|Robert Englund (1949 - )|
|Eaten Alive (Death Trap; Horror Hotel; Legend of the Bayou; Murder on the Bayou; Starlight Slaughter) (1976) [Buck]: Eaten by the giant alligator after Neville Brand pushes him into the swamp.
Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror; Planet of Horrors; Quest) (1981) [Ranger]: Dies, though I don't know the circumstances. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) [Freddy Krueger]: Burned to death (off-screen) by a lynch mob years before the start of the story; he returns as a spirit that exists in the world of dreams. (Note: I'm listing the first Nightmare on Elm Street because it established the death of Freddy as a human being; I'm not listing all the sequels because, even though they often ended with the apparent destruction of Freddy the dream-entity, he always came back in the next movie.)
V: The Betrayal (1985) [Willie the Visitor]: Shot with a laser, but is later brought back to life by Jennifer Cooke. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
MacGyver: Flame's End (1986) [Tim Wexler]: Shot to death in front of a computer console. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy (1988) [Freddy Krueger]: Burned to death by a lynch mob, in a flashback to his death. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
The Phantom of the Opera (1989) [Eric Destler/The Phantom]: Stabbed to death by Jill Schoelen after she unmasks him. (Thanks to PortsGuy and Anton)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) [Smiley]: Shot in the head in an alley by Andrew Dice Clay, after Andrew challenges Robert to put down his gun and fight him man-to-man.
Nightmare Cafe (1992) [Blackie]: Plays a ghost who operates the afterlife cafe. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors (Nightmare) (1993) [Marquis de Sade/Paul Chevaller]: Playing a dual role, "Paul" bleeds to death after a mystical set of scales is used against him. (Thanks to PortsGuy and Aleigh)
The Mangler (1995) [Bill Gartley]: Crushed to death by the possessed industrial laundry machine. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
Wishmaster (1997) [Raymond Beaumont]: Killed by Andrew Divoff's supernatural powers. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
Urban Legend (Mixed Culture) (1998) [Professor William Wexler]: Killed off-screen (exact method unclear, apparently stabbed or slashed to death) by Rebecca Gayheart; his body is shown afterwards when Alicia Witt discovers him in the trunk of a car.
Python (2000) [Dr. Anton Rudolph]: Killed in an explosion. (Thanks to Gary and PortsGuy)
Charmed: Size Matters (2001) [Gammill]: Killed with a magic spell by Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan, and Alyssa Milano. (Thanks to Alex and David31)
2001 Maniacs (2005) [Mayor Buckman]: Plays a ghost who was killed by Union soldiers during the Civil War (as were the rest of the ghostly townspeople). (Thanks to Joshman)
Hatchet (2006) [Sampson]: Disemboweled by Kane Hodder in the swamp; his body is shown afterwards when his son (Joshua Leonard) discovers him. (Thanks to ND and Christina)
Heartstopper (2006) [Sheriff Berger]: Killed by James Binkley in the morgue. His body is shown afterwards when Meredith Henderson and Nathan Stephenson discover him. (Thanks to Utonium)
2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys (2008) [Mayor Buckman]: Reprises his role as the ghost in the upcoming sequel (which is still in production at this writing).