Nicholas Worth, Chaotica's Henchman, Dies At 69By Michelle
May 15, 2007 - 6:09 PM
Actor Nicholas Worth, who appeared twice in both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, has passed away at age 69.
A frequent performer in horror movies and as a villain in dramas, Worth was an Army veteran who studied at the Pasadena Playhouse ater leaving the military, according to The Los Angeles Times. On Deep Space Nine, he played the Lissepian Captain in "Progress" and Sorm in "A Simple Investigation." On Voyager, he appeared as Chaotica's henchman Lonzak in the episodes "Bride of Chaotica!" and "Shattered."
Worth made his debut in For Pete's Sake and played villains and tough guys in such movies as The Ladies Club, Don't Answer The Phone!, Clint Eastwood's Heartbreak Ridge and The Rape of Richard Beck. Born in St. Louis, he decided on acting as a career at the age of 8.
A familiar name in genre projects, Worth appeared on The X-Files and in films such as Timelock and Starforce. A quote at the Internet Movie Database states that when asked how he could bring himself to play psychotic people, "Some people at church said, 'How can you do this film, being a Christian?' And I said, 'We don't live in a Pollyanna society. God called upon me to act...I have to present the world as it is.' That pretty much ended their argument there."
Our condolences to Worth's friends and family.