Cult actor Robert Z’Dar passed away Monday night in Pensacola, Florida due to a heart attack. He was 64.
Many of you may not instantly recognize his name, but if you’re a fan of badass low-buget action, horror, sci-fi, and exploitation movies in the ‘80s and ‘90s, odds are you’ll recognize his legendary jaw. From his 1985 debut in Hellhole, he went on to appear (star might be a bit of a stretch in most cases) in 121 film and TV titles, including epics like Soultaker, Samurai Cop, Maniac Cop, and one of my all time favorite movies, Tango &Cash.
Z’Dar continued to be busy up until the very end. He was in Pensacola to attend a convention, had a number of movies in various stages of production, and was even working on the long gestating Samurai Cop 2, which we’re pretty pumped for around these parts. He was awesome and prolific and will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and badass movie fans alike.