Michael Ansara (Kang)

Michael George Ansara (15 April 1922 – 31 July 2013; age 91) was the Syrian-born actor best-known to Star Trek fans for playing Kang in three Star Trek episodes, each from a different series, namely the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Day of the Dove”, the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath”, and the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Flashback”. He later appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Muse” as Lwaxana Troi’s Tavnian husband, Jeyal.

He was one of eleven actors to play the same character (Kang) on three different Star Trek TV series. The other actors who hold this distinction are Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Mark Lenard, George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie, and Richard Poe.

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