Babylon 5 Actors/Actresses/Personnel Who Have Died

by janusminoa | created - 22 Feb 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

a tribute to some of the outstanding individuals who have contributed to the Babylon 5 universe

1. Andreas Katsulas

Actor | Babylon 5

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Andreas from a working-class Greek-American family. Attracted from early childhood to being on stage when at 4 his mother took him to see a community theater performance, he took theatre as an extra-curricular activity in high school. He then majored in it at St. Louis ...

as G'Kar

2. Jerry Doyle

Actor | Babylon 5

Jerry Doyle was born on July 16, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Babylon 5 (1993), Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) and Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998). He was married to Andrea Thompson. He died on July 27, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

as Chief Michael Garibaldi

3. Tim Choate

Actor | Pearl Harbor

Dallas-born Tim Choate considered himself better qualified as a theatrical performer than as a screen actor. The University of Texas graduate had indeed a solid background in stagecraft, having performed on Broadway (including 3oo performances in the Pulitzer prize-winning 'Crimes of the Heart') ...

as Zathras (all ten of them)

4. Richard Biggs

Actor | Babylon 5

Richard Biggs had a somewhat unsettled childhood as he travelled between Air Force bases where his father was stationed. Because of his itinerant lifestyle he made few friends and changed schools often. When he was seventeen, and living at a missile base in North Dakota, he decided to change his ...

as Dr. Stephen Franklin

5. Stephen Furst

Actor | National Lampoon's Animal House

Stephen Furst was born on May 8, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Stephen Fuerstein. He was an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Babylon 5 (1993) and The Dream Team (1989). He was married to Lorraine Furst. He died on June 16, 2017 in Moorpark, California, USA.

as Vir Cotto

6. Jeff Conaway

Actor | Grease

Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Taxi (1978) and Babylon 5 (1993). He was married to Kerri Young and Rona Newton-John. He died on May 27, 2011 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...

as Zack Allen

7. Michael O'Hare

Actor | Babylon 5

Michael O'Hare was born on May 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Michael O'Hare. He was an actor, known for Babylon 5 (1993), The Ambulance (1990) and The Promise (1979). He was married to Ruth Ivy Ballam. He died on September 28, 2012 in the USA.

as Commander Jeffrey Sinclair

8. Curt Lowens

Actor | Angels & Demons

Curt Lowens was born on November 17, 1925 in Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany as Kurt Löwenstein. He is known for his work on Angels & Demons (2009), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Flightplan (2005). He was married to Katherine Guilford. He died on May 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

as Varn

9. Turhan Bey

Actor | The Mummy's Tomb

Popular leading man in 1940's Hollywood who, with his suave demeanor, exotically handsome looks and well-modulated voice, was first called upon to portray mysterious or villainous characters. Soon he would be teamed with other "exotics" (e.g. Maria Montez and Sabu) in a series of escapist ...

as Centauri Emperor Turhan

10. Bernie Casey

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bernie Casey was born on June 8, 1939 in Wyco, West Virginia, USA as Bernard Terry Casey. He was an actor and director, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and Never Say Never Again (1983). He was married to Paula. He died on September 19, 2017 in Los ...

as Derek Cranston

11. Majel Barrett

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Majel Barrett was born on February 23, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Majel Leigh Hudec. She was an actress and producer, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Westworld (1973) and Star Trek: Generations (1994). She was married to Gene Roddenberry. She died on December 18, 2008 in Bel Air, ...

as Lady Morella

12. Jeff Corey

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Jeff Corey was a film and television character actor, as well as one of the top acting teachers in America.

Corey was born Arthur Zwerling on August 10, 1914 in New York City, New York, to Mary (Peskin), a Russian Jewish immigrant, and Nathan Zwerling, an Austrian Jewish immigrant. He was an ...

as Justin

13. Roy Brocksmith

Actor | Total Recall

Roy Brocksmith began his career on the bar at Hap Kuhl's Tavern in his native Quincy, Illinois, at the age of three. As a boy soprano, he performed in churches, schools, and appeared regularly on local radio and television programs. At 16, he taught at the local children's theater. Two years later ...

as Brother Alwyn Macomber

14. Michael Ansara

Actor | The Message

Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...

as Technomage Elric

15. Roy Dotrice

Actor | Amadeus

The ever-impressive, chameleon-like British character actor Roy Dotrice was born on the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which is part of the United Kingdom. He was the first-born child of Louis and Neva Dotrice who prospered as bakers. The Germans occupied ...

as Frederick Lantz

16. Paul Winfield

Actor | The Terminator

Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles'...

as General Richard Franklin

17. Lois Nettleton

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

A singularly consummate, vibrant and versatile actress, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation on the stage, in films and on TV. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was impoverished and her ...

