Where Are They Now - Friday, March 30, 2018
Today's issue is all thanks to the wonderful Celebrity Suggestion from a devoted reader named Sharea. Sharea suggested Canadian actor Duncan Regehr. Great choice, Sharea!
Now, if the name Duncan Regehr doesn't ring any bells, Mr. Regehr started as Zorro on the hit Family Channel's television series in the early '90s, but to true fans of his work he will always be know as one of the best Draculas in all of cinema! That's right, Duncan Regehr portrayed Count Dracula in the 1986 cult classic The Monster Squad. Truly, the most menacing and scariest of all film Draculas, in my humbled opinion.
Today, were diving deep into the goings-on and whereabouts of this accomplished artist. I found some very interesting stuff on Mr. Regehr. Thanks again, Sharea for a perfect pick for Where Are They Now.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Robert Young: Starred in the TV series "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D."
Morey Amsterdam: Played Buddy on the TV series "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Lizabeth Scott: Actress known for her appearances in the film noir genre, movies include "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers", "I Walk Alone", and "Dead Reckoning"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Duncan Regehr on Celebrity Nooz
October 5, 1952 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Duncan Peter Regehr
CLAIM TO FAME:
Duncan Regehr is probably best known as Zorro in The Family Channel's television series, but his performance as Dracula in '80s cult classic The Monster Squad has endured him to fans for decades.
Duncan has been married twice. First to Francine Wurster in 1974-1978 and second to Catherine Campion in 1979-2016.
After studying acting, he worked in Canadian regional theater and at the Stratford (Ont.) Shakespearean Festival.
Has an astonishing track record of successful professional art exhibits, beginning in 1974. His art work hangs in significant private collections and is exhibited internationally.
Was an Olympic boxing contender, fencer, champion figure skater, and has classical Shakespearean stage training.
Had his own cable talk show at age 14.
In 1969 a theatre company called, Victoria Fair, was created by Dr. Ralph Allen, who later produced "Sugar Babies" on Broadway. Regehr auditioned and was hired as the youngest member of the company.
He is an accomplished horseman and did the majority of his riding (and action) stunts while filming as Zorro in New World Pictures/Family Channel's "New World Zorro".
His performance as Dracula in The Monster Squad (1987) is considered by many to be one the best interpretations of the character. In fact, in 2006 when "Wizard" magazine did a list of the 100 Greatest Villains of All Time, and Dracula was ranked at #30, it was Regehr's version that appeared on the list.
In November of 2008, Regehr was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts by the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
WHERE IS HE NOW:
Regehr has been painting and drawing since childhood. Since the '70s he has lived as an accomplished and successful artist, as well as an actor. It seems that painting is his passion and Regehr has focused more on art than the acting.
2009 The Strange Case of DJ Cosmic (Short)...DJ Cosmic
2009 The Good Times Are Killing Me (TV Movie)...US Senator Sam Talbot
2008 Nightmare at the End of the Hall (TV Movie)...Ian
2006 Presumed Dead (TV Movie)...Seth Harmon
2005 Secret Lives (TV Movie)...Mike
2002 Body & Soul (TV Series)...Dr. Phillip Grenier
2001 Flying Virus...Savior
2000 Air Bud 3 (Video)...Geoffrey Putter
2000 Blood Surf (Video)...John Dirks
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie)...Yuri Malenkovich
1997-1998 Fast Track (TV Series)...Christian Chandler Jr.
