Henriksen – A Face SciFi Can’t Get Enough Of
Lance Henriksen is one of maybe a handful of actors that scifi and genre related fans would prefer to see in a SF film, even over and above a blockbuster big-budget actor. Another actor who fits that prestigious SF category would be Michael Ironside. There is just that, what the industry calls “SOMETHING,” that Henriksen has that makes him a joy to watch in any role, but especially scifi and horror.
Lance has starred in his share of huge movie and TV projects including, “The X-Files,” his own show that was a spinoff of X-Files – “Millennium.” And, let’s not forget his memorable performances in the “Alien” franchise, “Near Dark,” “The Terminator” and that little scifi pic from Steven Spielberg called “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” One quick note – Michael Bay is thinking of doing a remake of “Near Dark” and if he is smart, his people should have gotten Lance on the phone – like, yesterday!
The veteran actor has starred or been featured in nearly 125 films, TV roles, voice work on animation and video games and is acknowledged to be one of the most sought after character actors in Hollywood history. In 2006 he can be seen in ten different projects ranging from voice work on “When a Stranger Calls,” “The Chosen One” and “Superman: Brainiac Attacks” to feature film “Bone Dry” and the next two Pumpkin Head movies “Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes” and the 2007 release of “Pumpkinhead IV: Love Hurts” where he reprises the role of Ed Harley in each.
As far as scifi fans are concerned we’ll pay to see guys like Lance Henriksen, Michael Ironside or Bruce Campbell over the likes of a Tom Cruise any day of the week. Lance – keep at it, your fans are out here eagerly waiting your next project.