Barry Lynch & Richard Lynch

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Melakon, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    I know they're brothers, Barry appearing first in "Face of the Enemy", and then Richard in "Gambit".

    I sort of wonder if Barry, after his gig, called his brother and said "Hey, see if you can get a Star Trek, it's great!"

    I was glad when Richard showed up on TNG because I'd admired his work for over 20 years at that point.
     
  2. jimbotron

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    It's funny reading that they cast Richard Lynch in Gambit despite his career in schlock movies. If I see him in something else (such as MST3K's Werewolf episode), he's always Baran to me.

    I had no idea those two were brothers. Richard definitely got all the "cool voice" genes.
     
  3. Melakon

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    I always thought of Richard as the guy you'd get for a villain if Anthony Zerbe was unavailable. Lynch's bad guys were great, because he'd play them big. I first remember seeing him in an early 70s R-rated sex and violence film called Open Season with Peter Fonda and Cornelia Sharpe, a variation on the story "The Most Dangerous Game". Just to be clear, he's the big bad guy.

    ETA: Checking IMDB, that was his 3rd film, in 1974. I also saw his first two films, both released in 1973, Scarecrow and The Seven-Ups.
     
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  4. publiusr

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    He made for a great heavy.

    Of course, if it was David Lynch, we'd see Kyle MacLachlan in fields of wheat, I mean Quadrotriticale.

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