Lance Henriksen

  • Birth Name: Lance James Henriksen
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Lived with relatives in Borneo for three years when he was a child, then went island-hopping around Fiji and Malaysia for a year with his sailor father.
  • Only attended grammar school for about three years; he learned to read when he was 30.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to '58, rising to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class; also spent two years in the Merchant Marines.
  • Studied at the Actors Studio in New York City.
  • Director James Cameron originally wanted him for the title role in The Terminator; the part eventually went to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Nominated for a 1987 Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in the enduring creature-feature Pumpkinhead.
  • Won a Best Supporting Actor Saturn Award in 1993 for his role as Emil Fouchon in the John Woo action-thriller Hard Target.
  • Is an accomplished potter and painter.


  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee


  • Margueritte Werner — Mother
  • Sage Ariel Henriksen — Son
  • Mary Jane Evans — Ex-wife
  • Jane Pollack — Ex-wife
  • Margueritte Henriksen — Mother
  • Mary Jane Henriksen — Ex-wife
  • James Henriksen — Father
  • Jane Pollack — Wife
  • Alcamy Henriksen — Daughter
  • Sage Ariel Henriksen — Daughter
  • James Marin Henriksen — Father
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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