Brian Thompson Biography
Brian Thompson (Full name – Brian Earl Thompson) is an American actor who was born on August 28, 1959, in Ellensburg, Washington, U.S. Although he has earned many comedic parts as well, Thompson has worked in the action-adventure and science fiction genres where his stature and unique appearance often leads him to be assigned imposing roles.
His career started with a small role in the 1984 film The Terminator. His second feature was the hit comedy The Three Amigos. He played the villainous Night Slasher in the 1986 film Cobra. His first named role was on Werewolf, a horror series that ran during Fox’s inaugural broadcasting year of 1987–1988.
Thompson has played several characters in the Star Trek franchise, the Alien Bounty Hunter on The X-Files, and Eddie Fiori on Kindred: The Embraced. He produced, wrote and starred in 2014, in the B movie parody, The Extendables.
Brian Thompson Wife | Children | Family
Brian Thompson was born to his father, Bert Thompson, and his mother, Lois Thompson. He was dating film producer Isabelle Mastorakis between 1990 and 1996 but broke up citing personal reasons. After a while, he married his second wife Shari Braun in 1998, who also happens to be a film producer and actress. The couple separated after more than seventeen years of marriage. Thompson is the father of two children; Daphne Thompson, daughter, and son, Jordan Thompson.
Brian Thompson Age
American actor, Brian Thompson was born on August 28, 1959, Ellensburg, Washington, USA. He has featured as well as starred in many films since 1984. Thompson is 60 years old as of 2019.
Brian Thompson Actor
While still in school, Thompson was cast in The Terminator where he and Bill Paxton had minor roles as punk thugs. He followed that up with roles on Moonlighting, Otherworld, Street Hawk and Knight Rider before landing the role in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle, Cobra (1986). Although the film was critically panned, it was a commercial success. The New York Times wrote of Thompson’s portrayal, “the archvillain, a character that is a cross between a James Bond fantasy villain such as Jaws and a raging psychopath, delivers a scorching monologue – a feat of linguistic sophistication that Cobra would have a hard time matching.”
Thompson landed another comedic role on the large ensemble series Key West, in 1993, which was filmed on location in the Florida Keys. The series lasted for 13 episodes. He played a new-age sheriff, which Thompson stated was the favorite role of his career. The character uttered the introductory line, “I’m Sheriff Cody Jeremiah Jefferson. I’m a direct descendant of Wyatt Earp and the Lone Ranger. My personal heroes are Ted Nugent, Buddha, and Davy Crockett. I am the last real lawman and the first peace officer of the 21st century.”
Thompson started his tenure on The X-Files in 1994 and followed that with roles in the science fiction-fantasy series Seven Days, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. He made dozens of appearances in other series and films in between these. Thompson appeared in Dragonheart as the commander of the armies of David Thewlis’ villainous king in 1996. The fantasy film was a moderate success and starred Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery.
Thompson released The Extendables, a film he produced, wrote, and starred in and released via iTunes. He stated that it contained true-to-life instances from his own career though a parody of movies like The Expendables.
Brian Thompson Terminator
His career began with a small role in the 1984 film The Terminator where he played Street Punk. The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction film directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day become a savior against machines in a post-apocalyptic future. Michael Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Connor. The screenplay is credited to Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd, while co-writer William Wisher Jr. received a credit for additional dialogue.
Brian Thompson Mortal Kombat
Thompson starred as lead antagonist Shao Kahn in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation which was both a critical and commercial failure, with a 3% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The New York Times called it “colossal compendium of logic-defying martial arts, noisy, hyperactive special effects.
Brian Thompson Height
Thompson is quite tall in stature standing at a height of 6 ft 2 in (approx. 1.88 m). As for his other body measurements, they are still unknown to the public but will be updated as soon as they are available.
Brian Thompson Net Worth
Thompson started his acting career in 1984 when he was still in school. He appeared in a small role in The Terminator as a punk thug. Since then, Thompson has been active as an actor and has earned a decent income from his career. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Brian Thompson Movies
Brian Thompson 1980s
The Terminator, as Street Punk
Cobra, Night Slasher
Three Amigos, Thug
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Fright Night Part 2, Bozworth
Alien Nation, Trent Porter
Miracle Mile, Helicopter Pilot
Brian Thompson 1990s
Lionheart, Russell / Roc
Moon 44, Jake O’Neal
Life Stinks, Mean Victor
Doctor Mordrid, Kabal
Rage and Honor, Conrad Drago
The Naked Truth, Bruno
Star Trek Generations, Klingon Helmsman
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Shao Kahn
Brian Thompson 2000s
Jason and the Argonauts, Hercules
Joe Dirt, Buffalo Bob
Epoch, Captain Tower
The Order, Cyrus Jacob
Fist of the Warrior, Max
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, Kevin
Brian Thompson 2010s
The Arcadian, Agmundr
The Extendables, Vardell Duseldorfer
Beyond the Game
Sunflower, Captain Cody
Dark Games, Detective Joe Grimes
Big Muddy, Wyatt Cooper
Hoax, John Singer
I Am That Man, Halpin
Cranial Sacral, Jason
Made Vicious, Al