John Colicos

John Colicos

Canadian actor
Date of Birth: 10.12.1928
Country: Canada

  1. Biography of John Colicos
  2. Early Career
  3. Television and Film Roles
  4. Later Career and Personal Life

Biography of John Colicos

John Colicos was a Canadian actor born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1928. He began his acting career in the Canadian theater scene during the late 1940s, performing in numerous plays. In the late 1950s, he ventured into Shakespearean repertoire, appearing in productions such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Macbeth."

John Colicos

Early Career

Colicos made his first on-screen appearance in the Canadian film "Forbidden Journey" in 1950. During the same period, he started working in American and British television, appearing in shows such as "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre," "Hallmark Hall of Fame," and "The United States Steel Hour."

John Colicos

Television and Film Roles

Colicos gained popularity for his role as Klingon commander Kor in the television series "Star Trek." He reprised this character three decades later in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." He also appeared in other well-known shows, including "Mission: Impossible," "General Hospital," "The F.B.I.," "Medical Center," and "War of the Worlds."

John Colicos

In the early 1980s, Colicos appeared in thrillers such as "Phobia" directed by John Huston and "The Changeling" directed by Peter Medak. In 1981, he starred in the acclaimed thriller "The Postman Always Rings Twice" alongside Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange.

Later Career and Personal Life

Colicos received a nomination for a Gemini Award in the 1980s for his role in the Canadian-American series "Night Heat." Throughout his long career, he played approximately 100 roles in film and television.

Colicos was married to Mona McHenry from 1956 to 1981, and they had two children. Their son, Nicholas Colicos, also became an actor.

John Colicos passed away on March 6, 2000, at the age of 71, following several heart attacks.