Michael Ansara

Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)
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



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
74% 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 Powderkeg Paco Morales 1970
No Score Yet Guns of the Magnificent Seven Col. Diego 1969
No Score Yet Sol Madrid Capt. Ortega 1968
No Score Yet Daring Game President Eduardo Delgado 1968
No Score Yet The Pink Jungle Raul Ortega 1968
No Score Yet The Destructors Count Mario Romano 1968
No Score Yet Texas Across the River Iron Jacket 1966
No Score Yet Harum Scarum Prince Dragna 1965
37% 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
97% 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
60% 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
86% 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


97% Batman: The Animated Series
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1994
  • 1992
77% Star Trek: Voyager
  • 1996
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Jeyal Kang
  • 1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Babylon 5
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Nicholas Rossi
  • 1988
No Score Yet CHiPs
  • 1980
33% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Gray Horse Todd
  • 1975
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Ed Stoner
  • 1973
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Director Biff Jellico King Kamehameha Blue Djinn
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
  • 1969
  • 1968
80% Star Trek
  • 1968
No Score Yet Lost in Space
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Miguel Anza
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bewitched
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
Joseph Alfredo Don Miguel
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Butcher Dizar Demario
  • 1956


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