Robert John Davi (born June 26, 1953) is an American actor, singer, writer, and director who played Heienemann in the 1990 film Predator 2. He is perhaps best known for his role as the villain Franz Sanchez in the sixteenth official James Bond film, Licence to Kill (1989). Other notable films Davi has appeared in include The Goonies (1985), Die Hard (1988) and The Expendables 3 (2014). Aside from his work in film, Davi has had an extensive career in television.


Year Title Notes
1981 Gangster Wars
1984 City Heat
1985 The Goonies
1986 Raw Deal With Thomas Rosales, Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sven-Ole Thorsen
1987 Wild Thing
1988 Action Jackson With Steve Boyum, William H. Burton, Jr., Bill Duke, Diana James, Henry Kingi, Sonny Landham, Carl Weathers and Gerard G. Williams
Traxx With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
Die Hard With George Christy, Diana James, Henry Kingi and Carmine Zozzora, directed by John McTiernan
1989 Licence to Kill With Simon Crane
1990 Peacemaker
Maniac Cop 2 With Steve Boyum and Danny Trejo
Predator 2
1991 Under Surveillance
The Taking of Beverly Hills
Ladies Game With Morton Downey, Jr.
Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue With Casey Sander and Tom Skerritt
1992 Center of the Web
Illicit Behavior With Kent McCord
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery With Peter Guinness
1993 Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence With Steve Boyum
Night Trap
Son of the Pink Panther With Nick Gillard, Mark Anthony Newman and Tip Tipping
The November Man Uncredited
1994 Cops and Robbersons
1995 The Dangerous With Sven-Ole Thorsen
No Contest
Body Count
Delta of Venus
The Zone
Showgirls With Jim Ishida
1996 For Which He Stands With María Conchita Alonso
An Occasional Hell
Absolute Aggression
1997 Cyber Vengeance
The Bad Pack With Sven-Ole Thorsen
2001 Soulkeeper With Brad Dourif
2002 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Hot Chick With Michael Papajohn
The 4th Tenor
2005 One Last Ride
In the Mix
2007 The Dukes
2008 Big Fat Important Movie Uncredited; with Thomas Rosales, Jr.
An American Carol
2009 The Butcher
2010 One in the Gun
Magic Man
Game of Death
2011 Kill the Irishman
The Pool Boys With Pat Skipper
2012 The Iceman With Winona Ryder
The Great Chameleon
2013 Doonby
Blood of Redemption
2014 Black Rose
Asteroid vs. Earth
A Long Way Off
The Expendables 3 With Brad Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Lost Time
2015 Awaken


  • Davi is one of two actors from the Alien/Predator films who has also played a villain in the James Bond franchise, the other being Yaphet Kotto from Alien. Actor Colin Salmon (from Alien vs. Predator) also appeared in three films from the Bond series, as one of 007's supporting allies. Numerous stuntmen have also worked in both franchises.


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