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Richard Lynch


Born - 12 February 1936, New York City, USA
Died - 19 June 2012

Fair-haired, hollow-eyed, fiercely-emoting actor whose sandpaper features stemmed from setting himself on fire in 1967 while on LSD. He documented his experiences in LSD:Trip to Where?, his first film, in 1968. Although classically trained, Lynch soon found his film niche as merciless villains, often in science-fiction and horror films. Most of his work went straight to video or DVD. As he once said: 'I felt like a thoroughbred without a track to run on'. Subsequent films, many, many of them, include Scarecrow (1973), The Seven-Ups (1973), Open Season (1974), The Premonition (1976), Steel (1979), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982), Savage Dawn (1984), The Barbarians (1987), Trancers 2 (1991), Merlin (1992), Necronomicon (1993), Dragon Fury (1995), Total Force (1997), Ancient Warriors (2001), The Mummy's Kiss (2003), Halloween (2007), The Rain (2009), Gun of the Black Sun (2011) and The Lords of Salem (2012), his last. He died from a heart attack.