He starred as Funboy in 1994 film The Crow, Ira Gaines in 24, and The Gentleman in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. _g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); 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.

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Send us a tip using our annonymous form. [1] The family moved to Paris, where Massee grew up and, after high school, he came back to the United States settling in New York, where he graduated from Hunter College and studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. The gun was intended for the scene in which Massee’s character kills Brandon Lee’s Eric Draven, turning Draven into The Crow.

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Rest easy, sir. Unaware of the crew’s mistake, Massee fired the revolver, tragically shooting Lee in the stomach; Lee died later that day after unsuccessful surgery. } The couple owned a clothing boutique in Los Angeles.

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We want to hear from you! var _g1; In 1993, Massee portrayed the character Funboy in the film The Crow, starring Brandon Lee. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-mobile-inverted-img'); You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be. He also reprised this role in the 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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In a 2005 interview, he admitted he still had nightmares about it and said, “I don’t think you ever get over something like that.”. 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."[2]. He also had roles on Fringe, Supernatural, CSI, House, and Flash Forward among many others. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-mobile-inverted-source'); He went on to appear in David Lynch’s Lost Highway and David Fincher’s The Game, Stephen Spielberg’s Amistad, and more recently as Marvel villain Gustav Fiers (“The Gentleman”) in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The news was first announced by French actor Anthony Delon, Massee’s fellow cast member on the 2014 French series Interventions. Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time. This was simple enough (or so it seemed): when Lee entered the set, holding grocery bags, actor Michael Massee would come at him using a prop gun, loaded with a blank, and fire it at Lee. Michael Massee has passed away at age 61, as reported by Variety.. From Kansas City, Missouri, Massee’s film career was still new when he landed his second feature role, as Funboy in The Crow. Michael Groo Massee (September 1, 1952 – October 20, 2016) was an American actor. The cameras started rolling: Michael Massee takes up his position a short distance away from Brandon; too short, as all the professionals will tell you, as a blank fired at a few metres can cause serious damage.



October 26, 2016, 2:23 pm. He also guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Reunion" as a rock star. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1952, to Holly and Jack Groo Massee. He went on to appear in David Lynch’s Lost Highway and The Game, Stephen Spielberg’s Amistad, and more recently as Marvel villain Gustav Fiers (“The Gentleman”) in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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_g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); He was so traumatized by the event that he returned to New York and took a year off from acting and never saw the film. [3], Massee died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles on October 20, 2016 at the age of 64. He played the physical manifestation of Management (a.k.a. Unaware of the crew’s mistake, Massee fired the revolver, tragically shooting Lee in the stomach; Lee died later that day after an unsuccessful surgery. On March 31, 1993 during filming of the film based on the comic by James O’Barr, members of the crew had improperly prepared dummy cartridges for a revolver, accidentally creating a live round in the process.

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From Kansas City, MO, Massee’s film career was still new when he landed his second feature role, as Funboy in The Crow. Massee was deeply traumatized by his inadvertent role in Lee’s death; he refused to see the completed film and took a year off from acting afterward. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Massee’s friends, family, and constituents. [1][4][5], "Michael Massee on Extra: Talks about Brandon Lee Shooting", Learn how and when to remove this template message, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, "Michael Massee, 64, Screen Villain Haunted by the Accidental Death of Brandon Lee, Dies", "Michael Massee, Actor Involved in Fatal Accident During Filming of 'The Crow,' Dies at 64", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_Massee&oldid=984258453, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Episode: "Where the Rubber Meets the Road", This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 03:30.

On television, Massee’s credits include Lucius Belyakovin on HBO’s Carnivàle, mercenary and former Navy SEAL Ira Gaines on the first season of 24, the killer Charles Hoyt on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, and the main villain on NBC’s Revelations. The news was first announced by French actor Anthony Delon, Massee’s fellow cast member on the 2014 French series “Interventions.”. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. He guest-starred in The X-Files episode "The Field Where I Died". He’s survived by his wife, Ellen Massee, and their two children. Massee resumed his career in 1995, appearing that year in Tales From The Hood and Seven, among other films.

Michael Massee himself passed away in 2016. Massee died October 26, 2016, from undisclosed causes.

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The gun was intended for the scene in which Massee’s character, Funboy, kills Brandon Lee’s character, Eric Draven, turning Draven into The Crow.

Massee was deeply traumatized by his inadvertent role in Lee’s death; he refused to see the completed film, and took a year off from acting afterward.
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So the answer to the question of how did Brandon Lee die seems to be accidental. Another wonderful character actor has been taken from us too soon as Deadline is reporting that Michael Massee (The Crow, Seven, The Amazing Spider-Man) has passed on at age 61. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-inverted-img'); He was 61. if ( localStorage.getItem(skinItemId ) ) {

Michael Groo Massee (September 1, 1952 – October 20, 2016) was an American actor. He appeared as a hunter, Kubrick, on the series Supernatural in 2007.

In 2014, Massee, who spoke French, appeared in the French series Interventions.

“The Crow” went on to make more than $50 million at the box office and numerous sequels and a short-lived television series were spawned as a result. Michael Massee, known for roles in The Amazing Spider-Man film series and whose name was, unfortunately, inextricably linked to the tragic accident that killed Brandon Lee during the filming of …

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