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 was a large, bulky, balding (later bald) man with a wide mouth and a powerful bass voice, and began with a low-level TV career, appearing in one episode of Charlie's Angels as a kidnapper-on-skates. After appearing in films such as The Glove (1979), he broke into the big time with his performance as the tormented lunatic killer in the low-budget horror film Don't Answer the Phone (1980).[1]

Worth is known for his performance as Bruno in the 1982 film Swamp Thing, a big screen adaptation of the comic book, and specialized in playing menacing, threatening characters.[2] He gave a memorable performance as a homosexual rapist in the 1985 TV movie The Rape of Richard Beck. He also had roles as henchmen and tough guys in films such as City Heat (1984), Doin' Time (1985), The Ladies Club (1986), No Way Out (1987), Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988), Action Jackson (1988), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), Darkman (1990, as one of Larry Drake's goons named Pauly), Best of the Best 2 (1993), Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1996), Barb Wire (1996) and Blood Dolls (1999). He also appeared in the beginning of Heartbreak Ridge (1986) 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, and later 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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