Character actor Richard Lynch died Wednesday at his home in Palm Springs. In a career spanning four decades and nearly 200 film and television titles, Lynch was most often cast as the villain in horror, sci-fi, and action flicks.
Lynch's scarred face made him a popular villain in horror films. He attributes his scars to bad LSD trip in 1967, during which he lit himself on fire in Central Park. His long list of credits includes Bad Dreams, Trancers II, Puppetmaster III, Necronomicon, Wedding Slashers, Laid to Rest, and Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot. On the small screen, Lynch appeared in episodes of Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman, Charlie's Angels, The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Six Feet Under and Charmed. His last role will be as Reverend John Hawthorne in Rob Zombie's upcoming The Lords of Salem.
Lynch was found by a friend at his Palm Springs home. No cause of death has been provided, but no investigation is planned. He was 76.