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
(m. 1979; div. 1991)

Casey Defranco
(m. 1995; div. 2006)
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] 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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