Actor Peter Spellos of “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” and “American Dreams” passed away on Sunday. He was sixty-nine.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Peter’s younger brother James Spellos stated that his brother is “at peace after a short but very painful battle with pancreatic cancer.”
Peter was a skilled voice actor who also worked in television and movies. He was most known for portraying Cyberon in “Eagle Riders,” which also starred Bryan Cranston and Mona Marshall. In 39 episodes of the animated “Transformers” series, he provided the voice of Sky-Byte.
According to Jennifer Smith, who is purportedly one of Spellos’ acting pupils and has power of attorney, “Peter was surrounded by friends and family, as well as showered with loving messages from fans around the world throughout this difficult time,” People claimed.
Spellos died while receiving hospice care.
James said in an online statement, “It is comforting to know that the folks at hospice kept him comfortable and out of pain over his last days.”
“And a big thank you to Jen and the Council of Aunties for making sure he was taken care of over the past few months. They have my undying love and respect.”
And for those of you who saw the Blake Edwards film ‘S.O.B.’ (again, many years ago), we regret that we are unable to fully carry out Peter’s wishes to have his remains sent out into the ocean on a Viking ship, with a horned helmet, Sinatra music blasting, and then shoot arrows to set it ablaze. A sigh.
“Instead, his body will be cremated, with no religious service whatsoever, also in line with his wishes. I’m sure he would be really pissed at me or Jen if we were to hold any religious ceremony. Of course, everyone can grieve however they choose.”
“He and I went to Radio City many years ago to see Red Skeleton perform (we’re probably going back to the mid-late 80s), and during his show, he shared this story: When I die, I want to go like my grandfather died,” James said, bringing back one of Peter’s greatest memories. Sedately calmly. while he slept. Not like the people in his car, who were shouting and kicking. Peter, we shall miss you. Your younger sibling.”
Spellos was a native of Queens, New York, with over 150 credits in acting. In addition to collaborating with Will Smith on “Men in Black II,” he appeared in twenty-one episodes of the NBC sitcom “American Dreams” as Gus, a production assistant on American Bandstand.
Peter appeared in episodes of “Step by Step,” “Heartbreakers,” “Married… with Children,” “In the Army Now,” “The Wonder Years” as well as “City of Angels.”
The two shows he most recently starred in were “Jail Breakers” and “Goin’ Clean.” He created the New Mercury Theatre Company in 2008.