Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1950-03-18 (71 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Huntington, West Virginia, USA
133 Movies · 27 TV shows
Also Known As: Bradford Claude Dourif
Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American character actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, and won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for his supporting role as Billy Bibbit in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He is also known for his roles as Charles Lee Ray and the voice of Chucky in the Child's Play franchise (1988–2017), and Gríma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings series (2002–2003).Dourif's other film roles include Wise Blood (1979), Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Exorcist III (1990) and Alien Resurrection (1997). He also appeared in many television series, notably Deadwood (2004–2006, 2019), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
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133 Movies · 27 TV shows
The Shuroo Process
A young New York City journalist, frustrated with the pressures of a failing publishing world and a less than promising romantic life, is sent on a journey of self-improvement with catastrophic conseq...
After a vintage Chucky doll shows up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets. The ar...
The Legacy of Chucky
USA & SYFY present an exclusive featurette that celebrates the 30+ year legacy of the Child’s Play franchise and iconic character, Chucky, with never-before-seen interviews with franchise creator Don ...
A feature documentary directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco about American writer Flannery O’Connor.
Before meeting George Good (Brad Dourif), Sonny Jordan (Mekhi Pfeiffer) was just a lost drifter with a troubled past floating from town to town, looking for work. As fate would have it, Sonny ends up ...
Deadwood: The Movie
South Dakota's statehood is celebrated by following the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp. All are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought, as rivalries are reo...
Herbert West: Reanimator
Pursued by the police, an ambitious neuroscientist uses a neutrino impulse to bring his dead wife back to life, unintentionally unlocking her dormant powers that threaten the existence of everyone he ...
Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows a former professor to his country home to get a new perspective. Clive is sucked into a mission to kill while Trevor helps him deal with his ...
A young woman held in captivity discovers that she is not alone.
Cult of Chucky
Nica has been locked up for the criminally insane and is convinced that she killed her entire family. Nica wondered if she wasn't crazy when the psychiatrist introduced a new therapeutic "Good Guy" do...
Growing up in the world of the psycho killer doll, Chucky, was a loving tribute to Kyra.
Ballad of a Righteous Merchant
The making of the film, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, provided profound insight into the director and his craft. The true story of an actor who killed his mother was the inspiration for My Son, M...
Blue Velvet Revisited
Peter Braatz was on the set of Blue Velvet, shooting documentary footage with a Super 8 film camera. On the 30th anniversary of Blue Velvet, Braatz presents his footage, along with still photographs, ...
A group of people are trapped in a lodge.
The Control Group
Five college students wake up in an insane asylum with no idea how they got there or how to escape. The tests have awakened something that cannot be explained by science, despite the fact that they ar...
Curse of Chucky
After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When Nica rece...
A grieving man becomes the victim of a horrible experiment to cure his addiction after the death of his wife.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Phil Coulson is an agent for the S.H.I.E.L.D. To protect the ordinary from the extraordinary, a team of agents is put together to investigate the new, strange and unknown around the globe.
Blood Shot is the story of a cop named Rip whose life falls apart as he chases a vampire who happens to be a hitman for the CIA. They need to join forces to stop the terrorist cell before it's too lat...
A group of high school students are having a great time near Hollywood Hills at the weekend when they run into the loser, Sam, who is just on his way home. Sam was one of the prettiest girls in school...
End of the World
In End of the World, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of two guys who run a video rental store. Guys who have seen all the movies should be able to save the world.
Last Kind Words
Eli moves with his family to the isolated farm of Waylon, a man whose dark past threatens to overtake him. Eli is fascinated with the forests while his family works to restore the fields. Eli was on t...
The owner of a black box can see what he wants, but he can also see what he wants an assassin to do.
The lives of three female assassins are turned upside down when they are offered one last job. They are thrust into a strange situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusion...
After an offshore-drilling rig burst into flames, a volcanologist confirmed her theory of a long-dormant underground volcano. She must stop the flow of molten rock under Miami, Florida.
Once Upon a Time
There is a town in Maine where every story book character is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself si...
Born of Earth
Humans have been disappearing with no explanation for hundreds of years. Prophet Hills seems like a perfect place to live and raise a family, but Danny Kessler has seen worse days. This is a man's jou...
Fading of the Cries
Jacob, a young man armed with a deadly sword, saves Sarah, a teenage girl, from Mathias, a malevolent evil that has begun plaguing a small farmland town while in search of an ancient necklace that had...
After serving 22 years for one mistake, a drug smuggler just wants to start over and obey the law. He was forced to take a job with his old crime partners because he couldn't find a job. They have big...
