Andreas Katsulas

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Andreas Katsulas
Katsulas in 2000
Andrew Katsulas

(1946-05-18)May 18, 1946
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedFebruary 13, 2006(2006-02-13) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1960–2006
Spouse(s)Gilla Nissan Katsulas[1]
Marva Marie Kadane(1967-?) (divorced, 2 children)
ChildrenMichael, Katherine

Andrew Katsulas[needs IPA] (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006), known professionally as Andreas Katsulas, was an American film and television actor, most recognized for portrayals of Narn Ambassador G'Kar on the American science fiction television series Babylon 5 and Romulan Commander Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Life and career[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a working-class Greek American family,[2] Katsulas earned a master's degree in theatre from Indiana University Bloomington.[3] He started an acting career that took him from South American barrios to Lincoln Center. From 1971 to 1986, he toured with Peter Brook's International Theatre Company, performing improvisational and prepared theater pieces.[4] In 1981 and 1982, he appeared on the CBS daytime drama (soap opera) Guiding Light as Lucien Goff.[4]

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 Fredrick Sykes in The Fugitive (1993).[5]

Katsulas was a regular on the television series Babylon 5 (1994–1998), where he portrayed Ambassador G'Kar.[4] He played the Romulan Commander Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation.[4]

A lifelong smoker,[2] Katsulas died of lung cancer on February 13, 2006, at the age of 59.[3] He was survived by his wife, Gilla Nissan Katsulas, and his two children from a previous marriage, Michael and Katherine.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1974 O-key, file Unknown
1979 Série noire Andreas Tikides
Milo Milo [de] Nicolos
1981 Ragtime Policeman #3
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever Lunar Shopping Observer
1985 Agent on Ice Ray Donnelli
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me Joey Venza
The Sicilian Passatempo
1988 Sunset Arthur
1989 Next of Kin Johnny "Papa 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
Painted Desert Franco Vitalli
New York Cop Ferrara
1996 Executive Decision Abu El-Sayed Jaffa
1998 Mafia! Narducci
2000 A Piece of Eden Giuseppe Tredici


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"
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 Unknown 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
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. Unknown Episode: "Ahami Awry Kidnapped"
The Death of the Incredible Hulk Kasha TV movie
Capital News Unknown Episode: "Blues for Mr. White"
Hunter Nikolai Janosch / Arno Kudriescu 2 episodes
Murder Times Seven Marco Volatile TV movie
1991 Murder, She Wrote Jerry Pappas Episode: "A Killing in Vegas"
Seduction: Three Tales from the Inner Sanctum Frank TV movie
1993 Babylon 5: The Gathering Narn Ambassador G'Kar TV pilot
1994 Diagnosis: Murder DEA Agent Episode: "The Plague"
1994–1998 Babylon 5 Ambassador G'Kar 109 episodes
1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest The Robot Spies Voice, Animated series
Path to Paradise Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman TV movie
1998 Babylon 5: In the Beginning Ambassador G'Kar TV movie
1999 Millennium Moses Gourevitch Episode: "Forcing the End"
2002 Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers 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
2006 24: The Game Governor Radford
2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent Unknown


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

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