Michael Biehn Net Worth

Michael Biehn Net Worth is
$8 Million

Michael Biehn Biography

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Full NameMichael Biehn
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1956
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor
EducationUniversity of Arizona
SpouseJennifer Blanc (m. 2009), Gina Marsh (m. 1988–2008), Carlene Olson (m. 1980–1987)
ChildrenTaylor Biehn, Devon Biehn, Alexander Biehn, Dashiell King Biehn, Caelan Michael Biehn
ParentsDon Biehn, Marcia Connell
SiblingsBrooks Ann Biehn, Jonathon Biehn, Steven Biehn
PartnerJennifer Blanc
MoviesAliens, The Terminator, The Abyss, Tombstone, Planet Terror, The Victim, The Rock, The Divide, The Seventh Sign, Navy SEALs, Take Me Home Tonight, Grindhouse, Deadfall, The Lords of Discipline, Clockstoppers, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, The Fan, Cherry Falls, The Art of War, Psych 9, Mojave Moon, Timebomb, Yellow Rock, They Wait, Havoc, Saving Grace B. Jones, Hidden in the Woods, Deadly Intentions, Streets of Blood, The Blood Bond, American Dragons, Susan's Plan, In a Shallow Grave, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, Rampage, K2, Jade, Puncture, Strapped, Sushi Girl, Bereavement, The Legend of Butch & Sundance, The Insatiable, Dragon Squad, A Taste for Killing, Treachery, A Fire in the Sky, Asteroid, Deep Red, China Rose, Tapped
TV ShowsHawaii, Adventure Inc., The Magnificent Seven, James at 15, The Runaways

Interesting Facts

1 His characters are frequently killed or seriously injured: The Terminator (1984), Alien 3 (1986), The Abyss (1989), The Fan (1981), Mojave Moon (1996) The Rock (1996), Cherry Falls (2000), Tombstone (1993), Chain of Command (2000), Jade (1995), The Art of War (2000), Bereavement (2010), Stiletto (2008), Scorpion King 4 (2014), Dragon Squad (2005), Planet Terror (2007), Omega Code II: Megiddo (2001), A Taste For Killing (1992), Navy Seals (1990), The Victim (2011), Sushi Girl (2012), Streets of Blood (2009) and the list goes on.
2 Stepson-in-law of Randy Chance Graham.
3 He turned down the role of Detective King in Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011).
4 He was considered for the role of Bodhi in Point Break (1991).
5 He was considered for the role of Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel (2013).
6 He was considered for the lead role in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
7 He was considered for the role of Ned Pepper in True Grit (2010), but lost out to Barry Pepper.
8 He originally read for the role of Tom Chisum in Grease (1978), but lost out to Lorenzo Lamas. He did get a much smaller role in the film.
9 He auditioned for the lead role in Dredd (2012), but lost out to Karl Urban.
10 He was considered for the role of Jerome Talget in The Grey (2011).
11 He declined to audition for the role of McManus in The Usual Suspects (1995). The role went to Stephen Baldwin.
12 Became a father for the fifth time. He has a son named Dashiell King Biehn, born on March 21, 2015. Child's mother is his girlfriend/partner Jennifer Blanc-Biehn-Biehn.
13 His ancestry includes German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Bohemian (Czech).
14 Son-in-law of Jenise Blanc.
15 He named his favorite films as The Lost Weekend (1945), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Taxi Driver (1976) and Unforgiven (1992).
16 Won the 2011 Life Career Award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
17 Won the Exceptional Achievement Award at the 2011 STTV/ITVfest Awards.
18 In his two most famous roles (as Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984) and Corporal Dwayne Hicks in Aliens (1986)), he is injured towards the end of the film and has the film's heroine help him to walk.
19 Turned down roles in Near Dark (1987) and Eight Men Out (1988).
20 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
21 Has stated in interviews that his favorite roles were Johnny Ringo and Kyle Reese.
22 Of all the films he has done, his favorite is Tombstone (1993).
23 Has played basketball in high school and is shown playing basketball in three of his films: Coach (1978), Grease (1978) and The Art of War (2000).
24 Loves basketball.
25 His top five actors are: 1. Sean Penn 2. Denzel Washington 3. Johnny Depp 4. Jeff Bridges 5. Ed Harris.
26 Was considered for a role in James Cameron's Avatar (2009) but the role went to Stephen Lang.
27 Was considered for the role of Caledon Hockley in Titanic (1997) and even met with James Cameron for the role, but ultimately the role went to Billy Zane. Biehn and Zane appeared together in Tombstone (1993) and Susan's Plan (1998).
28 Friends with Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.
29 For his role on Tombstone (1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliot, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Girard Swan and Leonardo DiCaprio.
30 Partner is actress Jennifer Blanc-Biehn.
31 Cites not being asked to reprise his role as Corporal Dwayne Hicks for Alien³ (1992) as one of the biggest disappointments of his career.
32 The studio pushed hard for an Academy Award nomination for Biehn as Best Supporting Actor in The Abyss (1989) - an award he ultimately did not win or even got nominated for.
33 A shot of him as Kyle Reese in the movie The Terminator (1984) was reproduced as the cover-art of the video game Metal Gear (1987). Biehn was chosen as a model as he was then at the peak of his fame, and would be the ideal actor to play Metal Gear's protagonist Solid Snake had Metal Gear been an action movie.
34 Has appeared in two films with Ed Harris, in both of which he played a Navy SEAL: The Abyss (1989) and The Rock (1996).
35 Is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Arizona.
36 Surname pronounced "Bean".
37 Has appeared in five films with Bill Paxton: The Lords of Discipline (1983), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Navy Seals (1990) and Tombstone (1993). They are also good friends.
38 Filmed a cameo in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) in which Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) fantasizes a meeting with him, but the scene was cut from the theatrical release; it later became available in the director's edition. Biehn said in an interview that he was not surprised that the scene was cut, seeing as how it had little to do with the film's overall story.
39 James Cameron considered using him as the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which would have been a reversal of the roles Biehn previously had with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original. Eventually, however, Cameron decided against the idea on the basis that it would have been too confusing for the audience.
40 Said that he did not get to interact with Arnold Schwarzenegger very much while filming The Terminator (1984). Ironically, fans often ask him what it was like to work with Arnold.
41 Was nominated for Best Actor at the 1986 Saturn Awards for Aliens (1986) and won a Special Award at the 1989 Saturn Awards for The Abyss (1989).
42 Has two sons with ex-wife Gina Marsh: Caelan Michael Biehn (born April 11, 1992) and Alexander Biehn (born March 19, 2003).
43 Has two children with Carlene Olson: twin boys, Devon and Taylor Biehn (born 1984).
44 Attended the University of Arizona on a drama scholarship. He left school two years early to pursue his career in Hollywood.
45 He almost did not get the role of Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984) because at his first audition he spoke in a Southern accent. He had just come another audition for a stage production of "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" and had not been able to shake the accent, and the producers did not want the character Kyle Reese to seem regionalized. After calling and talking with Biehn's agent, they gave him another audition and he got the role.
46 Replaced actor James Remar as Corporal Dwayne Hicks in Aliens (1986).
47 In James Cameron's The Terminator (1984), he gets bitten on the hand by another character. He has suffered the same on-screen injury in every James Cameron film he has been in: in The Terminator (1984) he is bitten by Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) in Aliens (1986) Rebecca "Newt" Jorden (Carrie Henn) does the same thing, and in The Abyss (1989) Virgil "Bud" Brigman (Ed Harris) does the honors. This was alluding to him being bitten on the hand in James Cameron's version of Spider-Man.
48 Has played a Navy SEAL three times: The Abyss (1989), Navy Seals (1990) and The Rock (1996).


