Actor Michael Massee Who Accidentally Killed Brandon Lee Dies
The Crow star, Michael Massee has passed on at the age of 61. He died on the 20th of October after a battle with cancer.
Massee accidentally shot his co-star Brandon Lee on the set of the film in 1993, due to an improperly prepared prop. He was so traumatized by the event that he returned to New York and took a year off from acting. He refused to view the film. 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 is perhaps best known for his roles as Funboy in the 1994 film The Crow and The Gentleman in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. He also reprised this role in the 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In 1995, Massee played the cop Newton in the film Tales from the Hood. 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 the X-Files episode “The Field Where I Died”. He also appeared in the 2005 NBC TV miniseries Revelations as the main antagonist.
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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, Kubrick, on the series Supernatural in 2007.
Massee and his wife Ellen together owned a clothing boutique in Los Angeles. He spoke French and appeared in 2014 in the French series Interventions.