Michael Ansara


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Ansara, a television and movie actor whose roles included a Klingon on "Star Trek," has died.

A longtime friend and spokesman for Ansara says the actor died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. after a long illness. He was 91.

Besides the "Star Trek" role, Ansara appeared on dozens of TV shows, including "Broken Arrow," ''Law of the Plainsman," ''I Dream of Jeannie," ''Hawaii 5-0" and "Murder, She Wrote."

His film credits include "Julius Caesar," ''Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," ''The Greatest Story Ever Told" and "The Comancheros" with John Wayne.

Ansara was predeceased by his son, Matthew, with former wife Barbara Eden. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly, a sister and a niece and nephew.

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I grew up watch Michael on TV westerns. He charector performances always rang true to me and while watching an old Rifleman eposode where he played Marshal Buckhorn I was again reminded of how much I admired his work.
Thank you Michael for your work and the enjoyment it brought to millions.

I spoke to michael & his then lovely wife as a child in Fort Smith, Arkansas where they both rode horses in a parade , he was handsome ,she was gorgeous . he stopped his horse in front of me & told me what a pretty dress I had on , wow I was on cloud 9.

Mr. Ansara always gave a great performance in anything he was in thru the years and the program was better with him in it.
One of those people I always would have liked to have talked to. RIP and looking forward to still seeing anything you were in.

Michael was my dad's cousin. He used to visit us as kids. He shared a birthday with my brother and he and Barbara (also my mom's name) named a son after me, but he passed away in 2001. Rest in peace Michael and Matthew.

How did he pass away?

Rest in pease. Mr. Ansara

I remember him for his guest star appearance in Lost In Space with Kurt Russell. A very versatile actor.