"...by all accounts a thoroughly disreputable character and a notorious drunkard."

Kozak was the Klingon warrior who led the House of Kozak in the mid-24th century. A notorious drunkard, he squandered much of his family wealth in gambling debts and unwise investments. Most of the debt was owed to D'Ghor, a long-standing enemy of his House. He had no male heirs.

During a visit to Deep Space 9 in 2371, he spent his time in Quark's where he drank excessive amounts of bloodwine. After Quark told him he would get no more without paying, Kozak attacked the Ferengi in a drunken rage. However, due to his inebriation, he fell on his own knife, killing himself. Quark later said he had killed Kozak in self-defense, looking for a way to boost his number of customers.

Upon Kozak's death, D'Ghor tried to take over the House of Kozak, but was thwarted by Kozak's widow, Grilka, with help from Quark. The House of Kozak then became the House of Grilka. (DS9: "The House of Quark")

Kozak was portrayed by stunt actor John Lendale Bennett.
His uniform was later worn by Patrick Barnitt in VOY: "Prophecy" and Matt Williamson in VOY: "Endgame". [1]
His mirror universe counterpart (β) was depicted in the Shards and Shadows short story "A Terrible Beauty".

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