Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn

Age
59
Birthday
Jul. 31st, 1956
Born in
Anniston, Alabama, USA
Height
183 cm

Michael Biehn's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Magnificent Seven TV Show
The Magnificent Seven
Adventure Inc TV Show
Adventure Inc
Hawaii TV Show
Hawaii
The Runaways TV Show
The Runaways
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Tapped Out
2012 - Sushi Girl
2011 - Puncture
2011 - Take Me Home Tonight
2011 - Psych:9
2011 - The Divide
2010 - Bereavement
2009 - Saving Grace B. Jones
2007 - Planet Terror
2007 - Grindhouse
2005 - Havoc
2005 - Mang lung
2002 - Clockstoppers
2001 - Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
2000 - The Art of War
2000 - Chain of Command
2000 - Cherry Falls
1996 - The Rock
1996 - Mojave Moon
1995 - Jade
1993 - Deadfall
1993 - Tombstone
1992 - K2
1990 - Navy Seals
1989 - The Abyss
1988 - The Seventh Sign
1986 - Aliens
1984 - The Terminator
1978 - Grease
1978 - Coach
0 - Treachery

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Off. Randall Buttman
3
Deputy Commissioner Leland Dockerty
1
Lt. Jay Frye
1
Detective Ron Fullwood
1
Tony
1
Sandman
1
Jake
1
Sheriff Jones
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Michael Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. His first big role was as a psychotic fan stalking Lauren Bacall in The Fan (1981) and later appeared in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He hit the big-time when he was cast as Kyle Reese, the man sent back through time to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron (I)'s The Terminator (1984). This established a good working relationship with Cameron, a relationship that should have catapulted Biehn to international stardom. He starred in Cameron's subsequent films, Aliens (1986) and The Abyss (1989), the latter a standout performance as unstable Navy SEAL officer Lt. Coffey. In the 1990s he starred in films like Navy Seals (1990), K2 (1991) and was particularly memorable as Johnny Ringo in Tombstone (1993). Biehn is married and the father of four sons.


TRIVIA:
  • He almost didn't get the role of Kyle Reese in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv) because at his first audition he spoke in a Southern accent. He had just come another audition for a stage production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" and had not been able to shake the accent, and the producers didn't want the character of Reese to seem regionalized. After calling and talking with Biehn's agent, they gave him another audition and he got the part.
  • Has to turn down the role of McManus in _The Usual Suspects (1995)_ (qv) as he was already contracted to 'William Friedkin (I)' (qv)'s _Jade (1995)_ (qv).
  • For his role on _Tombstone (1993)_ (qv), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach 'Thell Reed' (qv), who has also trained such actors as: 'Kurt Russell (I)' (qv), 'Val Kilmer' (qv), 'Bill Paxton' (qv), 'Sam Elliot' (qv), 'Russell Crowe' (qv), 'Brad Pitt' (qv), 'Girard Swan' (qv) and 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv).
  • Has been in two movies with 'Ed Harris (I)' (qv), in both of which he played a Navy SEAL: _The Abyss (1989)_ (qv) and _The Rock (1996)_ (qv).
  • Frequently works with 'James Cameron (I)' (qv).
  • Said that he didn't get to interact with 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) very much while filming the original _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv). Ironically, fans often ask him what it was like to work with Arnold.
  • The studio pushed hard for an Academy Award nomination for Biehn as best supporting actor in _The Abyss (1989)_ (qv) - an award he ultimately didn't win or even got nominated for.
  • In 'James Cameron (I)' (qv)'s _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv), he gets bitten on the hand by another character. He has suffered the same on-screen injury in every 'James Cameron (I)' (qv) film he's been in: in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv) he is bitten by Sarah Connor ('Linda Hamilton (I)' (qv)) in _Aliens (1986)_ (qv) it's Rebecca "Newt" Jorden ('Carrie Henn' (qv)), and in _The Abyss (1989)_ (qv) Virgil "Bud" Brigman ('Ed Harris (I)' (qv)) does the honors.


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