Brad Dourif in the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Brad Dourif (1950 - )

Film Deaths:[edit | edit source]

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) [Billy Bibbit]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by slashing his own throat after breaking away from the orderlies. His body is shown lying on the floor afterwards when all the patients come running after hearing the commotion.
  • Wise Blood (1979) [Hazel Motes]: Dies of exposure on the streets after blinding and mutilating himself.
  • Heaven's Gate (Johnson County Wars) (1980) [Mr. Eggleston]: Shot in the head during the battle between the ranchers.
  • Impure Thoughts (1985) [Kevin Harrington]: Dies of a heart attack while playing football.
  • Blue Velvet (1986) [Raymond]: Shot to death off-screen when the police attack Dennis Hopper's hideout.  We simply see shots firing from a window by the gang, and the firing stop after the police barrage the building with gunfire. 
  • Fatal Beauty (1987) [Leo Nova]: Shot in the throat sending him fall back onto a car (going through the windscreen in the process) by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Child's Play (1988) [Charles Lee Ray/Chucky]: Mortally wounded in a shoot-out with Chris Sarandon in a toy store; he manages to transfer his soul into a doll before dying via voodoo ritual. In the end the doll is stopped when Chris Sarandon shoots it in the heart (as he's becoming human). (He only provides the voice of the doll in the following sequels).
  • Child's Play 2 (1990) [Chucky]: Head explodes when Christine Elise puts a pressure hose into his mouth in the toy factory.
  • The Exorcist III (1990) [The Gemini Killer]: Executed on the electric chair (off-screen) years before the events of the film; his spirit then possesses the recently deceased body of Jason Miller and is killed again when George C. Scott shoots Miller as a mercy kill (Note: Since Kinderman kills both Patient X/Karras & The Gemini Killer, both of them should receive credit for the death. Also, in the director's cut edition, Miller is completely cut and an picture is seen of Dourif as Karras, indicating he was originally both characters before reshoots were done to add Miller as Karras).
  • Graveyard Shift (1990) [Tucker Cleveland, the Exterminator]: Crushed to death when a stone coffin slides into his skull and crushes him in the rats' lair.
  • Hidden Agenda (1990) [Paul Sullivan]: Shot to death in a roadside ambush.
  • Murder Blues (Dead Certain) (1991) [John Barnes]: Commits suicide by hanging himself in his cell.
  • Trauma (1993) [Dr. Lloyd]: Decapitated with a wire-garrote device by Piper Laurie (with his severed head then falling down an elevator shaft).
  • Death Machine (Video, 1994) [Jack Dante]: Killed off-screen by his invention.
  • Phoenix (Video, 1995) [Reiger]: Accidentally shot by Betsy Soo when the robotic Stephen Nichols shoves Dourif into Betsy's line of fire
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997) [Dr. Gediman]: Captured and turned into a 'cocoon,' then gets his head bitten off by a baby alien after it hatches.
  • Bride of Chucky (1998) [Chucky]: Shot repeatedly by Katherine Heigl (hitting his heart) in a graveyard. (He was resurrected (along with "Tiffany") with a ritual by his son in the next film Seed of Chucky)
  • Prophecy 3: The Ascent (God's Army III) (2000) [Zealot]: Commits suicide by slitting his wrists, or is killed by Vincent Spano.
  • The Hazing (Dead Scared) (2004) [Professor Kapps]: Shot repeatedly by Robert Donovan in the hospital, after Brad awakes from his coma and kills the nurses. This allows Brad's spirit to possess Tiffany Shepis, but his spirit is eventually sucked into a portal to Hell.
  • Last Kind Words (2012) [Waylon]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by hanging himself. His body is discovered by Spencer Daniels.
  • Blood Shot (2013) [Bob]: Thrown off a roof by Brennan Elliott, while being set on fire, plus having a bomb in his clothing which explodes mid-air.
  • Curse of Chucky (2013) [Chucky]: Providing the voice of a doll is shot in the face by Alex Vincent with a rifle during the ending credits of the film. The film cuts away to black as the shot is heard. (In the sequel, Cult of Chucky, it turns out he survived the shot and his severed head is kept by Alex Vincent.
  • Cult of Chucky (2017) [Chucky - Short Hair]: Head stomped by Alex Vincent after being shot several times with a pistol. (In this film, it is established that Chucky can transfer his soul into other dolls to create duplicates of himself.)
  • Wildling (2018) [Daddy]: Throat bitten out by Bel Powley in her wildling form as he was about to remove her baby with a hunting knife.

TV Deaths:[edit | edit source]

  • Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (The Mad Messiah) (1980 TV) [David Langtree]: Commits suicide by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid during the cult's mass suicide. (I haven't seen this movie myself, but I'm familiar with the historic event.) (Thanks to Robert)
  • Tales of the Unexpected: Number Eight S7 E5 (1984) {Hitch-hiker]: He becomes the eighth victim of serial killer Dennis Christopher who shoots him in the chest then pushes him out of his car. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Miami Magma (2011 TV) [Jacob Capilla]: Burned to death by hot oil.

Video Game Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Run Like Hell (2002) [Fred]: Dismembered by an alien creature; his body is later assimilated by the aliens and destroyed by Lance Henriksen.
  • Gun (2005) [Reverend Josiah Reed]: Shot in the mouth by Thomas Jane after Thomas first shoots Brad off his horse and then in the leg.

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