Meet Brad Dourif’s Father: Jean Henri Dourif

Jean Henri Dourif was the father of American actor Brad Dourif. He married Joan Felton Bradford, and they had four children, including Brad Dourif. Unfortunately, Jean Henri Dourif died in 1953 at the age of 33. The cause of his death has never been mentioned.

Life After His Death

At the time of Jean’s death, his children were very young; for instance, Brad was 3, and Joan could not manage to care for the children on her own. She married golfer Bill Campbell who helped raise her children. Bill supported Brad’s aspirations to become an actor and always encouraged him to pursue his dreams.

His Son

Jean’s son embarked on his acting journey in college; he often participated in school productions. He later dropped out of Marshall University and moved to New York City to learn acting. Brad started appearing in off-Broadway plays, including When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?, and The Doctor in Spite of Himself.

Jean’s son made his film debut in 1975, portraying Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and for his performance in the movie, he was nominated for an Academy Award. He also won a British Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. Jean’s son was featured in several projects; he played Tommy Ludlow in Eyes of Laura Mars.

Brad often played vulnerable and disturbed characters in most of his appearances. He also appeared in horror movies, including Alien Resurrection, Death  Machine, The Exorcist III, and Child’s Play, where he provides the voice for Chucky. His other film projects include Hidden Agenda, Murder in the First, Brown’s Requiem, and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

On television, Jean’s son has appeared in several shows; he appeared in The Gardener’s Son as Robert McEvoy. Brad also appeared in three episodes of Studs Lonigan. From 2004 to 2006, Jean’s son had a lead role as Dr. Amos Cochran in Deadwood. He had a guest role in Law & Order.

Jean’s son has been voicing Chucky in the horror show by the same name since 2021. Brad has also appeared in music videos, such as Calvin Harris’ song Drinking from the Bottle in 2012. In his over forty years of acting, Jean’s son has received several accolades, including a BAFTA Award, which he won in 1997 for best actor in a supporting role.

Jean’s Son’s Personal Life

Jean Henri’s son has had two wives; he first married Janet Stephanie, and they had one daughter Christina Dourif. Brad then married Jonina Dourif, but she died in 2015; during their time together, they had a daughter, actress Fiona Dourif. After the death of his second wife, Jean’s son has not remarried.

His Son’s Net Worth and Social Media Presence

Brad Dourif has made a good fortune through his acting career. His net worth is estimated to be 6 million dollars. His wealth will grow, given he is still active in the acting industry. Regarding Jean’s son’s media presence, he has an account on Instagram but has not posted anything in a long time.