All 118 Star Trek Actors Who Died

When it comes to the biggest sci/fi classics ever created, two things pop to mind first: Star Wars when talking about movies and Star Trek when it comes to TV shows. It’s been around since the sixties and is still as popular as ever, with several reboots launched every now and then, even in the movie format.

That being said, we have witnessed some iconic characters over the years, but due to the sheer year span of Star Trek and its reboots, many of the actors have sadly passed away. So, without further ado, here’s a complete list of all 118 Star Trek Actors who died over the years. The list is, obviously, not ranked but rather alphabetically ordered.

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1. Abraham Sofaer (The Thasian/Melkotian)

Abraham Sofaer was born in Rangoon, Burma, in 1896 and died in 1988, aged 91. He portrayed a guest role known as the Thaosian/Melkotian, appearing in at least two episodes of T.O.S. His most well-known roles were The Naked Jungle (2954), Stairway to Heaven (1946), etc.

2. Angela Paton (Aunt Adah)

Just like in T.O.S., Star Trek: Voyager had a plethora of guest star roles, including the one from Angela Paton. She portrayed Aunt Adah in 1995 in a single episode. Her most prominent role came in Groundhog Day (1993), as well as in Flatliners (1990) and Lolita (1997). The amazing actress was born in 1930 and passed away in 2016, aged 86.

3. Angelique Pettyjohn (Shahna)

Angelique Pettyjohn appeared only in a single episode of Star Trek: The Original Series in 1968 as a character named Shahna. She was born in 1943 and died in 1992, aged not even 49. She spent a lot of her time as a costume designer but is best known for roles in Clambake (1967), co-starring with Elvis Presley.

4. Anthony Caruso (Bela Okmyx)

Anthony Caruso was born in 1916 and died in 2003, aged 87. He appeared in a guest role in Star Trek: The Original Series in 1968 named Bela Oxymyx, but his bread and butter was an archetype of a role as a mobster or a racketeer. His most notable roles were in the Asphalt Jungle (1950), Get Smart (1965), or The Time Tunnel (1967).

5. Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov)

It’s sad that we already have a name on this list of the newest installations in the Star Trek saga. Anton Yelchin was born in 1989 and tragically passed away in 2016, aged only 27. He had a promising career in front of him, already making some notable roles. 

The most well-known is that of Pavel Chekov, appearing in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into The Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

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6. Arlene Martel (T’Pring)

In a sea of episode roles you’ll find on this list, Arlene Martel was one of my favorites, appearing in a guest role of T’Pring in 1967, in T.O.S. Martel was born in 1936 and died in 2014, aged 78. The role was of Spock’s Volcan bride, and it also showed her backstory as a child, which I quite liked.

7. Aron Eisenberg (Nog)

Aron Eisenberg was born in 1969 and left us way too early in 2019, aged 50. The American actor was actually born in Hollywood and became an actor and producer. Star Trek fans will know him for his role as Nog in D.S.9 (1993), V.O.Y. (1995), and for giving his voice to the video game, Star Trek Online (2010).

8. Arthur Batanides (Lt. D’Amato)

Arthur Batanides was a general-purpose actor who appeared in support or minor roles in countless projects. He portrayed Lieutenant D’Amato in T.O.S. for an episode or two in 1969, but his most notable role, perhaps, came in the Police Academy franchise, where he played Mr. Kirkland. Batanides died in 2000, aged 76.

9. Barry Atwater (Surak)

Barry Atwater was a guest star in T.O.S. that appeared in 1969 called Surak. The actor was born in 1918 and died in 1978, aged 60. His most prominent roles are One Step Beyond (1959) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964).

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10. Barry Jenner (Admiral William Ross)

Barry Jenner had numerous notable roles in his career, including Family Matters (1989) and, more recently, Enough Said (2013). Star Trek fans know him for the role of Admiral William Ross in D.S.9 (1997-99). Jenner lived a long, happy life; he was born in 1941 and died in 2016, aged 75.

11. Bart La Rue (numerous roles)

Bart La Rue is an interesting figure from T.O.S., as he portrayed several different minor roles, including Trelane’s Father, The Guardian of Forever, Yarnek, the Ekosian Announcer, etc. The actor was born in 1932 and died in 1990, aged merely 57. His most notable roles came in Mission: Impossible (1969-72), Mannix (1969-73), etc.

12. Ben Cross (Ambassador Sarek)

Mark Lenard portrayed Ambassador Sarek, aka Spock’s dad, in the older Star Trek series and films. However, since the reboot of Star Trek (2009), the role belonged to Ben Cross. The English actor was born in 1947 and sadly passed away in 2020, aged 72.

13. Bibi Besch (Carol Marcus)

Bibi Besch was born in 1940 and died in 1996, aged 56. She is an Austrian actress who’s had an illustrious career in television, even getting an Emmy nomination in 1992. Bibi portrayed Carol Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

14. Biff Elliot (Schmitter)

Biff Elliot, born in 1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts, portrayed Schmitter in a single episode of T.O.S. in 1968. He died in 2012, aged 89, after notable roles in I, the Jury (1953), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), and more.

