Noted Sci-Fi and Voice Actor Robin Sachs Passes at Age 61
From Ethan Rayne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer to General Sarris in Galaxy Quest, Robin Sachs was a very talented character actor who worked in a wide range of genres during a career that spanned forty years. His early career was in Britain, where he appeared on a number of well known shows, including Brideshead Revisited, Upstairs Downstairs, and Rumpole of the Bailey.
He then relocated to the U.S. where he continued his career. Sachs was one of those actors who did a bit of everything, particularly science fiction, appearing in Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, and Torchwood: Miracle Day among other things. He also appeared in mainstream dramas, including Nash Bridges, Murder She Wrote, and NCIS, which was his last television appearance last year.
Sachs was also known for his voice work, both in television and video games. He voiced The Silver Surfer in 1994 for Fantastic Four (animated series), and supplied voices for many games, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the Resident Evil, Dragon’s Age, and Mass Effect franchises.
While much of his career was in television and video games, he also made a number of movies. In Britain, he played the lead in Henry VIII, Vampire Circus, and A Flame to the Phoenix. His U.S. films included The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Ocean’s Eleven (2001).
No details about his death have been released, and it was said to have been unexpected. This tragic news unfortunately comes to us on what would have been his 62nd birthday (Feb. 5th). A statement at his website reads, “Please join us in raising a glass to Robin – goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much.” We here at SoEntertain.me extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. As a fan of BtVS, I will miss the actor who gave so much pleasure to viewers while spreading such wonderful chaos.