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

Brad Dourif (1950 - )

Film Deaths:[]

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) [Billy Bibbit]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by slashing his own throat after being humiliated by Louise Fletcher and breaking away from the orderlies. His body is shown lying on the floor afterwards when all the patients come running after hearing the commotion.
  • The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) [Tommy Ludlow]: Shot to death by Frank Adonis (having been presumably set up by Tommy Lee Jones) while trying to run.
  • 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.
  • Dune (1984) [Piter De Vries]: Poisoned by a burst of gas from Jurgen Prochnow's booby-trapped hollow tooth.
  • 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.
  • Spontaneous Combustion (1990) [Sam]: Burned to death when he siphons off the fire from Cynthia Bain to save her. (Thanks to Matt)
  • Child's Play 3 (1991) [Chucky]: Shredded to pieces by a fan when he falls in a funfair haunted-house ride when Justin Whalin. (this time he was sewn back and resurrected with voodoo by Jennifer Tilly in the next sequel).
  • Murder Blues (Dead Certain) (1991) [John Barnes]: Commits suicide by hanging himself in his cell.
  • Body Parts (1991) [Remo Lacey]: Thrown out of a window after having his arm torn off by a resurrected John Walsh.
  • Critters 4 (1992) [Al Bert]: Shot with a ray-gun by an alien.
  • 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)
  • Cypress Edge (1999) [Colin McCammon]: Impaled by a piece of driftwood.
  • Prophecy 3: The Ascent (God's Army III) (2000) [Zealot]: Commits suicide by slitting his wrists, or is killed by Vincent Spano.
  • Shadow Hours (2000) [Roland Montague]: Beaten to death by Peter Weller in a gas station while Balthazar Getty loock on.
  • The Ghost (2001) [Lt. Garland]: Shot in the chest by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa's men after talk to Michael Madsen.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [Gríma Wormtongue]: Shot with an arrow by Orlando Bloom, after Brad stabs Christopher Lee. (This scene was not included in the original theatrical release, but is present in the Special Edition DVD.) (Thanks to SpecialKid and Lianne)
  • Seed of Chucky (2004) [Chucky]: Decapitated after being dismembered with a small axe by his son doll (voiced by Billy Boyd). He later returns in Curse of Chucky
  • 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.
  • Priest (2011) [Salesman]: Bitten on the throat by Karl Urban, he later comes back as a vampire familiar.
  • Black Box (2012) [Tom]: Shot to death by Kevin Sorbo. His body is shown again when Tinsel Korey finds him.
  • 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[]

Video Game Deaths[]

  • 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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