Michael Ansara

Born Apr 15, 1922

Michael Ansara is a Syrian-born American stage, screen, and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Cochise in the American television series Broken Arrow, Kane in the 1979-81 series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Commander Kang on three different Star Trek TV series, Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart on the NBC series, Law of the Plainsman, and providing the voice for Mr. Freeze in Batman: The Animated Series and several of its spin-offs.… Read More

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1922 Birth Born on April 15, 1922.


1951 29 Years Old He appeared in a 1951 episode of The Lone Ranger titled "Trouble at Black Rock". … Read More


1953 31 Years Old …  He also appeared as Belshazzar in Columbia's 1953 movie Slaves of Babylon.
1955 33 Years Old Ansara was married three times, first to Jean Byron in 1955; after a year of marriage, the couple divorced in 1956.
1958 36 Years Old In 1958, Ansara married Barbara Eden, who is best known for the I Dream of Jeannie sitcom series. … Read More
1961 39 Years Old In 1961, Ansara played the role of Miguel Alvarez in the film Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, co-starring with Barbara Eden and Walter Pidgeon, who played the role of Admiral Harriman Nelson. … Read More


1962 40 Years Old In 1962, he starred in a Broadway show with the silent film actor Ramon Novarro.
1964 42 Years Old In 1964, he made his only guest appearance on Perry Mason as Vince Kabat in "The Case of the Antic Angel". … Read More
1965 43 Years Old He starred in a supporting role in the 1965 Elvis Presley film, Harum Scarum. … Read More
1966 44 Years Old 1 More Event
He also appeared on Daniel Boone as Red Sky in a 1966 episode.
1967 45 Years Old In 1967, Ansara guest-starred in the episode "A War for the Gravediggers" of the NBC western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett, and in the episode "The Savage Street" of the ABC action drama series The Fugitive with Gilbert Roland and Tom Nardini.
1969 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1969, Ansara guest-starred in the episode "On a Clear Night You Can See Earth" as Murtrah in the ABC-TV series Land of the Giants.


1973 51 Years Old In 1973, he guest-starred in "The Western", the penultimate episode of the original CBS television series Mission: Impossible.
1974 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Michael Ansara and Barbara Eden divorced in 1974.
1976 54 Years Old In 1976, Ansara starred in the movie Mohammad, Messenger of God (also titled The Message), about the origin of Islam and the message of prophet Mohammad.
1978 56 Years Old In 1978, he starred in the acclaimed miniseries Centennial, based on the novel by James A. Michener. … Read More
1979 57 Years Old Ansara played Killer Kane in the 1979-1980 season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, having previously played two different characters in two episodes of the 1966 science fiction television series The Time Tunnel. … Read More


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1994 72 Years Old In 1994, Ansara portrayed the Technomage Elric in the science fiction television series Babylon 5 in the episode "The Geometry of Shadows". … Read More
2001 79 Years Old The couple had one son together, actor Matthew Ansara, who died on June 25, 2001, of a heroin overdose.
2013 91 Years Old Ansara died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Calabasas on July 31, 2013, at the age of 91. … Read More
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