Paul Koslo

Paul Koslo (born Manfred Koslowski; June 27, 1944 – January 9, 2019)[1] was a German-born Canadian actor.

Paul Koslo
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Koslo in 1974
Manfred Koslowski

(1944-06-27)June 27, 1944
DiedJanuary 9, 2019(2019-01-09) (aged 74)
OccupationFilm, television actor
Years active1966-2004
Spouse(s)Allaire Paterson-Koslo (1997-2019) 1 child


Koslo started his career in such 1970s cult films as Nam's Angels a.k.a. The Losers, (referenced in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction), Vanishing Point and The Stone Killer. He also appeared opposite Charlton Heston in the science fiction cult-classic, The Omega Man, in an unusually sympathetic co-starring role. He portrayed villains in Joe Kidd (1972, starring Clint Eastwood), Mr. Majestyk (1974, starring Charles Bronson), and The Drowning Pool (1975, starring Paul Newman).

He and fellow Omega Man co-star Anthony Zerbe also appeared in Rooster Cogburn (1975) with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. After a solid supporting part as a Jewish concentration camp survivor in the critically acclaimed Voyage of the Damned (1976), as well as the mayor in Heaven's Gate (1980), he began a long run of portraying villainous types in productions such as Roots: The Next Generations and The Glitter Dome. In rare, in-depth interviews with both Psychotronic Video and Shock Cinema (issue No. 14) magazines, Koslo spoke (mostly unfavorably) about his experiences working in several films with Charles Bronson and in The Omega Man with Heston.

Starting in the late 1970s, Koslo appeared (usually as a villain) in a string of television shows such as The Rockford Files, Mission: Impossible, The Incredible Hulk, Quincy, M.E., Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, T. J. Hooker, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Dallas and Hunter. He also appeared as Jesse James in The Dukes of Hazzard seventh-season episode "Go West, Young Dukes".

More recently, along with television appearances, he appeared in several independent action films (most of them straight-to-video). He was also in Loose Cannons (1990) with Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd and appeared as the Russian battle-robot pilot Alexander in the cult science fiction film Robot Jox (1990).

Personal lifeEdit

Koslo met his wife, Allaire Paterson, at the MET Theatre in Hollywood, when he produced a one-woman show, Purple Breasts, a critically acclaimed play she co-wrote and starred in. They married in 1997 and have one child together.[citation needed]

