Michael George Ansara (April 15, 1922 — July 31, 2013) was a Syrian-born American stage, screen and voice actor.
He first rose to prominence in the 1950s as the Native American Cochise on Broken Arrow. He also played Apache Marshal Sam Buckhart in Law of the Plainsman, a spin-off of The Rifleman. During filming, 20th Century Fox set up a date between him and actress Barbara Eden, who would eventually play Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie. The two eventually got married and had a son together.
Among sci-fi fans, he's famous for playing the Klingon captain Kang in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Day of the Dove", a role he would reprise decades later on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
But it was his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in the DCAU which would garner him the greatest acclaim of all. Starting in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Ice", he changed Freeze from a silly and unremarkable one-shot villain from the Silver Age into a tragic Anti-Villain.
He passed away in July 2013 at age 91.
- Dragnet - "The Big Rod" in the 1950s TV series
- Broken Arrow (1956 TV series)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - "The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby", "The Baby Sitter", "Shopping for Death"
- The Rifleman - "The Indian", "The Raid"
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - the original 1961 film
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - the TV episode "Hot Line"
- The Untouchables - "Nicky", "The Jamaica Ginger Story"
- The Outer Limits (1963) - "Soldier"
- Kraft Suspense Theatre - "A Truce to Terror"
- I Dream of Jeannie - Acted in "Happy Anniversary", "The Battle of Waikiki", and "My Sister, the Homewrecker"; directed "One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind"
- Lost in Space - "The Challenge"
- The Time Tunnel - "The Kidnappers"
- Land of the Giants - "On a Clear Night You Can See Earth"
- The Fugitive - "The Savage Street"
- Star Trek: The Original Series - "Day of the Dove"
- The Streets of San Francisco - "The Year of the Locusts"
- Hawaii Five-O - "Death Is a Company Policy"
- Mission: Impossible - "The Western"
- The Rockford Files - "Joey Blue Eyes"
- Kojak - "Justice Deferred"
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Kane during the 1979-80 season
- Reading Rainbow - Narrated two books
- Rambo: The Force of Freedom (as the series' Big Bad, General Warhawk)
- Batman: The Animated Series - "Heart of Ice", "Deep Freeze", "Cold Comfort"
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - "Blood Oath"
- Star Trek: Voyager - "Flashback"
- Murder, She Wrote - "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
- Babylon 5 - "The Geometry of Shadows"
- Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero
- Batman Beyond - "Meltdown"