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Danny Hicks Evil Dead II and Spider Man II Actor is Dead at 68 Years Old

Danny Hicks

Danny Hicks Bio, Wiki

Danny Hicks was born on July 19, 1951, in Pontiac, Michigan, the U.S. he was an American Actor.

He was best known for his role in Evil Dead II, Spiderman II, and Darkman.


He was 68 years old at the time of his death.

Danny Hicks Career

In 1987 Danny Hicks ventured in his first movie  Evil Dead II where he acted as Jake in the movie.

Danny Hicks appeared in 36 movies, mostly the horror genre and also the Blood Hunter in 2020.

In an interview with Starburst Magazine in a 2013 Danny Hicks said that Sam Raimi went to Detroit in search of an actor to play the role of Jake, Raimi had searched in Los Angeles and New York but with no positive result, and he was to play the role if they couldn’t cast the part in Detroit.

Year Title Role Notes

  • 1987 Evil Dead II Jake
  • 1988 Maniac Cop Squad Leader
  • 1989 Intruder Bill Roberts
  • 1990 Darkman Skip
  • 1995 The Demolitionist Krutchfield
  • 1997 Wishmaster Customs Official
  • 2004 Spider-Man 2 Train Passenger
  • 2005 2001 Maniacs Additional Maniac
  • 2007 My Name is Bruce Dirt Farmer  and Koreatown The Stranger (scenes deleted)
  • 2008 Alternate Endings Hank
  • 2010 Porkchop Elron Voice
  • 2012 Dead Season Lesh and the Porkchop 3D Elron
  • 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Emerald City Citizen
  •  2016 Elder Island Lucas Heidegger
  • 2019 The Blood Hunter Fang Banger

Death and Cause

In June 2020 Hicks was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer.

He announced his cancer illness on his own at his Facebook page saying

To all of the people that I never got to meet, and the 6,018 die-hard fans that enjoyed my work. I have some bad news. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I have approximately 1 to 3 years to live. But I gotta tell ya, I sure as hell packed a whole bunch of living into my 68 years.

He died on June 30, 2020, at his California home at age 68 years old.


According to his  Facebook page of Hicks’ management company, Full Empire Productions,

“Danny passed away at his home in CA. We love you, Danny, rest easy my friend. No more pain.” 

The Empire had earlier started a fundraising page for Hicks on their official website named GoFundMe page which enabled them to raise nearly $20,000, when their original goal of the page was $8,000.

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