Koslo died on January 9, 2019 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1966 Julius Caesar Cinna the Conspirator TV Movie
1969 House of Zodiac
1970 Nam's Angels (aka The Losers[3]) Limpy
1971 Vanishing Point Deputy Charlie Scott
Scandalous John Pipes
The Omega Man Dutch
The Birdmen Davies TV Movie
Welcome Home, Soldier Boys Shooter
1972 Joe Kidd Roy
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Deke Wetherall TV Movie
1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX Villum Gutshall
Cleopatra Jones Gang Member
The Stone Killer Langley
The Laughing Policeman Haygood
1974 Mr. Majestyk Bobby Kopas
Bootleggers Othar Pruitt
Freebie and the Bean Whitey
1975 The Drowning Pool Candy
Rooster Cogburn Luke
1976 Voyage of the Damned Aaron Pozner
Scott Free Al TV Movie
1977 The Ransom Victor Also known as Assault on Paradise
1978 Tomorrow Never Comes Willy
1979 Love and Bullets Huntz
1980 Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Ralph Larson TV Movie
Heaven's Gate Mayor Charlie Lezak
1981 Inmates: A Love Story Virgil TV Movie
1983 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues Holt TV Movie
Hambone and Hillie Jere
1984 The Glitter Dome Griswold Veals TV Movie
1985 The Annihilators Roy Boy Jagger
1987 Caribe Mercenary
1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Al Reardon
1989 Robot Jox Alexander
1990 Loose Cannons Grimmer
Xtro II: The Second Encounter Dr. Alex Summerfield
Solar Crisis Haas
1991 Conagher Kiowa Staples TV Movie
1993 Chained Heat II Franklin Goff
1996 Downdraft Gen. Devlin TV Movie
Judge and Jury Lockhart
1999 Inferno Ives
2004 Y.M.I. Intruder
Breaking the Fifth Himself (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Festival Raskolnikov 2 episodes
1971 Bearcats! Billy Ray Joiner Episode: "The Devil Wears Armor"
Longstreet Bobby Karp Season 1, Episode 7: "The Shape of Nightmares"
1972 Mission Impossible Ollie Shanks Season 6, Episode 20: "Double Dead"
Ironside Donald Flood Season 5, Episode 23: "His Fiddlers Three"
1974 The Manhunter Tommy Wednesday Season 1, Episode 3: "The Baby-Faced Killers"
Gunsmoke Cory Season 20, Episode 10: "In Performance of Duty"
1974-1975 Cannon Drake / Ace 2 episodes
1975 Petrocelli Morgan Season 2, Episode 2: "Mark of Cain"
Police Woman Johnny 'Sticker' Hughes Season 2, Episode 2: "The Score"
Switch Roy Moss Season 1, Episode 6: "The Man Who Couldn't Lose"
1976 Police Story Sleepy Season 4, Episode 3: "Two Frogs on a Mongoose"
Captains and the Kings Rufus Season 1, Episode 8: "Chapter VIII"
1976-1979 The Rockford Files 'Whispering Willie' Green / Pittson 2 episodes
1976-1979 Hawaii Five-O Rolly / Charlie Turner 2 episodes
1977 Barnaby Jones Tony Slayton Season 5, Episode 19: "Anatomy of Fear"
Most Wanted Jimmy Season 1, Episode 21: "The Dutchman"
1978 David Cassidy: Man Undercover Max Season 1, Episode 4: "Deadly Convoy"
Dallas Al Parker Season 2, Episode 13: "Kidnapped"
1979 How the West Was Won Jobe Season 3, Episode 3: "The Enemy"
Roots: The Next Generations Earl Crowther 4 episodes
CHiPs Verne Season 2, Episode 22: "Ride the Whirlwind"
The Sacketts Kid Newton 2 episodes
1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Commander Reeve Episode: "A Dream of Jennifer"
Galactica 1980 Billy Eheres Season 1, Episode 6: "Spaceball"
Paris Phil Storch Season 1, Episode 13: "America the Beautiful"
1980-1981 The Incredible Hulk Doug Hewitt / Carl Rivers 2 episodes
1981 Hart to Hart Val Rankin Season 2, Episode 12: "Murder in the Saddle"
Quincy, M.E. John Doe Killer Season 6, Episode 18: "Vigil of Fear"
Nero Wolfe Daniel Masters Season 1, Episode 14: "Sweet Revenge"
The Greatest American Hero Bad B Season 2, Episode 4: "Hog Wild"
Today's FBI Cooper Season 1, Episode 5: "The Fugitive"
1982 Strike Force Randy Season 1, Episode 8: "The Outcast"
Cassie & Co. Carl Pilgrim Season 1, Episode 4: "Dark Side of the Moon"
Bret Maverick Fletcher Mayberry Season 1, Episode 11: "A Night at the Red Ox"
Trapper John, M.D. Kenny Season 4, Episode 7: "The Ransom"
Gavilan Cutter Season 1, Episode 2: "Pirates"
1983-1985 The A-Team Tanen / Deputy Sneed 2 episodes
1984 Matt Houston Andrew Season 2, Episode 15: "Houston Is Dead"
Legmen Len Weiner Season 1, Episode 5: "Poseidon Indenture"
Blue Thunder Johnny Irons Season 1, Episode 9: "The Long Flight"
You Are the Jury Ed Harrison Season 1, Episode 1: "The Case of the People of Florida vs. Joseph Landrum"
The Paper Chase[4] Joe Bob Carter Season 2, Episode 11: "Burden of Proof"
Jessie Season 1, Episode 2: "The Lady Killer"
Knight Rider Lyle Austin Season 3, Episode 3: "The Ice Bandits"
The Dukes of Hazzard Jesse James Episode: "Go West, Young Dukes"
T. J. Hooker Pyro Season 4, Episode 9: "The Confession"
1985 The Hitchhiker Rico Season 2, Episode 5: "Petty Thieves"
Crazy Like a Fox Season 1, Episode 5: "Motor Homicide"
Wildside Sven Johnson Season 1, Episode 3: "The Crimea of the Century"
Misfits of Science Skinner Season 1, Episode 9: "Twin Engines"
1986 Highway to Heaven Jan Baldt Season 2, Episode 21: "The Torch"
MacGyver Dr. Suvarin Season 1, Episode 21: "A Prisoner of Conscience"
1988 Falcon Crest George Westcott 2 episodes
Ohara Ray Willard Season 2, Episode 17: "Open Season"
The Highwayman Episode: "Haunted Highway"
1989 Hunter Bass 2 episodes
1990 The Outsiders Officer Dickey Episode: "Pilot"
Life Goes On Farmer Jack 2 episodes
The Flash Johnny Ray Hix Episode: "Sins of the Father"
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Matthew Leach Season 6, Episode 8: "Second Chance"
2000 Stargate SG-1 Terok Season 4, Episode 14: "The Serpent's Venom"


  1. ^ "Paul Koslo, Actor in 'The Omega Man' and 'The Stone Killer,' Dies at 74".
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (January 14, 2019). "Paul Koslo Dies: Veteran Character Actor Was 74".
  3. ^ Devine, Jeremy M. & Schatz, William. Vietnam at 24 Frames a Second, McFarland, 1995, p. 60.
  4. ^ The Paper Chase, Season 2, Episode 11: "Burden of Proof" (YouTube)

Further readingEdit

  • Humphreys, Justin (2006). "Paul Koslo". Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget : Interviews with the Movies' Character Actors (softcover) (First ed.). Albany, GA: BearManor Media. pp. 192–217. ISBN 978-1-62933-094-5.

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