John Forsythe had a rather enviable position on the groundbreaking 1970s show as he voiced the mysterious Charlie Townsend, the covert boss of the spy organization.
Forsythe would go on to be the highest-paid actor for the show even though he made absolutely no on-screen appearances. At the time, he was an old drama actor in the world of sitcoms, and his pay demands were easily met. The actor would spend fifteen minutes a day recording lines for “Charlie’s Angels”, whereas the other cast members would spend up to fifteen hours on set!
Robert Patrick Then
90s action baddie Robert Patrick played the part of corrupt United States Marshall Ray Carter in the 2003 installment. The Angels rescue Carter only to find out that he’s working for the rogue Angel and archnemesis of Charlie, Madison Lee.
At the time of shooting "Charlie’s Angels" film, Patrick was starring in smaller films, and his part as the dishonorable marshal seemed to revive his acting profile; he went on to have major roles in "Ladder 49", "Walk the Line", and "Flags of Our Fathers."
Robert Patrick Now
The American actor will always be famous for his role as the (literally) mercurial, homicidal android, T-1000, in "Terminator 2." The actor is a loyal husband and committed father and has been married to his wife Barbara Hooper since 1990.
He has had recurring roles in a variety of series and has no shortage of offers. He most recently acted in the Amazon-produced horror series "Lore", which has been greenlit for a second season, with Patrick reprising his role. The actor can also be seen as Herman Baggerly in the period drama series "Perry Mason."
John Forsythe Now
After a long, illustrious career in the film and television industry, actor John Forsythe succumbed to a battle with pneumonia in 2010.
Forsythe’s presence would forever revolutionize the world of television as he brought to life some of the most memorable characters in "Dynasty" and "Charlie’s Angels." The actor left behind a trove of films and acting work. Passionate about horses, he was renowned for his involvement in the world of horseracing.
Jonathan Tucker Then
American actor Jonathan Tucker landed the role of stone-cold and Angel-hating killer Hodak in the 2019 film Charlie’s Angels. The actor, who usually plays the part of the good guy, dug deep to bring the callous assassin to life.
The character of Hodak drew inspiration from Crispin Glover’s iconic Thin Man villain, in particular by being mute and highly audacious in their violence. At the time of being chosen for "Charlie’s Angels", Tucker had already accumulated a notable presence on both the big and small screen.