Lynn Mathis, a Dallas actor of the stage and screen, died on Oct. 19 from hypertensive cardiovascular disease. He was 49.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and completing the course load of the MFA Program at the Dallas Theater Center, Mathis delved into the local theatre scene. Equally adept at comedy and drama, he won the 1994 Leon Rabin Award for his performance in “Waiting for Godot,” and a Best Supporting Actor award for his work in the Theatre Three production of “Taking Steps.”
On screen, Mathis appeared in 15 episodes of the PBS series “Wishbone,” and on the TV show, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” He also acted in several movies, including “The Life of David Gale,” starring Kevin Spacey, and the upcoming John Lee Hancock epic, “The Alamo.”
Mathis was scheduled to appear in the play, “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” at the Theatre Three in Dallas when he died.