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Old 04-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Character actor Michael Pataki died Thursday in North Hollywood, Calif., of cancer. He was 72.
Pataki was a versatile thesp who frequently played the bad guy in pics like "Grave of the Vampire" and "Airport '77."

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Pataki attended USC where he double majored in drama and political science.

His film debut was an uncredited role in 1958's "Ten North Frederick," but it was at a 1966 summer stock festival in Edinburgh that he impressed.

Other films included "The Onion Field," "The Dirt Gang," "The Baby" and "The Bat People."

On TV Pataki recurred on "The Amazing Spider-Man" and guested on series including "The Twilight Zone," "Combat!," "Rawhide," "My Favorite Martian," "Ben Casey," "Batman," "Mission: Impossible," "The Flying Nun," "Baretta," "Happy Days," "McCloud," "Barney Miller," "Little House on the Prairie," "Charlie's Angels," "T.J. Hooker," "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Laverne and Shirley," "The Jeffersons," "The Fall Guy," "Airwolf" and "St. Elsewhere."

He guested on the original "Star Trek," where he was the first to speak the Klingonese language, and on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

More recently, Pataki was the voice of George Liquor in the animated "The Ren and Stimpy Show" on Spike network.

Pataki directed low-budgeter "Mansion of the Doomed" and soft-core sex farce "Cinderella." He produced the TV version of tuner "Pippin" in 1981. He also worked as an acting coach.
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What part of parts did you play on "Happy Days"? Also, there was a lot of overlap between the characters of "Happy Days" and "Laverne and Shirley". Did he play the same person on both series?
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He played Count Mallachi in the "Fonzie Loves Pinky" trilogy on Happy Days. On Laverne & Shirley, he played a different character, Mr. Dressner, in "The Fashion Show."
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I remember him best as Captain Barbera, in the pilot for the short-lived 1970s
TV series The Amazing Spider-Man. He also voiced a lot of cartoon
characters (The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, etc.). He had a very
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he was a worthy adversary for the Fonz and a great character, I bet they would have used him more if Roz Kelly hadn't been such a turd.

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According to IMDB he was born in 1938 and the episode he was in aired in 1976 which would put him at 38 years old. Even when I saw this episode as a kid I thought GEEZ! How old is this guy? He was WAY TOO OLD even then to be playing this part. Who casted these actors? Really? He looked 50 to me then.
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According to IMDB he was born in 1938 and the episode he was in aired in 1976 which would put him at 38 years old. Even when I saw this episode as a kid I thought GEEZ! How old is this guy? He was WAY TOO OLD even then to be playing this part. Who casted these actors? Really? He looked 50 to me then.
I see no difference in Michael Pataki playing the role at that age and Henry Winkler playing Fonzie at 31 in 1976.
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Some people (usually more attractive people to begin with) age better than others. Michael Pataki was not, shall we put it, leading man material.
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Very good character actor, though.
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Character actor Michael Pataki died Thursday in North Hollywood, Calif., of cancer. He was 72.
Pataki was a versatile thesp who frequently played the bad guy in pics like "Grave of the Vampire" and "Airport '77."

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Pataki attended USC where he double majored in drama and political science.

His film debut was an uncredited role in 1958's "Ten North Frederick," but it was at a 1966 summer stock festival in Edinburgh that he impressed.

Other films included "The Onion Field," "The Dirt Gang," "The Baby" and "The Bat People."

On TV Pataki recurred on "The Amazing Spider-Man" and guested on series including "The Twilight Zone," "Combat!," "Rawhide," "My Favorite Martian," "Ben Casey," "Batman," "Mission: Impossible," "The Flying Nun," "Baretta," "Happy Days," "McCloud," "Barney Miller," "Little House on the Prairie," "Charlie's Angels," "T.J. Hooker," "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Laverne and Shirley," "The Jeffersons," "The Fall Guy," "Airwolf" and "St. Elsewhere."

He guested on the original "Star Trek," where he was the first to speak the Klingonese language, and on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

More recently, Pataki was the voice of George Liquor in the animated "The Ren and Stimpy Show" on Spike network.

Pataki directed low-budgeter "Mansion of the Doomed" and soft-core sex farce "Cinderella." He produced the TV version of tuner "Pippin" in 1981. He also worked as an acting coach.
He was also see in an episode of Alice and All in the Family.

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