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Know Your “That Guy”: Brion James

Brion James

Born: February 20, 1945

Died: August 7, 1999

Number of Roles: 164

Best Known for Playing: Villainous henchmen

First Appearance: Henry Ferris Jr. on The Waltons (1974)

Most Recent Appearance: Spider Rico in Phoenix Point (2005)

Can Be Seen/Heard in:

  • Blade Runner
  • The Fifth Element
  • Enemy Mine
  • Spawn the TV series
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • Highlander the Series
  • M.A.N.T.I.S.
  • Silk Stalkings
  • Striking Distance
  • The Player
  • Tango & Cash
  • Red Heat
  • Red Scorpion

Fun Facts

  • Appeared in five movies directed by Walter Hill
  • Parents operated a movie theater where stars like Gene Autry would sometimes stop by
  • Served in the National Guard during Vietnam


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