Brad Dourif

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Date of Birth March 18, 1950
Place of Birth Huntingtown, West Virginia
Age 70 years old
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Brad Dourif

Bradford Claude Dourif is an American character actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, and won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for his supporting role as Billy Bibbit in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He is also known for his roles as the voice of Chucky in the Child's Play franchise, and Gríma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings series. Dourif's other film roles include Wise Blood, Dune, Blue Velvet, Mississippi Burning, The Exorcist III and Alien Resurrection. He also appeared in many television series, notably Deadwood, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Born: Bradford Claude Dourif, March 18, 1950, Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1973–present
Spouse(s): Janet Stephanie Charmatz (divorced), Jonina Bernice Dourif (divorced)
Children: 2, including Fiona Dourif
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About Brad Dourif

This excellent character actor gained fame for his roles in the Lord of the Rings films and Deadwood. He achieved massive fame for his portrayal of Chucky in the Child's Play franchise.

Before Fame

His mother's work in the community theater play Give Me Shelter convinced him to give up his dreams of becoming a flower arranger and pursue a career in acting. He worked in several off-Broadway productions before landing his breakout role.

Achievement

He became famous for the role as Billy Babbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Family Life

His mother, Joan Felton, was an actress. His father, Jean Henri Dourif, was an art collector who manufactured dye. His mother married golfer William Campbell after his father's death in 1953. He married Joni Dourif and together they had two daughters including Fiona Dourif, who became an actress. He was previously married to Janet Dourif.

Associations

He starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with Jack Nicholson.

Information related to Brad Dourif

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