Robin Sachs

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Robin Sachs
Sachs in 2007
Born Robin David Sachs
(1951-02-05)5 February 1951
London, England, UK
Died 1 February 2013(2013-02-01) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1972–2013
Spouse(s) Siân Phillips (1979–1991; divorced)[1]
Casey Defranco[2] (1995-2006; divorced)
Parent(s) Leonard Sachs
Eleanor Summerfield

Robin David Sachs (5 February 1951 – 1 February 2013)[3][4] was an English actor.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sachs was born in London[2] to actors Leonard Sachs, who was born in South Africa, and Eleanor Summerfield.[5] He was twice married: first to Welsh actress Siân Phillips (1979–1991)[citation needed] and, secondly, to Casey Defranco. Sachs was known for his role as sorcerer Ethan Rayne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


He died from a heart attack on 1 February 2013, shortly before his 62nd birthday. [4] During the last weekend of February 2013, the month in which Robin Sachs died, a Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenge was enacted: "Operation Tribute". [6][7]

TV, filmography, and voice work[edit]


  1. ^ The Observer, "When the magic wore off" The Guardian (Sunday, 29 July 2001). Retrieved at, 24 December 2011
  2. ^ a b c "Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Robin Sachs dies". 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Star Trek Remembering Voyager Guest Robin Sachs, 1951-2013". 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Actor Robin Sachs Dies at 61". The Hollywood Reporter. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
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  6. ^ Coldewey, Devin. "Late "Mass Effect" voice actor gets in-game tribute". NBC News Digital. NBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Operation: TRIBUTE". BioWare Blog. BioWare. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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