Michael Ansara

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Michael Ansara (born April 15, 1922) is a Syrian-born American stage, screen, and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Cochise in the American television series Broken Arrow, Kane in the 1979-81 series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Commander Kang on three different Star Trek TV series, Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart on the NBC series, Law of the Plainsman, and providing the voice for villian character Mr. Freeze in the Emmy Award winning show Batman: The Animated Series, and in The New Batman Adventures, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero and Batman Beyond . Ansara was born in a small villiage in Syria, and his family emigrated to the United States when he was two years old. They resided in Lowell, Massachusetts, for a decade before moving to California. He originally wanted to be a physician but developed a passion for becoming a performer after he began taking acting classes to overcome his shyness. He was educated at the Los Angeles City College, from which Ansara earned a B.A.. During the 1950s, Ansara appeared in several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
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