Humans and Vampires have fought for centuries in an alternate world. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled citie...
Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. The game pits frien...
Death and Cremation
In a suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old man named Stan contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. Stan thinks he's a social bully and murders hi...
When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bothe...
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Brad barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place.
Laurie Strode is struggling to come to terms with her brother's death. Michael is about to have a reunion with his sister.
A cannibalistic serial rapist who has kidnapped his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night is the subject of a psychological-horror-thriller.
Lock and Roll Forever
The members of Oreskaband set their sights on world domination, but first they have to conquer Hollywood.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
A New Orleans Police sergeant received a medal and a promotion for his actions during Hurricane Katrina. Due to his heroic act, McDonagh injured his back and became addicted to prescription pain medic...
Brad Dourif on Wise Blood
The leading actor has some knowledge of the film.
Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween'
There were people behind the scenes of 'Halloween'.
Peter graduated from medical school. After his professor fails him, he ends up in bed with an actress and a singer. He encounters her eccentric family of pot farmers when he accompanies her to the nor...
Walter Bishop, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist, and his scheming, reluctant son Peter, uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a p...
Evil Comes in Small Packages
A documentary about the making of "Child' Play."
The true story of a father trying to make up with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
The Boneyard Collection
Four separate short films are connected by host segments. There is an all girl rock band booked to play a gig in a town overrun by zombies. In the second one, The Devil's Due at midnight, a coven of b...
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie....
The Wizard of Gore
In the darkly phantasmagorical world of the carnival magician and sideshow hypnotist, the gruesome "illusions" of Montag the Magnificent are unique in that they seem to become retroactive reality long...
A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in hi...
A Child's Play Story: Chucky's Revenge
In a desperate attempt to find a new vessel, Chucky broke into a nearby home.
A group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world when their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal.
Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail thanks to his police officer father's efforts. Shawn was wrongly accused of a crime he solved because of his frequent tips to the pol...
An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. David Rossi is a founding member of the BAU who returns to ...
The Wild Blue Yonder
An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's self-made demise, while human astronauts are attempting to find an alternate planet for surviving huma...
Chucky's Vacation Slides
Chucky, his wife Tiffany, and their gender-ambiguous child Glen/Glenda gathered in the living room for a slideshow of their vacation. The remains of Chucky's victims remain even after he promised to "...
Drop Dead Sexy
A group of would-be thieves attempt to blackmail their target when their money scam fails.
Seed of Chucky
A movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway, as Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen.
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate
Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" stands as one of the most influential and important films of all time; one that changed the movie industry in ways nobody ever expected. "Final Cut: The Making and Unm...
El padrino: The Latin Godfather
There is a drug dealer in East Los Angeles. Kilo wants to follow in his father's footsteps. Kilo wants to learn how to make money in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. A man might en...
Most of the main characters are based on real people in the story of the early days of Deadwood. Deadwood started as a gold mining camp and gradually turned into a civilized town. The story is about r...
A group of fraterity and sororities are possessed by an evil professor through an ancient staff and a book of incantation during a night of "hazing" activities in an abandoned mansion. When the studen...
One Step Beyond: Making 'Alien: Resurrection'
The making of Alien Resurrection is covered in a feature-length documentary. The cast and crew of the movie tell us how it came to be.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship attempt to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. The ring is going to be closer to the he...
The Calling follows the controversial life of evangelist Leroy Jenkins.
Three American students are visiting the mountain homeland of Vlad Tepes, and they are facing death and spiritual torment.
An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relat...
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
While Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin, Frodo and Sam are trekking to destroy the One Ring of Power. The Orthanc Tower in Isengard is where the Fellowship member...
I Don't Know Jack
Jack Nance starred in the cult classic 1977 film, "Eraserhead".
The series was created by David Dortort and ran for the 2001– 2002 television season. Compared to the original NBC series, it had less gunfire, brawling and other traditional western elements. The dec...
A feared Chinese soldier goes undercover as an Asian bride.
Two thieves compete with a madman in their search for an ancient relic which can create an army of evil souls.
Charlie Reed is a man in a dead end job. But while he contemplates a change, he is suddenly promoted to the top security level of his company and asked to take over from a colleague who has mysterious...
Michael is recovering from an addiction. He is now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He works the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his family, but the job makes him cra...
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
The end of The Prophecy Trilogy. Christopher Walken is back as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all ...
The US Government is about to create an elite team of soldiers who are specially trained for hostile alien encounters. They are the last line of defense.
A man takes credit for his grandmother's script to impress a Hollywood agent. It becomes harder to keep up the pretense as his reputation grows.
