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Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif is known as an American actor. He is most famous for his roles in the Child’s Play film series and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Background and Age

Bradford Claude Dourif was born on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He appeared as a beginner at the Fountain Valley Film Festival in 1969, coming in just short of the win in the 8 mm film category with his 10-minute entry "Blind Date". Dourif went to Marshall University for a period of time, before stopping school and moving to New York City to study acting on the counsel of actress Conchata Ferrell.

Career and Net Worth

Brad started his acting career in school productions, progressed to theater, getting together with the Huntington Community Players while going to Marshall University. In New York City, he studied with Sanford Meisner and worked with Marshall Mason and Lanford Wilson at the Circle Repertory Company.

During the mid 1970s, Brad Dourif appeared in various plays, off-Broadway and at Woodstock, New York, including The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor in Spite of Himself, and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, in which he was spotted by director Miloš Forman who cast him in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

Most of Brad's fans recognize him as the voice of the killer doll known as Chucky in the Child's Play film series. In the film, a doll is cursed and goes on a murdering spree. The appeal of the character was the wise cracking jokes that were voiced by Brad. The film franchise made Brad a horror icon.

In 2013, following a three-decade break from the stage, he featured nearby Amanda Plummer in the Off-Broadway recovery of Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play that played to great recognition at the New World Stages.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, the film, Deadwood: The Movie was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. Brad has a role in the TV movie.

Biography | Marriage, Wife and Kids

Brad Dourif married Janet Stephanie in 1980. Dourif has been married twice in his life. He has one little girl with his first spouse Janet, and another girl, actress Fiona Dourif, with his second wife Joni. Brad's daughter Fiona is known for her role as Bart Curlish in BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and as the youthful Diane Jones in Dustin Lance Black's When We Rise. She has appeared in Showtime's Shameless and had a repetitive role on NBC's The Blacklist.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 18 Mar, 1950
Age: 70 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Huntington
Gender: Male
Description: American actor
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Last Modified: Oct 17 2020
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