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25th Jul '13 2:54:38 PM Morgenthaler
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Lance Henriksen is a veteran American actor who is best known for his work in various fantasy and sci-fi projects over the last three decades, along with his prominent voice work in various video games and animated series over the last decade.

Born in New York, Henriksen floated through various jobs until he hit his 30's, where he took a course at the Actors Studio and began appearing in small but memorable parts in films like ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'', ''{{Film/Network}}'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. His big break came in 1984 when Henriksen, who had just appeared in ''Piranha Part II: The Spawning'', was cast by director JamesCameron in the role of Detective Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''. That role led to a career-defining role for Henriksen as the android Bishop in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', which brought immediate fame. Henriksen would appear in many more projects over the years, ranging from westerns and vampire horror films to DirectToDVD sci-fi and fantasy films.

Part of Henriksen's fame comes from his distinctive, gruff voice, which he has used to great effect as imposing authority figures and stern fathers in various roles over the years. He has also lent his voice to several notable video game franchises - he voiced Admiral Steven Hackett in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise, General Shepherd in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' and appeared as Karl Bishop Weyland in the 2010 ''Aliens Vs. Predator'' video game.

To date, Henriksen has starred in nearly 200 film and television projects, and continues to appear in several projects each year.

!! Selected filmography:
* Murphy in ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''
* Robert in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''
* Several characters in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise:
** Bishop in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
** Bishop II in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''
** Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Film/AlienVsPredator''
** Carl Bishop Weyland in ''Aliens Vs. Predator'' (2010)
** Bishop/Michael Weyland in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
* Detective Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''
* Ed Harley in the ''{{Pumpkinhead}}'' franchise
* Emil Fouchon in ''Film/HardTarget''
* General Scarr in ''EvilConCarne''
* Ace Hanlon in ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''
* Frank Black in ''{{Series/Millennium}}''
* Andrei Rublev in the English dub of ''IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''
* Admiral Steven Hackett in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series
* Lockdown in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* General Shepherd in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''
* Eric Williams[=/=]Grim Reaper in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* The Lieutenant in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* General Tesler in ''WesternAnimation/TRONUprising''

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!! Tropes embodied by Henriksen and his work include:

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassGrandpa
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Along with Bill Paxton, Henriksen is one of only two actors that have been killed by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]], a {{Franchise/Terminator}} and a {{Franchise/Predator}}.
* CoolOldGuy
* EvilSoundsDeep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect this trope to be in full effect.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* NeverLearnedToRead: Not until he was 30.

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LanceHenriksen_7779.jpg]]

Lance Henriksen is a veteran American actor who is best known for his work in various fantasy and sci-fi projects over the last three decades, along with his prominent voice work in various video games and animated series over the last decade.

Born in New York, Henriksen floated through various jobs until he hit his 30's, where he took a course at the Actors Studio and began appearing in small but memorable parts in films like ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'', ''{{Film/Network}}'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. His big break came in 1984 when Henriksen, who had just appeared in ''Piranha Part II: The Spawning'', was cast by director JamesCameron in the role of Detective Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''. That role led to a career-defining role for Henriksen as the android Bishop in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', which brought immediate fame. Henriksen would appear in many more projects over the years, ranging from westerns and vampire horror films to DirectToDVD sci-fi and fantasy films.

Part of Henriksen's fame comes from his distinctive, gruff voice, which he has used to great effect as imposing authority figures and stern fathers in various roles over the years. He has also lent his voice to several notable video game franchises - he voiced Admiral Steven Hackett in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise, General Shepherd in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' and appeared as Karl Bishop Weyland in the 2010 ''Aliens Vs. Predator'' video game.

To date, Henriksen has starred in nearly 200 film and television projects, and continues to appear in several projects each year.

