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Erland van Lidth (1953–1987)

Born in the Netherlands, he came to the United States as a child in the late 1950s. Erland grew up in Orange, New Jersey; Ridgefield, Connecticut; and Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he distinguished himself as a member of the wrestling team and in student theatre productions while also ... See full bio »

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The Running Man
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The Wanderers
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 1987 The Running Man
Dynamo (as Erland Van Lidth)
 1980 Stir Crazy
Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
 1979 The Wanderers
Terror (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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 1980 Stir Crazy (performer: "Down in the Valley" - uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude | Erland Van Lidth


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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While at MIT, Erland was also on the wrestling team, eventually becoming East Coast Champion, which activity eventually led to his participation in the 1976 Olympic Games.

Erland also participated in several musical productions at MIT, beginning by singing the Bailiff in Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Trial By Jury.' In the production of 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', he played Miles ... See more »

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Sad to see that he had passed away. jeffmerch2
wow, I didn't realize Dynamo went to MIT joeypogi
Erland was a True Gentleman salrusny
Why no special credit in The Running Man? simon-wt
popeye movie? dfrockville
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