Brion James

1945 - 1999

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Brion Howard James (February 20, 1945 – August 7, 1999) was an American character actor. He portrayed Leon Kowalski in Blade Runner, and appeared in Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hrs., Silverado, Tango & Cash, Red Heat, The Player, and The Fifth Element. James was frequently cast as an antagonist, appearing more frequently in lower-budget horror and action films and TV shows throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brion James has received more than 1,311,911 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Brion James is the 1,567th most popular actor (down from 1,321st in 2019), the 2,776th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,414th in 2019) and the 775th most popular American Actor.

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  • 2.57

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Among actors, Brion James ranks 1,567 out of 10,030Before him are Fritz Wepper, Sal Mineo, Tatiana Samoilova, Pierre Renoir, Étienne Decroux, and David Wenham. After him are Oleg Yefremov, Bruce Campbell, Anita Björk, Jordana Brewster, John Savage, and Luciana Paluzzi.

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Among people born in 1945, Brion James ranks 153Before him are Everett McGill, Carly Simon, Nick Simper, Robert Wyatt, Jessye Norman, and Pat Riley. After him are Wolfgang Schüssel, Birendra of Nepal, George Dzundza, Shulamith Firestone, Marek Grechuta, and Robert Cialdini. Among people deceased in 1999, Brion James ranks 85Before him are Jean Guitton, Curtis Mayfield, Igor Netto, Morris West, Giant Baba, and Michel Petrucciani. After him are Pierre Bézier, George Mosse, Moondog, Lajos Tichy, Dennis W. Sciama, and András Hegedüs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brion James ranks 2,776 out of 15,968Before him are Sal Mineo (1939), Tonya Harding (1970), David Duke (1950), Charles Addams (1912), John Wesley Hyatt (1837), and David Lewis (1941). After him are Bruce Campbell (1958), George B. McClellan (1826), Artie Shaw (1910), Harry Dexter White (1892), John Savage (1949), and Charlie Munger (1924).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Brion James ranks 775Before him are Thomas F. Wilson (1959), Jason Momoa (1979), Miguel Ferrer (1955), Georgia Hale (1900), Jack Lord (1920), and Sal Mineo (1939). After him are Bruce Campbell (1958), John Savage (1949), Peter Coyote (1941), Steve Guttenberg (1958), Julie Newmar (1933), and John de Lancie (1948).

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