Bradford Claude Dourif AKA Brad Dourif is an American stage/ film actor and a character. He is better known for his role Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. His role in the movie made him receive a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor (Academy Award), Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award. According to Brad Dourif IMDb page, he was born on March 18, 1950, which makes his age be 68 as of now. He is the father of two daughters from two ex-wives. He is in the industry since 1973. Let’s explore in detail about Dourif’s biography below:
Early Life and Education
Bradford Claude Dourif was born in 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (mother) and Jean Henri Dourif (father). Talking about his parents’ profession, Brad’s mother was an actress whereas her father was an art collector who used to operate a dye factory. The name of his step-father is William C. Campbell who used to be a golfer.
Exploring his family background, Brad is the grandchild of the co-founder of the Standard Ultramarine and Color Company in Huntington. His grandparents were from France. Regarding his education, Brad joined Fountain Valley School located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He completed his graduation from there in 1968. In 1969, he became second in the 8 mm film category during the Fountain Valley Film Festival. Later, he joined Marshall University. He moved to the New York City to seek his career in the acting field.
Career and Professional Life
By profession, Brad Dourif is a stage performer, actor and a television star. He has also contributed his vocal voice for the songs like Misery Together. He made his debut in the film industry in 1975 from the comedy movie W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings. In 1977, he was seen in the movie Group Portrait with Lady as Boris Koltowski. Till now, he has contributed to numerous movies including Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), Heaven’s Gate (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), Fatal Beauty (1987), Child’s Play 2 (1989), The Exorcist III (1990), Grim Prairie Tales (1990), Child’s Play 3 (1991), London Kills Me (1991), Murder In The First (1995), A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996), Brown’s Requiem (1998), Bride of Chucky (1998), The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Devil’s Due at Midnight (2004), The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?(2009), Fading of the Cries (2011), The Control Group[c (2014), Wildling (2018) and much more.
He started his television role from 1976’s The Mound Builders as Chad Jasker. He was also seen in Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force in 1978 in the role of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich. Recently, he appeared in F Is for Family (2015) in the character of Principal Jay. Brad has also worked for video games like GUN, Dishonored, Myst III: Exile and Run Like Hell.
American actor Brad Dourif was earlier married to Janet with whom he became a father to a daughter. Their relationship wasn’t going well and therefore the couple decided to get a divorce in 1980. Later, he tied his knot with Joni. Brad and his second wife Joni welcomed their child as a baby daughter named Fiona Dourif on October 30, 1981. Fiona is too an actress better known for her role in Curse of Chucky (2013), Cult of Chucky (2017) and Child’s Play franchise.
Moving towards the body measurements, Brad Dourif has a perfect height of 5 feet and 9 inches. He possesses an attractive personality even at this age of the late 60’s.
Salary and Net worth
Actor Brad has amassed a net worth amounting to 6 million USD. He has earned a massive worth from his professional acting career in films, television and music videos as well. In his debut year in the film industry, he received BAFTA Award for Best and New Star of the Year – Actor (Golden Globe Award) for the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest where he played the role of Billy Bibbit. The real measure of Brad’s worth cannot be analyzed only through his financial data.
Wiki and Facts
One can find Brad’s biography on IMDb and Wikipedia profile as well. Find him on social networking handles like in Instagram @braddourif and on Twitter @Brad_Dourif. He has retained more than 4.4k and 7k followers in his Instagram and Twitter profile respectively.