We are saddened to report the passing of veteran actor Malachi Throne.
He appeared as a guest star on such shows as Ben Casey, The Untouchables, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, and Hogan's Heroes, and he co-starred with Robert Wagner in It Takes a Thief, but it was his genre work that won him many fans.
Throne was the voice of "The Keeper" in “The Cage,” the first pilot episode of Star Trek, most of which saw the light of day only as part of the two-part episode "The Menagerie” until it was restored in 1988. In “The Menagerie” he was also Starfleet Commodore José I. Mendez.
Later, on Star Trek: The Next Generation he played the Romulan senator Pardek on the two-part episode "Unification," in 2004 he appeared on Star Trek New Voyages fan-produced series in the episode "In Harm's Way," in which he played a Klingon.
On Batman, he was False Face. He followed that up by voicing The Judge on The New Batman Adventures and Fingers the Gorilla on Batman Beyond. He also voiced Ranakar for Green Lantern: First Flight.
Additionally, he was Prime Minister Malachi of the Centauri Republic on Babylon 5.
Born December 1, 1928, Throne passed away on March 13, 2013.