Andreas Katsulas

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Andreas Katsulas
Andreas Katsulas.jpg
Andreas Katsulas in 2000
Born
Andrew Katsulas

(1946-05-18)May 18, 1946
DiedFebruary 13, 2006(2006-02-13) (aged 59)
OccupationActor
Years active1960–2006
Websitewww.andreaskatsulas.com

Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas[needs IPA] (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006) was an American film and television actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri to a working-class Greek American family,[1] Katsulas earned a master's degree in theatre from Indiana University.[2] From 1971 to 1986, he toured with Peter Brook's International Theatre Company, performing improvisational and prepared theater pieces.[3] In 1981 and 1982, he appeared on the CBS daytime drama (soap opera) Guiding Light as Lucien Goff.[3]

Katsulas appeared in various films, including The Sicilian, Next of Kin, Someone to Watch Over Me, Sunset, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and Executive Decision. He played the one-armed villain Sykes in The Fugitive (1993).[4]

Katsulas was a regular on the television series Babylon 5 (1994–1998), where he portrayed Ambassador G'Kar.[3] He played the Romulan Commander Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation.[3]

A lifelong smoker,[1] Katsulas died of lung cancer on February 13, 2006, at the age of 59.[2] He was survived by his wife, Gilla Nissan Katsulas, and his two children from a previous marriage, Michael and Katherine.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1960 I avgi tou thriamvou
1963 O ippolytos kai to violi tou
1974 O-key
1979 Série noire Andreas Tikides
Milo-Milo Nicolos
1981 Ragtime Policeman #3
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever Lunar Shopping Observer
1986 Agent on Ice Ray Donnelli
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me Joey Venza
The Sicilian Passatempa
1988 Sunset Arthur
1989 Next of Kin John Isabella
Communion Alex
1991 True Identity Anthony
Write to Kill Chambliss
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy Scarpa
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Rufshaad
The Fugitive Fredrick Sykes
New York Undercover Cop Ferrara
Painted Desert Franco Vitalli
1996 Executive Decision El Sayed Jaffa
1998 Mafia! Narducci
2000 A Piece of Eden Giuseppe Tredici

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Mesure pour mesure Claudio TV movie
1981 Another World Dock Site Guard Episode: "4381"
1982 American Playhouse Markos Episode: "Kings of America"
1982 ABC Afterschool Special Zachary Pscharapolus Episode: "A Very Delicate Matter"
Guiding Light Lucien Goff 1 episode
A Midsummer Night's Dream Snout TV movie
1987 L'heure Simenon Le 'Yougo' Episode: "Un nouveau dans la ville"
1987–1988 Max Headroom Mr. Bartlett 3 episodes
1988 The Equalizer Warren Briggs Episode: "Video Games"
Houston Knights Episode: Cajun Spice
Crime Story Government Agent Episode: "Pauli Taglia's Dream"
Steal the Sky Colonel Gemayel TV movie
1989 Father Dowling Mysteries Assistant District Attorney Douglas Episode: The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 1
Episode: The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 2
Alien Nation Koulak Episode: The Game
The Neon Empire Vito TV movie
1989–1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Commander Tomalak 4 episodes
1990 Jake and the Fatman Everett Ashford Episode: "You Turned the Tables on Me"
Mancuso, F.B.I. Episode: "Ahami Awry Kidnapped"
Capital News Nikolai Janosch / Arno Kudriescu Episode: Blues for Mr. White
Episode: Episode: Deadly Encounters: Part 1
Episode: Deadly Encounters: Part 2
Hunter Nikolai Janosch / Arno Kudriescu 2 episodes
Murder, She Wrote Jerry Pappas Episode: A Killing in Vegas
The Death of the Incredible Hulk Kasha TV movie
Murder Times Seven Marco Volatile TV movie
1993 Babylon 5: The Gathering G'Kar TV movie
Seduction: Three Tales from the Inner Sanctum Frank TV movie
New York Cop Ferrara TV movie
1994 Diagnosis: Murder DEA Agent Episode: "The Plague"
1994–1998 Babylon 5 G'Kar 109 episodes
1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest The Robot Spies Voice
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman TV movie
1998 Babylon 5: In the Beginning Citizen G'Kar TV movie
1999 Millennium Moses Gourevitch Episode: Forcing the End
2002 Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight Citizen G'Kar TV movie
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Vissian Captain Drennik Episode: Cogenitor
NYPD Blue Ron Szudarek Episode: Shear Stupidity

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Primal Scree Voice
2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanton, Barry W. (7 January 2018). "What Happened to Andreas Katsulas?". Gazette.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Times Wire Reports (21 February 2006). "Andreas Katsulas, 59; Had Roles on 'Babylon 5' and in 'The Fugitive' Film". LA Times. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Hayward, Anthony (29 April 2006). "Andreas Katsulas". Independent. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "The Fugitive actor dies". News24. 23 February 2006. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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