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Clancy Brown Biography

Birth Name:
Clarence J. Bro
Birth Place:
Urbana, Ohio, United States
Actor, voice-overs

Fast Facts

  • His father and grandfather served as U
  • S
  • Congressmen from Ohio
  • Attended Northwestern University on a track scholarship as a discus thrower
  • Made his film debut in 1983 as Viking Lofgren in Bad Boys, opposite a then-unknown Sean Penn
  • Some of his best known roles include the Kurgan in Highlander, Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption and Brother Justin Crowe in Carnivale
  • Does extensive voice-over work, including Mr
  • Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants
  • In 2002, became chairman of the board of the Brown Publishing Company, the newspaper business started by his grandfather in 1920
  • Has two children, a daughter and a son, with his wife Jeanne Johnson


  • Roy Brown -- Brother
  • Clarence J. Brown Jr. -- Father
  • Clarence J. Brown Sr. -- Grandfather
  • Joyce Brown -- Mother
  • Jeanne Johnson -- Wife