Friday, February 02, 2007


The actor was best known for playing Capt. Greer on "The Mod Squad." As Variety notes:
Andrews also had a recurring role as Lt. Johnny Russo in "The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor," which ran from 1959 to 1962. He made numerous appearances on TV shows including "The Phil Silvers Show," "Star Trek" (where he played Kras, the second-ever appearance of a Klingon), "Gunsmoke," "Marcus Welby M.D.," "Kojak" and "Murder She Wrote."

Born Tiger Andrews in Brooklyn, he was a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He began his acting career on Broadway and Off Broadway in productions such as "Mr. Roberts" and "From Here to Eternity." He is credited with introducing "Mack the Knife" in the original New York production of "The Threepenny Opera." He went on to direct and act in other adaptations of this play.
He made it in the movies when John Ford saw him in "Mr. Roberts" on Broadway and decided he could do it on screen, too.

The house gets the point.


Anonymous said...

Tige Andrews was a riveting actor! I used to love to watch him in the Detectives, and in The Mod Squad. I would watch out for him in other shows and he always stole the scenes. I remember his episodes in Gomer Pyle and in Chips also. I saw him in Immitation General with Redd Buttons and the scenes he was in, he was the center of attention. What a fine actor. The movies and the tv screen have suffered a great loss.

Anonymous said...

Solid, man. Solid.