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Malachi Throne Dead: Actor Dies At Age 84


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Report this Mar. 18 2013, 1:01 pm

Malachi Throne, the character actor most known for his memorable appearances on "Star Trek" and "Batman," died March 13 after succumbing to cancer. He was 84.


Friend and "Justified" actor Jim Beaver appears to have been among the first to break the news to the public, via his Facebook page. "My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know," he wrote.


Throne's agent, Annette Robinson, confirmed the actor's death to The Huffington Post, saying the Throne had been battling cancer for some time and that he had died peacefully in his sleep.


Throne acted in more than 90 different television shows over a span of five decades; he first appeared on "The DuPont Show of the Month" in 1959. Fans will remember him as Robert Wagner's boss Noah Bain on the series "It Takes a Thief" and as False Face on "Batman," for which he wore a semi-transparent mask.


Throne was born in New York City to parents who emigrated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire; he later served in the Korean War in the 1950s. He is survived by his wife Marjorie and his two sons, actors Zachary and Joshua.









Malachi Throne Throne provided the voice of "the Keeper" in the Star Trek's first pilot episode, "The Cage", which was not telecast in its original form until 1988, though most of the episode was included within the two-part episode "The Menagerie" when was broadcast in 1966.[1] Throne was hired to play another role in "The Menagerie," which was technically a dual role: a commodore in Starfleet named José I. Mendez, the officer in charge of the starbase where the story begins, and a replica of him created by Talosian illusion, who presides at Spock's court martial. Because his voice was recognizably the same as that of the Keeper, the Keeper's voice was electronically altered in pitch.[2] Earlier in The Outer Limits TV series he acted in the episode Cold Hands, Warm Heart along with William Shatner, who starred in it.


On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Throne played "Pardek", a Romulan senator, in the two-part episode "Unification".


In 2004, Throne appeared in the second episode of the Star Trek Fan Series New Voyages, "In Harm's Way", playing a Klingon.

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Report this Mar. 19 2013, 1:16 pm

I saw him speak at a Vegas Con a few years ago.  Very sweet, talented man.  He weill be missed.

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