Andreas Katsulas


Actor

About

Birth Place
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Born
May 18, 1946
Died
February 13, 2006
Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Biography

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...

Biography

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.

Life Events

1971

Member of Peter Brook's International Company, based in Paris

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"

1996

Co-starred, "Executive Decision"

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