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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Published by Los Angeles Times on Aug. 3, 2013.
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So many memorable characters. Such a wonderful and distinguishable voice. I just watched a star trek deep space 9 episode (Kang) I was looking for a way to send him a thank you for all his great work.
I'm saddened to hear so late of his passing.
At any rate.....Thank you Mr. Ansara. I grew up on the characters YOU created. I'll see you in the beyond....RM-EN-TN-DO.
Fritz Conklin
August 13, 2020
The world has lost a kind and gentle soul.
Charles Diggs
January 25, 2020
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.
Overly Ohackled
October 31, 2019
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.
Lin Jaynes
February 26, 2019
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.
jay draudt
February 7, 2019
jay draudt
February 7, 2019
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.
matt farage
January 6, 2019
Norma Hanson
July 10, 2018
How did he pass away?
February 1, 2018
Rest in pease. Mr. Ansara
patrick tumilty
September 18, 2016
I remember him for his guest star appearance in Lost In Space with Kurt Russell. A very versatile actor.
August 17, 2016
My dad and I always watched those cowboy movies back in the 60's, I always remembered you in all of them, so handsome and dutiful, you were the only reason I watched those westerns. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Valenda Newell
July 10, 2016
My husband and I just watched Rawhide, 1963. A lazy afternoon and Mr. Ansara was in this great role, which I think every role he played, he made great. This episode is how I like to think of him in his real life. Loyal,discreet, quiet, and a good honest person. Mr. Ansara you are missed by many.

Laurie Corvillion and Gary Johnson
Chicago ILL. June 18, 2016
Laurie Corvillion
June 18, 2016
Let peace be with you.
Sharon Beavers
February 1, 2015
Please accept my sincere condolences and sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends. May the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such an untimely loss of a very precious life please accept my deepest sympathies. (2 Cor. 1:2, 3).
January 3, 2015
May God bless & keep you.

Psalm 23
August 31, 2014
I remember Mr. Ansara as one of my favorite actors. Whenever he was in a show, I watched with great enthusiasm! I just loved him and every character he portrayed. He is greatly missed. Evaughn Fontes
Evaughn Fontes
July 31, 2014
I remember this star so well from the show 'The Rifleman' when he made an appearance as a US Marshall. His presence was powerful then. He was such a strong and imprssive figure of a man. He will be and is missed. My sympathy goes out to the family still as I reflect on his life and wish them all the best as they live life without the presence of this great man.
Glennice Fryson
July 31, 2014
Rest in peace until the God of all tender mercy will call, and you yourself will answer... what a day that will be!!!
Ag nc
July 9, 2014
Frank D
March 21, 2014
I'm so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a great actor who gave us the wonderful character Kang. My prayers go to his family. He will be remembered with great fondness, gratitude and much love by many, many people. Bless you for the gift of your works Michael, may you rest in eternal peace.
Frank D
March 21, 2014
It is always sad to hear of the death of a talent actor. We wish to express our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Michael Ansara who will be loved and missed. May God give you peace.
December 12, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
November 2, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends
of this kind man.I have a scrapbook on him for decades of his stage and TV career.Was thrilled when he sent his autograph.I will never forget you.
Grace Shedden
September 5, 2013