1 Frequently portrays characters who are dead by the end of their films (i.e. The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), The Fan (1981), Mojave Moon (1996) The Rock (1996), Cherry Falls (2000), Tombstone (1993), Jade (1995), The Art of War (2000), Bereavement (2010), Stilletto (2008), Planet Terror(2007))
2 Frequently works with James Cameron
3 Frequently plays military soldiers or various sorts of law enforcement officials


1 On Jade (1995), I had no idea what I was doing. I don't think anybody had any idea what they were doing. It was a Joe Eszterhas script. To me, none of it ever really made any sense. I didn't realize until the read-through that I was the bad guy in it. It was like a jumbled mess. And the movie came out a mess, too. It had great people on it, though. It had [William] Friedkin directing, it had Chazz Palminteri, who was nominated that year for an Academy Award, it had Linda Fiorentino, who had just come out with that famous movie she did [The Last Seduction (1994)], and it had David Caruso, who's a fucking brilliant actor when given the right material, and a very smart guy. So a great cast, great director... everything but a script.
2 (On The Victim (2011)) "It's kind of a kitschy movie, you know. We pushed the performances and the whole piece to that level where you are almost over the top and it's a lot of fun. It's just fun and it was really never meant to be taken real seriously and I think audiences are kind of getting that. If you don't like fuckin' and you don't like fightin', then you might as well leave."
3 (On Planet Terror (2007)) I said, "Why'd you cast me?" He said, "I wanted to cast you because there's a certain moment in that movie where all hell is breaking loose, and I wanted to see you coming through these hospital doors, to see you bang through these double doors, and I want the audience to stand up and cheer." This is while we're shooting. I'm like, "Oh, yeah? Really? Okay, we'll see about that. Whatever." Didn't give it a second thought. Anyway, we're at the big screen downtown, a thousand people, and the movie starts, blah blah blah happens, Josh Brolin's doing his thing. All of a sudden, I come crashing through the front door with a shotgun in my hand... and fucking everybody goes crazy. Everybody stands up and cheers. Here comes the fucking cavalry, which I guess I represented. Which I guess he knew I represented. That's Robert. He knew that moment was going to happen if he cast me in that role, as opposed to somebody else, I think, because of all the stuff that I had done back in the '80s I guess was kind of heroic.
4 (On missing out on Avatar (2009)) I went in and I met Jim for that and I talked to him about it. He gave me the script, I came back in with my take on it, he got excited about me and took me down to show me what he had shown Fox to get the movie made. I could tell I really excited him, but he didn't cast me right away and he's kind of hard to get a hold of because he's so busy and so we would check in with Jon Landau kind of week by week and month by month as it progress and Jon Landau, the producer, would always say "Yeah, he's really interested." Once he cast Sigourney, then he felt... I ended up hearing this though my son, because my son went to school with Jon Landau's son, he felt that there's too much of that Aliens connection and he didn't want the Hicks-Ripley thing to be a part of that movie, so once he signed on Sigourney then he went with Stephen Lang. I like Stephen a lot and I really think that he's been around for a long time and I was really happy that he got he role if I didn't get it.
5 (On The Magnificent Seven (1998)) "That was a lot of fun. I enjoyed that. I had a line producer on that television series, John Watson, who used to listen to me. The scripts would come out, I'd look at them, and I'd say, "Well, this doesn't make sense and that doesn't make sense," and he would actually get the writers to change things. John was kind of like a father figure to me on that show, because it's hard when writers write stuff that doesn't make sense, or things are being shot that don't make sense. And I could always run to John, and he would back me up, which was great."
6 (On The Usual Suspects (1995)) I read his script twenty years ago or whatever, I didn't understand it, I was confused by it - it's kind of a confusing story if you're not paying attention, and I'd probably had a few drinks, and thought, "I don't get this, man, I don't get it", and threw it to the side. It was a huge mistake. It would've given me a chance to meet Bryan Singer, and I still haven't met Bryan Singer, and I'm sorry that I haven't, and I'm sorry that I didn't understand it. It didn't make any sense to me. Even when I watch the movie now you really have to stay on top of it to know what's going on. But they never offered me the role, they said would you like to come in and either audition, or read, or maybe just meet Bryan, and I said, "No man, I don't understand it," and of course, I didn't know Bryan Singer was going to be Bryan Singer. I thought it was just a guy with a confusing script!
