Peter Spellos Dies: ‘American Dream’ And ‘Transformers’ Actor Was 69

Peter Spellos, a star on the TV series American Dreams and a voice on the animated ‘Transformers’ series, died early Sunday of pancreatic cancer complications. He was 69.

He was at Francisca Hospice House in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to his friend and acting student, Jennifer Smith.

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“It is with tremendous sadness that I must report the passing of my dear friend, Peter Spellos at 2:30am this morning,” wrote friend Fred Olen on Facebook. “Many of you knew Peter personally. He had more loving friends than there are stars in the sky. A gentler giant never existed. A talented actor, teacher and wise old owl. He always made me laugh. I cannot even recall how many movies we made together, but they would probably fill a book… maybe some day they will. Goodbye, pal.”

Spelllos voiced the character Sky-Byte on the Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon series. He played the role for 39 episodes.

Other credits as an actor included his portrayal of Motorman in Men in Black II and Gus in the NBC TV show American Dreams.

He is survived by his brother, James Spellos. The family is planning an online memorial for him, but details are not yet available.

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