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Michael Ansara (1922–2013)


Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got sidetracked into the dramatics department. A stint at the ... See full bio »

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 2001 Batman: Vengeance (Video Game)
Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze (voice)
 1999 The Long Road Home
Murdock Haynes
 1999 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
- Meltdown (1999) ... Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze (voice)
 1997 Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (Video)
Malfeasor
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Kang
- Flashback (1996) ... Kang
 1994-1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Jeyal / Kang
- The Muse (1996) ... Jeyal
- Blood Oath (1994) ... Kang
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Elric
- The Geometry of Shadows (1994) ... Elric
 1990 Border Shootout
Chuluha
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Nicholas Rossi
- The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (1988) ... Nicholas Rossi
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Sandor Kraken
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... Sandor Kraken
 1986 Knights of the City
Mr. Delamo
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Cyril Duncan
- Miami's Nice (1986) ... Cyril Duncan
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Sheik Abdullah Casir
- Mirage a Trois (1985) ... Sheik Abdullah Casir
 1985 KGB: The Secret War
Lyman Taylor
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
- The Assignment (1985)
- The Mission (1985)
 1984 Access Code
Senator Dales
 1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (TV Movie)
Turk
 1981 The Guns and the Fury
Prince Sohrab
 1981 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Bill Waller
- A Recipe for Disaster (1981) ... Bill Waller
 1981 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (TV Series)
Hiawatha Smith
- Quest of the Red Skull (1981) ... Hiawatha Smith (voice)
 1981 Thundarr the Barbarian (TV Series)
Vashtar
- Prophecy of Peril (1981) ... Vashtar (voice)
 1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Nathan
- The Poachers (1980) ... Nathan
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ptolemy / Marco
- My Fair Pharaoh/The Power (1980) ... Ptolemy
- Unholy Wedlock/Elizabeth (1980) ... Marco
 1979-1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Kane
- Ardala Returns (1980) ... Kane
 1979 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Takomis
- The Long Return (1979) ... Takomis
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Hamaad
- The Visitor (1979) ... Hamaad
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Lame Beaver
 1978 Dr. Strange (TV Movie)
Ancient One (voice, uncredited)
 1978 The Manitou
John Singing Rock
 1977 Day of the Animals
Daniel Santee
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Keith McCallum
- Justice Deferred (1976) ... Keith McCallum
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Walter Curtis
- Sand Trap (1976) ... Walter Curtis
 1976 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Oliver Red Fern
- The Bears and I: Part 2 (1976) ... Oliver Red Fern
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Joseph DiMinna
- Joey Blue Eyes (1976) ... Joseph DiMinna
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Sheik Ramal
- Our Man in the Harem (1976) ... Sheik Ramal
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Diamond Jack Bassiter
- The Barbary Coast (1975) ... Diamond Jack Bassiter
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
- The Dream (1974)
 1974 The Bears and I
Oliver Red Fern
 1974 It's Alive
The Captain
 1974 The First Woman President (TV Movie)
 1973-1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Dr. Alvarez / Baldy
- Chief (1974) ... Dr. Alvarez
- Requiem for an Informer (1973) ... Baldy
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
- Bust-Out (1974)
 1972-1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Sammy Warren / Mike Bolger / Ben Matthews
- Reunion in Terror (1974) ... Sammy Warren
- Cop of the Year (1972) ... Mike Bolger
- An Elementary Case of Murder (1972) ... Ben Matthews
 1974 Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Movie)
Reynolds
 1973 Ordeal (TV Movie)
Sheriff Peter Geeson
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Sgt. Duff
- The Killing (1973) ... Sgt. Duff
 1973 The Doll Squad
Eamon O'Reilly
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Ed Stoner
- The Western (1973) ... Ed Stoner
 1973 Call to Danger (TV Movie)
Frank Mulvey
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Albert 'Al' Ferguson
- The Year of the Locusts (1972) ... Albert 'Al' Ferguson
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Piro Manoa
- Death Is a Company Policy (1972) ... Piro Manoa
 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted
Playboy Speaker
 1972 Dear Dead Delilah
Morgan Charles
 1971 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Paco Morales
- Powderkeg (1971) ... Paco Morales