August 16, 2013
My heart hurts as I realize a part of my childhood has passed. Michael was my first TV love and taught the truth about Indians and Life. You could see in his eyes the honesty of the person he was portraying and I still know him whenever I hear his voice on reruns. He would stop me in my tracks so I go to see the TV. For all the people you touched please know you will be missed. So glad to know so many felt the same as I do. RIP Michael
Always, Claudia Paolone
Claudia Paolone
August 15, 2013
Rest in peace Michael. You were my father's favourite actor. When he saw you on television, he would say to me that you were our cousin. Dad was always proud of his heritage, as he also was born in Syria and his father's name was also Michael Ansara.
Ansara William Albert
August 12, 2013
Loved his voice etc..watched Broken Arrow faithfully and remember him even though I was a young girl..RIP, lw
Linda Whitehead
August 12, 2013
Great actor who will be missed by many my deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends we knew his as a great Actor you knew as a person may find comfort in the words of 1 John 4;8 he feels our and gives us comfort sincerely
the Betz family
August 10, 2013
Michael will be missed more that you will ever know. I am so sad at his passing. God bless his family and rest in peace our Michael.
Margaret Reilley
August 9, 2013
I watched Mr.Ansara on Star Trek, was not aware of his other credits as an actor. My heartfelt condolences go to the family in your time of grief. May you be comforted by reading John 11:11-14 where Jesus likened death to sleep and he was journeying there to awaken Lazarus from sleep.
August 8, 2013
May Michael Ansara rest in peace.
My prayers for all the family.
Constantino GABRIE
August 8, 2013
May God Grant Mr. Ansara Family and Friends Comfort During This Time of Sorrow.
M Scott
August 8, 2013
My condolences go out to Michael's family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Patti R
August 7, 2013
I just wish to express my condolences and extend prayers to his loved ones.
August 7, 2013
During this very sad time, please lean on the "God of all comfort" 2nd Cor. 1:3.
August 7, 2013
I will always remember him as Cochise. My father would let me stay up past bedtime because he thought this show had merrit. Over the years, whether watching old movies or TV shows, I can suddenly hear his voice and realize who the actor is. His presence in a scene draws attention. What I have read from those who knew him, he was a wonderful man. For this fan he lives on as a wonderful actor.
Amanda Bennett
August 6, 2013
In Memory of Michael Ansara
Linda M
August 6, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Lonnie Johnson
August 6, 2013
I thought Michael was so handsome when he played the part of Cochise in Broken Arrow. Thank you for providing G rated programming for me when I was growing up. Kids today aren't that fortunate.
Maureen Shepard
August 6, 2013
My condolences to Ansara family. May find solace in the hope given at John 5:28.
Laura Pulliam
August 6, 2013
A wonderful actor, did not know he was once married to Barbara Eden.
Chuck Gong
August 6, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Psalm 65:2
August 6, 2013
condolences to his loved ones he has left behind...one of my favorite movie star of all times. he had screen presence. may God keep his arms around the family. rest in peace Cochise.
DeVora Arnett
August 6, 2013
Thanks for entertaining me throughout my life. You were just too cool.
mark cross
August 6, 2013
So sad but happy to have grown up watching this wonderful actor in Broken Arrow..and later in so many other roles ..he was great
mary smith
August 5, 2013
Wonderful Actor, You will Be Missed. RIP
August 5, 2013
A wonderful Actor......I am Sorry for your Loss
Linda Mack
August 5, 2013
such a talented man I loved to see him in Native American roles not just sci fi.. My heart felt condolences to his family .. Sleep well
Rhonda Henson Spurling
August 5, 2013
sarrry or loss dana
dana giardina
August 5, 2013
Oh how I LOVED this man... He was so talented in his craft... he will surly be missed by many... See You later Michael... rest in peace
Gwen Mitchell
August 5, 2013
On behalf of the Chala-Gabrie family.....We will miss you Cousin. May your memory be Eternal.
Olga Chala-Gabrie
August 5, 2013
I enjoyed your performances on TV and in the movies. Condolances to the Ansara family in Caslifornia and any relatives still living in the Worcester Massacusetts area.

Robert Ryan San Antonio Texas
Robert Ryan
August 5, 2013
I first saw him in Broken Arrow as a kid and had the biggest crush on him. Bless his family and friends.
Ann S
August 5, 2013
I was an early fan of Michael, and he will always be remembered as one of my favorite.God Bless him, and all his friends and Family. May he rest in peace.
Barry K. Damon
August 5, 2013
A great actor loved watching him in broken arrow

