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Michael Biehn

Born in Anniston, Alabama, Biehn grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska before moving with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona. He appeared in local plays as a youth before winning his theater scholarship. After arriving in Los Angeles, he gained his first notice for his performance as a deranged stalker in the film The Fan, starring Lauren Bacall. Many critics consider his work in The Terminator in 1984 to be his breakout role.

Biehn has since been cast in many more action-oriented projects. He considers his portrayal of gunslinger Johnny Ringo in Tombstone to be among his best, but he also starred in The Seventh Sign, The Rock, K2, Navy SEALS, The Art of War and Clockstoppers.

Among Biehn's memorable TV credits are the miniseries Deadly Intentions, a starring role in the series The Magnificent Seven and a three-episode arc in Hill Street Blues. In his current role, he plays a former Special Forces member-turned-police detective in Hawaii. "Sean Harrison is tough but compassionate, heroic but flawed and loyal to a fault, he says. I'd like to think that we have a lot of similarities."

Away from work, Biehn enjoys attending movies with his posse of sons. "I like to hang around the house. My family is important to me." He keeps in shape by playing racquetball and working out at his gym. Biehn and his wife, Gina, have four sons, and reside in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 31.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Michael Biehn Facts

Birth NameMichael Connell Biehn
BirthdayJuly 31, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceAnniston, Alabama, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Michael Biehn compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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