Michael Ansara, best known for playing “Star Trek’s” Kang and “Batman’s” Mr. Freeze dies at his Calabasa, Calif. home at the age of 91. A friend tells THR Ansara was battling a long-term illness.
Ansara portrayed the Klingon villain Kang in three different versions of “Star Trek.” He made his debut in a 1968 episode of the television series, then returned to the role in 1994 on “Deep Space Nine” and again in 1996 on “Voyager.”
Ansara’s voice also repeatedly filled the villainous role of Dr. Victor Fries, aka Mr. Freeze, in various versions of the Batman story, beginning with the 90s TV series, “Batman,” followed by “The New Batman Adventures,” “Batman Beyond,” and the video game, “Batman: Vengeance.”
The actor’s credits date back to the 1940s, with notable roles as Native American Cochise in the 50’s TV series, “Broken Arrow” and as Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart in “Law of the Plainsman.” Ansara guested on numerous programs over the decades including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Rockford Files,” and “I Dream of Jeannie.” He also portrayed General Warhawk on the 1980s TV series, “Rambo.”