Robert Axelrod, Actor Who Voiced Lord Zedd in ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ Dies at 70

Veteran character actor also voiced Wizardmon from “Digimon”

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Robert Axelrod, the veteran character actor best known for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster in the long-running kids TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” died Saturday at age 70, his agent announced on Twitter.

In addition to the villain Lord Zedd and the monster maker Finster in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series (and 1995 movie), Axelrod also voiced characters like Armadillomon and Wizardmon in the “Digimon” anime series.

Axelrod got his start as a guitarist in the early 1970s before moving into voice work in TV and film. According to his agent, he created more than 150 characters during the course of his career.

Other live-action credits include playing a Paul McCartney lookalike on the ’90s sitcom “Family Matters,” as well as roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”

“Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions,” his agent said in statement. “His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew.”