Nicholas Worth (September 4, 1937 – May 7, 2007) was an American character actor who appeared on film, on TV, and in video games.
An imposing, bulky, balding (later bald) man with a powerful bass voice, Worth specialized in playing menacing, threatening characters. His best-known, most typical roles are Kirk Smith, the tormented necrophiliac serial-killer of attractive young women in the low-budget horror film Don't Answer the Phone (1980), and Ray, a fearsome homosexual rapist in the 1985 TV movie The Rape of Richard Beck. He began with a low-level TV career, appearing in one episode of Charlie's Angels as a kidnapper-on-skates. Subsequently, he played numerous roles as henchmen and tough guys in films such as Swamp Thing (1982), City Heat (1984), Doin' Time (1985), The Ladies Club (1986), No Way Out (1987), Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988), Action Jackson (1988), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), Darkman (1990), Best of the Best 2 (1993), Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994), Barb Wire (1996) and Blood Dolls (1999). He appeared in the beginning of Heartbreak Ridge (1986) as a convict who gets beaten up by Clint Eastwood and the same year, he played a Divine-like drag queen who loses his clothes to John Candy in Armed and Dangerous. He continued his TV career, playing small roles in sci-fi programs like Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and in WKRP in Cincinnati, Knight Rider, Hunter, and Night Court and in "Simon and Simon". He also did video game work, portraying General Marzaq and Premier Romanov in Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer series of games, Sierra's The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery, Emperor: Battle for Dune, and also voice-acted as Colonel Bulba/Mr. Jones in Freedom Fighters.
Movies & TV shows
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Leather Jacket Love Story
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A sexy nightclub owner, Barb Wire moonlights as a mercenary in Steel Harbor, one of the last free zones in the now fascist United States. When scientist Cora Devonshire wanders into Barb's establishme...
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A Russian gangster kidnaps a woman and her friend, an aging European deceived by a young lover.
High School High
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Star Trek: Voyager
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Five years after the mad terrorist Slash Galagher was sentenced to holographic stasis, he is given a parole hearing. But an equipment failure engineered by his cronies transforms the criminal into a l...
Dark Angel: The Ascent
Chased away by her father , an idealistic she-devil heads for the world above to begin serving her own brand of justice.
Circuitry Man II: Plughead Rewired
In the future where Earth is polluted, a female FBI agent removes Danner from an asylum in order to force him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. Plughead is forcing a female ...
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Acapulco H.E.A.T. is a 1993 syndicated television series that followed the Hemisphere Emergency Action Team [H.E.A.T.], a group of top-secret agents based in Acapulco, Mexico and recruited by C-5, a s...
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files are marginalized, unsolved cases involving supernatural phenomena. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses ...
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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Best of the Best 2
In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady...
Fist of Honor
As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer s...
Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an e...
Hell Comes to Frogtown
'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in...
A young man and his girlfriend unwittingly come into possession of a bag containing one million dollars belonging to a drug-smuggling ring. The mobsters try to catch the couple and retrieve their mone...
While in town on shore leave, Joe meets, falls in love with and proposes to Anne, a beautiful woman he rescues from an attacker. Anne, however, has a past: she's a prostitute and a former heroin addic...
A Marine sergeant with a bad attitude takes command of a spoiled recon platoon as he battles with his superiors and his ex-wife.
A brother and sister help solve a neighborhood crime and by doing so, keep their grandfather's small security service from going out of business.
The Ladies Club
A raped policewoman forms a vigilante group of various rape victims. They abduct and castrate men whom have committed repeated violations of women, and got away with it through legal technicalities.
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Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Angus MacGyver works as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, ...
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Invitation to Hell
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Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortu...
2 TV shows
Simon & Simon
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The Greatest American Hero
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Don't Answer the Phone!
A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young p...
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A doctor discovers something sinister in her hospital room. Relatively healthy patients are ending up in comas when they have simple operations. The institute that looks after the patients is the one ...
WKRP in Cincinnati
When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a ...
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Laverne & Shirley
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Starsky & Hutch
Streetwise Detective David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson are working together to protect citizens and patrol the streets of Bay City.
Scream Blacula Scream
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