7 I had this big speech to give that I'd been working on in my head for, like, the last two weeks. So Sean Connery's standing there, there's Nic Cage, who's just been nominated for an Academy Award for Drunk In Las Vegas or whatever it was. [Laughs.] And I come up to give this big speech, and... I just went blank. I'm standing there and I'm not saying anything, and suddenly 'Michael Bay' (Qv) starts screaming the dialogue to me from off-camera. So he screamed it to me, I'd say it, he'd scream more, I'd say it, he'd scream more... We finally finished it, and we only did one take, because it would've taken too long to set up again, but I just felt like a complete idiot. I mean, I froze, and I did it in front of everybody.
8 (On Val Kilmer) "Val's great. Val's somehow gotten a reputation for being difficult. I don't know why, actually, except for that he works very hard. To give you an example, Val and I went out the day before we shot that scene, and we choreographed that scene together. It was Val and I who decided that we weren't going to be walking 10 paces, turning, and shooting, like they've done in a million other movies. We thought, "Well, wouldn't it be fun if we did it kind of close, where we're just, like, 2 or 3 feet apart from each other?" And we went out and rehearsed that, and we spent six or eight hours rehearsing it, kind of doing that thing where we'd walk around each other, sizing each other up, and then how I got shot and how I still continued to pull the trigger even though I had a bullet through the brain. All of that stuff, Val and I rehearsed the day before we shot, and that's the kind of actor that I know Val Kilmer is. I mean, he is passionate and he wants to get it right, and he is like me and like Jim Cameron and like a lot of people who are like, "I'm making a movie here. I'm going to do the best I can, and if you're not with me, then get out of the way."
9 (On Deadfall (1993)) I got a call because Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer just fell out and they needed a replacement within like a week. So that was another one of those things where I got a call and flew into LA. Val saw the writing on the wall. It was a good script, too. It was written by Nick Vallelonga, who's a good friend of mine and has gone on to direct me in two or three movies. It was a good script, it was jut bizarre. It's funny, because usually when people... When I try to think of the name of that movie, if you hadn't just said "Deadfall (1993)" or had you said, "What's the movie you did with Nic Cage and Charlie Sheen?" I always have this mental Freudian block and I can never remember the name of it. To be perfectly honest with you, I kind of have a bottom five of movies that I was in. That was one of them."
10 (On Deadfall (1993)) Nic at that point was just breaking. He was just leaving the set to go do Saturday Night Live (1975) because he had just won the Oscar. That was Nic Cage undirected, because his brother directed him and I think he just said "Nic, do whatever you want." I think Nic is best probably when he's got somebody that just holds him back a little bit.
11 (On Timebomb (1991)) I thought it was going to be a much better movie, and that guy, I don't think has gone on to direct very much of note. But this guy totally ruined it and he hasn't really done anything since. Some directors, like Lewis Teague who did Navy Seals (1990), somehow they just keep failing upwards. Like The Jewel of the Nile (1985), which is one of the worst movies ever made, but somehow he gets work off it. It's like, "Okay, The Jewel of the Nile (1985). Well then, let him do Navy Seals (1990)." They're just kind of [examples] of people who really aren't that good at what they do, and slowly, but surely, just disappear.
12 (On Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)) "Jim called me, and he explained it to me: It was too long, he had to cut a couple things out, mine was one of the last things to go. But he had two other flashbacks in the movie, and basically what I did in the movie was the same thing I did in the first movie... I got paid a very handsome price for that one day of work. And I'd do anything for Jim. If he asked me to come over and wash his car today, I'd do it. And it's raining, too! But I'd do anything for Jim."
13 (On Timebomb (1991)) So I signed on to do this movie, and I remember exactly where I was sitting when I was told that they'd cast Patsy Kensit to play opposite me, and although Patsy was like, darling, she was sexy and fun, y'know, she was supposed to be a psychiatrist, and she was twenty! And I thought, that's strange casting!
14 I called my agent up and he called up Fox and said, "You can't use Michael's image." They said, "Okay, we'll get back to you." I got a call from David Fincher saying "Please, can we just... We'd really like to use your character." And first of all I was like "Fuck you for not putting me in the movie." I was pretty pissed off and "Fuck you for even calling me, so go fuck yourself." Now I wish I hadn't, because now he's... Now he's "David Fincher," but I was upset at the fact that I was not in the new movie. What I said was "Fuck you for having that happen to my character." There was no way I would ever let that character have a monster come bursting out of his chest, so you can forget about that happening. Jim wasn't happy about that either, so they dropped that idea and then they came back and they said "We want to use your picture" and I said "Okay, you can use my picture. It's going to cost you and it's going to cost you a lot." So they paid me a lot of money to use my picture in that movie. It was really probably the most disappointing moment in my career when I look at like "Jeez, I could have been a part of a franchise that went like four or five deep and made a lot of money and really had been able to..."
