Who is Brad Dourif?

Brad Dourif is a renowned and popular American actor, who is popularly known for his role as Bily Bibbit in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. He has been seen working actively on his career since the year of 1973.

Quick Info 
Full NameBrad Dourif
Date of BirthMarch 18, 1950
Birth PlaceHuntington, West Virginia, United States
ParentsJoan Felton Bradford
Jean Henri Dourif
ProfessionAn actor
SpouseJoni Dourif
Age70 years
Height5'7"
ChildrenFiona Dourif
Kristina Dourif Tanoue
Net Worth$6 million
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Biography, Family, and Age

Dourif, whose real name is Bradford Claude Dourif was born on 18 March 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia, the U.S. as the son of his mother, Joan Mavis Felton, and father, Jean Dourif. His mother used to be an actress where his father was an art collector and had owned and operated a dye factory. He also has a stepfather who is William C. Campbell and he was a golfer. He has three sisters, Diana, Patricia, and Christiane. Currently, he is 70 years old.

 

Early Life and Education

Earlier, Brad went to attend Fountain Valley School for his education. In the year of 1968, he completed his graduation, and later, he went to join Marshall University but he left his study and moved to New York City to focus on his acting career. He took the acting classes as an actress Conchata Ferrell told him. 

 

Nationality 

Brad Dourif holds an American nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of French, English, and Irish. As he was born on 18 March, his zodiac sign is Pisces.

 

Physical Features

He has light brown hair with blue eyes.

Height

Brad Dourif’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).

Weight

Brad Dourif’s weight is 70 kg.

 

Personal Life

Wife and Children

Brad Dourif married his wife Joni Dourif, who was popularly known by the name of Janet in the media. They had two daughters, Kristina and Fiona. They lived together until his death of Janet.

 

Career

In his early career, Brad Dourif was seen appearing on several plays including “The Ghost Sonata”, “The Doctor in Spite of Himself”, “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? “, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “The Two-Character Play”.

 

Movies

Brad Dourif started his film career after he had been cast as Billy Bibbit on an American drama movie “One Flew the Cuckoo’s Nest” which was directed by Milos Forman in 1975 for which he had won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for New star of the year and also received the nomination on Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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In the year 1977, he was seen appearing as Boris Koltowski on a German-French drama movie “Group Portrait with a Lady which was directed by Aleksander Petrovic. In the following year, he was seen playing the role of Tommy Ludlow on an American neo-Noir mystery-thriller movie “Eyes of Laira Mars”. In the year of 1979, he was also cast as Hazel Motes in the drama movie “Wise Blood”.

Likewise, he was seen appearing in several movies like “Heaven’s Gate”, “Ragtime”, “Dune”, “Istanbul”, “Blue Velvet”, “Umpure Thoughts”, “Fatal Beauty”, “Child’s Play”, “Mississippi Burning” and “Sonny Boy” alongside Minka Kelly. Dourif was also seen providing his voice over the character Charles Lee Ray or Chucky on an American supernatural slasher movie “Child’s Play” which was directed and co-written by Tom Holland in 1988.

Later, he was seen appearing in several movies like “Mississippi Burning”, “Sonny Boy” alongside Minka Kelly, “Child’s Play 2” as a voice actor, “Spontaneous Combustion”, “Horseplayer”, “Graveyard Shift”, “The Exorcist III”, “Hidden Agenda”, “Chaindance”, “Grim Prairie Tales”, “Murder Blues”, “Child’s Play 3” as a voice actor, “Jungle Fever”, “Body Parts”, “Scream of Stone”, “London Kills Me”, “Final Judgment”, “Critters 4”, “Trauma”, “Amos & Andrew”, “Color of Night”, “Death Machine”, “Murder in the First”, “Phoenix”, “Sworn to Justice”, “A Step Toward Tomorrow”, “Jamaica Beat”, “Nightwatch”, “Best Men”, “Alien Resurrection” and many more.

Further, Brad Dourif was cast as Grima Wormtongue on an epic fantasy adventure movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002 for which he had won the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble, PhoenixFilm Critics Society Award for Best Cast.

Likewise, he was cast on several movies like “The Box”, “Vlad”, “The Lord of the rings: The Return of the Kings”, “Seed of Chuckey” as a voice actor, “The Hazing”, “The Wild Blue” alongside Lola Tash and Angie Janu, “Pulse”, “Sinner”, “The List”, “The Wizard of Gore”, “Halloween”, “Touching Home”, “Priest”, “Ginger Clown”, a voice actor, “Catch. 44”, “Death and Cremation”, “Cut Off”, “Wildling”, “American Dream”, “Obsession” and many more.

 

Television Shows

Brad Dourif started his television career after he had been cast Chad Jasker on the movie “The Mound Builders” in 1976. After that, he was seen appearing as Robert McEvoy in the television movie “The Gardner’s Son” in 1977. 

Further, he was cast on several television movies and series like “Escape to Witch Mountain”, “Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force”, “Studs Lonigan”, “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones”, “I, Desire”, “Tales of the Unexpected”, “The Equalizer” alongside Bradley Whitford, “Spenser: For Hire”, “Rage of Angels”, “Moonlighting”, “The Hitchhiker”, “Miami Vice”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “The X-Files, “A worn Path”, “Babylon 5”, “Star Trek: Voyager”.

Likewise, he was seen appearing as Dennis Hoffman on an American television series “Millennium” in 1997 which was created by Chris Carter. After that, he was seen playing the role of The Devil on an American television sitcom “The Norm Show” in 1999. In the same year, he was also cast on series like “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Hunger”. From the year of 2004 to 2006, he was cast as Dr. Amos “Doc” Cochran on an American Western television series “Deadwood”  for which he received lots of nominations.

In addition, he was seen playing the roles on the series and movies like “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Fringe”, “Psych”, “Miami Magma”, “Wilfred”, “Criminal Minds”, “Once Upon a Time” alongside Mckenna Grace, “End of the World”, “The Wilding”, “Deadwood: The Movie”, “Chucky” as a voice actor and many more.

Besides this, Brad Dourif was also seen providing his voice-over several video games like “Myst III: Exile”, “Run Like Hell”, “Gun” and “Dishonored”.

 

Net Worth

One of the talented, hard-working, and successful actors, Brad Dourif has an estimated net worth of $6 million and he had earned fame and popularity by his outstanding performance.

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