Nicholas Worth

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Nicholas Worth
Born September 4, 1937 (1937-09-04)
Clayton, Missouri, U.S.
Died May 7, 2007(2007-05-07) (aged 69)
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Nicholas Worth (September 4, 1937 - May 7, 2007) was an American character actor who portrayed General Marzaq and Premier Romanov in Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer series of games, Emperor: Battle for Dune, and also voice-acted as Colonel Bulba/Mr. Jones in Freedom Fighters. He also took up several smaller roles in sci-fi programs like Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He began with a low-level TV career, appearing in one episode of Charlie's Angels as a kidnapper-on-skates. He broke into movies and established his reputation with his performance as the tormented lunatic killer in the low-budget horror film Don't Answer the Phone (1980).[1]

He was a large, bulky, balding (later bald) man with a wide mouth and a powerful bass voice.

Worth is known for his performance as Bruno in the 1982s Swamp Thing, a big screen adaptation of the comic book.

He specialized in playing menacing, threatening characters.[2] He gave a memorable performance as a homosexual rapist in the TV movie The Rape of Richard Beck. He also had minor roles as henchmen, notably as Thug #1 in The Naked Gun, Cup Breaker in No Way Out, Ryles and Hower in two episodes of Knight Rider, as a butler/assassin in Action Jackson, and as one of Larry Drake's goons named Pauly in Darkman and also appeared in Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II. He appeared in the beginning of Heartbreak Ridge as a convict who gets beaten up by Clint Eastwood.

Worth appeared on a 1991 episode of the TV series Night Court as Mr Birnbach.

Worth took the part of Kommissar Leber in The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995).

Nicholas Worth died of heart failure at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys at the age of 69.[3]

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