Clarence J. Brown III is an actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with in feature films, TV series and even animation. Brown played a corrupt US soldier in the Walter Hill-directed hyper-violent actioner Extreme Prejudice (1987), another deranged killer in Shoot to Kill (1988) and a brutal prison guard, who eventually somewhat "befriends" wrongfully convicted banker Tim Robbins, in the moving The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
His superb vocal talents were in demand, and he contributed voices to animated shows, including _"Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series" (1995)_, "Street Sharks" (1994), "Gargoyles" (1994) and "Superman" (1996). Brown then landed two more plum roles, one as a "tough-as-nails" drill sergeant in the sci-fi thriller Starship Troopers (1997), and the other alongside Robin Williams in the Disney comedy Flubber (1997).