Name: Brian Thompson
Place of Birth: Ellensburg, Washington, USA
Character in the X Files: Alien Bounty Hunter
Official Site: www.brianthompson.com
Facts: Brian Thompson is a classically trained actor and martial arts enthusiast. He was the lead in three television series: "Werewolf," "Key West" and "The Kindred". He has a Masters of Fine Arts degree.
He was raised on the Columbia River in nearby Longview where he was brought by his parents both of who are teachers. He is the second of six siblings. Brian's interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high school with the role of the Russian ballet instructor Boris in "You Can't Take It With You". Under the pretense of attending Central Washington University to play football and study business management, Brian quietly auditioned for every available play, treading the boards for a dozen school productions; from musicals and operas to the sublime frivolity of Neil Simon. Brian was a senior when he decided to take up acting as a career.
Earning a scholarship to University of California/Irvine, Thompson sailed through a three year Masters of Fine Arts program, learning from such theatrical luminaries as playwright Edward Albee and Jerzy Grotowski, and supplementing his education through work with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Before graduation he began to audition for professional jobs and in 1983, he landed in the live "Conan the Barbarian" show at Universal Studios. "It was a cakewalk," says Thompson, who performed for twelve minutes, four times a day, and was paid handsomely. His first post-college acting role came in the Long Beach Civic Light Opera production of Noel Coward's "Bittersweet", starring Shirley Jones. Other stage roles soon accumulated including the lead in "The King and I" at Riverside Civic Light Opera and Oliver at TOP Theatre. Thompson revealed his comedic chops on "The George Burns Comedy Show" as a death row prisoner who requests a fictitious "harpsgrisbock" as his last meal. With Tyne Daly, Thompson starred in the title role "Conan the Librarian" ( are we seeing a theme here?), a PBS special that encouraged kids to read. "Actually, I forced kids to read." he chuckles.
Filmography: Brian has been in the movies Mortal Kombat 2, Dragonheart, Star Trek: Generations, Werewolf, Cobra and The Terminator. In 2000, he is slated to be in the movie Jason and the Argonauts.
He has had recurring roles in TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has had guest roles on NYPD Blue, Seven Days, Hercules, Walker: Texas Ranger and Knight Rider.
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