15 (On James Cameron) You'll do a take, and he'll walk up to you and say, "Michael that's exactly what I don't want", and you can either go, "Oh what a fucking bastard, oh he bruised my ego!", or you can say, "Well what the fuck do you want, Jim? Show me! If you were an actor, you could act it, but you can't! You have to show me what you want me to do! You wanna give me a line reading? Give me a line reading! Show me what you want, I'll do it!" And he's cool, y'know? He'll do it, but he's not real sensitive when it comes to actors and their trailers, and waiting for actors to come to the set, so he can get his shots off. I think that Jim, from what I understand, got a little bit more verbal after he was done with The Abyss (1989), because I didn't see anything.
16 (On The Terminator (1984)) I think people think about that movie as being this huge, huge hit, and it did well. It did, I think, $40 million at the box office. But to give you an idea of other movies that were out at the time, The Karate Kid (1984) made $90 million. So it wasn't that big of a hit at the time. It did okay, but it wasn't a juggernaut. And I wasn't flooded with offers by any stretch. I mean, I think the next movie I did was Aliens, which was two years later, so I definitely wasn't buried in big offers.
17 (On getting Aliens (1986)) I got called by Gale Hurd on the Friday night checking my passport was in order. I said yes, and I was shooting Monday morning. Which meant that I didn't have to do that three weeks of rehearsal period, before the movie started, where they did the round table reading, and they would take all the soldiers out and march them over and over again, and have all the dinners. I just jumped right in, I just did it from the word go, and so that was a relief to me, because any time anyone does an army movie, they take all the actors out and get some old worn out drill sergeant to put 'em through their paces, and I hate to do that. I really didn't want to do that.
18 (On turning down Near Dark (1987)) Kathryn called and offered me the role that Lance played. I read that script and I found it confusing, and I made a mistake, probably, by passing on it. I'm a very linear person - I've got to see beginning, middle and end, and if the scenes don't make sense to me, it's very hard for me to progress with them. I mean, I had real trouble with movies like Memento (2000) and Irreversible (2002), and the flashbacks, stuff like that. Again, it was a mistake that I made, because I would've loved to have worked with Kathryn, because she went on to do the movie with Patrick Swayze and Keanu, and there was a call that was made to me about the Patrick Swayze role in that, also. That was a mistake, that I didn't do Near Dark (1987). I look at it, and I've seen it recently, and it's an interesting film from a first time filmmaker, and she's a brilliant filmmaker.
19 (On William Friedkin) He likes to challenge his actors, there's no doubt about that. He challenges you to the extent to where he can find a weakness in you and then he will plunge a knife in there and try to gut you as a person and as an actor. I think that it keeps you on your toes. In real life, like when you are not on the set, Billy is the nicest most articulate fun loving, poker-playing guy. He can talk about history and opera and fashion and women... He is just a lovely, interesting man to be around and I love Billy Freidkin. I love him to death, but you get him on a set and he turns into the devil.
20 (On Coach (1978)) Well... You know, I was very young, I was very enamored with Cathy Lee Crosby... [Laughs.] As I think she was with me. I haven't seen that movie in 20 or 30 years, but I think it was cute enough, I think it was fun enough, I don't think there was anything horrifically stupid about it. It was an exploitation movie. It used sex exploitation. But I think I had a character in there who was attractive, and I had a lot of fun making it, playing basketball and hanging out with Cathy Lee Crosby. It wasn't too bad for a 19-year-old kid from Arizona.
21 (On being cast in The Terminator (1984)) "I was auditioning for José Quintero for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in downtown LA and I auditioned all morning for him, didn't end up getting that role. That was a theater production. But when I went in and I read for Jim, I guess I kind of kept some of that southern accent; it stayed with me. So, Jim called my agents and said "We really like him a lot, but he's a little too regional for us." They were like "What are you talking about?" "Well, he's Southern." They were like "No, no he's from Nebraska." "Nebraska? He sounded Southern..." So, they brought me back to read again and I auditioned again for them and I got the role. I read with Rosanna (Arquette) once and... and I read with Linda and we got the roles."
