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Richard Lynch (1936)

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Richard Hugh Lynch is an American actor who has starred in many films and television shows. Lynch is best known for portraying villains in films and television. He has often played roles in science fiction productions, including appearing on Battlestar Galactica and its sequel series Galactica 1980 . He has also appeared on such shows as Starsky and Hutch, T. J. Hooker, The A-Team, Charmed and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Richard served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956-1960.


Richard Lynch's distinct scarred appearance has made him a popular nemesis, in over 100 film and TV performances. The scars came from an incident in 1967 in which he set himself on fire while on an LSD trip. He has often played a heavy in features, including Scarecrow, which marked his film debut, The Seven-Ups, Bad Dreams, and Little Nikita. In 1982, Lynch won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the evil King Cromwell in The Sword and the Sorcerer. Although Richard Lynch is best known for playing villains, he was cast as the President of the United States in the 2007 film Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy. Lynch starred along side Judson Scott in the 1982 short-lived science fiction TV series The Phoenix.

In addition to acting, Richard is also a musician and plays the saxophone, guitar, piano, and flute. He also enjoys fishing, poetry, and architecture. He has Irish Citizenship and is a frequent visitor to Ireland. His brother Barry Lynch is also an actor; the two starred together in the films Nightforce and Total Force. Richard's wife Lily starred with him in the 1998 film Breaking the Silence and son Christopher Lynch starred with him in the science fiction film Trancers II.

Through the years, Lynch has worked with old friend and colleague Don Calfa in the films Necronomicon , Toughguy , Corpses Are Forever , and Lewisburg .

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