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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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Known For

(1987)
Stir Crazy Grossberger
(1980)
Alone in the Dark Ronald 'Fatty' Elster
(1982)
The Wanderers Terror
(1979)

Filmography

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 1987 The Running Man
Dynamo (as Erland Van Lidth)
 1982 Alone in the Dark
Ronald 'Fatty' Elster
 1980 Stir Crazy
Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
 1979 The Wanderers
Terror (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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 1987 The Running Man (performer: "Vedro Mentr'io Sospiro (The Count's Aria)")
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 1981 All-Star Family Feud Special (TV Series)
Himself
- Beasts vs Beauties (1981) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude | Erland Van Lidth

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Trivia:

His actual voice wasn't used for the song, "Down in the Valley", in the film. Due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in 1980, he wasn't able to record the song himself, so they used the pre-recorded track to which he had sung the song during the filming in the final print of the movie. See more »

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