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Clancy Brown


Clancy Brown is a talented actor, voice actor, and producer from the United States. Clancy Brown is known for his roles as Kurgan in “Highlander” (1986) and Captain Byron Hadley in “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994).

Early Life

Clancy Brown was born on the 5th of January 1959, in Urbana, Ohio, the United States. His birth name is Clarence John “Clancy” Brown III and he holds American nationality. Currently, he is 65 years old and according to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Capricorn.

The names of his parents are  Clarence J. Brown Jr. (father) and Joyce Helen Eldridge (mother). His father was a Former Congressman, and a board member of Brown Publishing Company. His mother was a Conductor, Composer, and Concert Pianist. He was raised along with his three siblings; Beth (expired), Roy, and Kate.

Caption: Clancy Brown with his father (Source:

Clancy Brown – Education

He attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. Later, he enrolled at Northwestern University School of Communication and Northwestern University.

Professional Career

Clancy Brown made his acting debut with the 1983 crime drama film “Bad Boys” where he was cast as Viking Lofgren. That same year, he as Kelly in an episode of the action comedy TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” In 1984, he played Rawhide in the science fiction movie “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.”

He played Viktor the Monster in “The Bride” (1985), an unusual take on the classic Frankenstein story, before playing the evil Kurgan in “Highlander” (1986), who hunted fellow immortals Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery across four centuries of time.

He portrayed a corrupt American soldier in the 1987 Walter Hill-directed hyper-violent action film “Extreme Prejudice.” The next year, he played a deranged killer Steve in the film “Shoot to Kill.” Additionally, he portrayed a brutal prison guard, who eventually somewhat “befriends” wrongfully convicted banker Tim Robbins, in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994).

Caption: Clancy Brown plays Captain Byron Hadley in the movie, The Shawshank Redemption (Source: Pinterest)

His superb vocal abilities were in high demand, and he provided voices for animated series such as “Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm” (1995), “Street Sharks” (1994), “Gargoyles” (1994), and “Superman: The Animated Series” (1996). He then landed two more high-profile roles, one as a “tough-as-nails” drill sergeant in the science fiction thriller “Starship Troopers” (1997) and the other alongside Robin Williams in the Disney comedy “Flubber” (1997).

Voice works

Aside from his acting roles, he has provided voice to several cartoon characters. Meanwhile, he lent the voice of Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe (1996–2006) and Eugene Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present).

Caption: Cartoon characters which Clancy Brown has lent voice (Source: Pinterest)

His other voice credits include Doctor Neo Cortex and Uka Uka in the “Crash Bandicoot” franchise (1997–2003), Savage Opress in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (2011–2013), Surtur in “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), and Hank Anderson in “Detroit: Become Human” (2018).


This actor won the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award. As of now, he has won 2 awards and 12 nominations as of 2023.

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $3 million while his annual salary and income are et under review. He has made a good living through his acting roles in movies, and TV series as well as his voice roles.

Relationship Status

In 1993, Clancy Brown married producer, art, and set decorator Jeanne Johnson.  With the marriage, the couple has a daughter Rose Beth Brown, and a son James Ransom Johnson-Brown. The marital relationship is still going strong and there is no news of their separations.

Caption: Clancy Brown with his wife, Jeanne Johnson (Source: Shutterstock)

He has not been involved in any notable controversies during his career. Furthermore, there are currently no rumors about his life or career.

Body Measurements

Caption: Clancy Brown attending a program (Source: Mobile –

This American actor stands 6 feet 2 inches tall (189 cm) and weighs around 89 kg (196 lbs).  Moreover, he has a pair of blue eyes with white hair colour.

Clancy Brown – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@therealclancybrown’ there are over 133k followers. Likewise, there are over 162.2k followers on his Twitter page ‘@RealClancyBrown’ and he is absent on Facebook.