Michael Kilgarriff

Last updated 09 January 2020

Michael Kilgarriff
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Michael Kilgarriff

Born: Wednesday 16th June 1937 (age: 86)


Michael Kilgarriff is a British actor, born in Brighton

He played the Cyber Controller in the 1967 story Tomb of the Cybermen, reprising the role in the 1986 story Attack of the Cybermen.

At six feet seven inches (2.01 metres) tall, he is sought for certain roles, also appearing in Doctor Who as an Ogron (1973) and as the eponymous K1 Robot in the story Robot in 1974.

He also did voice work for the Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal in 1982 as SkekUng, the Garthim master (Named "The General" in the movie), and played the part of the Green King in the 1970s serial The Moon Stallion.

Michael Kilgarriff is a music hall enthusiast, and wrote what is considered the definitive guide to music hall songs : Sing us one of the old songs - A guide to popular song from 1860 -1920 published by Oxford University press 1998. This work lists thousands of influential songs by singer, lyricist and composer.

He is also the author of a series of children's joke books.