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Also Known As: Died: February 13, 2006
Born: May 18, 1946 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: actor

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As a member of Peter Brook's famed International Company, Andreas Katsulas spent 15 years based in Paris and building a reputation in Europe, but it took "The Fugitive," the 1993 film in which he played the one-armed man, Sykes, to build a Hollywood reputation overnight. A veteran of the stage in Europe as well as at such prestigious U.S. theatres as the Kennedy Center, Yale Rep, and the Loretto Hilton Rep of St. Louis, Katsulas began to act more regularly in films in the late 70s, appearing in "Serie noire" in France, and "Milo, Milo" in Germany. He was Passatempo in the ambitious "The Sicilian" (1987), and even was a scowling presence in the farcical "Blame it on the Bellboy" (1992). Then came "The Fugitive." Sykes truly becomes a character only half-way through the film, but Katsulas' unrepentant, angry, gruff performance made him a worthy antagonist (before the true antagonist is revealed). After the release of the film, Katsulas became more in demand. Although he had been a regular on "Capital News" in 1990, his work on American TV had been somewhat sporadic. He joined the cast of the syndicated sci-fi series "Babylon 5" in 1994 as G'Kar.

As a member of Peter Brook's famed International Company, Andreas Katsulas spent 15 years based in Paris and building a reputation in Europe, but it took "The Fugitive," the 1993 film in which he played the one-armed man, Sykes, to build a Hollywood reputation overnight. A veteran of the stage in Europe as well as at such prestigious U.S. theatres as the Kennedy Center, Yale Rep, and the Loretto Hilton Rep of St. Louis, Katsulas began to act more regularly in films in the late 70s, appearing in "Serie noire" in France, and "Milo, Milo" in Germany. He was Passatempo in the ambitious "The Sicilian" (1987), and even was a scowling presence in the farcical "Blame it on the Bellboy" (1992). Then came "The Fugitive." Sykes truly becomes a character only half-way through the film, but Katsulas' unrepentant, angry, gruff performance made him a worthy antagonist (before the true antagonist is revealed). After the release of the film, Katsulas became more in demand. Although he had been a regular on "Capital News" in 1990, his work on American TV had been somewhat sporadic. He joined the cast of the syndicated sci-fi series "Babylon 5" in 1994 as G'Kar.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers (2002) Citizen G'Kar
2.
 Piece of Eden, A (1999) Giuseppi Tredici
3.
 Mafia! (1998) Narducci
4.
6.
 Executive Decision (1996) Jaffa
7.
 New York Cop (1995) Ferrara
8.
 Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) Rufshaad
9.
 Fugitive, The (1993) Sykes - The "One-Armed" Man
10.
 Painted Desert, The (1993) Franco Vitali
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1971:
Member of Peter Brook's International Company, based in Paris
:
Appeared in numerous foreign-language films
1987:
Returned to USA
1988:
Starred in HBO film, "Steal the Sky"
1990:
Regular, "Capital News"
1993:
Played Sykes, the one-armed man, in "The Fugitive"
:
In regular cast of "Babylon 5" as G'Kar; show aired on TNT in its final season during 1997-1998
1996:
Co-starred, "Executive Decision"
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