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Trek and B5 actor Andreas Katsulas dead at 58

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 16th 2006 10:25PM
Andreas KatsulasAndreas Katsulas, who many sci-fans know from his role as G'Kar on Babylon 5, as well as guest spots on two Star Trek series, died of lung cancer on Feb. 13. He was 58. In addition to his sci-fi roles, Katsuas also played the one-armed man in the movie version of The Fugitive. According to his IMDb listing, Katsuas was a veteran character actor who had roles in various TV shows and movies dating back to 1979. More information can be found on his official web site.

[via Trek Today... thanks to my brother Rich for the tip.]

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Joshua Stein

What a strange coincidence. Just three days ago, I started watching an old TNG episode on Spike (I hadn't watched the show and years, and enjoyed how campy it felt to watch again), and I couldn't figure out what sci-fi show I knew the guy playing Capt. Tomalok had done before. Sad, given that I watched every ep of B5 back in the day. They didn't say at the end who it was(must have rolled his credit at the beggining). I kept telling myself the past two days to do an IMDB and try and figure it out.

The moment I scrolled down and saw the picture, even before reading the headline, I knew instantly that it was G'kar. This makes me sad on so many levels. I really think that he was my favorite charecter on that show.

February 17 2006 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Toby OB

Katsulas' work as Ambassador G'Kar proved not only how great an actor he was, but how good a writer JMS turned out to be with 'Babylon 5'. The character started out as a stock alien villain, but grew over the course of time to have all the shadings and emotions expected in real people.

In fact, it's a quote from another classic in the genre that best sums up his skills as an actor:

Despite playing an alien lizard and hampered by a ton of latex, "of all the souls I have encountered in my travels...his was the most...human"

Both Katsulas and G'Kar will be missed.

February 16 2006 at 11:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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