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    Brion Howard James (February 20, 1945 – August 7, 1999) was an American character actor.He portrayed Leon Kowalski in Blade Runner, and appeared in Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hrs., Silverado, Tango & Cash, Red Heat, The Player, and The Fifth Element.

    Year
    Title
    Role
    Notes
    1999
    Ruben Reyes, Talent Scout
    Uncredited
    1999
    Diplomatic Siege
    General Stubbs
    Posthumous release
    1999
    Detective Harry Ball
    Posthumous release
    2000
    Renault
    Posthumous release
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    Brion James, Actor: Blade Runner. Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop by.

  3. Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop by.

    • Brion Howard James
    • 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
  4. Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop by.

    • Actor, Producer
    • February 20, 1945
    • Early Life
    • Career
    • Death
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    James was born in Redlands, California, the son of Ida Mae (née Buckelew) and Jimmy James. He spent his early years in Beaumont, California, where his parents owned and operated a movie theater; James had said, "My story is like Cinema Paradiso. Every night in my life since I was 2 years old... I ran movies". After graduating from high school in 1962,[citation needed] James attended San Diego State University as a Theater Artsmajor. Migrating to New York, James immersed himself in the theatre scene, taking on bit roles here and there.

    In 1975, James landed a small role in the made-for-television film, The Kansas City Massacre, playing John Dillinger gang member Homer Van Meter. Higher profile roles followed in 1976, with his casting in Nickelodeon and Harry and Walter Go to New York. James also appeared in the acclaimed television miniseries Roots and popular 1970s shows such as Gunsmoke, The Incredible Hulk, Mork and Mindy, Chico and the Man, and CHiPs. James' career took a sudden upturn in the early 1980s with several sharply defined character roles in films such as Southern Comfort and 48 Hrs. (which were both directed by Walter Hill), but it was his performance as Leon Kowalski in the 1982 film Blade Runner that gave him his greatest, most lasting fame. Even though his memorable performance threatened to typecast the intense yet versatile actor as a movie villain for the remainder of the decade, James continued to pile up a prolific acting resume, playing significant roles in Enemy Mine, Flesh + Blood, A Bree...

    James died in 1999 from a heart attack in Malibu, California. He appeared in five feature films that were released posthumously. The last of these was Phoenix Point (2005). Two months before his death, James reprised his role as Parasite in Superman 64, a video game based on the critically acclaimed Superman: The Animated Series. The motion picture The King Is Alive (2000) was dedicated to him.[citation needed]

    Video games

    1. Blade Runner(1997) 2. Superman 64(1999)

  5. A tall (6'3"), strapping and versatile character player of film and TV since the mid-1970s, Brion James, with his malicious smile and leering eyes, quickly became established playing oddball ...

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  6. Aug 19, 1999 · Brion James, 54, a character actor whose 103 film roles included a murderous replicant in "Blade Runner" and a studio executive in "The Player," died Aug. 7 at UCLA Medical Center after suffering ...

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