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

In Search of Tomorrow (2021)
as Self - Interviewee
Promising Young Woman (2020)
as Stanley
The Mortuary Collection (2020)
as Montgomery Dark
In Search of Darkness: Part II (2020)
as Himself
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
as Mr. Krabs (voice)
Lady and the Tramp (2019)
as Isaac (voice)
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween (2019)
as Mr. Ree
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout (2019)
as Mr. Krabs (voice) / Unhappy Guy (voice) / Party Guest #2 (voice) / Mr. Slabs / Manager
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
as Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
as Mr. Horzemen (voice)
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
Thank Gosh It's Monday! (2015)
as Mr Crabs
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 & Captain America: Heroes United (2014)
as Taskmaster (voice)
Water & Power (2014)
as Turnvil
Just Before I Go (2014)
as Dad
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
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
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Darth Maul Returns (2012)
as Savage Opress (voice) (archive footage)
At Any Price (2012)
as Jim Johnson
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
SpongeBob's Truth or Square (2009)
as Mr. Krabs (voice)
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
The Burrowers (2008)
as John Clay
Blank Slate (2008)
as Agent Miles Mcavoy
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (2007)
as Mr. Krabs
Pathfinder (2007)
as Gunnar
The Guardian (2006)
as Capt. William Hadley
SpongeBob SquarePants - "Where's Gary?" (2005)
as Eugene H. Krabs
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
as Mr. Krabs (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants - The Seascape Capers (2004)
as Mr. Krabs (voice)
Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003)
as Volgud
Spongebob Squarepants Tales from the Deep (2003)
as Eugene Krabs
Normal (2003)
as Frank
SpongeBob SquarePants - Sea Stories (2002)
as Eugene Krabs
Red Skies (2002)
as Edgar Sterling
SpongeBob SquarePants - Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies (2002)
as Eugene Krabs
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
Recess: School's Out (2001)
as Bald Guy (voice)
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)
Chump Change (2000)
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)
Female Perversions (1996)
as John
Superman - The Last Son of Krypton (1996)
as Lex Luthor (voice)
Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1996)
as Seige (voice)
Gargoyles, le film (1996)
as Hakon
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
Past Midnight (1991)
as Steve Lundy
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
as Harry Bordon
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
Claire Makes It Big ()
as Frank
The Goon ()
as the Goon
Last Looks ()
as Big Jim Cuddy

Production Credits

Dead Man Walking (1995)