22 (On The Fan (1981)) I was very excited, because it was Robert Stigwood, Lauren Bacall. I mean, it was huge, you know? Flying into New York and all that Stigwood press - I was more intimidated about being in such a big production than I was about working with Lauren Bacall or Garner. I had been working in television, and I thought I had the stuff, and Lauren Bacall certainly didn't intimidate me.
23 (On Logan's Run: Logan's Run (1977)) I was scared. I only had two lines, and they were the same line: "Runner headed toward Quadrant Four!" I haven't seen it in 35 years, but I remember doing it, sitting there and going over it and over it until they said, "Action!" And when they did, I said it the first time, and then my mind went blank. I was like, "Oh, my God, what's my other line?" And then I went, "Oh, right: 'Runner headed toward Quadrant Four!'" [Laughs.] So, yeah, I managed to get through those two lines, and that was my first time on film.
24 (On his role in Hill Street Blues (1981)) That was a great character for me. I loved that character because he was just such a total asshole. He was a racist, he was a misogynist, he didn't like women, he didn't like anybody, he was a loudmouth, he was crude... What was cool about him was that I got to work with Betty Thomas and Ed Marinaro, and when I was standing between the two of them, I looked like a shrimp. I mean, I'm 6 feet tall, but Ed's gotta be 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3, and Betty's gotta be 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2, so I looked like Robert Conrad, like any minute I was gonna say, "Knock this battery off my shoulder!" I looked like the little guy, who was always feisty and yelling and stuff, and I had a great time doing that character. It's one of my favourite characters, in fact. I loved him.
25 Well, I'm certainly not a tough guy. I like to think of myself as a good father. And somebody who enjoys his works,somebody who's like...passionate.... passionate about his work. A little troubled, you know, I've had some problems in the past. I had a serious problem with alcohol for a number of years which I've overcome. But that was very difficult, ruined a couple of marriages and probably stunted my 'carrier' to a certain degree. But a human,you know. I'm just a human like everybody else. Flawed... but at the same time passionate about what I do.
26 (2012, on Navy Seals (1990)) That is a movie which... I was really disappointed with that movie, because we had the Navy behind us, we had a really, really good producer, Bernard Williams, we had a great crew and a great cast. We had Charlie [Sheen] and [Bill] Paxton and me and Joanne Whalley, Dennis Haysbert... just a great cast. We had a script that could've been worked on, could've been made a lot better, but they wanted to make this kind of silly movie about Charlie Sheen running and jumping on the back of a car, putting it in reverse, and driving it off a ramp. The director wanted to make... I don't know what he wanted to make. A comedy or something. I guess he considered it like an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. I wanted to do Top Gun (1986), and Paxton wanted to do Top Gun (1986). We wanted to make a really good movie, and it really turned out to be kind of a mish-mash and not a very good movie at all. So it's really kind of... yeah, it's probably the worst experience of my life, working on that movie.
27 [on refusing money to lend his body likeness for Alien³ (1992)] I was really stupid back then.
28 We had to take a hundred and thirty-five page script and shoot it in twelve weeks. Kurt Russell and Jim Jacks really saved the movie. I believe they did it by tearing scenes out. So Powers Boothe would lose a scene. I would lose a scene. Bill Paxton would lose a scene. Or two scenes. Or three scenes. Everybody's ego had to be messaged at that point. We were watching our characters disappear. Without Kurt's leadership, that movie would have folded at that point. I give Kurt Russell a lot of credit for managing everybody's egos. And making the right decisions on what needed to be cut and what didn't need to be cut.
29 The reason Tombstone (1993) was such a good movie is because it had a great script by Kevin Jarre. It had great characters. And it had great actors to play them. Kurt was great. I don't think Val has been better in any other movie. It's his greatest performance. You have Sam Elliott, you have Bill Paxton, you have Powers Boothe, you have Thomas Haden Church. You've got Jason Priestley and Billy Zane. Billy Bob Thornton and Frank Stallone. Everywhere you look, there is a new face that pops up. They are a celebrity, but they fit into this world. I think our film was the bubblegum version.
30 Ridley's (Ridley Scott) a guy that'll do something interesting and he's been making interesting, wonderful movies all his life. I mean when you go back and look at something like Blade Runner (1982), and from Blade Runner (1982) on he's just made great films.
31 I don't know why I never got round to watching The Terminator (1984) three or four... I actually saw a little bit of four in my hotel room once. I actually watched about 30 minutes of it and I just turned it off because I didn't know what was going on, bombs were blowing up all over the place, there was no dialogue, everybody was shooting everybody... I was like "Ah man, this is not for me.".