1995-1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)...Shakaar
- The Begotten (1997) ... Shakaar
- Crossfire (1996) ... Shakaar
- Shakaar (1995) ... Shakaar
1996 The Haunting of Lisa (TV Movie)...Mitch Graham
1995 Cybill (TV Series)...Trevor Hampton
- To Sir, with Lust
1995 Timemaster...Jonathan Adams
1995 Robin's Hoods (TV Series)...Lee Nichols
- Seems Like Old Times
1994 Once in a Lifetime (TV Movie)...Justin Wakefield
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)...Ronin
- Sub Rosa
1993 Moon Over Miami (TV Series)...Lawrence Avalon
1990-1993 Zorro (TV Series)...Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro / Grandfather
1990 Primo Baby...Charles Armstrong
1989 The Banker...Spaulding Osbourne
1989 Billy the Kid (TV Movie)...Pat Garrett
1988 The Last Samurai
1988 Shades of Love: Little White Lies (TV Movie)...Robert Fiori
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)...David Harrison
- If Looks Could Kill
1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)...Commander Jacob Brown / Jacob Brown - Former Commander
- Earth Star Voyager: Part 2 (1988) ... Commander Jacob Brown
- Earth Star Voyager: Part 1 (1988) ... Jacob Brown - Former Commander
1987 The Monster Squad...Count Dracula
1986 Hotel (TV Series)...Adam Kirkwood
- Shadows of Doubt: Part 2
- Shadows of Doubt: Part 1
1985 V (TV Series)...Charles
- The Rescue (1985) ... Charles
- The Betrayal (1985) ... Charles
- The Hero (1985) ... Charles
- The Conversion (1985) ... Charles
1985 My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (TV Movie)...Errol Flynn
1985 The Adventures of Alexander Hawkins (TV Movie)...Alexander Hawkins
1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-Series)...Lydon
- Part 3
- Part 2
- Part 1
1983 Wizards and Warriors (TV Series)...Prince Dirk Blackpool
- Vulkar's Revenge (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- The Dungeon of Death (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- The Caverns of Chaos (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- Skies of Death (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- Night of Terror (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- The Rescue (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- The Kidnap (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
- The Unicorn of Death (1983) ... Prince Dirk Blackpool
1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)...Capt. Randolph
- Part 3 (credit only)
- Part 2
- Part 1 (credit only)
1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)...Paul Ryker
1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)...Palmer Bradshaw
- The Best Desk Scenario
1979-1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)...Kit
1978 The War Is Over (Short)...Sgt. Greer
1978 The Donnellys of Biddulph (TV Movie)...Donnelly
1977 A Cosmic Christmas (TV Short)...Amalthor (voice)
1977 The Newcomers (TV Series) (segment "1927")
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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Robert Young - DEAD (Respiratory failure)
Born: 02/22/1907 Died: 07/21/1998
Morey Amsterdam - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 12/14/1908 Died: 10/27/1996
Lizabeth Scott - ALIVE (Congestive heart failure)
Born: 09/29/1922 Died: 1/31/2015
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Oleg Anofriyev, 87, Russian actor, singer, songwriter, film director and poet.
Bobby Ferguson, 80, English football player (Derby County) and manager (Ipswich)
Mike Tucker, 74, British equestrian rider and commentator.
Stéphane Audran, 85, French actress (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Babette's Feast, The Big Red One).
José Hugo Garaycoa Hawkins, 87, Peruvian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Tacna y Moquegua (1991-2006).
Aimée Iacobescu (ro), 71, Romanian actress (The Doom), cancer.
Luc Jalabert (fr), 66, French rejoneador.
Victor Kalashnikov, 75, Russian arms designer (PP-19 Bizon).
Jerry Moses, 71, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers).
James "Quick" Parker, 60, American-Canadian football player (BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos).
Rosendo Rodriguez, 38, American convicted murderer, execution by lethal injection.
Veturi Sriharsha, 62, Indian journalist, cardiac arrest.
Mamadou Diop, 81, Senegalese politician, mayor of Dakar (1984-2002).
Fabrizio Frizzi, 60, Italian television presenter, intracranial hemorrhage.
Nikolay Kaufman, 92, Bulgarian musicologist, folklorist and composer.
Sergei Mavrodi, 62, Russian financial fraudster, member of State Duma (1994-1995), heart attack.
Katiuska Molotov (es), Chilean actor, comedian and drag queen.
Sandeep Sharma, 35, Indian journalist, injuries sustained in traffic collision.
António dos Santos, 85, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Guarda (1979-2005).
Zeke Upshaw, 26, American basketball player (Grand Rapids Drive).
André Bourbeau, 81, Canadian politician, MNA for Laporte (1981-2003), mayor of Saint-Lambert, Quebec (1978-1981), cancer.
Jules-Aristide Bourdes-Ogouliguende, 80, Gabonese politician.
Linda Brown, 76, American civil rights figure (Brown v. Board of Education).
David Cobham, 87, British film director (Tarka the Otter), stroke.
Bernie De Koven, 76, American video game designer (Alien Garden).
Karan Paranjape, 26, Indian actor.
Vicente Ramón Hernández Peña, 82, Venezuelan Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Trujillo (1982-2012).
Seo Min-woo, 33, South Korean singer (100%), cardiac arrest.
Nicolae Tilihoi, 61, Romanian footballer (Universitatea Craiova).
Dagfinn Vårvik, 93, Norwegian politician, leader of the Centre Party (1973-1977), Minister of Finance (1963-1963) and Foreign Affairs (1972-1973).
