Star Trek Actor, Michael Ansara (1922-2013)

michael-ansaraStar Trek guest star Michael Ansara passed away on July 31 at the age of 91 following a long illness.

Michael Ansara played the Klingon commander, Kang, in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Day of the Dove.” He would then return to reprising his role as Kang in the Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath.” and  Voyager episode “Flashback”. Ansara also portrayed Lwaxana Troi’s Tavnian spouse, Jeyal, in the Deep Space Nine episode “The Muse.”.

Away from Star Trek Michael Ansara had a long and prolific career that spanned from 1944 to 2001.

A few of his credits included:

  • Gunsmoke
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • Fantasy Island
  • Babylon 5
  • Broken Arrow
  • Murder She, Wrote

Kang and DaxAnimated projects:

  • Batman
  • SubZero
  • Batman Beyond
  • Batman of the Future
  • Batman: Vengeance

Ansara was predeceased by his son, Matthew, with former wife Barbara Eden. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Kushida.

Marc Stamper

Author: Marc Stamper

Trek geek extrordinaire and the TrekMate tech wizard. Always liked Trek but when TNG started here in the UK I fell in love and have not looked back since. Podcaster since January 2012

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