Richard Lynch Biography

Birthday: 1940-02-12
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City
Height: 6' (1.83 m) Mini Biography With his st
Wiki Biography: With his strong, gaunt, face, the blond Lynch has been effective in portraying cool figures with evil intent in horror films and action pictures. IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel Mini Biography Richard Lynch was born on the 12th of February 1940 in Brooklyn, NY. He is one of seven children. Before starting a career as an actor, he joined the Marine Corps in 1958. He served for 4 years where he made Corporal, and did a tour of the Mid-East with the Sixth Fleet. Mr. Lynch began his training with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen at H.B. Studios in New York's Greenwich Village, and later went on to train extensively with Lee Strasberg at Carnegie Hall. In 1970, he became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and spent years in the NY theater community playing in dozens of on- and off-Broadway productions. The more notable plays were: "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel", "The Lion in Winter", "The Devils", "The Lady from the Sea", "Action", "Live Like Pigs", "Richard III", "Offi on a Tangerine", "A View from the Bridge", "The Man with the Flower In His Mouth" and Shelley Winters' "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger". He made his film debut in the 1973 film classic Scarecrow (1973), winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival. His performance in Scarecrow (1973) launched his film career and brought him to Hollywood, where he has worked in film and television for over twenty years. His more prominent film work has been in: Scarecrow (1973), The Seven-Ups (1973), Open Season (1974), The Formula (1980), Little Nikita (1988), Invasion U.S.A. (1985), Bad Dreams (1988), Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment (2002) and William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration (1980). His performance as the evil "King Cromwell", in the successful fantasy film The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982), won him the Saturn Award for Best Actor from the Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy. He also starred in numerous T.V. shows and Movies of the Week, such as Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980) (TV), Sizzle (1981) (TV), Vampire (1979) (TV) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)'s two-part episode "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit: Part 1 (#7.4)" (1993) / "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit: Part 2 (#7.5)" (1993). His work in a variety of indy films has won him a high profile internationally. He has also worked in China, where he played in the first joint production between the Screen Actors' Guild and the People's Republic of China, The Korean Project. In his spare time, Richard enjoys fishing, the arts, architecture, music and poetry. He is also fluent in several languages including German and Italian.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Stunts? Pete Lustig 1977 Drama
High Performance 1983 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Cyborg 3: The Recycler 0000
Trancers II 0000
Scarecrow Riley 1973
The Seven-Ups 1973 Action, Crime, Drama
Deathsport 1978 0, Game Show
God Told Me To 1979 Crime, Horror, Sci Fi
The Ninth Configuration 1980 Comedy, Drama, Thriller
The Formula 1980 Crime, Thriller
The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982
Savage Dawn Reverend Romano 1985
Inferno in diretta Colonel Brian Horne 1986 Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Little Nikita 1988 0, Game Show
Bad Dreams Harris 1988 Horror, Thriller
High Stakes Slim 1989 Thriller
The Forbidden Dance 1990 Drama, Romance
Aftershock Commander Eastern 1990 Action
Return to Justice Sheriff Jethro Lincoln 1990 Action
Invasion Force Michael Cooper 1990 Action
One Man Force Adams 1990 Action, Crime, Drama
Lockdown James Garrett 1991 Action, Crime, Drama
Alligator II: The Mutation Hawk Hawkins 1991 Horror
Maximum Force Max Tanabe 1992 Action
Merlin Pendragon 1992 Fantasy, Action
Inside Edge Mario Gio 1992 Action, Crime
Double Threat Detective Robert Fenich 1993 Mystery, Thriller
Showdown The Commander 1993 Drama
Death Match Jimmie Fratello 1994 Action, Drama
Terrified Office Worker #2 1995 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Dragon Fury Vestor 1995 Action
Midnight Confessions Detective Harris 1995 Action, Drama
Branwen Kevin McCarthy 1995 Drama
Warrior of Justice Doug aka 'The Master' 1995 Action
Diamond Run Sloan 1996 Action
The Proposition Huw Williams 1997 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Under Oath Daniel Saltarelli 1997 Action, Thriller
Armstrong General Zukov 1998 0, 0
Shattered Illusions Sal 1998 Drama, Thriller
Darklands Salvy 1998 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Lone Tiger Bruce Rossner 1999 Action, Adventure
Lima: Breaking the Silence James Gallagher, Ambassador 1999 Crime, Drama
Destination Vegas Richard 2001 Action
Enemy Action Dimitri 2001 Action, Drama
Curse of the Forty-Niner Old Man Prichard 2002
Death Game Chief Canton 2002 Action, Drama
Eastside Mihalas Gabriel 2002 Drama, Crime
First Watch Lysion 2003 Action
Ancient Warriors Curtis Mayhew 2003 Action
The Mummy's Kiss Dr. Wallis Harwa 2003 Horror
Puppet Master: The Legacy 2003 Horror
Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy President of the United States 2007 Horror
Laid to Rest Mr. Jones 2009 Horror, Thriller
Dark Fields Karl Lumis 2009 Horror
Resurrection President 2010 Horror
Gun of the Black Sun Damian Lupescu 2012 Fantasy