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Lance Henriksen Biography

Birth Name:
Lance James Henriksen
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • 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

Awards

  • 2021Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated

Relationships

  • Alcamy Henriksen -- Daughter
  • Sage Ariel Henriksen -- Daughter
  • Jane Pollack -- Ex-wife
  • Mary Jane Evans -- Ex-wife
  • Mary Jane Henriksen -- Ex-wife
  • James Henriksen -- Father
  • James Marin Henriksen -- Father
  • Margueritte Henriksen -- Mother
  • Margueritte Werner -- Mother
  • Sage Ariel Henriksen -- Son
  • Jane Pollack -- Wife