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Greg Finley, Prolific Voiceover Actor, Dies at 76

Greg Finley, an actor, voiceover artist and ADR (additional dialogue replacement) specialist with credits including Robotech, The X-Files and Men in Black II, has died. He was 76.

Finley, who appeared and/or was heard in hundreds of movies and TV episodes, died Feb. 1 while on vacation visiting his in-laws in Phoenix, his son Guy Finley announced.

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Finley served as a writer, director and voice actor on the 1980s syndicated anime series Robotech and created sounds for the Cigarette Smoking Man (played by William B. Davis) on The X-Files in the 1990s and a group of tiny aliens in Men in Black II (2002).

He retired in 2018 but still worked occasionally, appearing as recently as last year on the Netflix docuseries The King Who Never Was.

Greg Ronald Finley was born in Los Angeles on May 8, 1947. His father, Larry, a cousin of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, hosted shows on KTLA-TV and KFWB radio and was a leader in the audiotape and videotape business.

After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1965, Finley spent 18 months in Vietnam with the Special Forces. He sold cars in Northern California after the service, then returned to the L.A. area to pursue acting.

He started his career at The Looping Group in Burbank and in the 1980s provided ADR for the NBC series CHiPs and for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

Finley’s onscreen work included roles on such series such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Hill Street Blues and in films including Oliver Stone’s The Hand (1981) and Albert Brooks’ Defending Your Life (1991).

He and his second wife, Patricia, were active in community theater at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Santa Clarita and in Boise, Idaho, where they moved in 2015.

In addition to his wife, whom he married in 1982 (her former husband was actor Ray Middleton), survivors include his sons, Guy and Garrett; four stepdaughters from his first marriage; three brothers; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services in Boise and Los Angeles will be held in the spring, with information here. Donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.

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