Michael Ansara

Michael Ansara

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)
  • Lowest Rated: 27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
  • Birthday: Apr 15, 1922
  • Birthplace: Syria
  • Though best known for his Native American characterizations, Michael Ansara was actually of Lebanese descent. Ansara, born in Syria and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, entered Los Angeles City College in 1941, planning to become a doctor. His shyness in class prompted his professor to suggest that Ansara take a dramatics course to bolster his self-confidence. The medical profession's loss turned out to be the acting community's gain: after training at Pasadena Playhouse, Ansara blossomed as a classical actor with such groups as the Hollywood Players' Ring. The role that brought Ansara to the attention of Hollywood's higher-ups was his brief, uncredited appearance as the tormented Judas in The Robe (1953). He went on to be cast as Cochise in the 1956 TV series version of the 1950 20th Century-Fox feature Broken Arrow; while the role brought him fame and fortune, Ansara noted that "the acting range was rather limited. Cochise could do one of two things--stand with his arms folded, looking noble; or stand with his arms at his sides, looking noble." He was allowed a more flexible acting range, as well as a wider vocabulary, in his next Indian assignment, that of Harvard-educated federal marshal Sam Buckhart in the 1959 western series Law of the Plainsman. In later years, Ansara was active in the lucrative world of TV cartoon voiceover work. He was married for several years to actress Barbara Eden.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet New Orleans Uncensored Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Long Road Home Murdock Haynes 1999
92% Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero Mr. Freeze 1998
No Score Yet Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard Malfeasor 1997
No Score Yet Border Shootout Chuluha 1990
No Score Yet Assassination Sen. Hector Bunsen 1987
No Score Yet Knights of the City Mr.Delamo 1986
No Score Yet Bayou Romance Zanko 1986
No Score Yet KGB: The Secret War Taylor 1986
No Score Yet Access Code Senator Dales 1984
No Score Yet The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Story of Esther Actor 1979
33% The Manitou Singing Rock 1978
No Score Yet Centennial Lame Beaver 1978
No Score Yet Day of the Animals Santee 1977
No Score Yet The Message Abu Sofyan 1976
No Score Yet The Bears and I Oliver Red Fern 1974
75% It's Alive The Captain 1973
No Score Yet Ordeal Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Doll Squad Eamon O'Reilly 1973
No Score Yet Dear, Dead Delilah Morgan 1972
No Score Yet The Phynx Col. Rostinov 1970
No Score Yet Powderkeg Paco Morales 1970
No Score Yet Guns of the Magnificent Seven Col. Diego 1969
No Score Yet The Pink Jungle Raul Ortega 1968
No Score Yet The Destructors Count Mario Romano 1968
No Score Yet Sol Madrid Capt. Ortega 1968
No Score Yet Daring Game President Eduardo Delgado 1968
No Score Yet Texas Across the River Iron Jacket 1966
No Score Yet Harum Scarum Prince Dragna 1965
38% The Greatest Story Ever Told Herod's commander 1965
100% The Comancheros Amflung 1961
75% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Miguel Alvarez 1961
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger Zarata 1957
No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky Kamiakin Indian Chief 1956
94% The Ten Commandments Taskmaster 1956
No Score Yet Gun Brothers Shawnee 1956
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Angry Horse 1956
27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Charlie 1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling Maharbal 1955
No Score Yet Diane Count Ridolfi 1955
43% Sign of the Pagan Edecon 1954
No Score Yet Bengal Brigade (Bengal Rifles) Maj. Puran Singh 1954
No Score Yet The Egyptian Hittite Commander 1954
33% The Robe Judas 1953
95% Julius Caesar Pindarus 1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed Gus 1953
No Score Yet White Witch Doctor De Gama 1953
No Score Yet The Golden Hawk Bernardo Diaz 1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Ivan 1952
71% Road to Bali Guard 1952
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy House Servant 1951
No Score Yet Only the Valiant Tucsos 1951
No Score Yet Soldiers Three Manik Rao 1951
78% Kim Guard 1951
No Score Yet Hill Number One Actor 1951
No Score Yet Action in Arabia Hamid 1944
No Score Yet Al-risalah Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

97% Batman: The Animated Series
1992-1995
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1992
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Kang
  • 1996
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Jeyal Kang
  • 1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Elric
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Nicholas Rossi
  • 1988
No Score Yet Rambo: The Animated Series
1986
Voice
  • 1986
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Nathan
  • 1980
33% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1979-1981
Kane
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
McCallum
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Joey
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Guest Gray Horse Todd
  • 1975
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Ed Stoner
  • 1973
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Albert
  • 1972
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Director Biff Jellico King Kamehameha Blue Djinn
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Sergio
  • 1969
  • 1968
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Kang
  • 1968
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Ruler
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Miguel Anza
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Rufus
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Sulador
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Kabat
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Joseph Alfredo Don Miguel
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Butcher Dizar Demario
  • 1956

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