Michael Biehn - Famous Screenwriter

Michael Biehn Net Worth


Michael Biehn, a famous American actor, writer, director, and producer has a remarkable net worth of $4 million. He is best known for his memorable roles in blockbuster movies like Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss and has more than 100 acting credits to his name, including notable TV shows like The Magnificent Seven and Adventure Inc.

Key facts:

  • Michael Biehn is an American actor, writer, director, and producer.
  • He has more than 100 acting credits to his name and has appeared in several successful films such as 'The Terminator,' 'Aliens,' and 'The Rock.'
  • Biehn has also written and directed several films including 'The Blood Bond' and 'The Victim.'
  • He has produced several independent films such as 'The Night Visitor,' 'Hidden in the Woods,' and 'Altered Perception.'
  • Michael Biehn has lent his voice to several video games including 'Metal Gear' and 'Trials of the Blood Dragon.'

Basic Information About Michael Biehn

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Net worth$4,000,000
Date of birth1956-07-31 (67 years old)
Place of birthAnniston
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently plays military soldiers or various sorts of law enforcement officials
Frequently works with James Cameron
Frequently portrays characters who are dead by their films' ending
SpouseJennifer Blanc-Biehn - (7 JuneΒ 2018 - present)Β (1 child)
Gina Marsh - (1 JanuaryΒ 1988 - 2014)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Carlene Olson - (11 JulyΒ 1980 - 14 JulyΒ 1987)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Michael Biehn win?


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Michael Biehn roles

Movie / Series Role
The AbyssLt. Coffey
Planet TerrorSheriff Hague
The RockCommander Anderson
GrindhouseSheriff Hague (segment "Planet Terror")
GreaseMike - School Athlete (uncredited)
The TerminatorKyle Reese
TombstoneJohnny Ringo
AliensCorporal Hicks
Take Me Home TonightBill Franklin
JadeBob Hargrove
The DivideMickey
BereavementJonathan Miller
The Seventh SignRussell Quinn
Navy SealsLt. James Curran
The Art of WarRobert Bly
HavocStuart Lang
Cherry FallsSherrif Brent Marken
The MandalorianLang 1 episode, 2020
Criminal MindsDetective Ron Fullwood 1 episode, 2009
Logan's RunSandman 1 episode, 1977
Law & Order: Criminal IntentDeputy Commissioner Leland Dockerty 1 episode, 2006
The Magnificent SevenChris Larabee 22 episodes, 1998-2000
Alien IIICpl. Hicks
Dark BlueLt. Jay Frye 1 episode, 2009
Metal Hurlant ChroniclesSheriff Jones 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 1 episode, 1997
FamilyJake 1 episode, 1979

Michael Biehn's Quotes

  • I'd rather have a small part in a good film with good people than play the lead in something I don't really care for.
  • [on not spending much time with Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Terminator (1984)] I saw him around, you know. He was doing his thing, I was doing my thing, but I didn't really get to talk to him because Linda and I spend the entire film running away from Arnold.
  • [on the chase scenes in The Terminator (1984)] Looking back on it, I realize we were really going at some high speeds those nights. One night, my adrenaline was running so high I actually tore the steering wheel off, and I just looked over at Linda [Hamilton] and said "Here, you drive!".
  • I do a lot of research on most of my roles and before I start a role when I read a script I know all of the beats in the script and I know exactly how to do it because I've read about such a character or experienced similar things myself or had the same sort of relationship with people. So, when I go in to act it it's mostly technique. I'm not an actor who just lets things happen in front of the camera.
  • I know why they think of me as intense. It's because on the set, I'm very concentrated. I don't just walk on and do my thing and walk off. I'm very intense when I'm working. I know exactly what I'm doing before I get in there. [1990 interview]

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The Illustrious Career of Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn is an American actor, writer, director, and producer who has been part of the entertainment business for several decades. With more than a hundred acting credits, Biehn has established himself as one of the most versatile character actors in the industry.

Early Life

Born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, Michael Biehn grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona. While Biehn was in high school, he was a member of the basketball team and drama club. After completing his graduation, Biehn enrolled at the University of Arizona, where he studied drama and subsequently dropped out after two years to move to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.


Biehn began his career as a guest star on television series like β€˜James at 16’ and β€˜Logan’s Run’ in 1977. He continued with small roles in movies, and his first breakthrough performance came in 1984 when he played the role of Kyle Reese alongside Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron’s sci-fi hit β€˜The Terminator’. Followed by this iconic role, in 1986 Biehn appeared as Corporal Hicks opposite Sigourney Weaver in James Cameron’s Aliens. For his portrayal of Hicks, he won critical acclaim and raving reviews, establishing Biehn as an action movie star.

In his successful career, he went on to act in several high budget Hollywood movies like β€˜The Abyss’ (1989) and β€˜The Rock’ (1996). Apart from movies, Michael has starred in some notable TV series as well including β€˜The Runaways’ (1978–1979), β€˜The Magnificent Seven’ (1998–200) and β€˜Adventure Inc.’ (2002–2003) that helped to grab him into the limelight.

In the early 200s, Biehn made a successful transition into directing, writing, and producing as well. He wrote, directed, and produced the slasher film β€˜The Victim’ in 2011, which starred Jennifer Blanc- Biehn as well as he also produced some other low-level movies.

