Mark Dodson-Voice Actor in ‘Gremlins’ Dies

by Rob Caprilozzi

We have sad news to pass along today as Variety is reporting that Mark Dodson, a voice actor best known as Mogwai in the 1984 film Gremlins, passed away on Saturday at 64 years old.

Dodson’s daughter told TMZ that he was in Indiana to attend a convention and had suffered a heart attack while sleeping.

Dodson’s personal appearance agency released shared the news on their Facebook page saying: “Mark’s career spanned more than four decades as a radio man, voice actor, producer and fan favorite of convention attendees across the world. Mark was best known for being the voice of some of movies most iconic characters in some of Hollywood’s most popular movies. Mark was a loved member of the Star Wars universe getting his start in 1983 in Return of the Jedi and joined the Horror community when he was the voice of many Gremlins in Gremlins 1984. Mark worked on dozens of movies, video games, commercials and advertisements adding his unique voice and sound to each character and script he touched.“

Dodson’s first big role was in 1983 with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi where he voiced Salacious Crumb. After Gremlins, he would go on to voice some of the zombies in Romero’s Day of the Dead.

The team at Horror News Network send our condolences to Mark’s family and friends.

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