To be perfectly honest, I only knew Dave Legeno from the Harry Potter films. He most notably played the evil Fenrir Greyback, the werewolf who had a preference for young victims. Legeno played him in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as well as both installments of the Deathly Hallows. Legeno was found dead this weekend in Death Valley, California. He was 50.
Legeno looked like a Jason Statham's slightly older brother. His chiseled features and muscular body were going to be the focus of an entire post here when it birthday rolled around in mid-October, and I feel weird admitting that. He always creeped me out in the Potter films. His face was always dirty and made up, and his transformation was pretty impressive. It's always sad to see anyone in the Potter franchise pass away.
Legeno was a skilled combat fighter (including boxing and judo among others), and he has roles in Snatch, Snow White and the Huntsman, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Raven.