Michael Ansara, actor behind Klingon leader Kang, dies – CNN.com


Michael Ansara, best known for playing the Klingon leader Kang, has died at age 91. Ansara originally played Kang in original "Star Trek" series and then reprised the role for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager."

(CNN) — He struck an imposing figure as Kang, the villainous Klingon commander who struck fears in the hearts of the federation.

The man who played Kang in three iterations of “Star Trek,” Michael Ansara, has died, according to his former agent.

Ansara was 91.

The veteran character actor was probably best known for playing the Klingon leader in the original “Star Trek” series, then again in the legendary sci-fi series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”

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But he had an illustrious career beyond that, plus a personal life that included a marriage to Barbara Eden of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame and a 36-year ma

via Michael Ansara, actor behind Klingon leader Kang, dies – CNN.com.

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