Obituary: Michael Ansara

Actor Michael Ansara (b.1922) died on July 31. Ansara may have been best known for his portrayal of the character Kang on Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but his work in genre goes much deeper, with appearances on Batman, Babylon 5, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and The Time Tunnel, among many others. Ansara was married to Barbara Eden (of I Dream of Jeannie, another show he appeared on) from 1958-1974. He was nominated for a Saturn Award for best supporting actor in 1979 for his role in The Manitou.


  1. Linda Adams — August 3, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    I had an opportunity to see him speak at Farpoint 97. Absolute gentlemen and very professional. Jimmy Doohan had recently come in the press about William Shatner being William Shatner, so that was a controversial thing going on. A fan asked Ansara about working with Shatner. All Ansara said was that William Shatner was very professional. He never once said anything bad about anyone. It was all about the acting.

  2. Jeffrey S. Fisher — August 4, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Gald to see Michael Ansara get coverage in the sf/f media; he contributed a great deal to var. films, television genre over the years. Never met him, but he seemed very nice through the mail.

    Jeffrey Fisher

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