!! Selected filmography:
* Murphy in ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''
* Robert in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''
* Several characters in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise:
** Bishop in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
** Bishop II in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''
** Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Film/AlienVsPredator''
** Carl Bishop Weyland in ''Aliens Vs. Predator'' (2010)
** Bishop/Michael Weyland in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
* Detective Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''
* Ed Harley in the ''{{Pumpkinhead}}'' franchise
* Emil Fouchon in ''Film/HardTarget''
* General Scarr in ''EvilConCarne''
* Ace Hanlon in ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''
* Frank Black in ''{{Series/Millennium}}''
* Andrei Rublev in the English dub of ''IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''
* Admiral Steven Hackett in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series
* Lockdown in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* General Shepherd in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''
* Eric Williams[=/=]Grim Reaper in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* The Lieutenant in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* General Tesler in ''WesternAnimation/TRONUprising''

----
!! Tropes embodied by Henriksen and his work include:

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassGrandpa
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Along with Bill Paxton, Henriksen is one of only two actors that have been killed by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]], a {{Franchise/Terminator}} and a {{Franchise/Predator}}.
* CoolOldGuy
* EvilSoundsDeep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect this trope to be in full effect.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* NeverLearnedToRead: Not until he was 30.
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13th Mar '13 7:13:00 AM erforce
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Born in New York, Henriksen floated through various jobs until he hit his 30's, where he took a course at the Actors Studio and began appearing in small but memorable parts in films like ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'', ''{{Film/Network}}'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. His big break came in 1984 when Henriksen, who had just appeared in ''Piranha Part II: The Spawning'', was cast by director JamesCameron in the role of Detective Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''. That role led to a career-defining role for Henriksen as the android Bishop in ''[[{{Franchise/Alien}} Aliens]]'', which brought immediate fame. Henriksen would appear in many more projects over the years, ranging from westerns and vampire horror films to DirectToDVD sci-fi and fantasy films.

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Born in New York, Henriksen floated through various jobs until he hit his 30's, where he took a course at the Actors Studio and began appearing in small but memorable parts in films like ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'', ''{{Film/Network}}'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. His big break came in 1984 when Henriksen, who had just appeared in ''Piranha Part II: The Spawning'', was cast by director JamesCameron in the role of Detective Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''. That role led to a career-defining role for Henriksen as the android Bishop in ''[[{{Franchise/Alien}} Aliens]]'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', which brought immediate fame. Henriksen would appear in many more projects over the years, ranging from westerns and vampire horror films to DirectToDVD sci-fi and fantasy films.



* Several characters in the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' franchise:
** Bishop in ''Aliens''
** Bishop II in ''Alien³''
** Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Film/AlienVSPredator''
** Karl Bishop Weyland in ''Aliens Vs. Predator'' (2010)

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* Several characters in the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise:
** Bishop in ''Aliens''
''Film/{{Aliens}}''
** Bishop II in ''Alien³''
''Film/{{Alien 3}}''
** Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Film/AlienVSPredator''
''Film/AlienVsPredator''
** Karl Carl Bishop Weyland in ''Aliens Vs. Predator'' (2010)



* ChronicallyKilledActor: Along with Bill Paxton, Henriksen is one of only two actors that have been killed by a [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Xenomorph]], a {{Franchise/Terminator}} and a {{Franchise/Predator}}.

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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Along with Bill Paxton, Henriksen is one of only two actors that have been killed by a [[{{Franchise/Alien}} [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]], a {{Franchise/Terminator}} and a {{Franchise/Predator}}.
26th Feb '13 1:01:43 AM IchigoMontoya
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9th Feb '13 3:50:51 AM crazyrabbits
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** Bishop in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''

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** Bishop Bishop/Michael Weyland in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
9th Feb '13 3:50:22 AM crazyrabbits
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** Rook in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''

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** Rook Bishop in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
25th Jan '13 12:56:07 PM thomwim
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* General Scarr in ''EvilConCarne''
18th Jan '13 1:32:31 PM IchigoMontoya
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* {{Never learned to read}}: Not until he was 30.

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* {{Never learned to read}}: NeverLearnedToRead: Not until he was 30.
11th Jan '13 7:04:49 PM lrrose
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* {{Never learned to read}}: Not until he was 30


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11th Jan '13 7:01:10 PM Mythology1
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7th Dec '12 11:27:20 AM AndyLA
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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Along with Bill Paxton, Henriksen is one of only two actors that have been killed by an {{Franchise/Alien}}, a {{Franchise/Terminator}} and a {{Franchise/Predator}}.

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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Along with Bill Paxton, Henriksen is one of only two actors that have been killed by an {{Franchise/Alien}}, a [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Xenomorph]], a {{Franchise/Terminator}} and a {{Franchise/Predator}}.
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