CLANCY BROWN (Gunnar) emerged from the fertile Chicago theatrical scene
of the early 1980's. Roles such as Jean in August Strindberg's Miss Julie; Aaron in
Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus; and Geisler in Glen DeCoasta's A Constant Wish
brought him to the attention of critics and audiences alike. His film debut as Viking in
Bad Boys, starring then little known actor Sean Penn, brought him to the attention of
From straight shooting Rawhide in the cult favorite The Adventures of Buckaroo
Banzai, to the ferocious Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, to the immortal
villain Kurgan in Highlander, Brown's career has been both distinguished and quirky.
His films have crossed the genres from thrillers (Blue Steel; Donor Unknown;
Past Midnight & Ambition) to true-life drama (Desperate Rescue; Love, Lies and
Murder; The Man Who Broke 1000 Chains); from family films (Flubber; Radiant City;
Waiting for the Light) to social dramas (Dead Man Walking; Last Light; Female
Perversions; Hurricane; The Laramie Project); and from action (Starship Troopers;
Extreme Prejudice; Shoot to Kill) to animation (SpongeBob Squarepants; The Justice
League; Super Robot Monkey). Some of his work defies conventional classification (The
Bride; Cast a Deadly Spell; Johnny Ryan).
Brown was most recently seen on HBO's EmmyÂ® award winning series,
Carnivale, as the 1934 preacher, Brother Justin Crowe, and in the Emmy nominated film
Normal opposite Jessica Lange. He also brought his Mr. Krabs character to the big
screen last summer in The SpongeBob Squarepants movie.
Born in the rural southwestern Ohio town of Urbana, where his family still lives
and operates the local newspaper, Brown attended Northwestern University on a track
scholarship and remains an active alumnus.
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