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Also Known As: Michael Connell Biehn Died:
Born: July 31, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Anniston, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, credit manager, show room manager

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With a lead role in "The Terminator" and noteworthy follow-ups in "Aliens," and "The Abyss," the rough-and-tumble Michael Biehn carved out a devoted following among sci-fi and action film fans - especially in those movies directed by his good friend, James Cameron. Often turning in highly convincing performances as soldiers, cops or other men of action - he played Navy SEALS in three movies - Biehn frequently stole the scenes he was in, either with a rousing speech or sly remarks to upper ranking officials. The fact that he was undeniably handsome in an old-Hollywood, matinee idol kind-of-way, was not lost on the female contingent either. Although he never achieved A-list status, he remained a staple of genre movies, often turning up as authority figures in later years, playing sheriffs in both the cult horror film "Cherry Falls" and in the '70s schlock film homage-to-end-all-homages, "Grindhouse," from filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

With a lead role in "The Terminator" and noteworthy follow-ups in "Aliens," and "The Abyss," the rough-and-tumble Michael Biehn carved out a devoted following among sci-fi and action film fans - especially in those movies directed by his good friend, James Cameron. Often turning in highly convincing performances as soldiers, cops or other men of action - he played Navy SEALS in three movies - Biehn frequently stole the scenes he was in, either with a rousing speech or sly remarks to upper ranking officials. The fact that he was undeniably handsome in an old-Hollywood, matinee idol kind-of-way, was not lost on the female contingent either. Although he never achieved A-list status, he remained a staple of genre movies, often turning up as authority figures in later years, playing sheriffs in both the cult horror film "Cherry Falls" and in the '70s schlock film homage-to-end-all-homages, "Grindhouse," from filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kickback (2015)
2.
3.
 Treachery (2013)
4.
 Sushi Girl (2013)
5.
6.
 Puncture (2011)
7.
 Bereavement (2011)
8.
9.
 Divide, The (2011)
10.
 Psych: 9 (2010)
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Raised in Lincoln, NE
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Moved with family to Lake Havasu, AZ, while a teen
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Appeared in community theater while a juvenile
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Attended University of Arizona for two years
1975:
Moved to Hollywood, CA
1977:
Made TV acting debut on NBC's "James at 15"
1978:
Made TV series debut as regular on "The Runaways" (NBC)
1978:
Made film acting debut in "Coach"
1981:
Landed first prominent film role in "The Fan"
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Had a recurring role (three episodes) as a cop on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)
1984:
Starred in the landmark sci-fi thriller "The Terminator"; first collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron
1986:
Played co-starring role in Cameron's "Aliens"
1989:
Appeared in third film with Cameron, "The Abyss"
1991:
Starred in the mountain climbing adventure "K2"
1993:
Landed a featured role in "Tombstone"
1996:
Co-starred in "The Rock"
1998:
Returned to series TV as co-star of "The Magnificent Seven" (CBS)
2002:
Cast in the Tribune Entertainment syndicated TV series "Adventure, Inc."
2004:
Co-starred in the NBC TV series "Hawaii"
2007:
Played a sheriff in "Planet Terror," Robert Rodriguez's half of "Grindhouse," the goretastic double feature collaboration with Quentin Tarantino
2011:
Acted opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris in the comedy feature "Take Me Home Tonight"
2011:
Cast opposite Chris Evans in the legal drama "Puncture"
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Education

University of Arizona: Tucson , Arizona -

Notes

"I would always rather play a smaller role in a very good movie, working with good people, rather than have the lead in something I just don't care for."--(from the press release for "The Seventh Sign")

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wife:
Carlene Olsson. Actor. Married July 12, 1980 in Pebble Beach, California; divorced; mother of Biehn's twin sons.
wife:
Gina Biehn. Model. Mother of Biehn's younger son.

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son:
Devon Biehn. Twin of Taylor; born c. 1983; mother, Carlene Olsson.
son:
Taylor Biehn. Twin of Devon; born c. 1983; mother, Carlene Olsson.
son:
Caelan Michael Biehn. Born on April 11, 1992; mother, Gina Biehn.

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