Gwen Fife, Cedar Rapids, Iow
August 5, 2013
My Sincere Condolences to the Family. May the Creator of all life. be of comfort to you by these words. "He will actually swallow up death forever and will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."
Debbie J
August 5, 2013
Thank`s for the movie`s you made i do remember them rip and may God bless you.Harold Hendley Jr Marion nc
August 5, 2013
A great actor, RIP
Nita Turlington
August 5, 2013
Wonderful actor and human being. Rest in Peace! You now join many of the finest.
Al and Gayle Brown
August 5, 2013
Thank you for the beautiful memories
August 5, 2013
Loved watching Mr. Ansara on television in the westerns. Right up there with the Rifleman and Gunsmoke. Prayers to his family.
George& Alice Hardy
August 5, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
nidia gonzalez
August 5, 2013
Sometimes we are given a gift when we meet someone....Mr Ansara was that gift to me, as was his wonderful devoted wife Beverly. Much love to you Mr Ansara and Beverly and family. He was a great great man and it was my honor to have been able to know him. Our prayers are with you always.
PBlank and Family
Phyllis Blank
August 5, 2013
A great actor! RIP, Michael
karen martin
August 5, 2013
To a fine actor who now rests with all of his fellow actors R.I.P.
mark m
August 5, 2013
helen williamson
August 5, 2013
Thanks for the good memories of yester-year! Rest in peace
Janie Guerra
August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
May your family have the peace of Yeshua during this long walk. Thank you for sharing him with us.
August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
A legend is gone. Watched him as a child and loved his voice. Thanks for all you gave to your fans. You will be missed and remembered. May your family have peace and comfort.
Beth Wickham
August 5, 2013
Always thought he was one of the handsomest of men and a terrific actor.
M. Stanton
August 5, 2013
sorry for your loss,,
wanda lile
August 5, 2013
A life well lived...as husband~father ~friend and actor. God Bless
Cheryl McClellan
August 5, 2013
I grew up watcing Mr. Ansara on televsion during the golden years. Broken Arrow was my favorite with him. He was a talented actor, who could bring life to the characters he played. He was a shining example of why multi-culturism works and has always been part of this cournty. And of course like all little boys we were jelous of him being married to Barbara Eden. Good Bye, Blue Gen.
Jerry Estopinal
August 5, 2013
We will miss you. I loved your portrayals in the many westerns you did as well as the 60's TV shows - too many to mention. Great man - great actor.
DeMaris Beckrest
August 5, 2013
Michael, You gave us many years of enjoyment and as many wonderful memories of your performances.
Judy & Jim Kaul
August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
I never missed an episode of Broken Arrow. You were great in any part you played, we will not forget you. May you now rest in peace & may our great God give comfort & peace to your family & friends.
Psalms 121..........
The Longoria Family
August 5, 2013
Loved him on the rifleman. He had the most beautiful eyes all the time when I was young I thought he was a native American. He will be greatly missed. I send my prayers and heartfelt sympathies.
Linda Ligons
August 5, 2013
I remember that Star Trak he played Change i guess that how you spell it and my best line was "only a fool fight in a burning building
August 5, 2013
I Seen Michael Ansara In An Elvis Movie As Well As An Episode Of Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea,An Episode Of Daniel Boone And Hawaii Five-O.
Delbert "Dellie Goose" Hutchinson
August 5, 2013
He was just wonderful. There will never be another.
Ann Marie
August 5, 2013
I hope your family find peace in the words that Jesus spoke to Martha at John 11:21-26.

August 5, 2013
Michael, Thank you for the wonderful memories of my childhood.
You were one of a kind.
Marie Farricielli
August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
We loved you in life and we will miss you in your death.
Ruby & Ronney Gillikin
August 5, 2013
You will be missed R.I.P
Dave &Kathy Binkley
August 4, 2013
You are finally free, rest in peace Michael.
Diana Reynolds
August 4, 2013
I really enjoyed him on an episode of The Time Tunnel..Rest in peace and may God bring comfort to your family
Joseph Perry
August 4, 2013
He will be missed. Prayers and thoughts will be with his family through this difficult time.
J. Fisher
August 4, 2013
Very saddened to hear of Michael Ansara's death. He was a great actor. He lived a long life. Peace and prayers to his family.
Carolyn Clarke
August 4, 2013
Michael Ansara is someone whom you are happy to have known if only through television. He stood for goodness and leaves some faithful fans who will never forget him. His life, well lived while on earth, continues in Heaven.
Ann P
August 4, 2013
You looked and played an Indian better then most others. My Condolences to the Family.
Steve Stallard
August 4, 2013
i loved him with the rifleman
m williams
August 4, 2013
We will always remember you.
Fernando De Peña
August 4, 2013
My condolences to the Ansara family.. Michael's light will shine on forever. He was a great actor and will be saddly missed
The Matts Family
August 4, 2013
Good bye Chochise!
August 4, 2013
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