Norm Alden reported dead

Norm Alden reported dead

Norm(an) Alden had a searing intensity and seriously rugged features…as though his chin could break an iceberg, and his gaze could burn a hole in it.

While he often played macho types, it wasn’t all about his looks…he did quite a bit of voicework as well.

He did a lot of Westerns, but his geek credits are solid. They include:

  • The Nutty Professor (the Jerry Lewis original)
  • The Sword in the Stone (the Disney version…as Sir Kay)
  • My Favorite Martian
  • Honey West
  • Batman (the Adam West series…he was one of the Joker’s henchmen)
  • Mission:Impossible
  • Ben (the sequel to Willard with the Michael Jackson theme song)
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask (the Woody Allen movie)
  • Kung Fu
  • Super Friends (he voiced Aquaman)
  • Planet of the Apes (the TV series)
  • Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (he was a regular as Professor Frank Heflin)
  • Samurai (TV movie with an earthquake generator)
  • Fantasy Island
  • The Greatest American Hero
  • The A-Team
  • Back to the Future
  • Transformers: The Movie (the 1986 movie…as both Kranix and Arblus)
  • Sledge Hammer!
  • Small Wonder
  • They Live
  • Roller Blade Warriors: Take by Force
  • Ed Wood
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Rugrats
  • K-Pax

Even though it may not qualify, I can’t leave out his regular role as Coach Fedders on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

Good-bye, Norm Alden…the world is more complacent without you.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.

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