Alan Scarfe Dies at 77

( – A battle with colon cancer has claimed the life of actor Alan Scarfe. He was 77 years old.

Scarfe became popular due to his villain roles such as Nigel Griffith in the 1991 movie “Double Impact” starring martial arts star Jean-Claude Van Damme, and in Lethal Weapon 3 with Eddie Murphy, where Scarfe played the underhanded Herman Walters.

An obituary on the British-Canadian thespian’s passing states that his passing on April 28 in his home in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada was peaceful.

A short statement sent by his family to the media described the actor as a “formidable person, creatively prolific, dynamically empowered, kind and loving.”

“His memory will forever be a blessing,” it added at the end.

Scarfe was also a part of the “Seven Days” television series, appearing in all 66 episodes of the show, playing Professor Bradley Talmadge, and played the Archmagus in the epic “Earthsea”. He was also played multiple roles in the Star Trek TV franchise, such as “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” where he took on the roles of Romulans Tokath and Admiral Mendak in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He appeared again on “Star Trek: Voyager,” playing the role of alien Magistrate Augris, in an episode of the show aired in 1995.

In a 2007 interview, Scarfe credited his strong background in stage productions for his success playing aliens in Star Trek. Before he began working as an actor, Scarfe attended the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1964 to 1966.

He explained that such roles and the production require a unique kind of intensity. “You can’t really mumble if you’re a Klingon,” he said.

Born in 1946 in London, Scarfe immigrated with his family to Canada. After his education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he moved on to have “over 100 major roles” in multiple productions across Europe and North America. His stint in Hollywood began in 1963 with a role in “The Bitter Ash.”

Scarfe is survived by his children – a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Tosia. His wife, Barbara, who was also an actress, passed away in 2019.

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