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Ray Abruzzi
- A Double for Danger (1971) ... Ray Abruzzi
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Fletcher Rodenberry
- The Artist (1970) ... Fletcher Rodenberry
 1970 The Phynx
Col. Rostinov
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Curley
- Lamp in the Wilderness (1970) ... Curley
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Ben Kaliman
- The Takeover (1970) ... Ben Kaliman
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Dr. Lundstrom
- Chapter Thirteen (1969) ... Dr. Lundstrom
 1966-1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Biff Jellico / King Kamehameha / Blue Djinn
- My Sister, the Home Wrecker (1969) ... Biff Jellico
 1969 Target: Harry
Maj. Milos Segora
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Alberto Ruiz
- For the Love of Carlos (1969) ... Alberto Ruiz
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Murtrah
- On a Clear Night You Can See Earth (1969) ... Murtrah
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Wakando
- Wives for Wakando (1969) ... Wakando
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Sergio
- Guess Who's Coming to Rio (1969) ... Sergio
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series)
Kang
- Day of the Dove (1968) ... Kang
 1968 The Pink Jungle
Raul Ortega
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Ernst Rolf
- The Kasubi Death (1968) ... Ernst Rolf
 1968 Daring Game
President Eduardo Delgado
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Regis
- Trek to Terror (1968) ... Regis
 1968 Sol Madrid
Capt. Ortega
 1968 The Destructors
Count Mario Romano
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Serafin
- A War for the Gravediggers (1967) ... Serafin
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Curator / Col. Hruda
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... Curator
- Secret Weapon (1966) ... Col. Hruda
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Miguel Anza
- The Savage Street (1967) ... Miguel Anza
 1966-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Luke Todd / Grey Horse
- The Returning (1967) ... Luke Todd
- Honor Before Justice (1966) ... Grey Horse
 1967 How I Spent My Summer Vacation (TV Movie)
Pucci
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Gillingham Conner
- Big Deal (1966) ... Gillingham Conner
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Red Sky / Sebastian Drake
- The Enchanted Gun (1966) ... Red Sky
- The Search (1966) ... Sebastian Drake
 1965-1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Paul Dallman / Marshall Merle Frome
- High Stakes (1966) ... Paul Dallman
- The Showdown (1965) ... Marshall Merle Frome
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
Rufus the Red
- A Most Unusual Wood Nymph (1966) ... Rufus the Red
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Vizier
- The Prisoner of Zalamar Affair (1966) ... Vizier
 1966 And Now Miguel
Blas Chavez
 1966 Lost in Space (TV Series)
The Ruler
- The Challenge (1966) ... The Ruler
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Adam Lloyd
- Rope's End (1966) ... Adam Lloyd
 1964-1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Capt. Tomas Ruiz / Malinoff
- Killers of the Deep (1966) ... Capt. Tomas Ruiz
- Hot Line (1964) ... Malinoff
 1965 Harum Scarum
Prince Dragna
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
David Lebec (1984)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Sulador
- The Arabian Affair (1965) ... Sulador
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Galanos
- Run for Your Lives, Dr. Galanos Practices Here! (1965) ... Dr. Arthur Galanos
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
- Goldbrickers (1965)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Thomas Frye
- The Bounty (1965) ... Thomas Frye
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Herod's commander
 1964 The Confession
Mayor Pablo
 1963-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Don Miguel / Joseph / Alfredo Maldenado
- Canliss (1964) ... Don Miguel
- Incident of Iron Bull (1963) ... Joseph
- Incident at Rio Doloroso (1963) ... Alfredo Maldenado
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Vince Kabat
- The Case of the Antic Angel (1964) ... Vince Kabat
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Big Bwana Smith
- Who Killed Carrie Cornell? (1964) ... Big Bwana Smith
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Morgan
- A Truce to Terror (1964) ... Morgan
 1963 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
 1961-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Adam MacKenzie / Chief North Star
- The Adam MacKenzie Story (1963) ... Adam MacKenzie
- The Patience Miller Story (1961) ... Chief North Star
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Jay Brenner
- A Devil in the Chute (1962) ... Jay Brenner
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Colonel Peralta
- Moneyrun (1962) ... Colonel Peralta
 1961 The Comancheros
Amelung
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Miguel Alvarez
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Rafael Torrez / Charlie Steuben