Jerry Williams, 75, Swedish singer, cancer.
José Antonio Abreu, 78, Venezuelan conductor and politician, founder of El Sistema.
Lys Assia, 94, Swiss singer, winner of the first Eurovision Song Contest (1956).
Rim Banna, 51, Palestinian singer, composer and activist, breast cancer.
Arnaud Beltrame, 44, French gendarme, stabbed.
Debbie Lee Carrington, 58, American actress and stuntwoman (Return of the Jedi, Total Recall, Bride of Chucky).
Rudresh Gowda, 63, Indian politician, member of the Lok Sabha from Hassan (1996-1997), Karnataka MLA from Belur (since 2008), heart attack.
Hassan Muhammed Lawal, 63, Nigerian politician.
Bill Lucas, 101, British RAF officer and Olympic long-distance runner (1948).
Frank Meisler, 89, German-born Israeli architect and sculptor (Kindertransport - The Arrival).
Hidetoshi Nagasawa, 77, Japanese sculptor and architect.
Vidhyabhau Sadawarte, 80, Indian journalist.
Marco Solfrini, 60, Italian Olympic basketball player (1980), heart attack.
Karel Stretti (cs), 74, Czech art restorer.
Arthur Tafoya, 85, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Pueblo (1980-2009).
Lino Bortolo Belotti, 87, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Bergamo (1999-2009).
DuShon Monique Brown, 49, American actress (Chicago Fire, Prison Break, Unexpected).
Hasili, 27, French racehorse.
Philip Kerr, 62, British author (March Violets, Children of the Lamp, A Philosophical Investigation).
Robert McAllister, 67, American recording engineer (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Rush), owner of Record Plant remote studio.
Jukka Mikkola, 74, Finnish politician, MP (1983-1986, 1995-2003).
Zell Miller, 86, American politician, governor of Georgia (1991-1999), member of the U.S. Senate (2000-2005), Parkinson's disease.
Alberto Ongaro, 92, Italian journalist and writer.
Jaakko Pakkasvirta, 83, Finnish film director and screenwriter.
Idowu Sofola, 83, Nigerian jurist.
Ephraim Stern, 84, Israeli archaeologist.
Delores Taylor, 85, American actress (Billy Jack).
Seán Treacy, 94, Irish politician, TD (1961-1997), Ceann Comhairle (1973-1977, 1987-1997).
John Welchli, 89, American rower, Olympic silver medalist (1956).
Fergus Anckorn, 99, British magician, longest-serving member of The Magic Circle.
Michael Barnes, 85, British politician, MP for Brentford and Chiswick (1966-1974).
Khozh-Akhmed Bersanov, 91, Russian Chechen writer and ethnographer.
Morgan Chua, 68, Singaporean cartoonist.
Shawn Elliott, American hardcore rock singer.
José Flores, 56, Peruvian-born American jockey, injuries sustained in racing fall.
Dick Gamble, 89, Canadian hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Rochester Americans).
James F. Holland, 92, American physician.
René Houseman, 64, Argentine footballer, World Cup champion (1978), tongue cancer.
Wayne Huizenga, 80, American entrepreneur (Blockbuster) and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers), cancer.
Johan van Hulst, 107, Dutch politician, author and academic, Member of the Senate (1956-1981), Member of the European Parliament (1961-1968), recipient as a Righteous Among the Nations.
Louie Kamookak, 58, Canadian Inuit historian, discovered the HMS Erebus.
Jan Kanturek, 69, Czech translator.
Charles Lazarus, 94, American toy store founder (Toys "R" Us), respiratory failure.
Dagmar Lieblová (de), 88, Czech Holocaust survivor, Germanist and translator, Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk recipient.
Lyn Lott, 67, American golfer, complications from brain surgery.
Nancy McFadden, 59, American civil servant, chief of staff for Jerry Brown, ovarian cancer.
Carlos Eduardo Miranda (pt), 56, Brazilian journalist, musician, record producer and reality television judge (Ídolos, Qual é o Seu Talento?).
Morten Piil, 75, Danish film critic.
Dariush Shayegan, 83, Iranian cultural theorist and philosopher, stroke.
Betty Somppi, 102, American military trainee (WAAC) and Girl Scouts volunteer.
Mely Tagasa, 82, Filipino actress, stroke.
Nicholas Tsoucalas, 91, American judge, member of the Court of International Trade (1986-1996), pneumonia.