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Clancy Brown

1959-01-05 Urbana, Ohio, USA

Image of Clancy Brown


Clarence J. "Clancy" Brown III (born January 5, 1959 height 6' 3½" (1,92 m)) is an American film, television and voice actor. He is known for his live-action roles as Captain Byron Hadley in the award-winning The Shawshank Redemption; The Kurgan in the film Highlander; Brother Justin Crowe in HBO's critically acclaimed Carnivàle and Career Sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers. Brown is most famous for providing the voices of animated characters such as Mr. Eugene H. Krabs in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants; Lex Luthor throughout various DC projects; Captain Black and Ratso in Jackie Chan Adventures; Otto in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!; Dr. Neo Cortex in the original Crash Bandicoot video games and Savage Opress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Brown was born in Urbana, Ohio in 1959 and had an older sister Beth (1958–1965). Their mother Joyce (née Eldridge) was a conductor, composer, and concert pianist. Their father Clarence J. "Bud" Brown, Jr. helped manage the Brown Publishing Company, the family-owned newspaper business started by Clancy's grandfather, Congressman Clarence J. Brown. From 1965 to 1983 Bud Brown also served as a US Congressman, and later as chairman of the board of Brown Publishing. The family operated the business until 2010.Brown graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., as his family lived there much of the time when his father served in Congress. He earned a scholarship to Northwestern University, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Brown is often cast in roles of villains or authority figures. His career has tended to alternate among mainstream TV/cable; major-studio and independent-studio movies; and a large repertoire of voice work for animated and video game roles. Brown has been married to Jeanne Johnson since 1993; they have a son and daughter.


In Search of Tomorrow Self - Interviewee 2021-04-01
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Mr. Krabs (voice) 2021-12-31
Promising Young Woman Stanley 2020-05-28
Lady and the Tramp Isaac (voice) 2019-11-12
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween Mr. Ree 2019-10-08
The Mortuary Collection Montgomery Dark 2019-09-19
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout Mr. Krabs (voice) / Unhappy Guy (voice) / Party Guest #2 (voice) / Mr. Slabs / Manager 2019-07-12
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs") 2018-11-09
Chappaquiddick Robert McNamara 2018-04-06
Supercon Adam King 2018-04-27
Tangled: Before Ever After King Frederic (voice) 2017-03-10
Thor: Ragnarok Surtur (voice) 2017-10-25
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom Mr. Krabs / Fish Man / Eyes (voice) 2017-10-13
Stronger Jeff Bauman Sr 2017-09-22
Little Evil Reverend Gospel 2017-08-08
Warcraft Blackhand 2016-05-25
Hail, Caesar! Gracchus 2016-02-05
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Mr.Krabs (voice) 2015-01-28
The Trip to Bountiful Sheriff 2014-03-08
Water & Power Turnvil 2014-05-02
When the Game Stands Tall Mickey Ryan 2014-08-22
SpongeBob & Friends: Patrick SquarePants Mr. Krabs 2014-01-14
Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United Taskmaster (voice) 2014-07-29
99 Homes Mr. Freeman 2014-10-09
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise Gorilla Grodd (voice) 2014-04-06
Just Before I Go Dad 2014-04-24
I Know That Voice Himself 2014-01-07
Hellbenders Angus 2013-10-18
Nothing Left to Fear Kingsman 2013-09-26
Sparks Archer 2013-03-01
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter - Beyond The Game Montross 2013-09-19
Homefront Sheriff Keith Rodrigue 2013-11-12
The Trials of Cate McCall Brinkerhoff 2013-11-28
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Lex Luthor (voice) 2013-05-21
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Himself 2013-10-23
At Any Price Jim Johnson 2012-08-30
John Dies at the End Dr. Albert Marconi 2012-01-23
The Frontier Jack Ramsay / Lamazee 2012-01-01
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Mr. Crabs 2012-11-23
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Darth Maul Returns Savage Opress (voice) 2012-09-11
Green Lantern Parallax (voice) 2011-06-16
Thor: Tales of Asgard Frost Giant (voice) 2011-05-16
Cowboys & Aliens Meacham 2011-07-29
A Nightmare on Elm Street Alan Smith 2010-04-30
SpongeBob SquarePants: Triton's Revenge Mr. Krabs 2010-07-13
SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus Patrick Star (voice) 2009-01-27
The Informant! Aubrey Daniel 2009-09-18
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Lex Luthor (voice) 2009-09-29
Blank Slate Agent Miles Mcavoy 2008-09-09
The Burrowers John Clay 2008-09-09
The Express Roy Simmons 2008-10-10
Pathfinder Gunnar 2007-01-11
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis Mr. Krabs 2007-04-28
The Guardian Capt. William Hadley 2006-09-28
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Mr. Krabs (voice) 2004-11-14
SpongeBob SquarePants - The Seascape Capers Mr. Krabs 2004-01-06
Spongebob Squarepants Tales from the Deep Eugene Krabs 2003-01-28
Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast Mr. Krabs 2003-04-11
Normal Frank 2003-01-21
Atlantis: Milo's Return Volgud 2003-02-25
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
The Laramie Project 2002-01-10
Red Skies Edgar Sterling 2002-08-07
SpongeBob SquarePants - Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies Eugene Krabs 2002-03-12
SpongeBob SquarePants - Sea Stories Eugene Krabs 2002-11-05
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature Himself 2001-09-08
Boss of Bosses Andris Kurins 2001-06-03
Snow White The Granter of Wishes 2001-10-28
Recess: School's Out Bald Guy (voice) 2001-01-27
Yesterday's Children Doug Cole 2000-10-15
Christmas Who? Mr. Krabs 2000-12-06
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Undertow (voice) 2000-01-23
The Night of the Headless Horseman Hessian Trooper 1999-10-28
The Hurricane Lt. Jimmy Williams 1999-09-17
Vendetta Chief Hennessy 1999-09-12
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Akela the Wolf (voice) 1998-01-01
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Lex Luthor (voice) 1998-08-18
The Patron Saint of Liars Son 1998-04-05
Annabelle's Wish Lawyer / Sherriff (voice) 1997-10-21
Starship Troopers Career Sergeant Zim 1997-11-07
Flubber Smith 1997-11-26
Female Perversions John 1996-11-21
Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Seige (voice) 1996-09-06
Superman - The Last Son of Krypton Lex Luthor (voice) 1996-09-06
Donor Unknown Nash Creed 1995-11-01
Gargoyles, le film Hakon 1995-02-15
Dead Man Walking State Trooper 1995-12-29
The Shawshank Redemption Captain Byron T. Hadley 1994-09-23
Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story Dave Chattelier 1993-01-18
Last Light Lt. Lionel McMannis 1993-08-22
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Ben Guardino 1993-03-01
Pet Sematary II Sheriff Gus Gilbert 1992-08-28
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation Clarence - Gas Station Attendant 1992-06-10
Ambition Albert Merrick 1991-06-02
Past Midnight Steve Lundy 1991-01-01
Cast a Deadly Spell Harry Bordon 1991-01-01
Blue Steel Nick Mann 1990-03-16
Johnny Ryan Johnny Ryan 1990-07-29
Shoot to Kill Steve 1988-02-12
The Room Upstairs Kevin 1987-01-31
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Flagg 1987-10-31
Extreme Prejudice MSgt. Larry McRose 1987-04-24
Highlander Victor 'The Kurgan' Kruger 1986-03-07
Thunder Alley Weasel 1985-08-01
The Bride Viktor 1985-08-16
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Rawhide 1984-08-15
Bad Boys Viking Lofgren 1983-03-25
Claire Makes It Big Frank
The Goon the Goon