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Robert Ginty


Born - 14 November 1948, New York, USA
Died - 21 September 2009

Craggy, dark-haired American action star who, after abandoning a career as a rock musician for acting in his late 20s, achieved prominence with the unexpected success of the violent thriller The Exterminator in 1980. More exploitation films in similar vein followed, including Gold Raiders (1983), The Alchemist (1984), Exterminator 2 (1984), Three Kinds of Heat (1987), Madhouse (1990), Taken Alive (1995), Doublecross on Costa's Island (1997) and The Prophet's Game (1999), his last. In the meantime, Ginty's more cultured side was revealed by his talents as an exhibited painter, and his activities as artistic director for the Irish Arts Theater Center. He died from cancer.