Massee in 2014
16 August 1955 |
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Years active||1991 – 1993 1994- present|
In 1993, Massee portrayed the character Fun Boy in the film The Crow, starring Brandon Lee. Massee was the actor who fired the shot that killed Lee on the set in 1993, due to an improperly prepared prop gun. He was so traumatized by the event that he returned to New York and took a year off from acting. 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."
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 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 & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Reunion" as a rock star. He appeared in the American TV series FlashForward as villain Dyson Frost. He appeared as a hunter on the series Supernatural in 2007.
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 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
- "Michael Massee on Extra: Talks about Brandon Lee Shooting". Extra, 2005, archived at YouTube, April 1, 2007, accessed May 13, 2011.