16 August 1955 |
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Years active||1991 – present|
He has provided the voice for the villain Spellbinder in The Batman, as well as appearing on the television series 24 as the villain Ira Gaines. He provided the voice of Bruce Banner for the Ultimate Avengers animated film, as well as the sequel Ultimate Avengers 2. He appeared in the film Seven alongside Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. He appeared in David Lynch's Lost Highway as Andy. He also played the physical manifestation of Management (a.k.a. Lucius Belyakovin), on HBO's Carnivàle. He guest starred in episodes of The X-Files. He also appeared in the 2005 NBC TV miniseries Revelations as the main antagonist. In 2006, he guest-starred in Criminal Minds as a serial killer on death row. He also guest starred in the Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode "Reunion" as a rock star. He appeared in the American TV show FlashForward as villain Dyson Frost. He appeared as a hunter on the series Supernatural in 2007. More recently, Massee portrayed imprisoned serial killer Charles Hoyt in the first two seasons of the TV series Rizzoli & Isles. He played the role of Gustav Fiers (alias The Gentleman) in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and reprised the role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In 1993, Massee portrayed the character Fun Boy in the movie The Crow, starring Brandon Lee. Massee was the actor who fired the shot that accidentally killed Lee on the set in 1993, due to an improperly prepared prop gun. In an interview in 2005, 12 years after the incident, Massee revealed that he still had nightmares about it, going on to say, "I don't think you ever get over something like that."
Massee was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Massee and his wife, Ellen, own a clothing boutique in Los Angeles. He grew up in France after his parents moved there in 1954; he is fluent in French. His parents still live there.
- "Michael Massee on Extra: Talks about Brandon Lee Shooting ", Extra, 2005, archived at YouTube, Apr 1, 2007, accessed May 13, 2011.
- "Michael Massee biography on IMDB". Retrieved 2012-05-23.