as Daggair

18. Malachi Throne

Actor | It Takes a Thief

Malachi Throne, the character actor who became one of the more ubiquitous faces on television from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s through the 21st Century, was born in New York City on December 1, 1928, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Throne, who had immigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian ...

as the ill-fated Centauri Prime Minister

19. Aubrey Morris

Actor | A Clockwork Orange

He was one of those delightful, typically British, actors with a penchant for playing eccentrics. Early in his career, Jeremy Brett once quaintly introduced Aubrey Morris to Noël Coward as "the finest small-part player in London". Born Aubrey Steinberg of Jewish-Ukrainian ancestry, he was one of ...

as Duncan

20. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

as Rabbi Koslov

21. James Shigeta

Actor | Die Hard

Hawaiian-born James Shigeta was, for a time, the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known for decades. His up-and-down career reflected the country's changing interest in films with East Asian themes, but, when called upon, he filled both A-movie starring roles and minor T.V. guest ...

as Taro Isogi

22. Lewis Arquette

Actor | Little Nicky

Lewis Arquette was born on December 14, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lewis Michael Arquette. He was an actor and writer, known for Little Nicky (2000), Waiting for Guffman (1996) and The China Syndrome (1979). He was married to Brenda Denaut. He died on February 10, 2001 in Los Angeles, ...

as General Smits

23. Victor Lundin

Actor | Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Victor Lundin was born on June 15, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) and Batman (1966). He died on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

as a PSI Corps Official

24. Trevor Goddard

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Trevor Goddard was born in Croydon, Surrey, England on October 14, 1962. His parents, Eric and Clara, and baby Trevor moved to Bromley, Kent, where he grew up. As a natural athlete, Trevor was highly interested in sports. As a youngster, he played football (soccer) and cricket and enjoyed running ...

as Trace

25. Peter Brown

Actor | Foxy Brown

Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being ...

as a minister

26. Ian Abercrombie

Actor | Army of Darkness

Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a ...

as Correlilmurzon

27. Douglas Netter

Producer | The Wild West

Douglas Netter was born on May 21, 1921 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is known for his work on The Wild West (1993), The Wild Geese (1978) and Hypernauts (1996). He died on May 10, 2017.

executive producer Babylon 5 / Crusade

28. Robin Sachs

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Robin Sachs was born on February 5, 1951 in Hammersmith, London, England as Robin David Sachs. He was an actor, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Mass Effect 3 (2012). He was married to Casey DeFranco and Siân Phillips. He died on February 1, 2013 in Los ...

as Na'Tok/as Warleader Na'Kal/as Hedronn

29. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Actor | Wait Until Dark

It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...

as William Edgars

30. Rance Howard

Actor | Nebraska

Rance Howard was born on November 17, 1928 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Harold Engle Beckenholdt. He was an actor and writer, known for Nebraska (2013), Universal Soldier (1992) and Small Soldiers (1998). He was married to Judy Howard and Jean Speegle Howard. He died on November 25, 2017 in Los ...

as David Sheridan

31. Bruce Gray

Actor | Cube 2: Hypercube

Most Canadians would know Bruce Gray as the star of the TV series Traders (Gemini Award), but most Americans would recognize him as the Father of the groom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Although he began his acting career on stage in the 60s, he quickly moved into daytime dramas: contracted to ...

as the interrogator

32. Gregory McKinney

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Gregory McKinney was born on February 7, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Mortal Kombat (1995), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Eraser (1996). He was married to Paige Patterson. He died on April 12, 1998 in Los Angeles.

as Walker Smith

33. Shirley Prestia

Actress | Species

Shirley Prestia was born on August 18, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Shirley Rose Prestia. She was an actress and writer, known for Species (1995), Wag the Dog (1997) and What Women Want (2000). She died on October 6, 2011 in New Orleans.

as Barbara

34. Stephen Lee

Actor | WarGames

Stephen Lee was born in Englewood New Jersey in 1955. Having lived in Europe the first 15 years of his life, Stephen comes from a "casino" background with his father selling and making slot machines. Stephen started acting when he came to the U.S in 1970 and eventually getting a partial scholarship...

as Tharg

35. Roger Hampton

Actor | Critters

Roger Hampton was born on April 12, 1945 in California, USA as Roger Allen Hampton. He was an actor, known for Critters (1986), Halloween II (1981) and Columbo (1971). He died on September 15, 2012 in California.

as a merchant

36. Tony Steedman

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Tony Steedman was born on August 21, 1927 in Warwickshire, England as Anthony Francis Steedman. He was an actor, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Citizen Smith (1977) and Scrooged (1988). He was married to Judy Parfitt and Ann Steedman. He died on February 4, 2001 in Haywards ...

