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So sad. The iconic actor who played one of the most memorable villains on ‘Star Trek’ passed away on July 31 in his home in Calabasas, Calif. after a long illness.
Michael Ansara: Legendary Actor Passes Away
Michael’s agent announced his passing on August 3, stating that he died after a long battle with an illness related to Alzheimer’s in his home in Calabasas, Calif.
The classic actor brought his talents as the mysterious and thrilling Klingon leader to three different incarnations of Star Trek, first in the original series and then in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
But Michael also had an illustrious career outside of the iconic sci-fi series. Known for playing »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Acclaimed character actor Michael Ansara has died at age 91. Ansara had primarily been known for playing key roles in Western TV series and motion pictures, but is also beloved by Star Trek fans for playing a Klingon commander in three incarnations of the series. Ansara, who was married for many years to actress Barbara Eden, appeared in such films as The Comancheros, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Harum Scarum (aka Harem Holiday) and Sol Madrid (aka The Heroin Gang). For more click here »
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Ansara played the Klingon commander on three different “Star Trek” TV series: the original “Star Trek” (1968), “Deep Space Nine” (1994) and “Voyagers” (1996). He is beloved by fans of the franchise for being one of just seven actors to play the same character on three versions of the skein.
Ansara is also remembered for his starring role of the Chiricahua Apache cheif Cochise on the TV series “Broken Arrow.” The popular series was considered groundbreaking when it premiered in 1958, as it was one of few westerns to portray Native Americans in a positive light.
Despite being of Syrian descent, Ansara continued to be cast in Native American roles. He played another Apache, Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart, on the Peacock’s 1959 series “Law of the Plainsman. »
- Allegra Tepper
Michael Ansara, the actor best known for playing Kang, a Klingon warrior on three versions of Star Trek, died Wednesday at the age of 91 at his home in Calabasas, CA. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
Ansara’s former publicist and longtime friend Michael B. Druxman confirmed the news. Druxman told EW: “Michael and I have been friends since 1968. He was my best friend. He had a long illness. He died at home. He was a great guy, and a wonderful actor.” He added: “I really miss him.”
Born to American parents in Syria, Ansara had an extensive career in television and movies, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Veteran actor Michael Ansara, known for his role as Kang the Klingon commander on the Star Trek series, has died. Ansara passed away in his Calabasas, CA home on July 31. He was 91 years old. After starting out in TV Westerns like ABC’s Broken Arrow and NBC’s Law of the Plainsman in the 1950s, the Syrian-born Ansara also appeared in films such as 1961’s Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, The Comancheros and 1965’s The Greatest Story Ever Told. He first appeared as Kang on a 1968 episode of the original Star Trek. He went on to play the Klingon on spinoffs Deep Space Nine in 1994 and Voyager in 1996. His other TV credits include I Dream Of Jeannie with former spouse Barbra Eden, Hawaii Five-o, Murder, She Wrote and the Centennial miniseries. »
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