Jan Tříska

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Jan Tříska
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Jan Tříska, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 4 November 2005
Born(1936-11-04)4 November 1936
Died25 September 2017(2017-09-25) (aged 80)
Years active1957–2017
Spouse(s)Karla Chadimová

Jan Triska or Jan Tříska (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈtr̝̊iːska]; 4 November 1936 – 25 September 2017) was a Czech actor. He was most notable for portraying Captain Henry Wirz in the American television movie Andersonville and as Milos in The Karate Kid Part III.

Tříska also played the assassin in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, and appeared in Highlander: The Series (season 5, episode 10), Highlander: The Raven, Blizzard, The Osterman Weekend, Ronin, Apt Pupil (as Isaac Weiskopf), and Peter Hyams' 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

Tříska fell off the Charles Bridge in Prague on 23 September 2017 for unknown reasons.[1] He was taken to the hospital and later died on 25 September at the age of 80.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Velinger, Jan (2017-09-24). "Actor Jan Tříska in serious condition after falling from Charles Bridge". radio.cz. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  2. Spáčilová, Mirka (2017-09-25). "Po pádu z mostu zemřel herec Jan Tříska, slavný učitel z Obecné školy". iDNES.cz. Retrieved 2017-09-25.