Steve Ihnat

Steve Ihnat

Highest Rated: 88% The Chase (1966)

Lowest Rated: 67% In Like Flint (1967)

Birthday: Aug 07, 1934

Birthplace: Not Available

Steve Ihnat wanted an escape from the dreariness of farm life and, after participating in a local play, decided that acting was his ticket out of Canada. He moved to the United States in 1958 and enlisted in the Army for a two-year stint in South Korea, where he placed second in a local poetry contest. Upon his return to the United States in the early '60s, he landed numerous minor TV roles, most notably appearing as a jealous detective in the New Orleans drama "Passion Street United States," also known as "Bourbon Street." In 1964, he landed a breakout role on the sci-fi anthology series "The Outer Limits" as Lieutenant Philip Minns, an Army officer who gains extraordinary powers after being wounded from a meteorite bullet. Ihnat's calm, powerful performance launched his career as a TV character actor; he appeared in memorable roles in everything from prime-time western dramas ("Rawhide," "Daniel Boone") to gritty crime series ("The F.B.I.," "Mannix"). Many of his best roles found him portraying complex villains; he appeared as a cunning Soviet Union intelligence agent in the action adventure series "Mission: Impossible" and guest-starred on "Star Trek" as the brilliant but insane ship captain Garth of Izar. In 1970, Ihnat wrote, directed, and starred in the largely-improvised boxing drama "Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring." Shortly before his death, he wrote and directed the western action film "The Honkers," starring James Coburn as a self-absorbed, past-his-prime rodeo champion looking for one last ride.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Alain Praetorious (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honkers Director - 1972
No Score Yet 18% Fuzz Det. Andy Parker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet, Sweet Rachel Dr. Simon Tyler (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill James Fletcher (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring Christopher Belton (Character),
Director
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zigzag Herb Gates (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whole World Is Watching Lt. William Anderson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kona Coast Kryder (Character) - 1968
67% 27% Countdown Ross Duellan (Character) - 1968
67% 51% In Like Flint Colonel/Gen. Carter (Character) - 1967
86% 49% Hour of the Gun Andy Warshaw (Character) - 1967
88% 74% The Chase Archie (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strike Me Deadly Al (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Gus Keller (Guest Star) 1972 1969 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1968 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Lafe (Guest Star) 1969-1970 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Tom Blake (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Sgt. Noah Todd (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
80% 88% Star Trek Garth (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Officer Hasbro (Guest Star) 1967 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Vic Durrant (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shane R.G. Posey (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Sgt. Ben Roberts (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Charlie Parks (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Rick Hubbard (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Vince (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Joe Tyler (Guest Star) 1959

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