Michael Stroka Gallery
Michael Stroka
Biographical Information
Name

Michael George Stroka

Birthplace

Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Birth date

May 9, 1938

Death date

April 14, 1997

Production Information
Productions

Dark Shadows
House of Dark Shadows

Characters

Aristede (791-881)
Bruno (942-976)
Bruno Hess (976-1040)
Laszlo Ferrari (1130-1158)
Pallbearer (HODS)

We have 5 images of Michael Stroka

Michael Stroka (May 9, 1938– April 14, 1997) was an actor on the original Dark Shadows television series. He joined the cast in 1969 playing a character named Aristede in the 1897 flashback storyline. Michael also played several other characters including Bruno, Bruno Hess and Laszlo Ferrari. Michael also made a cameo appearance as a pallbearer at Carolyn Stoddard’s funeral in the 1970 MGM movie, House of Dark Shadows. Michael Stroka appeared in a total of 63 episodes of Dark Shadows. In one episode (976), he played two different characters (Bruno and Bruno Hess). He was married to actress Karen Jensen until his death. Michael passed away in Los Angeles, California from kidney cancer in 1997 at the age of 57.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

As Aristede (34 episodes)[edit | edit source]

791, 792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 798, 799, 800, 807, 808, 810, 813, 814, 815, 816, 819, 821, 828, 841, 849, 854, 855, 856, 857, 865, 867, 868, 879, 877, 878, 879, 880, 881

As Bruno (13 episodes)[edit | edit source]

942, 944, 946, 953, 959, 960, 961, 962, 966, 973, 974, 975, 976

As Bruno Hess (14 episodes)[edit | edit source]

976, 986, 988, 990, 992, 994, 995, 998, 999, 1004, 1036, 1037, 1039, 1040

As Laszlo Ferrari (3 episodes)[edit | edit source]

1130, 1148, 1158

As a pallbearer[edit | edit source]

House of Dark Shadows

External links[edit | edit source]

Michael Stroka’s entry at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

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