The ''Terminator'' actor has held similar roles in ''Aliens,'' ''The Rock,'' and ''The Abyss''

By Daniel Fierman
Updated October 27, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

”I’m always a cop or a soldier, or a former soldier, or secret agent, or former soldier/secret agent,” laments Michael Biehn. ”Terminator did that to me.” The Alabama-born 44-year-old may have found his most famous role as the lovestruck time-traveler in James Cameron’s high-tech opus, but he’s been working steadily ever since, popping up in The Rock, Tombstone, CBS’s The Magnificent Seven, and Cameron’s own Aliens and The Abyss. ”I play basketball, watch sports, hang out with my kids, and work as much as possible because I have to put them through college,” he says. Currently wrapping up the sequel to The Omega Code, Biehn confesses Terminator did have at least one welcome effect. ”I was in England doing Aliens and this woman saw me in a bar and said: ‘Hey, you’re that Terminator guy!”’ he remembers warmly. ”That was my wife — 15 years ago — and I’ve been with her ever since.”