Netflix Movies Starring Arthur Batanides

Stocky, general purpose actor, a prolific face on the small screen during the 1960's and 1970's. Became enamored with acting after performing stand-up routines in front of fellow GIs in Europe, during World War II. Educated in dramatic art at the Actors Lab in Los Angeles, followed by extensive stage experience. Recently noted as "Mr. Kirkland" in several installments of the "Police Academy" franchise. Remembered by older viewers, chiefly as the ill-fated U.S.S. Enterprise geologist, "Lieutenant D'Amato", who died badly (cellular disruption) in the Star Trek (1966) episode, Star Trek: That Which Survives (1969); one of dictator Clemente's (Peter Falk) henchmen in The Twilight Zone (1959) episode, The Twilight Zone: The Mirror (1961); and the Mongol leader "Batu" in The Time Tunnel (1966) episode, The Time Tunnel: Attack of the Barbarians (1967). Regularly played heavies in shows like I Spy (1965) and Mission: Impossible (1966), or spoofed them as KAOS agent in Get Smart (1965). Read more on iMDB