Andreas Katsulas was a film and television actor. He’s best known for his work on the TV series Babylon 5 (1994-1998), where he portrayed Ambassador G’Kar, and also for his role as the one-armed villain Sykes in the movie The Fugitive (1993).
Katsulas was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 18, 1946, to a working-class Greek American family. He got interested in acting at the age of 4 when his mother took him to see a local production. Since an early age he started taking elective acting classes at every opportunity at school, before majoring in Drama in university. Katsulas would eventually receive a masters degree in the Drama from Indiana University. Upon graduating he immediately jumped into the local theater scene for a number of years, before moving to New York to perform in Off-Broadway roles. Katsulas also worked in Europe, including Paris, France, and he did some work in Greece too, before returning to the US and acting in the film industry.
Katsulas has had a long carreer with appearnces in various TV shows and films, including The Sicilian, Next of Kin, Someone to Watch Over Me, Sunset, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and Executive Decision. Katsulas was the one-armed villain Sykes in the movie The Fugitive (1993) starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
Katsulas break out role on TV was that of Ambassador G’Kar in the TV series Babylon 5 (1994-1998). He also played the Romulan Commander Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Katsulas was a heavy smoker throughout his whole life. He died of lung cancer in 2006 (February 13, 2006). He was only 59 years old.