Andreas Katsulas


Andreas Katsulas

Infobox Actor
name = Andreas Katsulas



caption = Andreas Katsulas in 2000
birthname = Andrew C. Katsulas
birthdate = birth date|1946|05|18
birthplace = St. Louis, Missouri
deathdate = death date and age|2006|02|13|1946|05|18
deathplace = Los Angeles, California
othername =
spouse =
website = http://www.andreaskatsulas.com

Andrew C. "Andreas" Katsulas (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006) was an American actor perhaps best known for his roles as Ambassador G'Kar in the science fiction television series "Babylon 5", as the one-armed villain Sykes in the film "The Fugitive" (1993), and as the Romulan Commander Tomalak on "".

Biography

Early life

Born in St. Louis, Missouri to a working-class Greek American family, he first became hooked on acting when he was 4 years old and his mother took him to a local community theater. He studied theatrical arts at Saint Louis University and earned a Master's degree in Theatre from Indiana University. From 1971 to 1986, he toured with Peter Brook's international theatre company, performing improvisational and prepared theater pieces on stages ranging from the Lincoln Center to barrios in Venezuela.

Career

Katsulas moved to Los Angeles, California in 1986. His film roles include appearances in "The Sicilian", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "Sunset", "Hot Shots! Part Deux", "The Fugitive", and "Executive Decision".

Katsulas was a regular on "Babylon 5", where he played Ambassador "G'Kar". He also guest starred on many television shows, including "Alien Nation", "The Equalizer", "Murder, She Wrote", "NYPD Blue", "Millennium", "" ("The Enemy", "The Defector", "Future Imperfect", "All Good Things...", all as Tomalak) and "Max Headroom". He was also the voice of Scree the gargoyle in the video game "Primal". He also featured as a voice actor in the PlayStation 2 title "24 The Game" based on the TV series "24".

Death

In early 2005, Katsulas was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer; he died a year later, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 59. He is survived by his wife and two children.

External links

* [http://www.andreaskatsulas.com/ The Official Andreas Katsulas Website]
*imdb name|id=0441537|name=Andreas Katsulas
* article at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki
* [http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17526 Andreas Katsulas is gone] posted by J. Michael Straczynski on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
* [http://www.zteamproductions.com/b5stuff/Andreas.html Memorial video by John E. Hudgens]
*Find A Grave|id=13349039


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