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(Actor) - Aliens
Michael Connell Biehn
July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, USA
Claim To Fame:
Michael Biehn is an American actor, primarily known for his military roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron; as Sgt. Kyle Reese in
(1984), Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in
(1986), and Lt. Coffey in
(1989). Biehn also had a very memorable turn in the role of Johnny Ringo in
Biehn has been married three times. His first wife was actress Carlene Olson, whom he married on July 11, 1980. They had twin sons, Devon and Taylor before divorcing in 1987. He then married his second wife in 1988, Gina Marsh. They had two sons, Caelan Michael and Alexander before separating in 2008. Biehn is now married to actress Jennifer Blanc. The couple have one son, Dashiell King Biehn, born March 21, 2015.
Surname pronounced "Bean".
He's the second of three boys born for Marcia and Don Biehn, a lawyer.
Attended the University of Arizona on a drama scholarship. He left school two years early to pursue his career in Hollywood.
Is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Arizona.
His acting teacher was the late Lauren Bacall.
Was nominated at the 1986 Saturn Awards for Best Actor in
(1986), won the Special Award at the 1989 Saturn Awards for
(1989), and won the Lifetime Career Award at the 2011 Saturn Awards.
In 2011, at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, Biehn won the Time-Machine Honorary Award.
Biehn is a big basketball fan.
He almost did not get the role of Kyle Reese in
(1984) because at his first audition he spoke in a Southern accent. He had just come from 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.
Replaced actor James Remar as Corporal Dwayne Hicks in
A shot of him as Kyle Reese in the movie
(1984) was reproduced as the cover-art of the video game Metal Gear (1987).
He turned down a role in
Eight Men Out
Has played a Navy SEAL three times:
He stated in an interview that making
(1990) was "probably the worst experience of my life".
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 cut edition.
His personal favorite of all the films he has done is
For his role on
(1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed.
Biehn stated that not being asked to reprise his role as Corporal Dwayne Hicks for
(1992) was one of the biggest disappointments of his career.
He declined to audition for the role of McManus in
The Usual Suspects
Biehn directed the 2010 film
The Blood Bond
. In 2011 he wrote, directed and starred in
Where Are They Now:
Biehn seems to be busier than ever with several projects in the works. Thriller
is awaiting release, drama
is currently in pre-production, and horror film
has recently been announced to start production. The most exciting bit of news is that Biehn has joined the stellar cast of the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian. I cannot wait to see that!
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