MICHAEL BIEHN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Michael Connell Biehn                                                           
Born: 31 July 1956 Anniston, Alabama, U.S.                                             
Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor, best known for       
his roles in the Hollywood films The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Tombstone,         
The Rock and Planet Terror. He also played Officer Randall Buttman on the Emmy-Award   
winning television series Hill Street Blues.                                           
Biehn was born in Anniston, Alabama, the son of Marcia (née Connell) and Don         
Biehn, a lawyer. He has three siblings: Brooks Ann, Jonathon and Steven.               
Biehn attended high school in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and was a member of the       
high school drama club. He then attended the drama program at the University of       
Arizona for two years before heading to Hollywood.                                     
Biehn has been married twice, first to Carlene Olsen (1980 - 1987), and then to       
Gina Marsh (1988 - 2004). He has four sons, including twin boys.                       
Recently, Biehn has taken acting roles ranging from big budget movies such as         
The Art of War and Clockstoppers, to video games like Command & Conquer:               
Tiberian Sun, and independent movies, such as Havoc. He also starred in three TV       
series including the CBS drama The Magnificent Seven (1998-2000), the Tribune         
Entertainment syndicated TV series Adventure, Inc. (2002-2003), and the NBC TV         
series Hawaii (2004). All three shows were subsequently cancelled due to low           
ratings. The current rumor is that Biehn is being considered for a role in James       
Cameron's new sci-fi epic movie Avatar (2009).                                         
In all three James Cameron films in which Biehn has a major role (not counting         
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which his small part was cut from the theatrical       
release), his character is bitten on the hand: by Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton)       
in The Terminator, by Newt (Carrie Henn) in Aliens, and by Bud (Ed Harris) in         
The Abyss, in which he played a Navy SEAL. Biehn has also played a Navy SEAL in       
two other movies: Navy SEALs and The Rock.                                             
A picture of Biehn as Kyle Reese in The Terminator was reproduced as the cover-art     
of the 1987 video game Metal Gear, which was meant to portray the game's               
protagonist, Solid Snake.