as Dr. Everett Jacobs

37. Brian McDermott

Actor | Payroll

Brian McDermott was born on July 23, 1934 in Beckenham, Kent, England. He was an actor, known for I Promised to Pay (1961), Five to One (1963) and Starr and Company (1958). He died on November 5, 2003 in St John's Wood, London, England.

as Durhan

38. Doug Hale

Actor | Ali

Doug Hale was born on June 11, 1940 in Athens, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Ali (2001), Blood of the Dragon (1971) and Misfits of Science (1985). He died on April 25, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

as Derek Mitchell

39. Johnny Sekka

Actor | The Message

Johnny Sekka was born on July 21, 1934 in Dakar, Senegal as Lamine Sekka. He was an actor, known for The Message (1976), Babylon 5 (1993) and The Avengers (1961). He was married to Cecilia Enger. He died on September 14, 2006 in Agua Dulce, California, USA.

as Dr. Benjamin Kyle (The Gathering)

40. Brenan T. Baird

Actor | Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Brenan T. Baird was an actor and producer, known for Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Michael Jordan: An American Hero (1999). He died on November 4, 2013.

as Kulan (Crusade)

41. Lance LeGault

Actor | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Lance LeGault was born as William Lance Legault on May 2, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. LeGault grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois and graduated from Chillicothe Township High School in 1955. Lance began his acting career as a stunt double for Elvis Presley; he appears in the 1960s Presley vehicles ...

as Senator Jacob Redway (Crusade)

42. Edward Woodward

Actor | The Wicker Man

British actor Edward Woodward made a highly successful transition into Hollywood stardom in the mid 1980s thanks to a popular TV dramatic series. Possessing a magnetic, yet coldly handsome demeanor in the same mold as Christopher Plummer, he was born on June 1, 1930, in London and received his ...

as Technomage Alwyn (Crusade)

43. Kip King

Actor | Westworld

Kip King was born on August 11, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jerome Charles Kattan. He was an actor and writer, known for Westworld (1973), A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Meet the Fockers (2004). He was married to Hajnalka E. Biro. He died on July 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

as Leo (Thirdspace)

44. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | Mulan

Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company, Oh ...

as the Muta-Do

45. Richard Compton

Director | The Gun Runner

Writer/director/producer Richard Compton was born on March 2, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA. He began his career in the early 1960s making government propaganda movies for the United States Information Agency. His debut feature "The French Way", was never released in America. Compton followed this film...

directed 5 episodes/ co-produced 9 episodes

46. Fred V. Murphy

Cinematographer | Babylon 5

cinematographer (8 episodes)

47. John Vulich

Make_up_department | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Vulich was an immensely talented sculptor and make-up effects wizard whose fertile imagination gave rise to numerous monsters and aliens for creature features and episodic television. He drew much of his early inspiration from Tom Savini with whose crew he initially worked on monster effects for ...

makeup effects creator (110 episodes)

48. Ron Thornton

Visual_effects | Hypernauts

Ron Thornton was born in 1957 in London, England. He is known for his work on Hypernauts (1996), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Spaceballs (1987). He was married to Lada. He died on November 21, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

visual effects designer (65 episodes)

49. Harlan Ellison

Writer | The Twilight Zone

Author Harlan Ellison was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Serita (Rosenthal) and Louis Laverne Ellison. He had an older sister, Beverly. Harlan was married five times. He lived in Sherman Oaks at "Ellison Wonderland". He had the same address and phone number for decades, was a non-smoker and ...

writer (110 episodes, 4 movies)

50. William Morgan Sheppard

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

William Sheppard was born and raised in London, England to an Anglo-Irish family. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He was an Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 12 years. He appeared on Broadway in 1966 with "Marat-Sade" and later in 1975 with "...

as Soul Hunter #1 and as Narn commander G'Sten

51. Larry DiTillio

Writer | Babylon 5

Larry DiTillio was born on June 15, 1948 in the USA. He is known for his work on Babylon 5 (1993), Deadly Nightmares (1983) and Hypernauts (1996). He died on March 16, 2019 in the USA.

writer (7 episodes)

52. Ally Warren

Happy Gilmore

Ally Warren was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her first acting part was as the Partridge in a Pear Tree in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" in grade one at Cedar Park Elementary School, in Pointe Claire, Quebec.

She studied acting formally with a variety of different teachers in a variety of ...

Minbari in Babylon 5: The Lost Tales

53. D.C. Fontana

Writer | Star Trek: The Next Generation

American science fiction author and story editor who worked primarily for television. An aspiring novelist from the age of eleven, Fontana began as a writer of horror and adventure stories. After graduating with an associate arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey she got her ...

writer (3 episodes)

54. Michael Dane

Actor | Teen Wolf

Michael Dane was born on November 2, 1965 in Longview, Washington, USA. He is known for his work on Teen Wolf (2011), Project: Phoenix (2012) and Beyond (2016). He died on November 27, 2015.

