According to a report from The Wrap, Robert Axelrod, the voice actor most famous for voicing Lord Zedd as well as Finster in the TV show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, passed away at the age of 70 this past Saturday. His agent announced the news on Twitter.
Originally, Axelrod started as a guitar player in the early 1970s before finally getting into voice acting in both film and television. His agent stated that he personified more than 150 characters across his very illustrious career.
Moreover, Axelrod also voiced characters such as Wizardmon and Armadillomon in the Digimon anime series. The star also portrayed a Paul McCartney imitation in the 1990s sitcom, Family Matters, in addition to smaller roles in Star Trek: Voyager as well as The Bold And Beautiful.
In a statement on behalf of the actor, his agent stated that Robert loved meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their dreams. His agent added that Axelrod’s spirit will never be forgotten. For the most part, Axelrod worked in television and in animated series, however, he did have some roles in movies.
Some of his notable works include The Clapper, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy, Digimon: The Movie, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, FART The Movie, as well as Repo Jake.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first started on the 28th of August, 1993, on the Fix Kids Network on Saturday mornings as well as on weekday afternoons.
It was the very first installment of the massive Power Rangers franchise, which became a sensation in the 1990s and came with a vast collection of action figures and other products.
Robert Axelrod, as it was mentioned in passing above voiced Lord Zedd, which was the primary antagonist of the series. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, released on the 30th of June in 1995, despite receiving lukewarm reviews, is sometimes hailed by fans as a cult classic.