A familiar actor whose television appearances spanned the 1950s through the 2000s has died. TheWrap.com reports that Malachi Throne, best known for his role as Robert Wagner’s boss Noah Bain in the 1960s series "It Takes a Thief," died March 13 at 84.
"’Supernatural’ and ‘Justified’ actor Jim Beaver posted news of Throne’s death on his Facebook page Thursday, writing, ‘My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I’ve been fortunate enough to know,’" TheWrap reports.
In addition to “It Takes a Thief,” Throne’s many TV appearances included "Ben Casey," "The Fugitive," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "Hogan’s Heroes."
“Throne’s television roles also included the villain False Face on the ‘Batman’ series, a character who used disguises when evil-doing and a semi-transparent mask when he wasn’t committing crimes,” the report adds. “In later years, Throne would appear on ‘Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II’ as well as ‘The West Wing.’ He would also provide voice work for series such as ‘Batman Beyond,’ ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘The New Batman Adventures.’"
Throne appeared consistently on various “Star Trek” incarnations, going back to “The Original Series” in the 1960s, where he played Commodore Jose Mendez. He resurfaced on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1991 as Senator Pardek and performed as Korogh in the TV series “Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II” in 2004.