Robert Axelrod, 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' Voice Actor, Dies at 70
The star voiced the series' Lord Zedd and Finster, and appeared on other shows including 'Family Matters' and 'Star Trek: Voyager.'
Robert Axelrod — the veteran character actor best known for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster on the iconic 1990s kids' series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers — died Saturday, his agent announced Sunday via Twitter. He was 70.
"Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions," Axelrod's agent wrote. "His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew."
Axelrod's career began in the 1970s, during which the former guitarist pursued music before transitioning into television and film. His agent said that throughout the course of Axelrod's decades-long career, he crafted more than 150 different characters.
In addition to his work on Power Rangers, Axelrod voiced Wizardmon and Armadillomon on the Japanese animated series Digimon, which aired in the U.S. in the late '90s and early 2000s. He also appeared on several TV shows, including The Bold and the Beautiful, Star Trek: Voyager and Family Matters, on which he played a Paul McCartney look-alike.