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‘Austin Powers’ actor charged with murder

‘Austin Powers’ actor charged with murder

Joe Son, who played villain Random Task in the first "Austin Powers" movie, is charged with murder. Photo: YouTube/YouTube

Joe Son, shown here in a 2011 prison photo.
Joe Son, shown here in a 2011 prison photo/ AP Photo

“Austin Powers” henchman Joe Son has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his prison cellmate.

The 42-year-old, who played villainous Random Task in 1997 movie “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” is serving 15 years-to-life behind bars for torturing a woman in 1990.

Watch Son in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”

His 50-year-old cellmate Thomas Graham died in 2011, and former mixed martial arts fighter Son has now been charged with his murder, according to TMZ.com.

Graham, a convicted sex offender, was allegedly beaten to death at Wasco State Prison in California.

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