stuart James
10. Dirt Merchant (1999) .... Detective Harry Ball
... aka Dirt Merchant: Alternative Investigator (USA)
11. The Hunter's Moon (1999) .... Sheriff Foulkes
12. Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller (1998) .... Mönch
... aka Kai Rabe vs. the Vatican Killers
13. "Vengeance Unlimited" .... Franklin Dekker (1 episode, 1998)
... aka Mr. Chapel
- Justice (1998) TV episode .... Franklin Dekker
14. Men in White (1998) (TV) .... General
... aka National Lampoon's Men in White (USA)
15. Heist (1998) .... Caz
16. Border to Border (1998) .... Card Shark
17. In God's Hands (1998) .... Captain
18. "The Sentinel" .... Warren Chapel (1 episode, 1998)
- Mirror Image (1998) TV episode .... Warren Chapel
19. Jekyll Island (1998) .... Lawton Goodyear
20. "Millennium" .... Sheriff Bowman (1 episode, 1998)
- Luminary (1998) TV episode .... Sheriff Bowman
21. Brown's Requiem (1998) .... Cathcart
22. The Thief & the Stripper (1998) .... Shoe
... aka Final Reckoning (USA: video title)
... aka Strip 'n Run (USA: DVD title)
23. A Place Called Truth (1998) .... Hank
24. Black Sea 213 (1998) .... Captain Killick
25. Joseph's Gift (1998) .... Frank Childress
26. The Underground (1997) .... Captain Hilton
27. "Walker, Texas Ranger" .... Rafer Cobb (2 episodes, 1997)
... aka Walker (Australia)
- Lucas: Part 2 (1997) TV episode .... Rafer Cobb
- Lucas: Part 1 (1997) TV episode .... Rafer Cobb
28. "Superman" .... Rudy Jones / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
... aka Superman: The Animated Series (USA: informal alternative title)
- Double Dose (1997) TV episode (voice) .... Rudy Jones / The Parasite
- Two's a Crowd (1997) TV episode (voice) .... Rudy Jones / The Parasite
- Feeding Time (1996) TV episode (voice) .... Rudy Jones / The Parasite
29. The Setting Son (1997) .... Junior
30. Back in Business (1997) .... Emery Ryker
... aka Heart of Stone (USA)
31. Snide and Prejudice (1997) .... Hermann Goering
32. The Fifth Element (1997) .... General Munro
... aka Cinquième élément, Le (France)
33. Evil Obsession (1997) .... Stavinski
... aka Illegal Entry (UK: video box title)
34. Deadly Ransom (1997) .... Bobby Rico
35. Blade Runner (1997) (VG) (voice) .... Leon
36. Assault on Dome 4 (1996) (TV) .... Chairman
... aka Chase Moran
37. Precious Find (1996) .... Sam Horton
38. American Strays (1996) .... Oris
39. "The Lazarus Man" (1 episode, 1996)
- Awakening: Part 1 (1996) TV episode
40. Bombshell (1996) .... Donald
41. Billy Lone Bear (1996) .... Walsh
42. Marco Polo: Haperek Ha'aharon (1996)
... aka Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter (International: English title)
43. The Killing Jar (1996) .... Dr. Vincent Garret
44. "The Marshal" .... Chief Marshal Ollie Mathers (1 episode, 1995)
- Kissing Cousins (1995) TV episode .... Chief Marshal Ollie Mathers
45. The Nature of the Beast (1995) .... Sheriff Gordon
... aka Bad Company (Europe: English title)
... aka Hatchet Man (UK: video title)
... aka Nature of the Beast (USA: video box title)
46. Cyberjack (1995) .... Nassim
... aka Virtual Assassin
47. Steel Frontier (1995) .... General J.W. Quantrell
48. Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995) (TV) .... Larry Walker
... aka A Feel for Murder
... aka Sketch Artist II
49. Spitfire (1995) (uncredited) .... Tough guy
50. Malevolence (1995) .... Warden Walker
51. Dominion (1995) .... Lynwood
52. Hong Kong 97 (1994) .... Simon Alexander
53. Radioland Murders (1994) .... Bernie King
54. "Highlander" .... Armand Thorne (1 episode, 1994)
... aka Highlander (France)
... aka Highlander: The Series
- The Cross of St. Antoine (1994) TV episode .... Armand Thorne
55. The Companion (1994) (TV) .... Ron Cocheran
56. Savage Land (1994) .... Cyrus
57. "M.A.N.T.I.S." .... Solomon Box (1 episode, 1994)
- First Steps (1994) TV episode .... Solomon Box
58. Scanner Cop (1994) (V) .... Dr. Hampton
59. The Dark (1994) .... Paul Buckner
60. F.T.W. (1994) .... Sheriff Rudy Morgan
... aka Last Ride
61. Knight Rider 2010 (1994) (TV) .... Jared
62. "Silk Stalkings" .... Rupert Tarlow (1 episode, 1994)
- T.K.O. (1994) TV episode .... Rupert Tarlow
63. Cabin Boy (1994) .... Big Teddy
64. Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills (1994) .... Salvador Dali / Sam
65. Art Deco Detective (1994) .... Jim Wexler
66. The Soft Kill (1994) .... Ben McCarthy
67. Precious Victims (1993) (TV) .... Agent Jimmy Bivens
