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Veteran Actor Victor Lundin Passes Away at Age 83
By Jonathan Stryker (Facebook); Jonathan Stryker (Twitter)
Jul 7, 2013 - 2:00:00 AM

Veteran actor Victor Lundin passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at age 83 after an undisclosed illness.  Mr. Lundin was best known to film fans for his portrayal of Friday in Byron Haskin's ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964), which received the sterling Criterion Collection treatment on Blu-ray in 2011.  News of Mr. Lundin's was first confirmed on his son Zachary's Facebook page, and subsequently announced by Mr. Lundin's longtime friend Douglas Dunning (Cinema Epoch's Director of Acquisitions). 

Screenwriter John Sempre, Jr. interviewed Mr. Lundin and this audio interview can be heard in part one and part two on 

In addition to this film, Mr. Lundin appeared in the 1966 film version of BEAU GEST, and appeared on a handful of television episodes during THE TIME TUNNERL, GET SMART, STAR TREK, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, MANNIX, and BATMAN.   

According to Mr. Sempre, Jr., one of Mr. Lundin's last screen appearances will be in the former’s upcoming web miniseries, CREEPORIA, wherein he provided a brief cameo voice for an animated character (an evil wizard) in the first episode. CREEPORIA will be released via streaming video in October 2013. For more information, click on the CREEPORIA website and the CREEPORIA Facebook page.

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