Clancy Brown Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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About Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown is all known as Clarence John Brown III.

He was born on January 5, 1959. He is an American actor born in Urbana, Ohio, United States.

Clancy Brown is known for his remarkable voice, unique square jaw, and blue eyes. He is the son of Bud Brown. Clarence J. 'Bud' Brown Jr. was an American publisher and politician.

Clancy Brown's grandfather owned Brown Publishing Company. The private newspaper publishing was founded by Clarence James Brown. Sr.

Clancy Brown is a known face for his villain characters and powerful roles. He is a versatile actor and works in animated and action movies. Clancy is also a voice actor. He often loves reading books.

One can recognize the voice of Mr. Krabs in the famous animated series 'SpongeBob SquarePants'. He also enacted in 'The Shawshank Redemption' as Capt. Byron Hadley - disciplined head of the correctional officers.

Clancy Brown has done the voice for many characters. He was seen onscreen in the television series 'The Deep End'. Clancy played the role of Hart Sterling. Being a voice actor, he even gave his voice to the video game. These were mostly the unfriendly characters or those of dragons.

Additionally, he lends his voice to Marvel series for characters of Sasquatch, Mr. Sinister, Red Hulk, Surtur, Montross, and many more. He even lends his voice to Gonta for 'Pom Poko'. This was a Japanese animated film. His recent voice project for the animated movie was 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run'. Keep reading to learn more interesting facts about Clancy Brown!

Clancy Brown's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Clancy Brown's net worth?

Clancy Brown's net worth is $5 million as of April 2022.

How much does Clancy Brown earn per year?

Clancy Brown earns almost $700,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Clancy Brown?

Clancy Brown is 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) tall.

How old is Clancy Brown?

As of 2022, Clancy Brown is 63 years old.

Childhood And Education

Clancy Brown completed his education at St. Albans School, Northwestern University, and Northwestern University School of Communication. He has also done Theater Arts. Clancy's first stage play was in Grade seven. He had an elder sister, Beth Brown, who died in 1964 due to leukemia during their childhood.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Clancy Brown is the son of Bud Brown and Joyce Eldridge. Bud Brown was a well-known publisher and politician. Joyce Brown was a concert pianist and composer.

He has three siblings, Kate Brown, Roy Brown, and Beth Brown, his elder sister who died in 1964. To honor Beth's death, they started Beth Brown Memorial. It is a non-profit organization that accepts donations and helps students with scholarships. They help needy students pursue promising careers.

Clancy Brown got married to Jeanne Johnson on June 26, 1993. Jeanne is a segment producer and art director for various movies. They have a daughter and son named Rose Beth Brown (1995) and James Ransom Johnson-Brown (2003). Rose Beth Brown recently released her short film 'CUSPID'. She is the writer and director of the film.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Clancy Brown is well-known for his role in 'The Shawshank Redemption' as Captain Byron Hadley. He played the role of cruel correctional officer Captain Byron Hadley. His first crime mainstream movie was 'Bad Boys' in 1983. In around 1985, Clancy appeared as Weasel in 'The Thunder Alley'. He played the character named Viking Lofgren.

Clancy played the magical character of Granter of Wishes in the fantasy movie 'Snow White'. He played the role of Captain William Hadley in the action-adventure movie 'The Guardian' in 2006. Clancy portrayed Alan Smith in the horror film 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'.

He was a part of various animated projects too. Clancy played the titular character in the action-comedy American Series 'Kim Possible'. Being a voice actor, he did one for the fictional character George Stacy. This was for the animated series 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'.

Clancy has done the voice for the supervillain Lex Luthor in various animated series. Clancy has played prisoner officer roles thrice as Captain Byron Hadley, Lt. Williams, and Lt. McMannis. He has done voice acting in 'What If...?' for Surtur, The Fire Demon.

Clancy Brown is a famous American actor who portrays all supervillains and dominant roles in movies and animations. He has bagged many projects as a voice artist. Clancy Brown is recognized for the voice of Eugene Harold Krabs (Mr. Krabs) in the animated series 'SpongeBob SquarePants'. Clancy has done the voice for Mr. Krabs for the last 20 years.

Charity Work

Clancy was the lead for J. Madison Wright's campaign. This campaign was to raise funds for her heart transplant as she had cardiomyopathy. She played his onscreen daughter in the 'Earth 2' TV series. Later on, Clancy gifted her laptop as a Christmas present. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2006 due to a heart attack.

What awards has Clancy Brown won?

Clancy's first nomination was Awards Circuit Community Awards (ACCA) for Best Cast Ensemble Of The Shawshank Redemption. His first award was in 2013; he won the Best Vocal Ensemble In A Television Series for BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award. It was for the 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (2008).

The second award came in 2017 for BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This was Best Vocal Ensemble In A Television Series. In 2021, Clancy Brown won Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Performance for his character in 'The Mortuary Collection' (2019).

In 2021, Clancy Brown won the FilmQuest Cthulhu for 'The Mortuary Collection' as Best Actor. Additionally, he was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor in 'Pet Sematary Two'. Clancy received almost 15 nominations as per May 2022 data.

Clancy Brown's Hobbies And Interests

Clancy loves to read books and is an avid reader.

Other Interesting Clancy Brown's Facts And Trivia

  • Clancy Brown was appointed the chairman of Brown Publishing Company in 2002. It went out of service in 2010.
  • He is the founder of the non-profit organization Beth Brown Memorial Fund.
  • Clancy is a fan of science fiction books by author Frank Herbert.
  • He played similar character names like Hadley in 'The Shawshank Redemption' and 'The Guardian'.
  • Clancy Brown was quite unwell with the prosthetic makeup done for his character Viktor. He was hospitalized for the same.
  • He appeared in the TV series 'The Mandalorian' as Burg Mandalorian.
  • Clancy's new animation series 'My Adventures With Superman' is in pre-production and will release in 2023.
  • Similarly, as per one of his posts, he will be seen in 'John Wick: Chapter 4' in March 2023.
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Clancy Brown Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Clarence John Brown III

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




191 cm

Eye Color



American Actor, Voice Artist, Film Producer, Businessperson


Northwestern University School Of Communication

Net Worth



Jeanne Johnson


Bud Brown, Joyce Eldridge


Kate Brown, Roy Brown, Beth Brown

Annual Earnings

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Written by Christian Mba

Bachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

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Christian MbaBachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

Christian Mba is an experienced blogger and content writer with over a decade of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nigeria and has a keen interest in Python programming. Along with his writing and blogging expertise, he is also an SEO specialist with more than six years of experience. Chris, as he is commonly known, has a passion for music and enjoys playing the piano.

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