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LANCE HENRIKSEN (Ring Shelton) is an acclaimed actor who has worked with some of the most prominent directors in the motion picture industry, including Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Sidney Lumet and Sam Raimi.

Born in New York, Henriksen studied at the Actors Studio and began his career off-Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's "Three Plays of the Sea.” One of his first film appearances was for director Sidney Lumet in "Dog Day Afternoon,” followed by Lumet's "Network” and "Prince of the City.” Henriksen's early film credits also include Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” "Damien: Omen II” and Philip Kaufman's "The Right Stuff,” in which he portrayed Mercury astronaut Walter Schirra, Jr. alongside Ed Harris in the role of John Glenn. James Cameron cast Henriksen in his first directorial effort, "Piranha Part Two: The Spawning,” followed by "The Terminator” and the sci-fi blockbuster "Aliens,” in which Henriksen memorably played the android Bishop. He reprised the role in "Alien3” and more recently appeared in "AVP: Alien vs. Predator.”

Henriksen's additional feature credits include Kathryn Bigelow's cult vampire film "Near Dark,” "Jagged Edge,” "Pumpkinhead,” "The Horror Show,” "Survival Quest,” "The Pit and the Pendulum,” Bruce Robinson's "Jennifer Eight,” Richard Rush's "Color of Night,” "Powder,” "Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man,” "Tarzan” and director John Woo's first American film, "Hard Target,” for which Henriksen received a Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actor.

For television, Henriksen starred in Fox's "Millennium,” created by Chris Carter of "The X-Files.” His performance garnered three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite New TV Male Star. He also starred in the TNT miniseries "Into the West,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the TNT original film "The Day Lincoln Was Shot.” Henriksen also had starring roles in the Emmy-winning PBS project "The Dark End of the Street” and two episodes of HBO's "Tales from the Crypt,” "Cutting Cards” and "Yellow.”


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