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Richard Lynch, staple of 70s-80s genre TV, 1940–2012

by on Jun.21, 2012, under Obituaries

You may not recognize his name, but if you watched TV in the 1970s and 1980s, you’d probably remember the face. Richard Lynch, who often played the bad guy in episodes of a large variety of TV shows as well as movies like The Sword and Sorcerer, passed away this week at the age of 72.

I can still see his face in a variety of things. The first one I thought of was Wolfe from the original Battlestar Galactica two-parter “Gun on Ice Planet Zero”, and then later as Xavier in the three-part Galactica 1980 episode “Galactica Discovers Earth”. And he also appeared in Buck Rogers, The A Team, , and many many more. He also had a starring role opposite Judson Scott in The Phoenix. His distinctive face continued the guest appearances and movies throughout the decades until his death.


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