Skip to comments.R.I.P Richard Lynch (actor) 1940-2012
Posted on 06/20/2012 12:43:07 PM PDT by the scotsman
'It pains me to bring you guys this unfortunate news today, and it never gets any easier reporting on someones passing. Unfortunately, the legendary character actor Richard Lynch has passed according to a great friend of his, Rob Zombie.
Richard Lynch passed away at the age of 72, and the cause of death hasnt been confirmed just yet.
Lynch began his career way back in 1972 with the film Scarecrow in which he starred alongside Al Pacino and from here the sky was the limit. His film career blossomed and Lynch soon became a cult favorite.
He was instantly recognizable with his blond hair and strong, gaunt, face and starred in possibly over 100 films. Working with everybody and anybody in Hollywood in a range of films from dramas to b-movies, you name it, Richard Lynch has done it.
As well as feature films, he had a very successful career in TV with shows like Battlestar Galactica, The Phoenix, Airwolf and even the A-Team to name just a small few.'
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Very recognizable character actor.
He was really good at being a bad guy.
RIP Richard Lynch.
OTOH, imdb has yet to update his demise.
Was he the bad guy (actually awful guy) in Dirty Harry.
R. I. P. former Marine
No, that was Andrew Robinson.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
He really took the advice of Sir Laurence Olivier that, “No part is too small, no check is too large.” But in practice, that it not a bad way to do things. It meant he was always working, seen as a reliable villain who could play just about any role.
Seriously, who else could have been in The Sword and the Sorcerer as an evil king, Invasion U.S.A. as a Russian(?) terrorist, and The Forbidden Dance (and actually dance villainously)?
As Rostov in "Invasion USA" with Chuck Norris
As Baran in "Star Trek: TNG" in episodes "Gambit" parts 1 and 2.
As Noel in "Werewolf" and lampooned by Mystery Science Theater 3000.
He will be missed. He was a much underrated actor. To see one of his best starring roles see: “Delta Fox” (1979). His range of character roles was astounding.
I agree, it’s these pros that keep the wheels turning in movies far better than many big name stars.
Started acting at 32 and appeared in over 100 films? Shows you that it’s never too late.
Was he the badguy in ‘The Seven-Ups’?
Yes! Great movie. It’s on from time to time, and I always watch it. The old cars are amazing.
He was a really good bad guy.
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