Galyn Görg

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Galyn Görg
BornJuly 15, 1964
Died (aged 55)
Hawaii, U.S.
Other namesGalyn Gorg
Galan Gorg
Gaylyn Görg
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Dancer
Years active1983–2020
WebsiteGalyn Görg

Galyn Görg (surname pronounced George[needs IPA]), also credited as Galyn Gorg, Galan Gorg and Gaylyn Görg (July 15, 1964 – July 14, 2020), was an American actress and dancer, best known for her role in the film RoboCop 2 as Angie, the Nuke addicted bad girl; on M.A.N.T.I.S., television's first black superhero program, as Lt. Maxwell; on the television show Twin Peaks as Nancy O'Reilly;[1] and as a starring dancer on two separate Italian variety shows, Fantastico on the channel RAI and SandraRaimondo Show on the channel Canale 5.

Personal life[edit]

Galyn Görg was born in Los Angeles, California to an actress/model mother and a documentary filmmaker father. She was raised in Hawaii and majored in liberal arts at Santa Monica City College.[2]

Görg died of cancer on July 14, 2020, a day before her 56th birthday. She was diagnosed with it the week before, after it was found all over her body and lungs.[3]

Career[edit]

Görg's career began with her dancing. Trained in the styles of jazz, ballet, Haitian, Afro-Samba, Afro-Cuban, West African, hip-hop, hula and funk, she trained with the Roland Dupree Dance Academy and the Alvin Ailey Summer Program, and went on to work with choreographers such as Debbie Allen, Michael Peters, and Marguerite Derricks. She studied acting with, among other groups, Improv for the People, The Groundlings, and the Pacific Resident Theater.[4]

Görg's work in film, television, music video and live theatrical performances has spanned a multitude of countries, including, the Middle East, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada as well as other parts of the world. She starred as the live-interest dancer in the iconic ZZ Top music video "Sharp Dressed Man" and achieved fame in Italy as the dance star of two separate variety series on Italian television, including Fantastico (on RAI) and SandraRaimondo Show (on Canale 5).[4]

Görg's best-known role was Lt. Leora Maxwell in the 1994 TV series M.A.N.T.I.S., which had been adapted from a film of the same name. The character played by Görg was not present in the film/pilot of the television show, but was added when the show was picked up by Fox Network. There was some controversy surrounding the series at the time, due to accusations that the producers removed African-American themes to make it more appealing for mainstream viewers.[5] Görg was also a professional dancer who lectured in different schools and performed all over the world.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 I Still Can't Get Over Loving You Love Interest Music Video - Ray Parker, Jr
1984 Strangers in Paradise Hooker
1986 America 3000 Lynka
The Malibu Bikini Shop Cindy Credited as Galyn Gorg
Living the Blues Mana Brown
1987 Down Twisted Blake Credited as Galyn Gorg
1988 The Wizard of Speed and Time C.C.'s Groupie Credited as Galyn Gorg
The Wrong Guys Carla Credited as Galyn Gorg
Dance Academy Jana
1990 RoboCop 2 Angie
1991 Point Break Margarita Credited as Galyn Gorg
1992 Storyville Spice
ZZ Top: Greatest Hits Girl at Dance Club Video
1993 Judgment Night Clarissa Credited as Galyn Gorg
1994 Temptation Toonie Wells
2018 The Wrong Friend Mrs. Cramer
2021 Teller's Camp (planned)[7] Chenoa
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Fame Fame Dancer Episode: "Secrets" (credited as Galyn Gorg)
1985 Fantastico 6 Hostess All Episodes
It's Your Move Waitress Episode: "The Experts" (credited as Galyn Gorg)
The A-Team Stu Chermack Episode: "Knights of the Road" (credited as Galyn Gorg)
Cover Up Sonja Episode: "Passions"
Mirrors Role Unknown TV movie
1986 Amazing Stories Ms. Eyeful Episode: "Miscalculation"
1988 Nightingales Lorna TV movie (credited as Galyn Gorg)
1989 When We Were Young Role Unknown
Jake and the Fatman Cynthia Davis Episode: "It All Depends on You" (Credited as Galyn Gorg)
1989-1992 A Different World Melissa Swazey / Monica Gilbert 2 episodes
1990 Sporting Chance Grace McAllister
Twin Peaks Nancy O'Reilly 3 episodes
1991 Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage Luce Episode: "The Not-So-Great Dictator" (Credited as Galan Gorg)
1992 Grapevine Jessica Episode: "The Jessica and Tony Story"
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Yvonne Episode: "Hangin' with Michelle"
1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Denise Kukuczka TV movie
1994–1997 M.A.N.T.I.S. Lt. Leora Maxwell 22 episodes
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Korena Episode: "The Visitor"
1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Helena Episode: "Boxing Helena"
Xena: Warrior Princess Helen of Troy Episode: "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Living Single Michelle Episode: "Wake Up to the Break-Up"
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Anuket Episode: "Mummy Dearest"
Star Trek: Voyager Nori Episode: "Warlord"
1997 Hang Time Vice Principal Leslie Williams Episode: "First Game of the Season"
Stargate SG-1 Kendra Episode: "Thor's Hammer"
2001 Crossing Jordan Therapist Episode: "Pilot"
2004 CSI: Miami Ms. Art House Manager Episode: "After the Fall"
2008 Lost Nurse Episode: "Meet Kevin Johnson"
2015 Parks and Recreation Josephina Academia 2 episodes
2016 A Husband For Christmas Rebecca TV movie
2017 The Wrong Student Detective Mauro
Colony Gina Episode: "The Garden of Beasts"
The Wrong Crush Dr. Griffin
2018 How to Get Away with Murder Riley Episode: "Nobody Else Is Dying"
Clarke & DiBella: Hollywood Division Mother Episode: "Pilot"
A Christmas in Royal Fashion Jill TV movie
2019 A Christmas Princess[8] Linda TV movie
The Adventures of Detective Samantha Sturgess Cindy Farnham Episode: "The Annunaki Code" (pilot episode)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horne, Jerry (August 27, 1994). "Exclusive Galyn Görg Interview!". Twin Peaks Archive. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Galyn Gorg". Xenaville. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  3. ^ Paul Farrell (July 15, 2020). "'Robocop 2' & 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Star Galyn Gorg Dies at 55". Heavy.com. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Biography". Galyn Görg. January 10, 2015. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  5. ^ Braxton, Greg (August 27, 1994). "'M.A.N.T.I.S.' producers dispute claims they've 'lightened' up the new Fox series". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "Galyn Görg profile". Dream Shapers. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  7. ^ Teller's Camp (2021) - IMDb, retrieved July 15, 2020
  8. ^ A Christmas Princess (TV Movie 2019) - IMDb, retrieved July 15, 2020

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