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, voice actor
Years active 1972–2013
Spouse(s) Siân Phillips (1979–91; divorced)
Casey Defranco (1995–2006; divorced)
Parent(s) Leonard Sachs
Eleanor Summerfield

Robin David Sachs (5 February 1951 – 1 February 2013)[1][2] was an English actor and voice actor.[3] He is known for his voice over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

Personal life[edit]

Sachs was born in London[3] to actors Leonard Sachs, who was born in South Africa, and Eleanor Summerfield.[4] He was twice married: first to Welsh actress Siân Phillips (1979–1991)[5] and, secondly, to Casey Defranco.[3] Sachs was known for his role as sorcerer Ethan Rayne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Sachs died from a heart attack on 1 February 2013, four days before his 62nd birthday.[2] During the last weekend of February 2013, a Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenge was enacted, called "Operation Tribute".[6][7]


TV series[edit]

TV miniseries[edit]



Video games[edit]


Sachs narrated some 80 audiobooks, both fiction and nonfiction.[8] These included:

Documentary shorts[edit]

TV series documentaries[edit]


  1. ^ "Star Trek Remembering Voyager Guest Robin Sachs, 1951-2013". 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Actor Robin Sachs Dies at 61". The Hollywood Reporter. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Robin Sachs dies". 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Michael Quinn (22 March 2013). "Robin Sachs". The Stage. 
  5. ^ "When the magic wore off". The Observer. 29 July 2001. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  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. 
  8. ^ "Showing results for Robin Sachs". Audible (store). Retrieved 2017-08-17. 

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