Alan Scarfe, Actor from “Lethal Weapon 3” and “Double Impact”, Passes Away at 77

The world of cinema is mourning the loss of British-American actor Alan Scarfe. Entertainment Weekly reports the passing of the actor at the end of April at the age of 77. Scarfe was known for his tough guy roles in cult films from the 1990s such as “Lethal Weapon 3” alongside Mel Gibson and “Double Impact” with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

His obituary shared by the specialized site indicates that he “passed away peacefully on April 28, 2024, from colon cancer at his home” in Longueuil, Canada, just like “his brother Brian who succumbed to the same illness.” Born in the UK in 1946, Scarfe moved to Vancouver, Canada, with his family during his youth. He started his career as a theater actor after attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 1964 to 1966 and appeared on stage in “over 100 major roles,” including works by William Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, and many more, according to People.

His Breakthrough in Cinema

Scarfe made a name for himself in the film industry by winning the Genie Award in 1985 for the best performance by an actor in a supporting role for his role in “The Bay Boy.” He then starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in “Double Impact” (1991) as Nigel Griffith, a corrupt businessman with murderous tendencies. A year later, in “Lethal Weapon 3” (1992), he portrayed Herman Walters alongside Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

For science fiction fans, Scarfe made appearances in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as the Romulans Tokath and Admiral Mendak, as well as in “Star Trek: Voyager” where he played the powerful magistrate Augris. On television, he also appeared in the series “Seven Days,” portraying Dr. Bradley Talmadge for three seasons from 1998 to 2001.

Personal Life and Legacy

Married first to actress Sara Botsford, Scarfe later tied the knot with actress Barbara March in 1979, with whom he remained for 40 years until her passing in 2019. The actor is survived by his brother Colin, his son Jonathan Scarfe, and his grandchildren Kai and Hunter Scarfe. Alan Scarfe leaves behind an enduring legacy in the world of entertainment.