After learning of his sister's suicide, Beau McCammon returned to his family. Beau's father, who just barely won another term as a senator, doesn't take things well when Beau approaches him with the s...
A recovering alcoholic and ex-LAPD, Brown splits his time between working as a private detective and repossessing cars for a used car lot. A filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker is hired to foll...
Bride of Chucky
Chucky and Tiffany are going on a Route 66 murder spree with their hosts.
A college campus is plagued by a vicious serial killer murdering students in ways that correspond to urban legends.
A woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.
An experimental drug enhances a student's senses. Abuse is not an option.
Since then, two hundred years have passed. Ripley was cloned by a group of scientists. The new Ripley and the new aliens are both full of surprises. Ripley has to work with a group of people to stop t...
A Step toward Tomorrow
A woman is taking her son to the doctor.
Four tuxedo clad men show up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girlfriend. One of the men is on...
A law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Sworn to Justice
After masked attackers kill her sister and young nephew, a female psychologist takes the law into her own hands by acting as a defense witness by day and a ruthless avenger by night.
John Gray lost most of his memory after he was hit by a car. He has flashbacks when he gets out of the hospital. After a strange telephone call and a murder attempt on his wife, Gray's wife is murdere...
If Looks Could Kill
America's Most Wanted featured the true story of John Hawkins.
Bless This House
Bless This House is a CBS sitcom which starred Andrew Dice Clay.
Escape to Witch Mountain
The story of two orphan twins with special powers. The two are hindered by a tycoon who only wants to exploit their abilities.
Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story
A true story of an abusive husband's obsession with his family.
Murder in the First
It was inspired by a true story. A criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s tried to escape. He is put in solitary confinement as punishment. The maximum stay is 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, c...
Star Trek: Voyager
When the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a ship must work with Maquis rebels to find a way home.
When a mining colony is taken over by genetically altered androids, an elite attack team is sent in to take down the leader.
The ultimate fighting machine is part machine and part human. A number of innocent people have been killed by the Hardman project. Jack is the genius behind this project and he lives in a world of mod...
Color of Night
When a murdered colleague's therapy group is taken over by a New York doctor, he finds himself in the middle of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins an affair.
The space station is located in neutral space. The goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appoi...
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...
The five-hour mini-series was first aired on the ABC network in the United States in May 1993 The comic strip was first published in 1990. Oliver Stone was an executive producer. The series features J...
An anorexic young woman escapes from a mental health clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. Her parents were beheaded by a stranger after she was caught. The young woman and her new lover are...
Amos & Andrew
The police mistake a successful black writer for a criminal when he buys a vacation home in New England. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realized his mistake and offered a th...
Before Charile shoots the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He gets lost in space when the transporter takes him with it, becaus...
A priest is suspected of being involved in the murder of a stripper. He goes to strip clubs and pornography in order to catch the killer. The killer is taunting the priest. A stripper's friend tries t...
London Kills Me
A shoe was lost. A young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a wait...
The Horror Hall of Fame II
The second annual program begins with a smoke on a playground and a parody of a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
Child's Play 3
The events of the second film took place eight years ago. The resurrected Chucky wants revenge on his former owner, who is now a teenager in military school.
A psychologist who lost his arm in a car crash becomes one of three patients to have their limbs replaced by serial killers. After one of them dies violently, there are disturbing occurrences happenin...
A married black man is considering having an affair with a white girl. He was concerned that the racial difference would make the relationship worse.
J.T was involved in the reform program. Johnny Reynolds has cerebral palsy. J.T wants to be taken care of by one of the inmates. It will always beBlake.
Scream of Stone
A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaine...
A detective is obsessed with bringing a man to justice for the murder of a woman and the serial killer of other people. The supposed killer may be a victim as well.
In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles."...
Child's Play 2
When Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.
John Hall wanders into a small town in Maine. He wants to work at the community's top business, a large textile mill. He was hired to work the graveyard shift from around midnight to dawn and was char...
A small-town car thief and his transvestite wife come across an abandoned infant and amputate his tongue and teach him to be a criminal.
The Horror Hall of Fame
The best horror films, television series, actors, producers and special-effects designers were honored at The Horror Hall of Fame.
Grim Prairie Tales
Two travelers meet on the open prairie and share their stories. Their stories become a sort of competition, each trying to relate something to the other.
Law & Order
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
The Exorcist III
Lieutenant William F is the subject of The Exorcist III, which is fifteen years after the original film. There is a series of murders around Georgetown that all have the hallmarks of a serial killer. ...
A young man learns that his parents used an atomic-weapons experiment on him before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
A blonde seduces a quirky liquor store worker. Harris.
