The Arrow interviews Robert Z'Dar
Robert Z'Dar is well known for his portrayal of psycho cop Matt Cordell in the "Maniac Cop" trilogy. Arrow felt brave one day and tossed a couple of questions the man's way. Here's what he had to say.
1- What's your
favorite horror movie?
Cop"! What did you expect me to say, Scooby Doo on Zombie
2- How did you get
into acting? By fluke or was it always a goal?
I started out as a musician but started leaning towards my
college minor in acting.
3- You're mostly
known amongst genre fans for you role in the Maniac Cop Trilogy. What kind of research did you undertake when you
initially got the role in the first one?
language. Making a non-speaking character come to life is always
Probably thehardest challenge.
4- Looking back at
the Maniac Cop trilogy, which one do you think is the
the second one. I had a little more acting freedom, and some
5- Will Maniac Cop
ever come back for a fourth round?
And I will kill Jason!!
6- I remember seeing
you in "Tango and Cash" alongside Stallone and Russell.
How was it being on set with two of Hollywood's biggest names?
was not intimidated by either of them, but Jack Palance did!
7- Having a pretty
distinct look, I can imagine that it must be hard to beat the typecasting beast. What kind of roles would you like to play
my local police dept. that question, they will tell you.
8- What's next on
your plate, when will we see Robert Z'Dar next?
"Emeril" eating roast pork, dumplings and sauerkrauts.
Just kidding. I am working on a film with Karen Black right now
titled "All Hallows Eve" and another one called
"Boo" being filmed in the Chicago area.
9- You've recently made your presence known on the web with your Official Website. What prompted you to hop on the net bandwagon?
good friend of mine Randy Benzie kicked me in the ass and said
"Uncle Bob, You need a web site!"
10- Of all the parts
you have played, which one do you hold closer to your heart?
Does Dallas" but I never got the role of Debbie with my
11- Do you have any plans to venture into the screenwriting/directing aspects of filmmaking? If so, what type of film would you like to put out?I am working behind the camera now on the earlier mentioned upcoming films. Horror is best because it pays the best and the rewards of making my fans happy makes me happy.
I'd like to thank Robert for his time and for not ripping my head off. Come back anytime! You can check out Robert's Official Site by clicking on the pic above.