Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen


5/5/1940, New York, New York, USA

Birth Name

Lance James Henriksen



Also Known As

Lance Hendrickson, Lance Hendriksen, Lance Henricksen
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A New Yorker by birth Lance Henriksen spent his youth in and out of trouble with the law, working at odd and end jobs for his next meal. He eventually gravitated towards acting first on stage, then in bits and extra parts in his early films. Although quite…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

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    • Lance Henriksen: I always wanted to be an actor, even when I was a little kid. When I used to run away from home, I'd go to movies and sit all night watching Kirk Douglas. When I was 16, I tried getting into the Actors Studio and they told me to get lost. I said 'I'll come back when I'm a man', and I came back when I was 30. I went to sea, I traveled the world ... I was waiting.

    • Lance Henriksen: You can't do every movie - although I do a lot of them - and the thing I'm longing to do is ... it's not that I think I'm funny ... but I long to do a situation comedy.

    • Lance Henriksen: The challenge for me in a part is if it's something I haven't done.

    • Lance Henriksen: If I'm going to have a rough time doing it, then that's what I'll do. If I'm in the comfort zone, I can't. I have to get off-balance enough to be alive.

    • Lance Henriksen: I'm pretty slapstick in my life but nobody sees that. You get typecast. I'm from New York and I have a shit-detector that's outspoken. I'm very streetwise and the producers detect that. So they get me on a movie and kill me. I go into their offices and I'm sure when I leave they say, 'You know, he'd be great to kill'. I've been killed every way you can imagine.

  • Mr. Henriksen is one of the most creative actors. As this man "ripens" he just gets sexier and sexier. I'm curious as to what he did during the years he wasn't acting and more about his personal life.moreless

    Mr. Henriksen is one of the most creative actors. No wuestio when he was youger he was very handsome but as he "ripens" he just gets sexier and sexier. I'm curious as to what he did during the years he wasn't acting and more about his personal life. If he would be so kind to share. He's extremely intriguing. Not to mention his skill as an actor is suburb, to say the least. He has so much talent and charisma there are no words to describe this incredable man. I can only imagine that those lives he's touched, friends and family are very Blessed to have or have had him in their lives.moreless
  • One of a kind!

    An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is playing psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope.