Who is Clancy Brown?

Clancy Brown is an American actor and a voice actor who is well-known for the portrayal of the role of the Kurgan in the 1986 fantasy action-adventure movie, ‘Highlander’ and the role of Byron Hadley in the 1994 American drama movie, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. He has also lent his voice for the iconic role of Mr. Krabs in the American animated comedy television series, ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ as well as the voice of Lex Luthor for the American superhero animated television series, ‘Superman: The Animated Series’.

Quick Infos
Full NameClarence John Brown III
Date of Birth5 January, 1959
Birth placeUrbana, Ohio
Parent(s)Joyce Helen Eldridge and Clarence J. ‘Bud’ Brown
Spouse(s)Jeanne Johnson
Net Worth$3 million

Age and Bio

Clancy Brown’s full name is Clarence John Brown III. He was born on 5 January 1959 in Urbana, Ohio to his mother, Joyce Helen Eldridge who was a conductor, composer, and concert pianist, and to his father, Clarence J. ‘Bud’ Brown who was a newspaper publisher as well as the manager for the Brown Publishing Company. He was born and raised alongside an elder sister, Beth Brown who, unfortunately, passed away due to leukemia in the year 1964. Besides this, he is currently 61 years old with the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Clancy Brown holds an American nationality and belongs to English, Scottish, Irish, German, some Welsh, and Dutch descent. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.92m/192cms) tall and weighs around 120kgs (264lbs). Moreover, he has an average body build with a pair of brown-colored eyes with medium brown colored wavy hair.


Clancy Brown studied and completed his high-school from the St. Albans School, an independent college preparatory day and boarding school for boys located in Washington D.C. and for further studies, he studied and graduated from the Northwestern University, a private research university located in Evanston, Illinois.

 Son and Personal Life

Clancy Brown dated and married Jeanne Johnson back in the year 1993. The couple has been together ever since and was blessed with a daughter, Rose Beth Brown in the year 1995 and with a son, James Ransom Johnson-Brown in the year 2003.


Clancy Brown is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@therealclancybrown) has over 108 thousand followers and his Twitter account (@RealClancyBrown) has over 114 thousand followers.




Clancy Brown made his debut as an actor when he played the role of Viking Lofgren in the 1983 American coming-of-age crime drama movie, ‘Bad Boys’. Following this role, he went on to appear in movies like ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ in 1984, ‘Thunder Alley’ and ‘The Bride’ in 1985, ‘Highlander’ in 1986, ‘Extreme Prejudice’ in 1987, ‘Shoot to Kill’ and ‘Moonwalker’ in 1988, ‘Season of Fear’ in 1989, ‘Blue Steel’ and ‘Waiting for the Light’ in 1990, ‘Ambition’ and ‘Past Midnight’ in 1991, ‘Pet Sematary Two’ in 1992, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ in 1994, ‘Dead Man Walking‘ in 1995, ‘Female Perversions’ in 1996, ‘Starship Troopers’ and ‘Flubber’ in 1997, ‘Clair Makes It Big’ and ‘The Hurricane’ in 1999 and ‘Chump Change’ in 2000.

Moreover, he has also lent his voice to play the voice roles of numerous characters like Hakon of ‘Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken’ in 1995, Lawyer and Sheriff of ‘Annabelle’s Wish’ in 1997, Akela the Wolf of ‘The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story’ in 1998 and Undertow of ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea’ in 2000.


Clancy Brown also played the role of Rob Degree in the 2002 movie, ‘The Laramie Project’. Likewise, he appeared in movies like ‘The Making of Daniel Boone’ and ‘Normal’ in 2003, ‘Finding Neo’ and ‘Gambling’ in 2004, ‘Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth’ in 2005, ‘The Guardian’ in 2006, ‘Pathfinder’ and ‘Parker’ in 2007, ‘The Burrowers’, ‘The Express: The Ernie Davis Story’ and ‘NASA Seals’ in 2008, ‘Slap’, ‘The Twenty’ and ‘The Informant’ in 2009 and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ where he portrayed the role of Alan Smith in 2010.

