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Birth information

15 April 1922 Syria

Death information

31 July 2013 Calabasas, California, USA

Given Name

Michael George Ansara

How tall is Michael Ansara?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Beverly Kushida
Barbara Eden
Jean Byron

Life Story of Michael Ansara

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 Pasadena Playhouse (where fellow students included Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones and Aaron Spelling) led to roles on stage and in films; the starring role (as Cochise) on the popular television series Broken Arrow (1956) elevated Ansara to stardom.

During the series' run, he met actress Barbara Eden on a date arranged by the 20th Century-Fox publicity department; the two later married. He played the Klingon commander Kang on three Star Trek television series: Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). He also played Buck Rogers' evil adversary Kane on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), and provided the voice of Mr. Freeze on Batman: The Animated Series (1992) and its spin-offs. Michael Ansara died at age 91 from complications of Alzheimer's disease in his home...

Significant features of Michael Ansara

Deep authoritative voice
Often played brooding, menacing villains
Often played Native American characters

What movies did Michael Ansara play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Exchange (2000) ,
Directors Filmography
I Dream of Jeannie (1970) ,
Actors Filmography
Batman: Vengeance (2001) Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, The Long Road Home (1999) Murdock Haynes, Batman Beyond (1999) Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999) Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997) Malfeasor, The New Batman Adventures (1997) Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries, Star Trek: Voyager (1996) Kang, Star Trek: Deep...

Birth information

15 April 1922 Syria

Death information

31 July 2013 Calabasas, California, USA

Given Name

Michael George Ansara

How tall is Michael Ansara?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Beverly Kushida
Barbara Eden
Jean Byron

Life Story of Michael Ansara

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 Pasadena Playhouse (where fellow students included Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones and Aaron Spelling) led to roles on stage and in films; the starring role (as Cochise) on the popular television series Broken Arrow (1956) elevated Ansara to stardom.

During the series' run, he met actress Barbara Eden on a date arranged by the 20th Century-Fox publicity department; the two later married. He played the Klingon commander Kang on three Star Trek television series: Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). He also played Buck Rogers' evil adversary Kane on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), and provided the voice of Mr. Freeze on Batman: The Animated Series (1992) and its spin-offs. Michael Ansara died at age 91 from complications of Alzheimer's disease in his home...

Significant features of Michael Ansara

Deep authoritative voice
Often played brooding, menacing villains
Often played Native American characters

What movies did Michael Ansara play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Exchange (2000) ,
Directors Filmography
I Dream of Jeannie (1970) ,
Actors Filmography
Batman: Vengeance (2001) Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, The Long Road Home (1999) Murdock Haynes, Batman Beyond (1999) Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999) Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997) Malfeasor, The New Batman Adventures (1997) Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries, Star Trek: Voyager (1996) Kang, Star Trek: Deep...

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Peter Ustinov, Michael Ansara, and Edmund Purdom in Sinuhe der Ägypter (1954)

Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie, Richard Poe and Mark Allen Shepherd, he was one of only seven actors to play the same character in three different live-action "Star Trek" series. He played Kang in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).

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Michael Ansara in Super Zombie: Die Geburt des Grauens (1978)

Ex-uncle-in-law of Katherine Fugate.

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Will Geer, Michael Ansara, and Ruth Baker in Dear Dead Delilah (1972)

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.

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Michael Ansara and Ruth Baker in Dear Dead Delilah (1972)

On Monday, June 25, 2001, his son Matthew Ansara (with second wife Barbara Eden) died of an accidental drug overdose at age 35. His body was found in his car in a parking lot off a freeway in Los Angeles, California.

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Michael Ansara and Robert Gentry in Dear Dead Delilah (1972)

He played the same character (Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries) on three different series: Batman: The Animated Series (1992), The New Batman Adventures (1997) and Batman Beyond (1999).

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Michael Ansara and Francine York in The Doll Squad (1973)

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

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Michael Ansara, Rafael Campos, and Francine York in The Doll Squad (1973)

Received his Associate of Arts degree from Los Angeles City College.

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Michael Ansara in The Doll Squad (1973)

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James Garner, Michael Ansara, and Eva Renzi in Die Schurken vom Bolivar (1968)

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Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara, and Joe Gieb in Super Zombie: Die Geburt des Grauens (1978)

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Arlene Dahl and Michael Ansara in Der blaue Stein des Maharadscha (1953)

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John Wayne, Max von Sydow, Michael Ansara, Richard Bakalyan, etc.

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Michael Ansara in Here Come the Brides (1968)

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Barbara Eden with Michael Ansara at home, c. 1966

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Michael Ansara, Virginia Mayo, and Joel McCrea in Der große Fremde (1957)

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