68. Showdown (1993/I) .... Asst. Principal Kowalski
69. Striking Distance (1993) .... Det. Eddie Eiler
70. "Johnny Bago" .... Tommy 'The Trunk' Testarone (1 episode, 1993)
- Johnny Bago Free at Last (1993) TV episode .... Tommy 'The Trunk' Testarone
71. Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993) (V) .... Brown
... aka Brainsmasher: A Love Story
... aka The Bouncer and the Lady
72. "Renegade" .... Eli Starke (1 episode, 1993)
- Moody River (1993) TV episode .... Eli Starke
73. Time Runner (1993) .... Neila
... aka In Exile
74. Rio Diablo (1993) (TV) .... Jake Walker (Walker Gang leader)
75. "Batman" .... Additional Voices / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
... aka Batman: The Animated Series (USA: promotional title)
... aka The Adventures of Batman & Robin (USA: new title)
- Robin's Reckoning: Part 1 (1993) TV episode (voice) .... Additional Voices
- Joker's Wild (1992) TV episode (voice) .... Irving
76. Nemesis (1993) .... Maritz
77. Wishman (1993) .... Staten Jack Rose
78. Future Shock (1993) .... Jack Porter
79. Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992) (TV) .... Bruce Munster
80. The Player (1992) .... Joel Levison
81. Black Magic (1992) (TV) .... Tom McKay
82. Frogtown II (1992) .... Professor Tanzer
... aka Hell Comes to Frogtown II (USA: video title)
... aka Return to Frogtown (USA: video title)
83. Ultimate Desires (1992) .... Wolfgang Friedman
... aka Beyond the Silhouette
84. "Tales from the Crypt" .... Steve Dixon (1 episode, 1991)
... aka HBO's Tales from the Crypt
- Split Second (1991) TV episode .... Steve Dixon
85. "Hunter" .... Lt. Jeff Wadsworth / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
- Under Suspicion (1991) TV episode .... Thomas Duffy
- Renegade (1988) TV episode .... Lt. Jeff Wadsworth
86. Another 48 Hrs. (1990) .... Ben Kehoe
... aka Another 48 Hours (Philippines: English title)
87. Enid Is Sleeping (1990) .... Trucker
... aka Over Her Dead Body
88. "The Young Riders" (1 episode, 1990)
- Fall from Grace (1990) TV episode
89. Mom (1990) .... Nestor Duvalier
90. Circles in a Forest (1990) (as Brian James) .... Mr. Patterson
91. Street Asylum (1990) .... Reverend Mony

92. Tango & Cash (1989) .... Courier/Requin
93. Mutator (1989) .... David Allen
... aka Time of the Beast
94. The Horror Show (1989) .... Max Jenke
... aka Horror House
... aka House 3 (Australia: video title)
... aka House III: The Horror Show (UK: video title)
95. Red Scorpion (1989) .... Krasnov
... aka Red Exterminator (Philippines: English title: new title)
96. Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (1989) (TV) .... Roy Grimes
97. "Miami Vice" .... Edward Reese (1 episode, 1988)
- Borrasca (1988) TV episode .... Edward Reese
98. Nightmare at Noon (1988) .... The Albino
... aka Death Street USA (USA)
99. Red Heat (1988) .... Streak
100. The Wrong Guys (1988) .... Glen Grunski
101. D.O.A. (1988) .... Detective Ulmer
102. Dead Man Walking (1988) .... Decker
103. "Sledge Hammer!" .... Don Merrill / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
... aka Sledge Hammer: The Early Years (USA: second season title)
- Model Dearest (1988) TV episode .... Don Merrill
- If I Had a Little Hammer (1986) TV episode .... Felix
104. On My Honor (1988) .... Commander
105. Cherry 2000 (1987) .... Stacy
106. Steel Dawn (1987) .... Tark, Kasha's Foreman
107. "The Hitchhiker" (1 episode, 1987)
... aka Deadly Nightmares (UK: video compilation title)
... aka Voyageur, Le (France)
- Best Shot (1987) TV episode
108. Love Among Thieves (1987) (TV) .... Andre
109. "Matlock" .... Mr. Grock (1 episode, 1987)
- The Author (1987) TV episode .... Mr. Grock
110. Armed and Dangerous (1986) .... Anthony Lazarus
111. Annihilator (1986) (TV) .... Alien Leader
112. "Dynasty" .... Hawkins (2 episodes, 1986)
- The Trial: Part 2 (1986) TV episode .... Hawkins
- The Trial: Part 1 (1986) TV episode .... Hawkins
113. Enemy Mine (1985) .... Stubbs
114. "Amazing Stories" .... Willie Joe (1 episode, 1985)
... aka Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories (USA: complete title)
- Mummy Daddy (1985) TV episode .... Willie Joe
115. "The A-Team" .... David Plout / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
- Lease with an Option to Die (1985) TV episode .... David Plout
- The Taxicab Wars (1983) TV episode .... Ryder
116. "The Fall Guy" (1 episode, 1985)