Moreover, Clancy Brown has also lent his voice when he played the voice roles of a bald guy for ‘Recess: School’s Out’ in 2001, Volgud for ‘Atlantis: Milo’s Return’ and Mr. Krabs for ‘Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast’ in 2003 and ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’ in 2004. He has also portrayed the voice roles of Gonta for ‘Pom Poko’ in 2005 and Lex Luthor for ‘Superman/Batman: Public Enemies’ in 2009.


Clancy Brown kicked off the year 2011 when he played the role of Meacham in the 2011 American science fiction Western movie, ‘Cowboys and Aliens’. Following this role, he later went on to star in movies like ‘John Dies at the End’, ‘At Any Price’ and ‘Hellbenders’ in 2012, ‘Sparks’, ‘Water and Power’, ‘Nothing Left to Fear’, ‘Homefront’, ‘The Trials of Cate McCall’ and ‘I Know That Voice’ in 2013, ‘Just Before I Go’, ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ and ’99 Homes’ in 2014, ‘Hail Caesar’ and ‘Warcraft’ in 2016, ‘Little Evil’, ‘Stronger’, ‘Chappaquiddick’ in 2017, ‘Supercon’ and ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ in 2018, ‘The Mortuary Collection’ in 2019, ‘Promising Young Woman’ in 2020 and ‘Last Looks’ in 2021 including Morena Baccarin.

Moreover, Clancy Brown has lent his voice to play the voice roles of Parallax for ‘Green Lantern’ in 2011, Lex Luthor for ‘Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite’ in 2013, Taskmaster for ‘Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United’ in 2014, Mr. Krabs / Sir Pinch-A-Lot for ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ in 2015, Surtur for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Isaac for ‘Lady and the Tramp’ in 2019 and Mr. Krabs for ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge on the Run’ in 2020.

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TV Shows


Clancy Brown made his debut on television when he played the role of Kelly for an episode of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ in the year 1983. Likewise, he has appeared for an episode each in television series like ‘China Beach’ (1990), ‘Tales from the Crypt’ (1993), and ‘The Outer Limits’ (1995). He also made appearances on television movies like ‘Corridos: Tales of Passion and Revolution’, ‘The Room Upstairs’ and ‘The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains’ in 1987, ‘Fair Game’ in 1989, ‘Johnny Ryan’ in 1990,

‘Love, Lies, and Murder’ and ‘Cast a Deadly Spell’ in 1991, ‘Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation’ in 1992, ‘Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Malone Story’, ‘Bloodlines: Murder in the Family’ and ‘Last Light’ in 1993, ‘Donor Unknown’ in 1995, ‘Radiant City’ in 1996, ‘Vendetta’ and ‘In the Company of Spies’ in 1999 and ‘Yesterday’s Children’ in 2000. Furthermore, he has also had recurring roles in series like ‘Earth 2’ (1994-1995), ‘ER’ (1997-1998), and ‘The Practice’ (2000).

Moreover, he has also lent his voice to play the voice roles of Octopi Leader for ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1994), Hakkon / Wolf / Tomas Brod for ‘Gargoyles’ (1994-1996), Raiden for ‘Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm’ (1996), Sasquatch for ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1996), Siege for ‘The Mighty Duck’ (1996-1997), Lex Luthor / Janitor #2 for ‘Superman: The Animated Series’ (1996-2000), Colonel Nikola / The Entity / Professor Francois for ‘The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest’ (1997), Wild Bill Hickok for ‘The Legend of Calamity Jane’ (1997),

Including Tempus for ‘Extreme Ghostbusters’ (1997), Porkpie for ‘Hey Arnold!’ (1997), some additional voices for ‘The New Adventures of Zorro’ (1997-1998), Botox for ‘Hercules’ (1998), Baron Bone for ‘The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs’ (1998), Butch for ‘The Lionhearts’ (1998), IGOR / Robot Maximus for ‘Voltron: The Third Dimension’, an angry man for ‘Timon and Pumba’ (1999), Harrington for ‘The Angry Beavers’ (1999) and Mr. Krabs for the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ series.

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Clancy Brown has won the BTVA Television Voice Acting Awards’ Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series award for his work in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ in the year 2017. He has also won the BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Awards’ Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series award for his work in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ in the year 2013.

Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Clancy Brown has an approximate net worth of $3 million dollars.