Clancy Brown



Place of birth:

Urbana, Ohio, USA:


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.

Film Credits

The Spongebob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (2020)
as Mr. Krabs (voice)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
as Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Supercon (2018)
as Adam King
Chappaquiddick (2018)
as Robert McNamara
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
as Surtur (voice)
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom (2017)
as Mr. Krabs / Fish Man / Eyes (voice)
Stronger (2017)
as Jeff Bauman Sr
Little Evil (2017)
as Reverend Gospel
Tangled: Before Ever After (2017)
as King Frederic (voice)
Warcraft (2016)
as Blackhand
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
as Gracchus
God of War III (2015)
as Zeus (voice)
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
as Mr.Krabs (voice)
99 Homes (2014)
as Mr. Freeman
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
as Mickey Ryan
Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United (2014)
as Taskmaster (voice)
Water & Power (2014)
as Turnvil
Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special II - Villains in Paradise (2014)
as Gorilla Grodd (voice)
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
as Sheriff
SpongeBob & Friends: Patrick SquarePants (2014)
as Mr. Krabs
I Know That Voice (2014)
as Himself
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
as Brinkerhoff
Homefront (2013)
as Sheriff Keith Rodrigue
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)
as Himself
Hellbenders (2013)
as Angus
Nothing Left to Fear (2013)
as Kingsman
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter - Beyond The Game (2013)
as Montross
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
as Lex Luthor (voice)
Sparks (2013)
as Archer
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (2012)
as Mr. Crabs
At Any Price (2012)
as Jim Johnson
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Darth Maul Returns (2012)
as Savage Opress (voice)
John Dies at the End (2012)
as Dr. Albert Marconi
The Frontier (2012)
as Jack Ramsay / Lamazee
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
as Meacham
Green Lantern (2011)
as Parallax (voice)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
as Frost Giant (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Triton's Revenge (2010)
as Mr. Krabs
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
as Alan Smith
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
as Lex Luthor (voice)
The Informant! (2009)
as Aubrey Daniel
SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus (2009)
as Patrick Star (voice)
The Express (2008)
as Roy Simmons
Blank Slate (2008)
as Agent Miles Mcavoy
The Burrowers (2008)
as John Clay
Pathfinder (2007)
as Gunnar
The Guardian (2006)
as Capt. William Hadley
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
as Mr. Krabs (voice)
Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast (2003)
as Mr. Krabs
Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003)
as Volgud
Normal (2003)
as Frank
Red Skies (2002)
as Edgar Sterling
The Laramie Project (2002)
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified (2002)
as Himself
Snow White (2001)
as The Granter of Wishes
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001)
as Himself
Boss of Bosses (2001)
as Andris Kurins
Christmas Who? (2000)
as Mr. Krabs
Yesterday's Children (2000)
as Doug Cole
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
as Undertow (voice)
The Night of the Headless Horseman (1999)
as Hessian Trooper
The Hurricane (1999)
as Lt. Jimmy Williams
Vendetta (1999)
as Chief Hennessy
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1998)
as Lex Luthor (voice)
The Patron Saint of Liars (1998)
as Son
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
as Akela the Wolf (voice)
Flubber (1997)
as Smith
Starship Troopers (1997)
as Career Sergeant Zim
Annabelle's Wish (1997)
as Lawyer / Sherriff (voice)
Superman - The Last Son of Krypton (1996)
as Lex Luthor (voice)
Female Perversions (1996)
as John
Dead Man Walking (1995)
as State Trooper
Donor Unknown (1995)
as Nash Creed
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
as Captain Byron T. Hadley
Last Light (1993)
as Lt. Lionel McMannis
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family (1993)
as Ben Guardino
Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story (1993)
as Dave Chattelier
Pet Sematary II (1992)
as Sheriff Gus Gilbert
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992)
as Clarence - Gas Station Attendant
Ambition (1991)
as Albert Merrick
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
as Harry Bordon
Past Midnight (1991)
as Steve Lundy
Johnny Ryan (1990)
as Johnny Ryan
Blue Steel (1990)
as Nick Mann
Shoot to Kill (1988)
as Steve
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)
as Flagg
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
as MSgt. Larry McRose
The Room Upstairs (1987)
as Kevin
Highlander (1986)
as Victor 'The Kurgan' Kruger
The Bride (1985)
as Viktor
Thunder Alley (1985)
as Weasel
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
as Rawhide
Bad Boys (1983)
as Viking Lofgren
The Goon ()
as the Goon
Darth Maul Returns ()
as Savage Opress

Production Credits

Dead Man Walking (1995)