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Peter Spellos, 69, the voice of Sky-Byte in “Transformers,” passes away

Actor Peter Spellos, who was well-known for his parts in the films “American Dreams” and “Transformers: Robots in Disguise,” has died at the age of 69. At the Francisca Hospice House in Indianapolis, Indiana, the actor passed away due to complications resulting from pancreatic cancer.

The depressing news was relayed on Facebook by Spellos’ friend and acting classmate, Jennifer Smith. Smith, who was given Spellos’ power of attorney, said that the actor spent his last days in the hospice with affection and attention.

Another close friend of Spellos, Fred Olen Ray, announced the actor’s demise at 2:30 am on Facebook, expressing deep grief. Spellos had more friends than stars in the sky, Ray said, highlighting the great love and companionship he had.

Transformers fans became aware of Spellos via his voice work on the animated series “Transformers: Robots in Disguise,” where he played Sky-Byte for around forty episodes. At fan events, where he engaged with series fans, he was a well-known face.

In addition to Transformers, Spellos voiced characters in a number of other works, such as Bureau of Alien Detectors and BattleTech: The Animated Series. His contributions to Black Jack, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Digimon: Digital Monsters, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto, and Trigun may be familiar to fans of anime. He has worked on video games such as Star Ocean: Second Evolution and Seven Samurai 20XX.

In live-action, Peter Spellos made a lasting impression in the three-season NBC series “American Dreams,” where he played the production assistant Gus. He also had appearances in major TV series including “ER,” “Married… with Children,” and “NewsRadio,” in addition to superhero programs like “The Guyver” and “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” Men in Black II, Yes Man, Billy Frankenstein, Hard to Die, Dinosaur Island, Agent Red, Sorority House Massacre II, and In the Army Now are just a few of the movies he has acted in.

 

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