Veteran TV character actor Malachi Throne died on March 13 after a battle with lung cancer
(WXIA) -- Veteran TV character actor Malachi Throne, 84, died at his home in suburban Los Angeles last week after a battle with lung cancer.
Throne was featured as Robert Wagner's boss Noah Bain in the 60s TV series "It Takes a Thief" and had guest roles in multiple versions of "Star Trek." He was also the villainous False-Face in the 60s version of "Batman."
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When False-Face was introduced in a two-part episode of "Batman," he was credited as "?" According to the Los Angeles Times, Throne said, "Everyone wanted to know who played False-Face. It was the best press I ever got in my life."
Throne was born in New York City in 1928. He sang at the New York World's Fair in 1939, and later acted on stage in New York and Los Angeles. Throne appeared on dozens of television shows between the late 50s and the early 21st Century.
In addition to his on-camera television work, he provided voices to cartoons like "Animaniacs," "Batman Beyond" and "Green Lantern First Flight." Among his final roles was an appearance in an episode of the online fan-produced series "Star Trek New Voyages."