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      Michael Ansara

      Michael Ansara

      Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

      Birthday: Apr 15, 1922

      Birthplace: Syria

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Comancheros
      90% The Lone Ranger
      78% Kim
      72% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
      67% It's Alive
      45% The Manitou
      43% Sign of the Pagan
      42% The Greatest Story Ever Told

      Photos

      THE DOLL SQUAD, (aka SEDUCE AND DESTROY), from left: Francine York, Michael Ansara, 1973 ONLY THE VALIANT, Gregory Peck, Michael Ansara, 1951 THE MESSAGE, (aka MOHAMMED, MESSENGER OF GOD), Michael Ansara, Irene Papas, 1976 THE MESSAGE, (aka MOHAMMED, MESSENGER OF GOD), from left: Michael Ansara, Irene Papas, 1976 DAY OF THE ANIMALS, Linda Day George, Michael Ansara, 1977

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Exchange Executive Producer - 2000
      No Score Yet 17% The Long Road Home Unknown (Character) - 1998
      92% 67% Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze (Voice) - 1998
      No Score Yet 40% Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard Malfeasor (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 21% Assassination Sen. Hector Bunsen (Character) $5.5M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins Turk (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Code Sen. Dales (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns and the Fury Prince Sohrab (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bayou Romance Zanko (Character) - 1982
      45% 35% The Manitou John Singing Rock (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Is Out There Daniel Santee (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 92% The Message Abu Sofyan (Character) - 1977
      40% 30% Day of the Animals Daniel Santee (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Diamond Jack Bassiter (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 30% The Bears and I Oliver Red Fern (Character) - 1974
      67% 41% It's Alive The Captain (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootout in a One-Dog Town Reynolds (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 28% Doll Squad Eamon O'Reilly (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ordeal Sheriff Peter Geeson (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doll Squad Eamon O'Reilly (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call to Danger Frank Mulvey (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 50% Dear, Dead Delilah Morgan Charles (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Powderkeg Paco Morales (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 23% The Phynx Col. Rostinov (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bearcats Paco Morales (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 40% Guns of the Magnificent Seven Col. Diego (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 62% They Only Kill Once Capt. Ortega (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daring Game President Eduardo Delgado (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How I Spent My Summer Vacation Pucci (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destructors Count Mario Romano (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 62% Texas Across the River Iron Jacket (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Miguel Blas Chavez (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 29% Harum Scarum Prince Dragna (Character) - 1965
      42% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Herod's commander (Character) - 1965
      72% 39% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Miguel Alvarez (Character) - 1961
      100% 75% The Comancheros Amelung (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quantez Delgadito (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 15% The Tall Stranger Zarata (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Badmen Kramer (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky Kamiakin (Character) - 1956
      90% 82% The Lone Ranger Angry Horse (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Brothers Shawnee Jack (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 56% Jupiter's Darling Maharbal (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 40% Diane Count Ridolfi (Character) - 1955
      25% 47% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Charlie (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 17% New Orleans Uncensored Floyd "Zero" Saxon (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Princess of the Nile Captain Kral (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Young Texans Apache Joe (Character) - 1954
      43% 33% Sign of the Pagan Edecon (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 67% The Lawless Breed Gus Hanley (Character) - 1953
      38% 69% The Robe Judas (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 14% The Golden Hawk Bernardo Diaz (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yankee Buccaneer Lt. Romero (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave Warrior The Prophet (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 48% Only the Valiant Tucsos (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 25% Soldiers Three Manik Rao (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bannerline Floyd (Character) - 1951
      78% 57% Kim Harem Guard (uncredited) (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Action in Arabia Hamid (Character) - 1944

      TV

      Credit
      76% 79% Star Trek: Voyager Kang (Guest Star) 1996
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jeyal (Guest Star) 1994 1996
      No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Nicholas Rossi (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter General Mariano (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Bill Waller (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 71% Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Hiawatha Smith (Guest Voice) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Lame Beaver (Character) 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Keith McCallum (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Joseph DiMinna (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Sheik Ramal (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Baldy (Character) 1973-1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Ben Matthews (Guest Star) 1972 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaft Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Albert 'Al' Ferguson (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Ray Abruzzi (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 54% I Dream of Jeannie Major Biff Jellico (Guest Star),
      Director
      1966 1968-1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      80% 89% Star Trek Kang (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Regis (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Officer Miguel 'Mike' Anza (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Luke Todd (Guest Star) 1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Marshall Merle Frome (Guest Star) 1965-1966
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Rufus the Red (Guest Star) 1966
      10% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 73% Lost in Space The Ruler (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Arthur Galanos (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      92% 86% The Outer Limits Quarlo Clobregnny (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Vince Kabat (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Chief North Star (Guest Star) 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Colonel Peralta (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Westerner Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Plainsman Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Arrow Cochise (Character) 1956-1958
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Butcher (Character),
      Mr. DeMario (Guest Star)
      1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Hawk Mason (Guest Star) 1951-1952