Awards and Nominations

Biehn’s contributions to the film industry have awarded him respect and accolades. Michael Biehn began his career in acting in the β€˜80s and has cemented his longevity in Hollywood for more than 35 years. In 1996 he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in β€˜Clockstoppers’. And, in March 2015, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Northeast Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

What Michael Biehn is Known For?

Throughout his long career span, Michael Biehn is known for his remarkable roles in iconic James Cameron movies- The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss. However, Jim also utilized his talent outside of action movies like in β€˜Avatar’ and β€˜Titanic’. Moreover, it’s surprising to see that he has done more than just acting in his productive career spanning multiple decades. He has grasped various crafts of Hollywood including writing, directing, and producing some solid works that might not have had bigger budgets.

Movies and Television Shows

Although Biehn is best known for his works with James Cameron, he has been part of several well-known movies too. Some of his most remarkable roles are in β€˜Tombstone’ (1993), β€˜Road House’ (1989) and β€˜Magnificent Seven” (1998-200).’ Throughout his career, Michael encouraged unique independent films, including Grindhouse (2007), The Divide (2011), and The Victim(2011)

On a small screen, besides guest appearances in popular TV shows, Michael has had some significant roles on Television too. He played Chris Larabee in β€˜The Magnificent Seven’ (1998-200), Judson Cross in β€˜Adventure Inc.'(2002-2003) Sean Harrison in Hawaii (2004-2005).

Personal Life

Biehn’s relationship life began with him marrying the actress Carlene Olson in 198. The couple had two sons but after their divorce, he married Gina Marsh but they ended up through divorce. Later he married with Jennifer Blanc in 2009 which has continued for almost over a decade.

What Is Michael Biehn’s Net Worth and Salary?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael Biehn presently has a net worth of $4 million. He acquired this wealth through his decades-long entertainment career and has alternate professional credentials as a director, writer, and producer, adding to his net worth.

The Bottom Line

Michael Biehn is undeniably one of the most hardworking and versatile actors in the entertainment industry today. Despite not getting much recognition, his acting performances never go underrated. With a dramatic script of the award-winning director Christopher Nolan that features Michael Biehn, he would definitely be one of the few actors that the posters would shamelessly boast about their involvement supporting their cast and creativity bonded for their production.

Interesting Facts about Michael Biehn

  1. Has played a Navy SEAL three times: The Abyss (1989), Navy Seals (1990) and The Rock (1996).
  2. In James Cameron's The Terminator (1984), he gets bitten on the hand by another character. He has suffered the same on-screen injury in every James Cameron film he has been in: in The Terminator (1984) he is bitten by Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) in Aliens (1986) Rebecca "Newt" Jorden (Carrie Henn) does the same thing, and in The Abyss (1989) Virgil "Bud" Brigman (Ed Harris) does the honors. This was alluding to him being bitten on the hand in James Cameron's version of Spider-Man.
  3. Replaced actor James Remar as Corporal Dwayne Hicks in Aliens (1986).
  4. He almost did not get the role of Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984) because at his first audition he spoke in a Southern accent. He had just come another audition for a stage production of "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" and had not been able to shake the accent, and the producers did not want the character Kyle Reese to seem regionalized. After calling and talking with Biehn's agent, they gave him another audition and he got the role.
  5. Attended the University of Arizona on a drama scholarship. He left school two years early to pursue his career in Hollywood.
  6. Has two children with Carlene Olson: twin boys, Devon and Taylor Biehn (born 1984).
  7. Has two sons with ex-wife Gina Marsh: Caelan Biehn and Alexander Biehn.
  8. Said that he did not get to interact with Arnold Schwarzenegger very much while filming The Terminator (1984). Ironically, fans often ask him what it was like to work with Arnold.
  9. James Cameron considered using him as the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which would have been a reversal of the roles Biehn previously had with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original. However, Cameron eventually decided against the idea on the basis that it would have been too confusing for the audience.
  10. Filmed a cameo in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) in which Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) fantasizes a meeting with him, but the scene was cut from the theatrical release; it later became available in the director's edition. Biehn said in an interview that he was not surprised that the scene was cut, seeing as how it had little to do with the film's overall story.
  11. Has appeared in five films with Bill Paxton: The Lords of Discipline (1983), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Navy Seals (1990) and Tombstone (1993). They are also good friends.
  12. Surname pronounced "Bean".
  13. Is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Arizona.
  14. Has appeared in two films with Ed Harris, in both of which he played a Navy SEAL: The Abyss (1989) and The Rock (1996).
  15. A shot of him as Kyle Reese in the movie The Terminator (1984) was reproduced as the cover-art of the video game Metal Gear (1987). Biehn was chosen as a model as he was then at the peak of his fame, and would be the ideal actor to play Metal Gear's protagonist Solid Snake had Metal Gear been an action movie.
  16. The studio pushed hard for an Academy Award nomination for Biehn as Best Supporting Actor in The Abyss (1989) - an award he ultimately did not win or even got nominated for.
  17. Cites not being asked to reprise his role as Corporal Dwayne Hicks for AlienΒ³ (1992) as one of the biggest disappointments of his career.
  18. Partner is actress Jennifer Blanc-Biehn.
  19. For his role on Tombstone (1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliot, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Girard Swan and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  20. Friends with Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.

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