An actor who employed his scarred face to play villainous characters has died. Richard Lynch was 76.
His representative, Mike Baronas, says Lynch was found dead Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. No other details were provided.
The actor appeared in several horror and sci-fi films in a career spanning four decades. He appeared in such TV series as 'Battlestar Galactica', 'The A-Team' 'The Phoenix' and 'Six Feet Under'.
It could be said that actors in the movies and TV shows achieve a kind of immortality. and that could be said about Richard Lynch, wo passed away at the age of 79. But it certainly couldn't be said for many of the characters he played. Most of them never made it to the end credits, let alone beyond the final fade-out.
But Richard Lynch played at least two characters who haven't even been born yet....
'BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY'
("VEGAS IN SPACE")
Buck is sent to the gambling city Sinaloa with Directorate special agent Marla Landers to rescue a young woman who has been kidnapped by the city's ruler, Velosi. Velosi plans to extract some information from the woman's mind in order to destroy one of his competitors. The information involves plans for the Draconian Hatchet fighters, which have been plaguing Earth's defense forces.
'STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION'
("GAMBIT" PARTS I & II)
From Memory Alpha:
Arctus Baran was a marauder who commanded a mercenary ship during the late 2360s into 2370. He was noted for his ruthless tactics and lethal punishments. He was fond of using neural servos, which he implanted in all of the people who served in his crew.
My favorite characters of his from Toobworld were Dr. Xavier in the opening trilogy of 'Galactica 1980', and Michael O'Connor in "To The Last I Will Grapple With Thee", an episode of 'Murder, She Wrote'.
All of the late Mr. Lynch's characters will live on every time we watch them... at least until they get killed off......
Good night and may God bless, sir.