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars
Duell McCall visits his old girlfriend, Nora, and learns that she gave birth to his child. He wants to stay but he is still a wanted man. So, Sheriff Campbell suggests that if he brings in this noto...
Tales from the Crypt
The Crypt Keeper is a host for fun and fright based on the classic E.C. Back in the day, there were comics tales. Pick your poison if you shamble up to the bar. Are honeymooners going to fulfill the "...
Terror on Highway 91
A police deputy in a small town is sick of the corruption and brutality practiced by the sheriff and his fellow officers.
In a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white, two FBI agents are investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s. The younger agent was trained in FBI school and ...
Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play
There is a documentary about the making of Child's Play.
A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by a serial killer.
No Frank in Lumberton
A very surreal video shot behind the scenes during the production of Blue Velvet in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1985 by Peter Braatz.
Rita is a narcotics cop with many disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' start turning up next to dead bodies. Mike works...
Death of his wife's pet poodle and a threatening movie producer create a world of trouble for a middle-aged B-movie mogul. He hires two psychopathic goons to take care of it, which only creates more t...
Four friends were not in contact with each other for a long time. The state of limbo between heaven and hell is called Purgatory. In Purgatory, these friends reflect on their pasts. They look at their...
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues
Warner, now the Vice President of the United States, decides to see her and her son. At the same time, she is unaware that James Moretti holds her responsible for the death of his brother. Warner is b...
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues
One of James Moretti's people thinks he can get to Adam J when he's indicted. The Vice President should stop it. He arranged for a lawyer to get a job at a prestigious law firm. He knows that Warner i...
Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
The lives of a family from South Carolina were torn apart after the murder of Bill and Myrtle Moon. The judicial system takes too long for the Moon's devoted stepson and he takes matter into his own h...
The discovery of a severed human ear in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Spenser: For Hire
Spenser: For Hire is a mystery television series.
Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...
The model is convinced by David to become a partner in a detective agency after being deceived and going bankrupt. They solve cases together while getting along.
A student quits his vacation job to go to Istanbul and kill someone. On the way from Ostend to Arlon, there were some chance meetings that didn't puzzle the truth about Klamski.
In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune, the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. It's only when a leader gives up control that he can...
Murder, She Wrote
A mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicides.
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...
The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
A coroner's assistant is involved in a strange case involving his girlfriend's place of employment, prostitutes, and a defrocked priest.
A young black pianist becomes involved in the lives of an upper-class white family in New York City in the early 1900s.
James Averill, a Harvard graduate, is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty- stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The political...
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
The story of the Peoples Temple was led by Jim Jones.
A person wants to become something in the world. He wants to start his own church.
Tales of the Unexpected
Between 1979 and 1988 there was a British television series called Tales of the Unexpected. The stories were often sinister and funny, with an unexpected twist ending. The early episodes were based on...
The Lonigan family lived between 1918 and 1930.
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force
The true story of Leonard Matlovich. An Air Force sergeant was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and was trying to get his job back.
Eyes of Laura Mars
A famous fashion photographer can see through the eyes of killers.
Group Portrait with a Lady
The story follows the life of a regular German woman during the 1930s and 1940s. The regular people's perception of the Nazi era is shown through her interactions with friends, family and other people...
The Gardener's Son
Based on true events which took place in the mill town of Graniteville, South Carolina in 1876, the story follows the rich Greggs, who run the mill, and the poor McEvoys, who work there. The animosity...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy, inspired his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse,Mildre...
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
A happy-go-lucky small time crook runs into a country music group looking for their big break. They help each other out in unexpected ways.
Butterfly in the Typewriter
It was difficult for the author of A Confederacy of Dunces to get the book published.
Out to Lunch
Short by Katia Koziara.
Dourif has two daughters: Kristina / Christina Dourif, born c. 1976, and actress Fiona Dourif, born c. 1981, with his late wife Jonina Dourif, whose name sometimes appears in media as Janet.
Dourif was born in Huntington, West Virginia, on March 18, 1950, to Joan Mavis Felton (née Bradford), an actress, and Jean Henri Dourif, an art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His stepfather was golfer William C. Campbell. Dourif was one of four siblings, with sisters Diana, Patricia and Christiane.His paternal grandparents emigrated from France, and his paternal grandfather co-founded the Standard Ultramarine and Color Company in Huntington. After Aiken, he attended Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, graduating in 1968. Dourif appeared as an amateur at the Fountain Valley Film Festival in 1969, taking second place in the 8 mm film category with his 10-minute entry "Blind Date." Dourif attended Marshall University for a time, before quitting college and moving to New York City to study acting on the advice of actress Conchata Ferrell.