Centauri Imperial Palace Guard

55. Carmen Argenziano

Actor | The Accused

Carmen Argenziano was born on October 27, 1943 in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. He was an actor. known for his work on hundreds of films and TV series throughout his fifty year career. He was in The Accused (1988), Stand and Deliver (1988), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Identity (2003), and many more...

as Ursa Jaddo

56. Milton James

Actor | Jûbê ninpûchô

Milton James was born on December 7, 1939 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Milt Jamin. He was an actor, known for Ninja Scroll (1993), Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and Grand Theft Auto IV (2008). He died on January 1, 2018 in New York City.

as Centauri Official

57. Peter De Anda

Actor | The New Centurions

Peter De Anda was born on March 10, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Pedro Deanda. He was an actor, known for The New Centurions (1972), Come Back Charleston Blue (1972) and Beulah Land (1980). He was married to Aeros Terra, Jacqueline Alexander, Fatima Salik and Sarah Amos. He died on July...

General Thompson (Crusade)

58. Mik Scriba

Actor | The Negotiator

Mik Scriba was born on December 1, 1947 in Illinois, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for The Negotiator (1998), Conspiracy Theory (1997) and A Man Apart (2003). He died on June 15, 2018 in Burbank, California, USA.

Barkeep (Crusade)

59. Rex Ryon

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

Rex Ryon was born on April 5, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Rex Garner Yon. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Fatal Vision (1984) and The Face of Alexandre Dumas: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). He died on April 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

First Man (Crusade)

60. John McPherson

Cinematographer | The Incredible Hulk

John McPherson was born on December 30, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Alan McPherson. He was a cinematographer and director, known for The Incredible Hulk (1977), Seven Days (1998) and Amazing Stories (1985). He died on December 21, 2007 in Westlake Village, California.

Director Babylon 5 (1 episode)

61. Silvana Gallardo

Actress | Death Wish II

Silvana Gallardo was born on January 13, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Sandra Silvana Gallardo. She was an actress and producer, known for Death Wish II (1982), Centennial (1978) and A Walk in the Clouds (1995). She was married to Billy Drago. She died on January 2, 2012 in Paris, ...

as Maya Hernandez

62. Dona Hardy

Actress | Superbad

Dona Hardy was born on December 3, 1912 in San Diego, California, USA as Jean Dona Barley. She was an actress, known for Superbad (2007), The Running Man (1987) and The Truman Show (1998). She died on February 13, 2011 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

as 'old woman'

63. Christine Noonan

Actress | If....

Christine Noonan was born on March 8, 1945 in Stepney, London, England as Christine Elizabeth Wright. She was an actress, known for If.... (1968), Babylon 5 (1993) and Mystery and Imagination (1966). She was married to Lawrence Dennett and Denis Noonan. She died on August 6, 2003 in Hackney, London.

as 'business woman'

64. Paul Ainsley

Actor | Babylon 5

Paul Ainsley was born on April 11, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Babylon 5 (1993), StarCraft: Brood War (1998) and Three's Company (1976). He died on January 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

as Centauri #1

65. S. Marc Jordan

Actor | Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix

S. Marc Jordan was born on January 14, 1931 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (2002), The Transformers (1984) and Babylon 5 (1993). He died on July 11, 2014.

as shop owner

66. Robert Schuch

Actor | NYPD Blue

Robert Schuch was born on August 12, 1949 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Quantum Leap (1989) and Babylon 5 (1993). He was married to Susan Ruttan. He died on August 23, 2012 in Hollywood, California, USA.

as lurker

67. Lee Mathis

Actor | Murder in the First

Lee Mathis was born on March 10, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Murder in the First (1995), Babylon 5 (1993) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). He died on May 1, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA.

as fighter #1

68. Khin-Kyaw Maung

Actor | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Khin-Kyaw Maung was born on July 12, 1948 in Burma. He was an actor, known for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Dynasty (1981) and Babylon 5 (1993). He died on September 28, 2010.

as a worker

69. Nicholas R. Oleson

Actor | American History X

Nicholas R. Oleson was born on February 23, 1966 in Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on American History X (1998), Back in Business (1997) and Texas Payback (1995). He died on June 2, 1997 in California, USA.

as thug #1

70. John Lafia

Director | Man's Best Friend

John Lafia was born on April 2, 1957. He was a director and writer, known for Man's Best Friend (1993), Child's Play (1988) and Repo Man (1984). He was married to Beverly. He died on April 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

directed 3 episodes (1997)

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