Robert Rodan, Who Played Frankenstein Character On Dark Shadows, Dies At 83
The long-running horror-themed soap opera Dark Shadows has lost another former cast member as [...]
The long-running horror-themed soap opera Dark Shadows has lost another former cast member as actor Robert Rodan is reported to have passed away on Thursday, March 25 in Oregon at the age of 83. Dark Shadows News on Twitter and Deadline bring word of Rodan's passing. On the long running series Rodan played the part of Adam aka the show's Frankenstein-like character. He joined the series in 1968, appearing over 75 episodes as his character throughout the year, Rodan would later lend his voice in a Dark Shadows audio drama in the early 2000s. According to the Dark Shadows News account, Rodan's ashes will be scattered off Catalina Island.
Rodan's death marks the latest cast member of Dark Shadows to pass away in the past six weeks with Christopher Pennock, known for playing Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde characters Cyrus Longworth/John Yaeger, having passed in February, and Geoffrey Scott, who played the part of Sky Rumson. Unlike many of his co-stars, including Pennock and Scott, Rodan didn't take on multiple parts on Dark Shadows and instead only played the role of Adam.
We're sad to share the news that #DarkShadows actor Robert Rodan has died at the age of 83. Robert played the Frankenstein-esque Adam during on the show in 1968. Robert passed away in Oregon on March 25 of heart failure. His ashes will be scattered off Catalina Island. pic.twitter.com/KmdddO0y5i— Dark Shadows News (@DarkShadowsNews) March 27, 2021
Beyond his work in Dark Shadows, Rodan's only other major appearance includes the 1969 grindhouse movie The Minx. He would retire from working in acting in the 1980s and go on to work in real estate, though would often speak with Dark Shadows fans about his time on the series and appear in franchise related documentaries.
Rodan is survived by daughters Mandi and Laura, son Jordan and granddaughter Brianna.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
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