Character actor was
in 'It Takes a Thief'
Malachi Throne, 84, a character actor who had a featured role as
He also appeared in several incarnations of the "Star Trek" television series, including providing the voice for a character called the Keeper in a pilot episode of the original "Star Trek."
When Throne portrayed the villainous False-Face on the "Batman" TV series in 1966, his face went unseen because he wore a mask. Introduced in a two-part episode, he was credited as "?" at the end of the first part and as "Throne" after the second.
"Everyone wanted to know who played False-Face," he later said. "It was the best press I ever got in my life."
Born Dec. 1, 1928, in
Between 1959 and 2007, he appeared on dozens of television shows, including the 1990s programs "Law & Order" and "Babylon 5."
His son Zachary is an actor and musician. His other son, Joshua, is a production manager.
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