32 People think that 'It's the Alien sequel so it'll just be great' but they forget it was Ridley Scott and James Cameron, y'know? You just don't follow those guys. You really don't. You've really got to be good to follow those guys... And Fincher (David Fincher) ended up being a great filmmaker but his Aliens was not, I don't think, as good as the rest of them.
33 [on The Victim (2011)] I negotiated to have - within my budget - full authority to hire who I want, cast who I want, shoot where and how I want, and cut the film the way I want. I get to decide when to release the film, when to sell it and for how much. I have the James Cameron contract on the Roger Corman budget. [July 2012 interview]
34 Producers and directors seem to like me because I'm a pretty good story editor and I've got a pretty good BS meter and I'm pretty good at saying: "This doesn't make sense. Maybe we could do this?". I'm pretty good at not only pointing out problems in a script but having solutions for them, as well, and I've gotten good to the point I'm now directing myself. [February 2011 interview]
35 I always used to tell my agent I didn't want to be a movie star. I just wanted to be an actor and it kinda worked out that way. The problem was I didn't get paid as much and I didn't get the choice of scripts that I wanted. [February 2011 interview]
36 [when asked if he ever thought about doing cameos in the Terminator movie series] Well, I've thought about it but nobody else did.
37 [on Alien³ (1992)] I demanded there were no shots of Hicks' (his character from Aliens (1986)) dead body laying there with his chest burst open. After all the time and effort I put into it, I just thought that was not the way for Hicks to go out. I've never even seen it. But I don't think there's any doubt that the first two Alien (1979) movies are the great ones. They haven't dated. Hell, Aliens (1986) looks better than the Alien films that came after it.
38 I almost never get to play heroes like Corporal Hicks [from Aliens (1986)]. It must be the glint in my eyes. People think something wicked is going on. [August 1986 interview]
39 I try not to think of my art as a career, because the only time in my life I feel very good about standing on this earth is when I'm acting. That's why I do it: for those few moments when everything just feels so good. [August 1986 interview]
40 I want to be in the best movies I can be in, but if I can't be in the best movies, then I want to be the best I can be in whatever I am in.
41 [on Christian Bale's rant on the set of Terminator Salvation (2009)] I thought it was kinda sad. [...] I'll tell you what: he wouldn't talk to me like that.
42 I do firmly believe that I've been overlooked, especially in The Terminator (1984). Jim Cameron was saying to me at the time, "I don't know Michael why you are not being offered more movies now." All of us expected it, you know? But now, five or six years later, when everyone has seen the movie five or six times on video people are beginning to realize how good it was and what a good performance it was. But I have to say I don't feel shortchanged and I don't resent anything. I think it's best in the long run. Look at the Brat Pack: those guys got so much so fast that they were never allowed to really struggle and know what good chances they had in much of the work they were doing. So even though I felt that some of my work was overlooked at times I know that it has made me stronger and better and it has made me work harder to get other jobs and be good in them. [1989 interview]
43 A sense of insecurity, I think. It really comes down to not really having a full understanding of myself and my sense of self and having a real confidence in myself as a person. I seem to be able to have more confidence in some characters I play, knowing right down the line exactly the way that I feel about things about the character whereas in real life I'm more insecure. I don't really know the answers.
44 I know why they think of me as intense. It's because on the set, I'm very concentrated. I don't just walk on and do my thing and walk off. I'm very intense when I'm working. I know exactly what I'm doing before I get in there. [1990 interview]
45 I do a lot of research on most of my roles and before I start a role when I read a script I know all of the beats in the script and I know exactly how to do it because I've read about such a character or experienced similar things myself or had the same sort of relationship with people. So, when I go in to act it it's mostly technique. I'm not an actor who just lets things happen in front of the camera.
46 [on the chase scenes in The Terminator (1984)] Looking back on it, I realize we were really going at some high speeds those nights. One night, my adrenaline was running so high I actually tore the steering wheel off, and I just looked over at Linda [Hamilton] and said "Here, you drive!".
47 [on not spending much time with Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Terminator (1984)] I saw him around, you know. He was doing his thing, I was doing my thing, but I didn't really get to talk to him because Linda and I spend the entire film running away from Arnold.
48 I'd rather have a small part in a good film with good people than play the lead in something I don't really care for.


