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Richard Lynch is a Actor and Producer American born on 12 february 1940 at Brooklyn (USA)

Richard Lynch

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Birth name Richard Hugh Lynch
Nationality USA
Birth 12 february 1940 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 19 june 2012 (at 72 years) at Yucca Valley (USA)

Richard Lynch (February 12, 1940 – June 19, 2012) was an Irish-American actor best known for portraying villains in films and television.

His film credits included The Sword and the Sorcerer, Invasion USA, The Seven-Ups, Scarecrow, Little Nikita, Bad Dreams, God Told Me To, and Halloween. He appeared in science fiction productions, including Battlestar Galactica (as Wolfe) and its sequel series Galactica 1980 (as Commander Xaviar). He also appeared in such shows as Starsky and Hutch, T. J. Hooker, Blue Thunder (TV series), Airwolf, The A-Team, Charmed and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Biography

Né dans une famille d'origine irlandaise, Richard Lynch sert dans sa jeunesse dans le Corps des Marines des États-Unis, durant 4 ans. À son retour de l'armée, il multiplie les emplois précaires.

En 1962, alors qu'il travaille dans un hôtel, il se rend durant sa pause déjeuner aux répétitions d'une troupe de théâtre de Greenwich Village : c'est une véritable révélation. Sa carrière d'acteur débute alors, notamment dans le Off-Broadway. Il se met à consommer régulièrement diverses drogues.

En juin 1967, sous l'influence de plusieurs psychotropes, il s'immole par le feu en plein Central Park. Il est emmené aux urgences avec un pronostic vital engagé, le corps brûlé à plus de 70 %. Contre toute attente, il survivra à ses blessures, et subira de nombreuses greffes et opérations chirurgicales. Définitivement sevré de la drogue, il hésite à se retirer dans un monastère. Il témoigne d'ailleurs de son expérience dramatique dans un documentaire. Finalement son amour du théâtre l'emporte et il remonte sur les planches dès l'année suivante.

Son visage marqué par ses brûlures lui vaut de se spécialiser dans les rôles de méchants, ou du moins de personnages inquiétants. On le remarque d'abord dans un film prestigieux, L'Épouvantail, où il incarne un détenu homosexuel qui agresse le personnage joué par Al Pacino, mais il apparaît ensuite dans de nombreux films de genre, dont des séries B. On le voit dans un grand nombre de films de science-fiction ou fantastiques (La Neuvième Configuration de William Peter Blatty, 1980).

Il est trouvé mort à son domicile le 19 juin 2012 par son amie, l'actrice Carol Vogel. Le décès est dû à des causes naturelles. Conformément à ses dernières volontés, il a été fait don de son corps à la science.

Best films

Usually with

Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(5 films)
Don Calfa
Don Calfa
(3 films)
Charles Band
Charles Band
(4 films)
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Lynch (49 films)

