Andreas Katsulas

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Andreas Katsulas
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Katsulas in 2000
Born
Andrew Katsulas

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

Andrew Katsulas[needs IPA] (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006), known professionally as Andreas Katsulas, was an American film and television actor who portrayed G'Kar on American science fiction television series Babylon 5.

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
Mesure pour mesure Claudio TV film
Milo-Milo Nicolos
1981 Ragtime Policeman #3
1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream Snout TV film
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever Lunar Shopping Observer
1986 Agent on Ice Ray Donnelli
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me Joey Venza
The Sicilian Passatempo
1988 Steal the Sky Colonel Gemayel TV film
Sunset Arthur
1989 Next of Kin John Isabella
The Neon Empire Vito TV film
Communion Alex
1990 The Death of the Incredible Hulk Kasha TV film
Murder Times Seven Marco Volatile TV film
1991 True Identity Anthony
Write to Kill Chambliss
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy Scarpa
1993 Babylon 5: The Gathering Citizen G'Kar TV film
The Fugitive Fredrick Sykes
Hot Shots! Part Deux Rufshaad
Seduction: Three Tales from the Inner Sanctum Frank TV film
New York Cop Ferrara TV film
Painted Desert Franco Vitalli
1996 Executive Decision El Sayed Jaffa
1997 Path to Paradise Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman TV film
1998 Babylon 5: In the Beginning Citizen G'Kar TV film
Mafia! Narducci
2000 A Piece of Eden Giuseppe Tredici
2002 Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers Citizen G'Kar TV film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
1987 L'heure Simenon Le 'Yougo' Episode: "Un nouveau dans la ville"
1987–88 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"
1989 Father Dowling Mysteries Assistant D.A. Douglas
Alien Nation Koulak Episode: The Game
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 Episode: "Blues for Mr. White"
Hunter Nikolai Janosch / Arno Kudriescu 2 episodes
Murder, She Wrote Jerry Pappas Episode: A Killing in Vegas
1994 Diagnosis: Murder DEA Agent Episode: "The Plague"
1994–1998 Babylon 5 Citizen G'Kar 109 episodes
1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest The Robot Spies (voice) Animated series
1999 Millennium Moses Gourevitch Episode: Forcing the End
2003 NYPD Blue Ron Szudarek Episode: Shear Stupidity
Primal Scree (voice) Video game
Star Trek: Enterprise Vissian Captain Drennik Episode: Cogenitor
2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent Additional voices Video game

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanton, Barry W. (January 7, 2018). "What Happened to Andreas Katsulas?". Gazette.com. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d Hayward, Anthony (April 29, 2006). "Andreas Katsulas". Independent. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "The Fugitive actor dies". News24. February 23, 2006. Retrieved May 5, 2019.

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