RIP Andreas Katsulas

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  1. citizenjohn Jedi Grand Master

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    From www.scifi.com...

    Babylon 5's Katsulas Dies

    Andreas Katsulas, the character actor known to SF fans as G'Kar on Babylon 5 and a familiar face from Star Trek and other SF&F TV shows, died Feb. 13 of lung cancer in Los Angeles, his agent, Donna Massetti, confirmed to SCI FI Wire. He was 59.

    Katsulas, a longtime resident of Los Angeles, played the Narn ambassador G'Kar for five years in the syndicated cult TV series Babylon 5, starting in 1993. He reprised the role in subsequent Babylon 5 telefilms.

    Katsulas was also no stranger to Trek fans, playing Romulan Cmdr. Tomalak in Star Trek: The Next Generation. His last appearance in a Trek series was as a Vissian captain on an episode of Enterprise.

    Born in St. Louis, Katsulas held a master's degree in theater from Indiana University, his official Web site said. After performing in plays in St. Louis, New York and Boston, he went on to film roles in such movies as Michael Cimino's The Sicilian, which brought him to Los Angeles, then in Ridley Scott's Someone to Watch Over Me and Blake Edward's Sunset.

    Katsulas moved to Los Angeles permanently in 1986 and found scores of television and film parts in everything from TV's Alien Nation and Max Headroom to the big screen's The Fugitive, in which he played the infamous one-armed man, and Executive Decision opposite Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal.


    :_| :_|

    First Richard Biggs, now Andreas :(
  2. ObiWanCon Force Ghost

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    Very sad he was a great actor.






    R.I.P@};-
  3. redsabreanakin Jedi Grand Master

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    Aw ****!! that's too bad. Despite all his stuff...He will always be G'Kar.

    What a shame.
  4. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  6. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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  7. thebadge Force Ghost

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    The best SF show ever, and a very underrated actor. RIP old friend.
  8. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    Andreas portrayed a character that became a role model for me.

    He shall live through G'kar. God bless him.
  9. thebadge Force Ghost

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    Gods I feel old.................
  10. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Fantastic portrayal of a great character- he shall be missed.

    JMS addressed it today-

  11. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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  12. Rebel_Spook Force Ghost

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    We have also lost Tim Choate, who played Zathras, from this great show.

    It is really sad to think that we will never again see a Babylon 5 show or movie that would truly be complete.

    Rest in Peace, may God bless those you have left behind.
  13. TheRealFennShysa TFN FanFilms Staff

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    As I did for Rick Biggs, I've made a tribute video for Andreas, and Joe Straczynski has given me the okay to share it.

    http://www.zteamproductions.com/b5stuff/Andreas.html

    Pass it on.
  14. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Aww, I just started watching the B5 series too. Now I'll be all depressed when G'Kar comes onscreen. :(

    EDIT: Speaking of which should I, uh, not watch the tribute video, Fenn? Should I consider it to have spoilers?

    M. Scott
  15. mandragora Force Ghost

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    The tribute video is very beautifully done, TheRealFennShysa - really touching. I, too, think that AK was one of the finest actors and G'Kar one of the best characters in the B5 series; which is telling something, considering there are quite a few very well crafted characters in it.

    And I don't think it contains major spoilers, DorkmanScott. Just some vague hints on what to expect with respect to G'kar character development.
  16. Everton Chosen One

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    Though I mourn him for Tomalak rather than G'Kar, RIP indeed. @};-
  17. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I also knew him at Tomalak, RIP @};-
  18. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    That's a gorgeous tribute video- great job. It's even better than the Richard Biggs one (but then, G'Kar has an edge in words, I think ;) ).



    >>Speaking of which should I, uh, not watch the tribute video, Fenn? Should I consider it to have spoilers? <<

    It spoils mainly G'Kar's character arc (particularly with footage/dialogue from the last two episodes of the series), with a few bits here and there for other charcaters, but mostly G'Kar.
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