John Colicos

Actor
John Colicos's claim to fame amongst science fiction aficionados is playing the Kor, the first Klingon to appear on "Star Trek" in 1967. Most others know him as the swarthy villain Mikkos Cassadine from the Luke and ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1928 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (34)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Jack Higgins' The Windsor Protocol 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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No Contest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Shadow Dancing 1988 (Movie)

Anthony Podopolis (Actor)

I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Nowhere to Hide 1987 (Movie)

General Howard (Actor)

Phobia 1981 (Movie)

Inspector Barnes (Actor)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 (Movie)

Nick Papadakis (Actor)

Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack 1980 (Movie)

Count Baltar (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Conquest of the Earth 1979 (Movie)

Count Baltar (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

Count Baltar (Actor)

The Changeling 1978 (Movie)

DeWitt (Actor)

King Solomon's Treasure 1977 (Movie)

Allan Quartermain (Actor)

Breaking Point 1976 (Movie)

Vincent Karbone (Actor)

Drum 1976 (Movie)

DeMarigny (Actor)

The Ambassador 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Scorpio 1973 (Movie)

McLeod (Actor)

Doctors' Wives 1971 (Movie)

Mort Dellman (Actor)

Raid on Rommel 1971 (Movie)

MacKenzie (Actor)

Red Sky at Morning 1971 (Movie)

Jimbob (Actor)

The Wrath of God 1971 (Movie)

Colonel Santilla (Actor)

Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 (Movie)

Thomas Cromwell (Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1969 (Tv Show)

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Profiles in Courage 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Berkeley Square 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (TV Show)

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In Defense of a Married Man (TV Show)

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The Bastard (TV Show)

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The Paradise Connection (TV Show)

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Biography

John Colicos's claim to fame amongst science fiction aficionados is playing the Kor, the first Klingon to appear on "Star Trek" in 1967. Most others know him as the swarthy villain Mikkos Cassadine from the Luke and Laura phenomenon of the soap "General Hospital" in the early 1980s. But he started out as a classically trained Shakespearean actor in Canada (his home country) in the late 1940s, continuing until the 1960s when the limelight of TV and film drew him to Hollywood. On the big screen, he was Thomas Cromwell, alongside Richard Burton's Henry VIII, in 1969's "Anne of the Thousand Days" and played the cuckolded, murdered husband in the 1981 remake of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange. On television he found success with recurring roles on "Mannix", "Battlestar Galactica", as a voice actor for the animated series "X-Men", and even reprised the role of Kor some 27 years later on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". He summed up his acting style and slant on the industry in a 1989 interview thusly, "I've always remained a 19th-century, slightly hammy, overblown actor. I prefer gigantic parts with huge emotions to playing kitchen drama. All this realism is just tedious and boring." He died in 2000 after a series of heart attacks.

Relationships

Mona Colicos

Wife

Nicolas Colicos

Son

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