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Videodrome actor Leslie Carlson dies, aged 81

12 May 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Leslie Carlson has died, aged 81.

The character actor was best known for playing the villain Barry Convex in David Cronenberg's 1983 horror Videodrome.

He passed away from cancer at his Toronto home on May 3.

He had roles in three other Cronenberg movies: The Dead Zone, The Fly and Camera.

He also played the enthusiastic tree seller in A Christmas Story, and had roles in Black Christmas and Deranged.

On TV, he guest starred on a variety of shows including The X-Files, Highlander, MacGyver and 21 Jump Street. »

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Leslie Carlson, Creepy Villain in ‘Videodrome,’ Dead at 81

11 May 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Leslie Carlson, a character actor best known for his role as the sinister Barry Convex in the classic sci-fi film “Videodrome,” is dead. He died of cancer at his home in Toronto at the age of 81 on May 3. In addition to his role as a creepy corporate bad guy in 1983's “Videodrome,” for which he was nominated for a Genie Award for supporting actor, Carlson appeared in three other movies directed by David Cronenberg: 1983's “The Dead Zone,” 1986's “The Fly” and the short film “Camera” in 2000. Also see: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos) Among his most high-profile films roles. »

- Todd Cunningham

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