Cult film actor Robert Z'Dar dies in Florida

April 1, 2015 1:35 AM

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PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Actor Robert Z'Dar, the massive man with the gigantic chin best known for the cult film series Maniac Cop, died Monday night in Pensacola after being hospitalized when he came to town to appear at Pensacon, according to his long-time manager and friend Jim Decker. He was 64.

Born Robert J. Zdarsky in Chicago, the 6-foot-2 actor was featured in more than 121 films, including cult classics like the first three Maniac Cop films, Soultaker, The Final Sanction and Samurai Cop (the sequel to which Z'Dar had been set to join immediately after Pensacon). He also enjoyed roles i...

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