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Michael Massee
"I don’t think you ever get over something like that."
(On the death of Brandon Lee)

Michael Groo Massee (September 1, 1952 – October 20, 2016) was an American film, television and voice actor known for his many villainous roles as well as for his role in the accidental and tragic death of Brandon Lee. Massee fired the gun that killed Lee, which had improperly constructed dummy rounds.

Massee was devastated by the accident, and as a result took a year out from acting or working at all.

He was a recurring face in film and television, making repeat appearances on 24, FlashForward (2009), Carnivàle, Supernatural and Rizzoli & Isles. Some of his more memorable film roles were in The Crow, Lost Highway and Se7en.

He passed away from stomach cancer on October 20, 2016 at the age of 64.


Film Roles


Television Roles


  • My God, What Have I Done?: Related to Never Live It Down below. In interviews, he said he still had nightmares about killing Brandon Lee 20 years later.
  • Never Live It Down: In a very tragic example, his accidental killing of Brandon Lee, to the point that several of the articles reporting his death brought it up in their headlines.