- Vincent Klyn
Vincent Klyn is a
New Zealandborn actorwho has appeared in a number of 1980s and 90s era motion pictures. His most notable role was the 1989 film "Cyborg" directed by Albert Pyun.
Klyn was born in New Zealand according to IMDB. His family relocated to
Honolulu, Hawaii, where he learned to surf. He went on to compete on the pro surfing circuit at only 13 years of age. Klyn was a competitor of the World Wide Surftour, and was allegedly one of the top five surfers worldwide during that time.
His first and probably most remembered film appearance was his film
debutin the 1989 science fiction action film"Cyborg", as the main villain Fender Tremelo, playing opposite Jean-Claude Van Dammeas the hero, Gibson Rickenbacker.According to the audio commentary on the DVD for " Urban Menace", director Albert Pyunfound Klyn when he saw him surfing one day, and immediately thought he would be an excellent choice to play a villain, as he had an astounding physique and intense look.
He went on to appear in minor roles in other surfer-films, like "
Red Surf" (teaming up with George Clooney) in 1990, and " Point Break" (going up against Patrick Swayzeand Keanu Reevesin 1991, but with the exception of " Gangland" from 2000, he still got the bulk of his major roles in movies directed by Albert Pyun, like " Bloodmatch", " Kickboxer 2", " Dollman", "Nemesis", "Knights", "Blast", " The Wrecking Crew", "Corrupt", " Urban Menace", and "" from 2004.
Other roles that Klyn appeared in were mostly noted as on-screen personalities on the "
Baywatch" television series throughout the 1990s and the 2000s.
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