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.
- Funboy in The Crow
- Newton in Tales from the Hood
- The Man in Massage Parlour Booth in Se7en
- Andy in Lost Highway
- Airbag EMT Galliano in The Game
- Armando in Catwoman (2004)
- Bruce Banner in Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther
- The man in shadows in The Stinger of The Amazing Spider-Man. Revealed to be The Gentleman in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
- Ira Gaines on 24
- Management on Carnivàle
- Spellbinder in The Batman
- Kubrick on Supernatural
- Dyson Frost on FlashForward (2009)
- Isaiah Haden on Revelations
- Charles Hoyt on Rizzoli & Isles
- Karakurt in The Blacklist
- 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.