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antspawn
06-21-12, 01:34 AM
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Richard Lynch, best known for playing villainous characters in a career that spanned more than 40 years, has died. He was 76. Lynch’s rep Mike Baronas says the actor’s body was found today at his Palm Springs home by a friend and no investigation was planned into the cause of death. With his platinum hair and scarred face, Lynch was cast in dozens of sci-fi and horror films, including the Halloween franchise. Among his roles was serial killer Michael Myers’ high school principal in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake in 2007. His most recent role was in Zombie’s upcoming movie, The Lords of Salem. His other films include Bad Dreams, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Scarecrow, The Ninth Configuration, and Little Nikita. TV series include Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team, Six Feet Under and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Lynch had said he permanently scarred his face in 1967 when he took LSD and set himself on fire.
link to article (http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/r-i-p-richard-lynch/)

Thank you for the wonderful scares. rip :(

:rip:

GoldenJCJ
06-21-12, 01:40 AM
I remember him best from Invasion USA. He scared the hell out of me in that movie when I was little!

I never knew the story about how his face got like that.

R.I.P.

SuckaMC
06-21-12, 02:45 AM
I remember him most from Bad Dreams. That movie was creepy.

EdTheRipper
06-21-12, 06:27 AM
I remember him most from Bad Dreams. That movie was creepy.

Agreed. He used to scare the shit out of me in that one.
RIP

Charlie Goose
06-21-12, 06:35 AM
If ever there was an actor perfect for the villain role, it was Richard Lynch.

RocShemp
06-21-12, 07:27 AM
He was great in all his rolls. I was particularly fond of him in Trancers 2 and Puppet Master 3.

:rip:

dom56
06-21-12, 09:47 AM
Sad news. :(

I thought his best role was in The Seven-Ups.

inri222
06-21-12, 09:59 AM
RIP

He was great in The Ninth Configuration playing a crazed biker.

TheNightFlier
06-21-12, 10:16 AM
RIP

I remember him mostly for Bad Dreams. I always liked when he popped up on a television series though. He had some good appearances on Highlander, TNG, Hunter, and a few others. Just looked at his filmography and saw a film called Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy. He played the President of the United States. I definitely need to check that out.

islandclaws
06-21-12, 11:02 AM
:rip:

So many great roles. Even though I was never fond of the film, I always remember him in Wolfen. He made a lot of films much more memorable due to his undeniably creepy presence. I may just have to throw in Invasion U.S.A. tonight.

Numanoid
06-21-12, 06:46 PM
Oh man, the king of the B-movie baddies during my childhood. Interesting tale of how he got the scars, ouch.

RIP

Paul1957
06-21-12, 09:24 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Lynch. Also liked him in The Sword and the Sorcerer, God Told Me To and Cut and Run.

PatD
06-21-12, 09:27 PM
http://images.wikia.com/memoryalpha/en/images/f/f6/Arctus_baran.jpg

"I'm Arctus Baran--and I don't have a serial number."*







*From Star Trek:TNG's "Gambit" two-parter.

Numanoid
06-21-12, 11:59 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Lynch. Also liked him in The Sword and the Sorcerer, God Told Me To and Cut and Run.Don't forget the classic Wurwulf, er, Werewolf.

JumpCutz
06-22-12, 12:24 AM
RIP

He was great in The Ninth Configuration playing a crazed biker.

Oh man. :thumbsup:

Excellent Blatty project that I need to revisit.

B5Erik
06-22-12, 12:46 AM
I remember him most from his guest appearances on Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

He really had a creepy, evil presence. He just looked like a guy who could kill you without a second thought and just walk away drinking a Coke or something.

He had one hell of a career playing really bad guys.

Josh-da-man
06-22-12, 03:00 AM
Lynch had said he permanently scarred his face in 1967 when he took LSD and set himself on fire.

I didn't know that. That's pretty much what his character in "Bad Dreams" did.

mario_c
06-23-12, 10:24 AM
Vale.

BuddyRevell
06-24-12, 04:23 AM
Cromwell!! Cromwell!!! Cromwell!!!

R.I.P