Veteran British actor Robin Sachs died February 1 at the age of 61 only a few days shy of his 62nd birthday. According to a message left on Sach's official webpage, the death was sudden and unexpected. No other details of his death have been reported.
Sachs was best known for his roles in science fiction programs like “Star Trek”, “Babylon 5”, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Sachs also lent his voice to video games and has performed on the stage.
Robin Sachs was born in Londo to actress Eleanor Summerfield and Leonard Sachs. Young Robin followed in the family business, studying at the famous RADA – Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Sachs got his professional acting start on the stage in and around London. While working on London's West End Sachs has shared the stage with Rex Harrison, Dame, Sir , and Derek Jacobs.
Sachs made his British film debut in 1972 as Heinrich in “Vampire Circus”. From there he went on to appear in dozens of productions including “Henry VIII and His Six Wives”, “Upstairs Downstairs”, “Rob Roy”, “Richard II”, “Brideshead Revisited”, “Chessgame”, and “Rumpole of the Bailey”.
Sachs moved to the United States making his US debut as Greg Hattan in “Jake and the Fat Man”, He remained in the United States and continued to act in several more productions including “Dynasty: The Reunion”, “The Return of Ironside”, “Murder: She Wrote”, “Diagnosis Murder”, as the voices of Norrin Radd and the Silver Surfer on the “Fantastic Four”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Baywatch Nights”, “Nash Bridges”, “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”, “F/X: The Series”, several episodes -mostly as one of the alien Narns - of “Babylon 5”, as Ethan Rayne on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, General Valen on “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Ocean's Eleven”, “Alias”, Sergeant Roderick on “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “Torchwood”, “Castle”, and “NCIS”.
There is no reports on family or survivors.