All Michael Biehn pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Life Career Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2011 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1991 Special Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) Aliens (1986) James Cameron

Jenette Goldstein

Carrie Henn

Christopher Henn

Lance Henriksen

Gale Anne Hurd

Pat McClung

Bill Paxton

Dennis Skotak

Robert Skotak

Stan Winston
1987 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Aliens (1986)



Breach of Trust 1995 Casey Woods
Jade 1995 Bob Hargrove
Blood of the Hunter 1995 Philip Thorton / Blake
In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King 1995 Jackie Ryan
Aventures dans le Grand Nord 1995 TV Series Blake / Philip Thornton
Deep Red 1994 TV Movie Joe Keyes
Tombstone 1993 Johnny Ringo
Deadfall 1993 Joe Donan
Strapped 1993 TV Movie Matthew McRae
A Taste for Killing 1992 TV Movie Bo Landry
K2 1991 Taylor
Timebomb 1991 Eddy Kay / Oliver Dykstra
Navy Seals 1990 Lt. James Curran
The Abyss 1989 Lt. Hiram Coffey
In a Shallow Grave 1988 Garnet Montrose
The Seventh Sign 1988 Russell Quinn
Rampage 1987 Anthony Fraser
Aliens 1986 Corporal Hicks
Die Nacht aus Blei 1985 TV Movie Eselein
Deadly Intentions 1985 TV Movie Dr. Charles Raynor
Le martyre de Saint Sébastien 1984 TV Movie Sébastien
Hill Street Blues 1984 TV Series Off. Randall Buttman
The Terminator 1984 Kyle Reese
China Rose 1983 TV Movie Daniel Allen
The Lords of Discipline 1983 John Alexander
The Fan 1981 Douglas Breen
Hog Wild 1980 Tim Warner
The Paradise Connection 1979 TV Movie Larry
The Runaways 1978-1979 TV Series Mark Johnson
Steeletown 1979 TV Movie Gibby Anderson, Bill's brother
ABC Afterschool Specials 1979 TV Series Seth
Family 1979 TV Series Jake
A Fire in the Sky 1978 TV Movie Tom Rearden
Zuma Beach 1978 TV Movie J.D.
Grease 1978 Mike - School Athlete (uncredited)
Coach 1978 Jack Ripley
Logan's Run 1977 TV Series Sandman
James at 16 1977 TV Series Tony
Killer Weekend 2018 filming Dr. Carol (rumored)
The Dark Forest 2014 completed Peter
The Farm announced Johnny Dickens
Untitled Neill Blomkamp/Alien Project announced Cpl. Dwayne Hicks (rumored)
The Shadow Effect 2017 Sheriff Hodge
The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story 2016 Agent Walker
She Rises 2016 Daddy Longlegs
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power 2015 Video King Yannick
Hidden in the Woods 2014 Oscar Crocker
Psychopath 2014/I Father
24 Hour Rental 2014 TV Series Buzz
Tapped Out 2014 Reggie Munroe
The Legend of DarkHorse County 2014 Future Jon Ford
Metal Hurlant Chronicles 2014 TV Series Sheriff Jones
The Night Visitor 2013 Agent Walker
Aliens: Colonial Marines - Stasis Interrupted 2013 Video Game Dwayne Hicks
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 2013 Video Game Sgt. Rex 'Power' Colt (voice)
Treachery 2013/I Henry
Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013 Video Game Cpl. Dwayne Hicks (voice)
Sushi Girl 2012 Mike
Jacob 2011/I Lawrence Kell
From Darkness 2011 Short Agent Doug Albright
Yellow Rock 2011 Tom Hanner
The Victim 2011 Kyle Limato
Puncture 2011 Red
The Divide 2011 Mickey
Take Me Home Tonight 2011 Bill Franklin
The Blood Bond 2010 John Tremayne
Bereavement 2010 Jonathan Miller
Psych:9 2010 Det. Marling
Dark Blue 2009 TV Series Lt. Jay Frye
Streets of Blood 2009 Video Agent Michael Brown
Saving Grace B. Jones 2009 Landy Bretthorst
Criminal Minds 2009 TV Series Detective Ron Fullwood
Stiletto 2008/II Lee
They Wait 2007 Blake O'Connell
Planet Terror 2007 Sheriff Hague
Grindhouse 2007 Sheriff Hague (segment "Planet Terror")
Spin 2007 Tony Russo
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 TV Series Deputy Commissioner Leland Dockerty
The Insatiable 2006 Strickland
The Legend of Butch & Sundance 2006 TV Movie Mike Cassidy
Mang lung 2005 Petros Angelo
Havoc 2005 Stuart Lang
Hawaii 2004 TV Series Sean Harrison
Adventure Inc. 2002-2003 TV Series Judson Cross
Borderline 2002 TV Movie Det. Macy Kobacek
Clockstoppers 2002 Henry Gates
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 2001 David Alexander
The Art of War 2000 Robert Bly
Cherry Falls 2000 Sherrif Brent Marken
The Magnificent Seven 1998-2000 TV Series Chris Larabee Chris Larrabee
Chain of Command 2000 Craig Thornton
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun 1999 Video Game Commander Michael McNeil
Silver Wolf 1999 TV Movie Roy McLean
Susan's Plan 1998 Bill
American Dragons 1998 Tony
The Ride 1997/I Smokey Banks
Dead Men Can't Dance 1997 Robert Hart
Asteroid 1997 TV Movie FEMA Director Jack Wallach
Mojave Moon 1996 Boyd
The Rock 1996 Commander Anderson
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time 1996 Short Kyle Reese (uncredited)
Conundrum 1996 TV Movie Det. Stash Horvak


