Character actor was
in 'It Takes a Thief'
Malachi Throne, 84, a character actor who had a featured role as Robert Wagner's boss Noah Bain on the television spy series "It Takes a Thief" in the late 1960s, died Wednesday of lung cancer at his Brentwood home, said his wife, Marjorie.
He also appeared in several incarnations of the "Star Trek" television series, including providing the voice for a character called the Keeper in a pilot episode of the original "Star Trek."
When Throne portrayed the villainous False-Face on the "Batman" TV series in 1966, his face went unseen because he wore a mask. Introduced in a two-part episode, he was credited as "?" at the end of the first part and as "Throne" after the second.