Michael Ansara

Biography

Date of Birth 15 April 1922, Syria Height 6' 3" (1.91 m) Born in a small village in Syria, Ansara came to the U.S. with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got sidetracked into the dramatics department. A stint at the Pasadena Playhouse (where fellow students included Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones and Aaron Spelling) led to roles on stage and in films; the starring role (as Cochise) on the popular "Broken Arrow" (1956) series elevated Ansara to TV stardom. During the series' run, he met actress Barbara Eden on a date arranged by the 20th Century-Fox publicity department; the two later married. He is now semi-retired. Spouse Beverly Kushida (4 June 1977 - present) Barbara Eden (17 January 1958 - 25 May 1974) (divorced) 1 child Jean Byron (15 May 1949 - 3 October 1956) (divorced) Trivia Son, with Barbara Eden, was Matthew Ansara (d. 25 June 2001, Monrovia, California, USA). Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie and Richard Poe, he is one of only six actors to play the same character on three different 'Star Trek' series. He played Kang in "Star Trek" (1966), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995). He has played the same character, Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze, in four different series: "Batman" (1992), "The New Batman Adventures" (1997), "New Batman Superman Adventures, The" (1997)_ and "Batman Beyond" (1999). Ex-uncle-in-law of Katherine Fugate. Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures: Confessions of 14 Classic Sci-Fi Horrormeisters!" (Midnight Marquee Press, 1996). Personal Quotes "That has been one of the best, most rewarding things about being an actor -- traveling throughout the world, meeting all kinds of different people and learning about other cultures." "We're all human. We have our foibles, we've made mistakes and yet there is still greatness."

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Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero

Mr. Freeze (voice)

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The Message

Abu Sofyan

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The Doll Squad

Eamon O'Reilly

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The Manitou

John Singing Rock

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The Long Road Home

Murdock Haynes

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Batman Beyond: The Movie

Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze (voice)

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New Orleans Uncensored

Floyd 'Zero' Saxon

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Reading Rainbow: Man's Best Friend

Himself (2 episodes, 1983-1993)

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La Levée des Tomahawks

The Prophet

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The Bears and I

Oliver Red Fern

Starring In
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Reading Rainbow: Man's Best Friend

Himself (2 episodes, 1983-1993)

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Batman Beyond: The Movie

Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze (voice)

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The Long Road Home

Murdock Haynes

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Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero

Mr. Freeze (voice)

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Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard

Malfeasor

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Assassination

Sen. Hector Bunsen

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Knights of the City

Mr. Delamo

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Rambo (Animated Series), Volume 5 - Snow Raid

General Warhawk / ... (62 episodes, 1986)

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KGB: The Secret War

Lyman Taylor

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Dr. Strange

Ancient One (voice) (uncredited)

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The Manitou

John Singing Rock

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Day of the Animals

Daniel Santee

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The Message

Abu Sofyan

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Mission to Glory: A True Story

Chief Coxi

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It's Alive

The Captain

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The Bears and I

Oliver Red Fern

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The Doll Squad

Eamon O'Reilly

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Guns of the Magnificent Seven

Col. Diego

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Target: Harry

Maj. Milos Segora

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The Pink Jungle

Raul Ortega

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Sol Madrid

Capt. Ortega

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Pucci

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Texas across the River

Iron Jacket

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Harum Scarum

Prince Dragna

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Jeannie é um Gênio - 1ª Temporada

Biff Jellico / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

Herod's commander

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The Comancheros

Amelung

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Miguel Alvarez

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Will Carver (1 episode, 1958)

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The Tall Stranger

Zarata

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Quantez, die tote Stadt

Delgadito

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Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, Vol. 3

Ogama (1 episode, 1957)

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The Sad Sack

Moki (uncredited)

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The Ten Commandments

Taskmaster (uncredited)

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Pillars of the Sky

Kamiakin

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The Lone Ranger

Angry Horse

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Gun Brothers

Shawnee Jack

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Charlie

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Jupiters Liebling

Maharbal

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New Orleans Uncensored

Floyd 'Zero' Saxon

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Bengal Brigade

Sgt. Major Puran Singh

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Three Young Texans

Apache Joe

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Átila: O Rei dos Hunos

Edecon

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Princess of the Nile

Captain Kral

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The Egyptian

Hittite Commander (uncredited)

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The Robe

Judas (uncredited)

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Julius Caesar

Pindarus

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Slaves of Babylon

Prince Belshazzar

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Serpent of the Nile

Captain Florus

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White Witch Doctor

De Gama (uncredited)

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The Lawless Breed

Gus Hanley (uncredited)

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Road to Bali

Guard (uncredited)

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Lady Rotkopf

Bernardo Díaz

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La Levée des Tomahawks

The Prophet

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Diplomatic Courier

Ivan (uncredited)

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Spione, Liebe und die Feuerwehr

House Servant (uncredited)

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Only the Valiant

Tucsos

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Soldiers Three

Manik Rao

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Bannerline

Floyd

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South Sea Sinner

Native Policeman (uncredited)

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Kim

Harem Guard (uncredited)

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The Desert Hawk

Guard (uncredited)

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Outpost in Morocco

Rifle Dispenser (uncredited)

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Intrigue

Ramon's Radio Man

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Action in Arabia

Hamid (uncredited)

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