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Grant October 2 2013 05:42 PM

Jay Robinson has died
 
Jay Robinson who played Petri in Elaan of Troyius died a few days ago died at age 83.
Many very memorable performances in many films and TV shows.
Married twice and had a son.

Sounds like a pretty full life---- Rest in peace ambassador.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lat...74#fbLoggedOut

Festering Esper October 2 2013 05:47 PM

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I just saw him in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the other day. Rest in peace.

GourdShipCapt'n October 2 2013 06:16 PM

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:( Farewell, Dr. Shrinker.


Boo! Did I Scare Ya? October 2 2013 07:17 PM

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Pretty decent career. RIP Lord Petri.

ZapBrannigan October 3 2013 02:25 AM

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Along with Star Trek, I remember him primarily from Buck Rogers and Bewitched. He was one of those guys who were always distinctive and memorable, kind of like Jonathan Harris.

Boo! Did I Scare Ya? October 3 2013 03:01 AM

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It was that voice. It was a great voice.

RandyS October 3 2013 02:03 PM

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Quote:

Festering Esper wrote: (Post 8718895)
I just saw him in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the other day. Rest in peace.

Would that be the Slavemaster fellow in the PLANET OF THE AMAZON WOMEN? I always thought so. Same voice and all.

Also, sad to hear...

22 Stars October 3 2013 04:34 PM

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Sad to hear. May the wind be at his back.

NicholasM79 October 4 2013 04:16 PM

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Before I knew him for being in "Elaan of Troyius," I remember him playing Emperor Caligula in "The Robe." A great performance there.

JT Perfecthair October 5 2013 12:54 AM

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He was very funny in a 1970s "Barney Miller" episode playing a conman who split his time between living in Fargo and on Saturn.

NTRPRZ October 5 2013 01:01 AM

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Watching "The Robe" when I was a kid, I remember how scary Robinson's Caligula was. He played the role to the hilt. I think he would have made a great Zachary Smith had Jonathan Harris passed on the part.

Dr. Sevrin October 5 2013 03:35 AM

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I thought I had once seen him on a talk show, but there doesn't seem to be any corresponding entry on IMDB. I might be remembering the documentary he helped produce on The Robe's restoration. Such a wonderful voice, and his Caligula is still a marvel in those two films. I was watching "Elaan of Troyius" a lot last month while my computer was sick, and he's hilarious in it.

publiusr October 5 2013 08:20 PM

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I think he was also in Beyond Bizarre. I sometimes confused him with Ken Nordine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Nordine

FormerLurker October 7 2013 05:11 AM

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Interesting thing about his voice. The older he got, the deeper it got, but his distinctive diction and intonation remained the same. If he'd wanted, he could have been a narrator of a really creepy series a'la Tales From the Crypt or some such.

LMFAOschwarz October 8 2013 05:40 AM

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Quote:

Melakon wrote: (Post 8730169)
I was watching "Elaan of Troyius" a lot last month while my computer was sick, and he's hilarious in it.

I know, I love his Petri character. Right from the beginning, he's packed with personality, and great, well-delivered lines to boot!

"These are the most prized of jewels...for your lovely neck!"

:lol:
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