Mostly Credited As: Andreas Katsulas
Date Of Birth: May 18, 1946 (Age 59)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri
Date Of Death: February 13, 2006
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer (Los Angeles, California)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Andreas is a cross between apple pie and baklava. Attracted from early childhood to being on stage, he took theatre as an extra-curricular in high school, as a Major at St. Louis University, and received a Master's Degree in Threatre from Indiana University.
With never a doubt or hesitation, Andreas jumped right into the professional theatre world, performing in plays in St. Louis, New York, and Boston for three years and then a fifteen-year heart and soul involvement with Peter Brook's International Theatre Company, performing around the world with a challenging combination of improvisational Theatre in every imaginable circumstance and space, and "prepared" Theatre pieces in traditional, as well as unconventional, Theatre spaces, from Lincoln Center in New York and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to the "mean streets" of Brooklyn and marketplaces in remote African Villages; from elite Theatre Festivals in Iran, Avignon and Belgrade, to prisons, mental institutions, rock quarries in Australia, barrios in Venezuela, sewage plants in Switzerland, the streets of Venice, Italy, in the fields with farm workers in California, in the lakes of Minnesota with Native Americans, in snow, in rain, and in extreme heat. But never on a boat! Yet!..
Then, a part in Michael Cimino's "The Sicilian" brought Andreas to Los Angeles where he was immediately cast as Joey Venza in Ridley Scott's "Someone To Watch Over Me", and as Arthur, the chauffeur, in Blake Edward's "Sunset". He has lived in Los Angeles since 1986, working in television and film (see resume of credits). and hopes soon to return to working in the Threatre. Which does he like best, Theatre or film? It's like trying to choose between apple pie and baklava. Andreas says, "Let's have both!"