Peter Spellos, actor identified for his work in each live-action and animated collection, handed away at 69, Deadline reported Sunday.
Spellos died as a result of issues from pancreatic most cancers on the Francisca Hospice Home in Indiana. He had a memorable stint as Gus on NBC’s “American Desires” and lent his voice to the animated character Sky-Byte in “Transformers: Robots in Disguise.” Jennifer Smith, a pupil of Spellos and shut buddy, confirmed the information of his passing, per Deadline.
Neil Kaplan and Peter Spellos reprised their roles as RID 2001 Optimus and Sky-Byte on this installment of Youtuber ngsmoov’s collection of “Energon-O’s” TF skits. (2015) pic.twitter.com/ClDkrLVT6X
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Spellos’ portrayal of Sky-Byte within the “Transformers” collection spanned 39 episodes, showcasing his voice appearing expertise. His expertise prolonged to live-action roles as nicely, with notable appearances in “Males in Black II” as Motorman and his recurring function in “American Desires,” Deadline reported. (RELATED: Transformers Is Trans-Forming The Youngsters)
Survived by his brother, James Spellos, the household is within the technique of organizing an internet memorial to have fun his life and legacy, particulars of which might be introduced later, per Deadline.
In an emotional tribute on social media, Fred Olen, a buddy and collaborator of Spellos, expressed his sorrow. “It’s with super disappointment that I have to report the passing of my pricey buddy, Peter Spellos at 2:30am this morning. A lot of you knew Peter personally,” Olen stated within the tribute. “I can’t even recall what number of motion pictures we made collectively, however they might in all probability fill a e-book… possibly some day they may. Goodbye, pal.”