Stage and screen actor Terrence Evans, who was probably best known for playing Leatherface’s crazy uncle Old Monty in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as in the 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, has died. In a statement made by Evans’ long-time manager Phil Brock of Studio Talent Group, the actor was 81 years old at the time of his death. No reports as to the cause of his death have yet been made.
“Terrence was a consummate actor who was passionate about his art and about giving to others. He projected his strength and humanity into his character portrayals.”
In a career that spanned more than four decades, Terrence Evans starred alongside big name actors such as Clint Eastwood in 1985’s Pale Rider, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He was known more for his work with some not-so-big-name actors, however, like Cheech Marin in Born in East L.A., and for his forays into b-horror with The Bite (1989), Phantom Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989), and The Pumpkin Karver (2006).
On the small screen, Terrence Evans had guest spots on many popular television shows, including The Incredible Hulk, Little House on the Prarie, The Golden Girls, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and ER, among many others. Evans also had parts in fan favorite shows Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where he played a mute farmhand named Baltrim in the first season episode “Progress,” and Proka Migdal, the adoptive father of a Cardassian boy in the later episode “Cardassians.” Then, in 1997, Terrence played Ambassador Treen on the episode “Nemesis” of Star Trek: Voyager.
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1934, Terrence Evans was also an avid stage actor, active at Theatricum Botanicum, as well as Theatre Palisades, where he appeared in productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, A View From the Bridge, The Crucible, Madwoman of Chaillot, Bus Stop, and The Sea Gull. Evans also played the titular character of a one-man show entitled Abe Lincoln.
Though Terrence Evans has died, his memory will live on in his films and television appearances. Evans is survived by his wife Heidi, his two children, two stepchildren, as well as his one grandchild.
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