- King of the Stuntmen (1985) TV episode
117. Flesh+Blood (1985) .... Karsthans
... aka Señores del acero, Los (Spain)
... aka The Rose and the Sword
118. Silverado (1985) (uncredited) .... Hobart
119. Crimewave (1985) .... Arthur Coddish
120. "The Dukes of Hazzard" .... Captain Slater / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
- Cool Hands, Luke & Bo (1984) TV episode .... Captain Slater
- Big Daddy (1982) TV episode .... Jenkins
121. A Breed Apart (1984) .... Hughie Peyton
122. Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983) (TV) .... Reece
123. Lone Star (1983) (TV) .... Breyer
124. 48 Hrs. (1982) .... Ben Kehoe
125. Hear No Evil (1982) (TV) .... Billy Boy Burns
126. "Quincy M.E." .... Henry Muller (1 episode, 1982)
... aka Quincy (International: English title: informal title)
- Sleeping Dogs (1982) TV episode .... Henry Muller
127. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) (TV) .... Captain Rogers
128. Blade Runner (1982) .... Leon Kowalski
129. "Little House on the Prairie" .... Amos (1 episode, 1982)
... aka Little House: A New Beginning (USA: last season title)
- A Faraway Cry (1982) TV episode .... Amos
130. "CHiPs" .... Ackerman / ... (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
... aka CHiPs Patrol (USA: syndication title)
- Bomb Run (1981) TV episode .... Monk
- Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 1 (1979) TV episode .... Ackerman
- Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2 (1979) TV episode .... Ackerman
131. "Benson" .... Axeman (1 episode, 1981)
- The Grass Ain't Greener (1981) TV episode .... Axeman
132. Killing at Hell's Gate (1981) (TV) .... Turkey
133. Southern Comfort (1981) .... Cajun Trapper
134. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) .... Crapshooter
... aka Wenn der Postmann zweimal klingelt (West Germany)
135. The Jazz Singer (1980) .... Man in Bar
136. Trouble in High Timber Country (1980) (TV) .... Eddie Rhodes
... aka The Yeagers
137. Wholly Moses! (1980) .... Guard at Banquet
138. "The Jeffersons" .... Dirty Dog (1 episode, 1980)
- The Arrival: Part 2 (1980) TV episode .... Dirty Dog
139. "Galactica 1980" .... Willy (1 episode, 1980)
... aka Battlestar Galactica (USA: syndication title)
- Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1 (1980) TV episode .... Willy
140. Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1980) .... Defalice
... aka Swamp Rats
... aka The Soggy Bottom Gang from Soggy Bottom U.S.A (USA: poster title)

141. "Big Shamus, Little Shamus" (1 episode, 1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) TV episode
142. "B.J. and the Bear" .... Patrolman (1 episode, 1979)
- Lobo's Revenge (1979) TV episode .... Patrolman
143. "Mork & Mindy" .... George (1 episode, 1978)
- Mork's Greatest Hits (1978) TV episode .... George
144. "The Incredible Hulk" .... Al (1 episode, 1978)
- Alice in Disco Land (1978) TV episode (as Brian James) .... Al
145. KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) (TV) .... Guard
... aka Attack of the Phantoms
... aka KISS in Attack of the Phantoms
146. Flying High (1978) (TV) .... Clyde Boyer
147. Corvette Summer (1978) .... Wayne's Carwash Henchman
... aka The Hot One
148. "Chico and the Man" .... Hog (1 episode, 1978)
- Waiting for Chongo (1978) TV episode .... Hog
149. "The Rockford Files" .... Clamshell (1 episode, 1977)
... aka Jim Rockford, Private Investigator (USA: syndication title)
- The Battle of Canoga Park (1977) TV episode .... Clamshell
150. "Roots" (1977) TV mini-series .... Slaver (unknown episodes)
151. Nickelodeon (1976) .... Bailiff
152. Bound for Glory (1976) .... Pick-up truck driver at border
153. Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) .... Roustabout
154. Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) .... Hayseed
155. Blue Sunshine (1976) .... Tony
156. The Kansas City Massacre (1975) (TV) .... Homer Van Meter
157. Hard Times (1975) (uncredited)
... aka Street Fighter (Philippines: English title)
... aka The Streetfighter (UK)
158. "Gunsmoke" .... Joe Barnes (1 episode, 1975)
... aka Gun Law (UK)
... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
- Manolo (1975) TV episode .... Joe Barnes
159. "The Waltons" .... Henry Ferris Jr. (1 episode, 1974)
- The Birthday (1974) TV episode .... Henry Ferris Jr.

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