- The Jamaica Ginger Story (1961) ... Rafael Torrez
- Nicky (1960) ... Charlie Steuben
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Carl
- Night Visitors (1961) ... Carl
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Oresquote
- Hand on the Gun (1960) ... Oresquote
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Docker Mason
- The Champ (1960) ... Docker Mason
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Longo
- The Killers of Mussolini (1959) ... Longo
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Henry Sidell / Fitzgerald
- The Law and the Gun (1959) ... Henry Sidell / Fitzgerald
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Rafael Valente
- A Running of Bulls (1959) ... Rafael Valente
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Will Carver
- The Outlaw Legion (1958) ... Will Carver
 1956-1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Cochise
- The Transfer (1958) ... Cochise
- Jeopardy (1958) ... Cochise
- The Outlaw (1958) ... Cochise
- Manhunt (1958) ... Cochise
- Backlash (1958) ... Cochise
 1957 The Sad Sack
Moki (uncredited)
 1957 The Tall Stranger
Zarata
 1957 Quantez
Delgadito
 1957 Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV Series)
Ogama
- Hawkeye's Homecoming (1957) ... Ogama
 1956-1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
- The Enemy (1957)
- The Traitor (1956)
 1957 Last of the Badmen
Kramer
 1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Tioka
- Yo-o Rinty (1956) ... Tioka
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
Kamiakin
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Taskmaster (uncredited)
 1956 Gun Brothers
Shawnee Jack
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. DeMario / Desar / Butcher
- The Baby Sitter (1956) ... Mr. DeMario
- Shopping for Death (1956) ... Butcher
 1956 The Lone Ranger
Angry Horse
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Harold Lord Percival
- The Laughter and the Weeping (1956) ... Harold Lord Percival
 1956 Diane
Count Ridolfi
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Jeff Farnley
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1955) ... Jeff Farnley
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Amier / Min Hue Chi
- Torch of Olympiad (1955) ... Amier
- Jungle Rebel (1955) ... Min Hue Chi
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored
Floyd 'Zero' Saxon
 1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
Carl Chapman
- The Big Rod (1954) ... Carl Chapman
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Edecon
 1954 Bengal Brigade
Sgt. Major Puran Singh
 1954 The Egyptian
Hittite Commander (uncredited)
 1954 Princess of the Nile
Capt. Kral
 1954 Drums of Tahiti
Opening Narrator (uncredited)
 1954 Three Young Texans
Apache Joe
 1953 The Diamond Queen
Mir Jumla, the Mogul's general
 1953 The Robe
Judas (uncredited)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 White Witch Doctor
De Gama (uncredited)
 1953 Serpent of the Nile
Captain Florus
 1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Crown Jewels (1953)
 1953 Bandits of Corsica
Blacksmith
 1953 The Lawless Breed
Gus Hanley (uncredited)
 1952 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Pyzon
- Chinese Legacy ... Pyzon
 1952 Road to Bali
Guard (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 The Golden Hawk
Bernardo Díaz
 1951-1952 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Hawk Mason / Henchman Walker
- Outlaw Underground (1952) ... Hawk Mason
- Trouble at Black Rock (1951) ... Henchman Walker
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
Lt. Romero
 1952 Diplomatic Courier
Ivan (uncredited)
 1952 Brave Warrior
The Prophet
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Kuala
- Kris of Death (1952) ... Kuala
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Bulga / Kursta / Chin / ...
- The Mine Story (1952) ... Bulga
- The Decoy Story (1952) ... Kursta (as Mike Ansara)
- The One Blue Chip Story (1952) ... Chin
- The Bodyguard Story (1952) ... Hugo
 1951 My Favorite Spy
House Servant (uncredited)
 1951 Bannerline
Floyd
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Sikh Policeman (uncredited)
 1951 Only the Valiant
Tucsos
 1951 Soldiers Three
Manik Rao
 1950 Kim
Harem Guard (uncredited)
 1950 South Sea Sinner
Native Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Guard (uncredited)
 1949 Outpost in Morocco
Rifle Dispenser (uncredited)
 1947 Intrigue
Ramon's Radio Man
 1944 Action in Arabia
Hamid (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
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Stage: Toured with then-wife Barbara Eden in a production of "The King and I". See more »

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Alternate Names:

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We're all human. We have our foibles, we've made mistakes and yet there is still greatness. See more »

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Following his death, he was interred with his son Matthew Ansara at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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