- Category : 1926-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 2
American actor, best remembered as 'Cadet Happy' on "Space Patrol" (1950-1955) and from his role in "Invasion of the Saucer Men" (1957).
In 1943, Lyn joined the navy. He served as an aerial gunner and radar operator, and flew on Grumman Avengers. The war ended before he went into combat.
After the navy, Lyn held several jobs before hitchhiking to California, where he did more of the same. He enrolled at Pasedena Playhouse on the G.I. Bill for 3 years, and was in 15 plays there. Ten days before graduation, he got his big break as 'Cadet Happy' on "Space Patrol." The series began as a daily 15 minute show. Soon, half hour weekly shows were added. There was also a radio version. The series ran until 1955, after nearly 1,200 episodes were produced.
After "Space Patrol," he appeared in several TV and film projects, such as "The Amazing Colossal Man," "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" and Rod Serling's acclaimed Requiem for a Heavyweight episode of "Playhouse 90."
He died following an operation for a brain tumor at UCLA Medical Center, on 30 August 1958, aged 32.