Thompson (b. 1959) is an actor who played Hercules in the Creature Shop TV movie Jason and the Argonauts.
Thompson made his film debut with a small role as a punk in The Terminator. The towering, muscular actor has often been cast as imposing villains, especially on television, playing the Alien Bounty Hunter on The X-Files and two different adversaries on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Luke in the first season and the Judge in the second season). Other genre TV credits include Werewolf (second season regular as the evil Nicholas Remy), Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise (as Romulan Admiral Valdore on the latter), Superboy (as a golem), Birds of Prey (as the Crawler), Charmed, Knight Rider, and Hercules: the Legendary Journeys (as a barbarian), plus non-genre shows like the soap operas Falcon Crest, the short-lived comedy-drama Key West (a regular as the sheriff), Moonlighting, and NYPD Blue.
Film credits include Star Trek: Generations (as a Klingon helmsman), Life Stinks, Joe Dirt, The Order and the Three Amigos!