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Actor

The Lords of Salem, 1h41
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Richard Lynch, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn
Roles Reverend Hawthorne (uncredited)
Rating52% 2.602692.602692.602692.602692.60269
In Salem, Massachusetts, Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a recovering drug addict, works as a DJ at a hard rock station with her co-workers Whitey (Jeff Daniel Phillips) and Herman (Ken Foree). She receives a strange wooden box containing an album by a band named The Lords of Salem. At her home, an old downtown apartment house, she and Whitey listen to the record, which is a series of ancient string and woodwind instruments playing several notes then repeating itself.. Heidi has a vision of witches birthing a baby then damning it. The vision stops once Whitey turns the album off.
Laid to Rest, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Bobbi Sue Luther, Kevin Gage, Sean Whalen, Johnathon Schaech, Thomas Dekker, Richard Lynch
Roles Mr. Jones
Rating52% 2.602932.602932.602932.602932.60293
A young woman with amnesia breaks out of a coffin in a funeral home, and dials 911 in the morgue, but accidentally unhooks the telephone while speaking to the operator. The mortician appears, and is impaled by a man equipped with a chrome skull mask, and a shoulder mounted camera. The girl stabs ChromeSkull in the eye, and runs off while he treats his wound. The girl is picked up by Tucker, who takes her home to his wife Cindy, and promises her that they will go to the sheriff's station in the morning, as Tucker's truck is low on gas, and their phone service has been cut off.
Dark Fields, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors David Carradine, Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch, Ellen Sandweiss
Roles Karl Lumis
Rating38% 1.9351551.9351551.9351551.9351551.935155
Cari, a college student, suddenly falls very ill. Panicked, she calls her parents, who tell her to return home. There, her parents reveal that her entire town has been cursed and demand that she sacrifice her younger brother to avoid an even worse curse. Cari initially goes along with her parents' wishes but rebels at the last second. The two siblings go on the run from the townspeople, who desperate try to find them. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal intertwining tales of nineteenth century and mid-twentieth century families that attempt to deal with the same curse. Eventually, a demonic man shows up to collect on the debt owed by the town, and Cari is forced to confront him. After a series of cat and mouse games, a friendly dog appears and kills the demon.
Halloween
Halloween (2007)
, 1h50
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Films about school violence
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris
Roles Principal Chambers
Rating60% 3.001693.001693.001693.001693.00169
On Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois, having already shown signs of psychopathic tendencies, 10-year-old Michael Myers (Daeg Faerch) murders a school bully. Later that night, he murders his older sister Judith (Hanna R. Hall), his mother’s abusive boyfriend Ronnie (William Forsythe), and Judith's boyfriend Steve (Adam Weisman). Only his baby sister, Angel Myers, is spared. After one of the longest trials in the state’s history, Michael is found guilty of first degree murder and sent to Smith's Grove — Warren County Sanitarium under the care of child psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell).
Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy, 1h30
Directed by Jeff Burr
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Sports films, Robot films
Actors Mil Máscaras, Willard E. Pugh, Richard Lynch, P. J. Soles
Roles President of the United States
Rating69% 3.464283.464283.464283.464283.46428
An Aztec mummy is resurrected in a ceremony in which the blood of a human sacrifice is dripped onto the mummified remains. The mummy possesses a scepter with a jewel that can be used to control people’s minds for purposes of world conquest. Mil Máscaras learns of the mummy’s plans and is determined to thwart him.
Puppet Master: The Legacy, 1h13
Directed by Charles Band
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Jeu, Films about toys
Actors Ian Abercrombie, Stephen Blackehart, Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Jack Donner, Michelle Bauer
Roles Major Kraus (archive footage)
Rating30% 1.5357151.5357151.5357151.5357151.535715
The film begins with a rogue agent, Maclain (Kate Orsini), in one of the rooms in the Bodega Bay Inn, reading Toulon's diary, hoping to find some secret to the formula. The diary bursts into flames. As Maclain enters the basement, she finds a man named Eric Weiss (Jacob Witkin) talking to the last Toulon puppets: Blade, Pinhead, Jester, Tunneler, and Six Shooter. Eric explains that he knew Toulon before he died, and that he swore he wouldn't pass it to anyone else. Maclain threatens Eric with a gun. Eric then takes out a tape recorder, and plays a recording that Toulon left him.
Corpses Are Forever
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Richard Lynch, Brinke Stevens, Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Don Calfa, Felissa Rose
Roles General Morton
Rating22% 1.1347351.1347351.1347351.1347351.134735
Malcolm Grant, employé de la CIA ayant perdu la mémoire doit aider le gouvernement à retrouver un tueur en série susceptible de nuire à toute l'humanité.
Ancient Warriors
Genres Action
Actors Daniel Baldwin, Lamont Johnson, Jarmo Mäkinen, Ashley Eckstein, Richard Lynch
Roles Curtis Mayhew
Rating35% 1.7709251.7709251.7709251.7709251.770925
Une unité militaire fait équipe avec les esprits d'une île ancien guerrier pour livrer bataille à un seigneur du crime.
Corpses Are Forever, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Lynch, Brinke Stevens, Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Felissa Rose, Don Calfa
Roles General Morton
Rating22% 1.1347351.1347351.1347351.1347351.134735
During a zombie apocalypse, Malcolm Grant, a CIA agent, allows himself to be experimented on by a government lab run by General Morton. Morton believes the only way to stop the apocalypse is by wiping Grant's memories and injecting Grant with the experiences of Quint Barrow, the index case of the zombie plague. Through Grant's flashbacks as Barrow, they learn that the apocalypse was begun through a deal with Satan. Grant teams up with a priest, his ex-wife, and a nurse to stop doomsday.
Crime and Punishment, 2h6
Directed by Menahem Golan
Genres Drama
Actors Crispin Glover, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt, Margot Kidder, Philip Jackson, John Neville
Roles Peter Luzhin, Dunia's suitor
Rating56% 2.8007052.8007052.8007052.8007052.800705
Though the novel Crime and Punishment was written and set in the 19th century, this film version takes place in the then-future setting of the early 21st century. Rodion Raskolnikov, a student in his twenties who lives in Moscow, has published a paper which he argues that certain superior individuals can legitimately ignore laws, even the law against murder. He acts out this arrogant theory by murdering an old woman, a pawnbroker, and her sister who accidentally witnesses the crime. In the aftermath, Raskolnikov is increasingly tortured by his conscience.
Curse of the Forty-Niner, 1h26
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Karen Black, John Phillip Law, Martin Kove, Jeff Conaway, Richard Lynch, Vernon Wells
Roles Old Man Prichard
Rating36% 1.8288751.8288751.8288751.8288751.828875
A group of explorers go hiking in the forests of northern California. While exploring, they stumble upon an old mine which mined gold in the California Gold Rush. In the depths of the mine, they find a large amount of gold that they, of course, take. However, what they do not know is that the gold belonged to a miner named Jerimiah Stone, who died in the mine. He has awaken from the dead and is planning on killing anyone who gets in the way of his gold, exacting revenge in whatever way he can.
Lima: Breaking the Silence, 1h30
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Joe Lara, Billy Drago, Christopher Atkins, Bentley Mitchum, Julie St. Claire, Richard Lynch
Roles James Gallagher, Ambassador (Ireland)
Rating35% 1.7878751.7878751.7878751.7878751.787875
A Better Place, 1h27
Directed by Vincent Pereira
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eion Bailey, Carmen Llywelyn, Jason Lee, Vincent Pereira, Richard Lynch, Scott Mosier
Roles Mr. Raimi
Rating68% 3.4446253.4446253.4446253.4446253.444625
Barret Michaelson is an unwelcome newcomer in a public high school, often bullied by his new classmates. He has no friends until another misfit with a bad reputation, Ryan, saves him from a beating in the men's locker room. Ryan is a misanthropic existentialist with violent tendencies and a dark past. It is revealed that Ryan's father murdered his mother and then committed suicide in front of Ryan when he was only ten years old.