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Sachs in 2007
|Born||Robin David Sachs
5 February 1951
London, England, UK
|Died||1 February 2013
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
(m. 1979; div. 1991)
(m. 1995; div. 2006)
Robin David Sachs (5 February 1951 – 1 February 2013) was an English actor and voice actor 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.
Sachs was born in London to actors Leonard Sachs, who was born in South Africa, and Eleanor Summerfield. He was twice married: first to Welsh actress Siân Phillips (1979–1991) and, secondly, to Casey Defranco. 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. During the last weekend of February 2013, a Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenge was enacted, called "Operation Tribute".
- Love and Mr Lewisham (1972) - Mr. Edwin Peake Baynes
- ITV Playhouse (1972) - Hugh Randolph
- Upstairs, Downstairs (1973) - Robert
- Ten from the Twenties (1975) - Harry Lance
- Quiller (1975) - Dieter
- Centre Play (1975) - Adam
- Crown Court (1976) - Himself
- Rob Roy (1977) - Frank Osbaldistone
- Ladykillers (1981) - Gervais Rentoul
- Diamonds (1983) - Charles Nielsen
- Tom, Dick and Harriet (1983) - Marcel
- Chesseyes (1983) - Hugh Roskill
- C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985) - James Latchmere
- Rumpole of the Bailey (1987) - Hugo Lutterworth
- A Fine Romance (1989) - Count Ivan Rakosi
- Gentlemen and Players (1989) - Journalist
- The Bill (1991) - Prosecuting Counsel
- Jake and the Fatman (1991) - Greg Hatton
- Dynasty: The Reunion (1991) - Adam Carrington
- Herman's Head (1991) - Simon
- Box Office America (1992) - Himself - Host
- Murder, She Wrote (1993) - Martin Kramer
- Diagnosis: Murder (1994) - Art Thief
- Fantastic Four (1994) - Silver Surfer / Norrin Radd / Physician / Street Fanatic
- Walker, Texas Ranger (1995) - Philippe Brouchard
- Nowhere Man (1996) - Alexander Hale / The Voice
- Pacific Blue (1996) - Wilson Dupree
- Baywatch Nights (1996) - Malcolm O'Neal
- Nash Bridges (1996) - Yuri Vashkov
- F/X: The Series (1998) - Sebastian
- Babylon 5 (1994-1998) - Na'Tok / Warleader Na'Kal / Hedronn
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2000) - Ethan Rayne
- Star Trek: Voyager (2001) - General Valen
- Alias (2005) - Hans Dietrich
- SpongeBob SquarePants (2006) - Sergeant Roderick (voice)
- Torchwood (2011) - British Professor
- Castle (2012) - Announcer
- NCIS (2012) - MI5 Inspector Andrew Challis
- Vampire Circus (1972) - Heinrich
- Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972) - Thomas Culpeper
- East Lynne (1976, TV Movie) - Richard Hare
- The Disappearance (1977) - Young Man
- Richard II (1978, TV Movie) - Bushy
- A Flame to the Phoenix (1983) - Gavin McCrae
- Deadly Recruits (1986, TV Movie) - Hugh Roskill
- The Alamut Ambush (1986, TV Movie) - Hugh Roskill
- Cold War Killers (1986, TV Movie) - Hugh Roskill
- The Return of Ironside (1993, TV Movie) - Himself
- Innocent Adultery (1994) - Himself
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) - Paul Bowman
- Ravager (1997) - Dr. Shepard
- Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998, TV Series) - Coplann
- Galaxy Quest (1999) - Sarris
- Ocean's Eleven (2001) - Seller
- Megalodon (2002) - Peter Brazier
- Northfork (2003) - Cup of Tea
- Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) - Ataman / Ivan Judanovich (voice) (final film role)
- An Unbending People (2011) - (voice)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003) - Admiral Saul Karath (voice)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003) - Ethan Rayne / The First (voice)
- The Bard's Tale (2004) - (voice)
- GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004) - (voice)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005) - (voice)
- Dragon Age: Origins (2009) - Lord Pyral Harrowmont / Murdock / Experienced Human Male / Redcliffe Messenger / Landsmeet Noble / Bandit Leader / Howe Estate Guard / Denerim Soldier / Orzammar Grey Warden / Circle Tower Templar (voice)
- Mass Effect 2 (2010) - Zaeed Massani (voice)
- Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (2010) - Seneschal Varel / Narrator / Statue of War (voice)
- Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (2010) - (voice)
- Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (2010) - Xoloti (English version, voice)
- Mass Effect 3 (2012) - Zaeed Massani (voice)
- The Tiger's Wife - Narration
- A World Undone - Narration
- Our Kind of Traitor - Narration
- The Snowman - Narration
- Greece: Secrets of the Past - Pericles
- Ubuntu - Voice Over
TV series documentaries
- The World of Hammer - Heinrich (archive audio)
- "Star Trek Remembering Voyager Guest Robin Sachs, 1951-2013". Startrek.com. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
- "Actor Robin Sachs Dies at 61". The Hollywood Reporter. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Robin Sachs dies". Bbc.co.uk. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- Michael Quinn (22 March 2013). "Robin Sachs". The Stage.
- "When the magic wore off". The Observer. TheGuardian.co.uk. 29 July 2001. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- Coldewey, Devin. "Late "Mass Effect" voice actor gets in-game tribute". NBC News Digital. NBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Operation: TRIBUTE". BioWare Blog. BioWare. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Showing results for Robin Sachs". audible.com. Audible (store). Retrieved 2017-08-17.