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

The Comancheros
The Ten Commandments
Kim
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
It's Alive!
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Sign of the Pagan
The Manitou

Photos

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 20% 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
40% 35% The Manitou John Singing Rock (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Is Out There Daniel Santee (Character) - 1977
40% 31% Day of the Animals Daniel Santee (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 92% The Message Abu Sofyan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Diamond Jack Bassiter (Character) - 1975
70% 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 29% 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 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 27% 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 No Score Yet 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 65% Texas Across the River Iron Jacket (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Miguel Blas Chavez (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 28% Harum Scarum Prince Dragna (Character) - 1965
43% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Herod's commander (Character) - 1965
76% 39% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Miguel Alvarez (Character) - 1961
100% 75% The Comancheros Amelung (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 8% The Tall Stranger Zarata (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quantez Delgadito (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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Brothers Shawnee Jack (Character) - 1956
86% 87% The Ten Commandments Taskmaster (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 84% The Lone Ranger Angry Horse (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 57% Jupiter's Darling Maharbal (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Diane Count Ridolfi (Character) - 1955
25% 49% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Charlie (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% 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 65% The Lawless Breed Gus Hanley (Character) - 1953
38% 69% The Robe Judas (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% 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 52% Only the Valiant Tucsos (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% 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% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Kang (Guest Star) 1996
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jeyal (Guest Star) 1994 1996
No Score Yet 94% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 69% Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Hiawatha Smith (Guest Voice) 1981
No Score Yet 80% 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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Joseph DiMinna (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Baldy (Character) 1973-1974
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 100% 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 100% Gunsmoke Luke Todd (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Rufus the Red (Guest Star) 1966
11% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 78% 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 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Vince Kabat (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963
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 Theater Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Arrow Cochise (Character) 1956-1958
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1951-1952