Killer Weekend 2018 executive producer filming
Fetish Factory 2017 executive producer completed
Hellevator Man producer filming
Mindless executive producer post-production
The Farm co-executive producer / producer announced
The Girl 2 executive producer announced
The Predicator producer announced
Up and Down producer announced
Altered Perception 2017 executive producer
She Rises 2016 executive producer
Psychophonia 2016 executive producer / producer
The Lincoln 2016 executive producer / producer
Hidden in the Woods 2014 executive producer / producer - uncredited
Psychopath 2014/I executive producer
The Night Visitor 2013 executive producer


The Victim 2011
The Blood Bond 2010


The Victim 2011 screenplay
The Blood Bond 2010 screenplay


The Ride 1997/I story consultant


Abeyance 2017 Short the producers wish to thank post-production
The Making of Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Dvd-extra 2015 Video short special thanks
The Night Visitor 2013 thanks
En las afueras de la ciudad 2012 special thanks
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' 2001 Video documentary special thanks


Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Hellblazerbiz 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
From the Mouths of Babes 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Dvd-extra 2015 Video short Himself - 'King Yannick'
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979 2014 Documentary Himself
Dread Central Live 2014 TV Series Himself
Moviecops 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Amelia's 25th 2013 Himself (scenes deleted)
The Journey of Jacob 2013 Video documentary Himself
Among Friends 2012 Himself (uncredited)
4 Points 2012 TV Series Himself
Inside Horror 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Attack of the Show! 2012 TV Series Himself - Director / Actor, 'The Victim'
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2012 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'The Victim' 2011 Video documentary Himself
Des de Sitges amb terror 2011 TV Special Himself
Making of 'Bereavement' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Filmnut 2011 TV Series Himself
Die Trying 2010 Documentary Himself
Greatest Ever 80s Movies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Greatest Ever Disaster Movies 2007 TV Movie Himself
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Alien³' 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Tombstone' 2002 Video documentary short Himself - 'Johnny Ringo'
When Muscles Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself Kyle Reese Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
The 'Alien' Saga 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Alien Evolution 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself / Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' 2001 Video documentary Himself / Kyle Reese
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
Directors: James Cameron 1997 Video documentary Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997 TV Series Himself
T2: More Than Meets the Eye 1993 Video short documentary Himself
Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' 1993 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Alien 3' 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Word 1991 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'The Abyss' 1989 Video documentary short Himself
Yours to Keep 1989 Documentary Himself
The Making of 'Terminator' 1984 TV Short documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2013 TV Series documentary Cpl. Dwayne Hicks

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