Today we look back at the actors we lost over the last two weeks. There have been a number of people in the horror and sci-fi community that have passed away and I think they deserve their due. Two of them come from Rob Zombie films such as The Devils Rejects and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
Tom Towles 1950-2015
Towles was well known to horror fans for his roles in Zombie’s films House Of 1,000 Corpses as Lieutenant George Wydell. He was also in The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Prophecy II, and was Otis in Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. He also portrayed Harry Cooper in the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead.
Geoffrey Lewis 1935–2015
Frequently appearing in Westerns during his early career, he is best known as a frequent fixture of Eastwood’s films. His appearances include Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, Any Which Way You Can, Thunderbolt And Lightfoot, and High Plains Drifter. He also had a supporting role on the short-lived Alice spinoff Flo, from 1980-81, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination. He appeared in such films as Night Of The Comet and Maverick and TV shows including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Hawaii Five-O. He also started in two Rob Zombie Movies mentioned above and an episode of the X-Files.
Robert Z’Dar 1950–2015
Robert Z’Dar, the cult actor best known for his role in the Maniac Cop series, died in Pensacola, Florida, on Monday. He was 64.
Z’Dar, who appeared in more than 100 films, was a cult movie favorite, often starring as a villain. He gained popularity when two of his movies – Soultaker and Future War – were spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000.