37 (passed away May. 12th, 1972)
Aug. 7th, 1934
Steve Ihnat's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1972 - Fuzz
1968 - Countdown
1968 - Madigan
1967 - Hour of the Gun
1967 - In Like Flint
1966 - The Chase
1965 - Brainstorm
Guest TV Roles
Carl S. Beaumont
Sgt. Noah Todd
Lt. William Anderson
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- Had the rare ability to turn a one-dimensional stereotype into a multi-dimensional character, and possessed a marvelous speaking voice that could imbue even the most banal dialogue with emotion, interest, and charm.
- Buried in the prestigious Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California. He is located in the Corridor of Memories near 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv).
- In 1960, Pvt. Ihnat won second prize in the Republic of Korea poetry contest for his entry entitled "Toil in the Night" while stationed at Hq. and Hq. Co., U.S. Army Port Inchon, South Korea.
- Ice-eyed, brown-haired, smooth-looking villain, mostly on US TV.
- SPOILER: His character, Garth of Izar, was intended to appear in DC Comics's "Star Trek" series at the end of a story arc during which Garth stabs Captain Kirk in the stomach, being unmasked as the attacker in issue 55. But the artist was forced to depict Garth as a bald-headed old man in a dark gray uniform to avoid using Ihnat's likeness in the comic.
- Raised on a farm in Lynden, Ontario. His family settled there after fleeing his native Czechoslovakia in 1939, when he was five. Ihnat, his mother, father and two young boys from other families left Czechoslovakia, three days before Prague was closed.
- His parents migrated from his native Czechoslovakia. Moved to Hollywood in 1958 from Canada.
- Ihnat became hooked on acting when he played a child role in an amateur theatre near Lynden, Ontario.
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