Kaz Garas

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Kaz Garas
Born Kazimieras Gaižutis
(1940-03-04)4 March 1940
Kaunas, Lithuania
Occupation Actor
Years active 1966-2004

Kaz Garas (born 4 March 1940[1]) is an English speaking, Lithuanian-born actor, best known for his starring role in the TV-series Strange Report, and for his numerous portrayals of sheriffs in low-budget thrillers.

Early life[edit]

Garas was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, but immigrated to America in July 1949. He became a professional actor in the 1960s.


Kaz Garas began his career with a few minor parts in TV-series, but finally took off after co-starring as 'Hamlyn Gynt' in the Crime/Mystery-series, Strange Report, acting alongside Anthony Quayle and Anneke Wills. After the series was cancelled in 1970, Garas played bit parts on other TV-series, and appeared in films such as Ben, Fast Gun, Wonder Woman and Naked Vengeance.

He played a Sheriff at least 7 times, in films such as Dazzle, Piranha, Humanoids From the Deep and Final Mission. In 2004, he retired at age 64.



  1. ^ Ward, Jack (1993). Television Guest Stars: An Illustrated Career Chronicle for 678 Performers of the Sixties and Seventies. McFarland & Company. p. 196. ISBN 9780899508078. 

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