|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2000|
Actor. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Colicos started acting in high school. He made his film debut in the 1950 Canadian production of "Forbidden Journey." He joined the Old Vic Shakespearean Company in London in 1951. At 23, Colicos became the youngest man to portray King Lear on the English stage in the 20th century. During Canada's Stratford Festival in 1964, he again won critical acclaim playing the lead in "King Lear." He appeared in a numerous television programs, and had the distinction of portraying the first Klingon to appear on the classic television program, "Star Trek" in the 1967 episode "Errand of Mercy." He played Thomas Cromwell in 1969 feature film "Anne of the Thousand Days." Colicos continued to appear in films such as "Raid on Rommel" in 1971 and "Scorpio" in 1973, but increasingly his work was on television. Perhaps his best remembered role was the villain, Count Baltar, in the original "Battlestar Galactica" television series which ran from 1978 to 1979. He appeared in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" in 1981 and in numerous guest roles in television series including "General Hospital,' "The Scarecrow and Mrs King," "Night Heat," and as the voice of Apocalypse in the animated "X-Men." Colicos reprised the role of the Klingon, Kor, in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episodes "Blood Oath" in 1994, "The Sword of Kahless" in 1995 and "Once More Unto the Breach" in 1998. Colicos' final appearance was a reprise of his role, Count Baltar, in the concept demonstration short, "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming," produced by his co-star Richard Hatch. The trailer aired at many science fiction conventions in 1999 to rave reviews. The project as proposed, however, was never picked up by any studio. Less than a year later, Colicos succumbed to a series of heart attacks at the age of 71. Colicos' was honored at a memorial service in Stratford, Ontario. (bio by: Iola)
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Mar 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6263410
Added: Oct. 10, 2014
Loved you in The Changeling. Rest in Peace.|
Added: Oct. 8, 2014
Thank you for the performances and the memories. You are still one of the greats. Rest In Peace John|
Added: Aug. 29, 2014
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