Mostly Credited As: Michael Ansara Birth Name: Michael George Ansara Date Of Birth: April 15, 1922 (Age 91) Country Of Birth: Syrian Arab Republic Birth Place: Syria Date Of Death: July 31, 2013 Cause Of Death: long illness at his home (Calabasas, Califoria) Height: 6' 3" (1.9 m)
Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie and Richard Poe, he is one of only six actors to play the same character in three different "Star Trek" series. He was married to Barbara Eden from January 17, 1958 to May 25, 1974. His only child, Matthew Ansara, died of an accidental drug overdose on June 25, 2001 at the age of 35. He is 6'3". He appeared in three episodes of "I Dream of Jeannie" in which his then-wife, Barbara Eden, starred. He also directed one episode of the series. Although born in Syria, his parents were American. Like Yul Brynner and Telly Savalas, he shaved his head for a role in the 1970s and has kept the look ever since.