Michael Ansara

Actor
Although best known for his roles playing Native American characters, veteran stage and screen actor Michael Ansara was in fact born in Syria and raised in California. Ansara developed an interest in acting after he ... Read more »
Born: 04/15/1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Subzero 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1979 - 1980, 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1979 - 1980, 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1979 - 1980, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Assassination 1987 (Movie)

Senator Bunsen (Actor)

George Burns Comedy Week 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Rambo 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Lethal 1985 (Movie)

Taylor (Actor)

Knights of the City 1984 (Movie)

John Delamo (Actor)

The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guns and the Fury 1980 (Movie)

Prince Sohrab (Actor)

The Manitou 1978 (Movie)

John Singing Rock (Actor)

Kino, the Padre on Horseback 1976 (Movie)

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Day of the Animals 1975 (Movie)

Daniel Santee (Actor)

Mohammad Messenger of God 1975 (Movie)

Bu-Sofyan (Actor)

The Barbary Coast 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Dear Dead Delilah 1974 (Movie)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Alive 1973 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

The Bears and I 1973 (Movie)

Oliver Red Fern (Actor)

The Doll Squad 1973 (Movie)

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Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 (Movie)

Playboy Representative (Actor)

Guns of the Magnificent Seven 1969 (Movie)

Col. Diego (Actor)

The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

Col. Rostinov (Actor)

How to Make It 1968 (Movie)

Major Milos Segora (Actor)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

Captain Ortega (Actor)

The Pink Jungle 1968 (Movie)

Raul Ortega (Actor)

How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

And Now Miguel 1966 (Movie)

Blas (Actor)

Harum Scarum 1965 (Movie)

Prince Dragna (Actor)

Texas Across the River 1965 (Movie)

Chief Iron Jacket (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Herod's Commander (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adam MacKenzie Story 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Confession 1963 (Movie)

Mayor Pablo (Actor)

The Barbara Stanwyck Theater 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

Amflung (Actor)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 (Movie)

Miguel Alvarez (Actor)

Broken Arrow 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Law of the Plainsman 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Quantez 1957 (Movie)

Delgadito (Actor)

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

Moki (Actor)

The Tall Stranger 1957 (Movie)

Zarata (Actor)

The Lone Ranger 1956 (Movie)

Angry Horse (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Taskmaster (Actor)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 1955 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Diane 1955 (Movie)

Count Ridolfi (Actor)

Jupiter's Darling 1955 (Movie)

Maharbal (Actor)

Bengal Brigade 1954 (Movie)

Major Puran Singh (Actor)

Princess of the Nile 1954 (Movie)

Captain Kral (Actor)

Sign of the Pagan 1954 (Movie)

Edecon (Actor)

The Egyptian 1954 (Movie)

Hittite Commander (Actor)

Julius Caesar 1953 (Movie)

Pindarus (Actor)

Three Young Texans 1953 (Movie)

Apache Joe (Actor)

White Witch Doctor 1953 (Movie)

De Gama (Actor)

The Lawless Breed 1952 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Diplomatic Courier (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

I Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

Actor

Intrigue (Movie)

Radio Operator (Actor)

Only the Valiant (Movie)

Tucsos (Actor)

Ordeal (TV Show)

Actor

Powderkeg (TV Show)

Actor

Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Show)

Actor

Soldiers Three (Movie)

Manik Rao (Actor)

The Golden Hawk (Movie)

Bernardo Diaz (Actor)

The Robe (Movie)

Judas (Actor)

Biography

Although best known for his roles playing Native American characters, veteran stage and screen actor Michael Ansara was in fact born in Syria and raised in California. Ansara developed an interest in acting after he entered Los Angeles City College, originally planning to become a doctor. To overcome shyness in class he took an acting course, which led to him working at the Pasadena Playhouse with students such as Charles Bronson and Aaron Spelling. Ansara made his screen debut in 1944 and gained the attention of Hollywood after an appearance in the 1953 big-budget biblical epic "The Robe." A few years later he appeared in the Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic "The Ten Commandments" before he received the most prominent role of his career, playing the lead role of famed Apache leader Cochise in the 1956 western TV series "Broken Arrow." While working on the series, the 20th Century Fox publicity department arranged a date between Ansara and Barbara Eden, after which they eventually married. The couple acted on Eden's show "I Dream of Jeannie" and on the film "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" before Ansara appeared in another religious picture, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," with Charlton Heston. Ansara has appeared on television extensively, including on science-fiction series such as "The Time Tunnel" and "The Outer Limits." Ansara appeared as the character Kang on the original "Star Trek" series and is one of six actors to play the same character on three different "Star Trek" shows.

Relationships

Matthew Ansara

Son
born on August 29, 1965 mother, Barbara Eden died on June 25, 2001

Jean Byron

Wife
divorced

Barbara Eden

Wife
married in 1958 divorced in 1973

EDUCATION

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena, California

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

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