‘The X-Files’, ‘Stargate SG-1’ Actor Was 66 – Deadline
Michael Kopsa, a Canadian actor whose roles in hits and cult movies like The X Files, Highlander, Smallville and Stargate SG-1 made him an instantly recognizable television presence, died on Sunday, October 23 of complications from a brain tumor. He was 66 years old.
His death was announced on Twitter by his ex-wife, actress Lucia Frangione.
“The great Michael Kopsa, my dear friend and father of my child, Nora, passed away on October 23, 2022 from a brain tumour,” she wrote yesterday. “He was an incredible stage and film actor, voice actor, carpenter, musician and painter. Most importantly, he was a loving and richly present father.
Originally from Toronto, Kopsa studied acting at New York’s Circle in the Square Theater School for four years in the mid-1980s. He then returned to Canada to attend the University of Toronto. Throughout his career, he will play in series shot or produced in Toronto or Vancouver.
Among his early credits was voice-over work for animated series such as Mobile Suit Gundam and small in-person roles in the 1988 Mr. T series T and T
In the mid-90s, he had booked roles on The Commish, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Highlander, and The X Files. The following credits include roles on Poltergeist: Inheritance, Outer Limits, Beggars and Selectorsand, in the 2000s, man of action and Galactic Angel.
He returned in two separate roles on Stargate SG-1depicting a television news anchor and General Kerrigan.
He voiced a few roles on Dragon Ball Z, and, in 2001 X-Men: Evolution, he voiced the character of Dr. Hank McCoy. In 2006 and 2007 he played Ray Ellis on Falcon Beachand he played Captain Windmark in 2012 Fringeamong many, many other roles.