15. Bill Zuckert (Johnny Behan)

Another guest star that appeared in The Original Series was Bill Zuckert, who portrayed a character called Johhny Behan. Zuckert was born in 1915 and passed away in 1997, aged 81. His better known for his comedy roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Naken Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult (1994).

16. Booker Bradshaw (Dr. M’Benga)

Although Booker Bradshaw’s role of Dr. M’Benga was minor, it was one of the few guest roles that appeared in more than one episode in T.O.S. in 1968-69. Bradshaw dabbed in acting through singing by applying to the Ted Mack Family Hour in 1951. He is, however, best known for The Rockford Files (1977), where he was a writer.

17. Brian Demonbreun (Lt. Andrew Powell)

Brian Demonbreun was a big fan of Star Trek, and he turned that fandom into numerous roles in the franchise. Most of them came from D.S.9, from 1993-99, where he portrayed various uncredited Starfleet Science Officers, whereas, in T.N.G., he even had a name, Lieutenant Andrew Powell.

18. Brock Peters (Admiral Cartwright)

Brock Peters was a very talented actor who first appeared as Admiral Cartwright in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in 1986. He reprised the role in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), only to take another additional role in Star Trek: D.S.9 (1996-98) as Joseph Sisko. 

19. Byron Morrow (Admiral Komack)

Byron Morrow appeared in two episodes in 1967-68 in T.O.S. The actor was born in 1911 and died in 2005, aged 94. His long, illustrious career was crowned by roles in Black Sheep Squadron (1976) and King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1963).

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20. Cecily Adams (Ishka)

Cecily Adams was born in 1958 and died in 2004, aged 46. The brilliant actress/casting director/teacher/theatrical director portrayed Ishka in Star Trek: Deep Space 9 from 1997 to 1999.

21. Celia Lovsky (T’Pau)

Celia Lovsky was born way back in 1897 and died in 1979. She was born in Vienna, Austria, where she attended the Royal Academy of Arts and Music. After a career in theater, Celia came to the US and became a television actress, portraying T’Pau for an episode in T.O.S. Interestingly, the character reappeared in 2004 in Star Trek: Enterprise, played by Kara Zediker.

22. Charlene Polite (Vanna)

Charlene Polite was a beautiful, talented actress who was born in 1943 and passed away way too soon in 199, aged only 55. Her episode role as Vanna in The Original Series came in 1969, whereas her most notable roles are in Frame Up (1968) and Memory of Us (1974).

23. Charles Maxwell (Virgil Earp)

Virgil Earp is a minor role from T.O.S. in 1968, portrayed by Charles Maxwell. The actor was born in 1913 and died in 1993, aged 79. His best roles came in the Hand McCune Show (1950) and A Life at Stake (1955).

24. Charles Napier (Adam)

Another guest star on the list is Charles Napier, who appeared in one particular episode of T.O.S. in 1969. His character was named Adam. Napier, on the other hand, was born in 1936 and died in 2011, but had some major roles in his career. He was a part of the 1991 cult classic, The Silence of the Lambs, portraying Lt. Boyle.

25. David Huddleston (The Conductor)

David Huddleston is best known for The Big Lebowski (1998), but his career started decades earlier. He was born in 1930 and died in 2016, aged 85. Huddleston’s role was an episode role, but not in T.O.S. as most guest stars on this list. Instead, the actor appeared in a single episode of T.N.G. in 1994, only known as The Conductor.

26. David Opatoshu (Anan 7)

David Opatoshu is an actor who was born in 1918 and died in 1996, aged 78. He played many prominent roles, including ones in Torn Curtain (1966) and One Spy Too Many (1966). His guest star role in T.O.S. in 1967 was that of Anan 7.

27. Davis Roberts (Lewis/Dr. Ozaba)

Davis Roberts played two roles in T.O.S., but the more important one was the guest role of Dr. Ozaba in 1968. The amazing actor was born in 1917 and died in 1993, aged 76. His most important role was in Westworld (1973) and What’s Happening!! In 1977-79.

28. DeForest Kelley (Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy)

DeForest Kelley is one of the more well-known faces on this list for Star Trek fans. He appeared in essentially every Star Trek project from T.O.S. in 1966 to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He even voiced the same character in T.A.S. in 1973-74. Kelley was born in 1920 and died in 1999, aged 78.

29. Dick Crockett (Andorian Thrall)

Dick Crocket was a well-known character actor and producer who was born in 1915 and died in 1979, aged 63. He is best known for parts in The Pink Panther (1963), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), and Batman (1966). In T.O.S., he portrayed the Andorian Thrall in one episode after he was uncredited the year before for the role of Bald Klingon Brawler.

He was also uncredited for serving as a stunt double for William Shatner in 1966.

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30. Don Keefer (Mission Control Director Cromwell)

Don Keefer’s role as Cromwell in T.O.S. was short-lived but cool. It lasted for only an episode or two, but Keefer’s career is marked with much more prominent parts. Some of those parts were in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Twilight Zone (1959), etc. Keefer was born in 1916 and died in 2019, aged 98.

31. Don Marshall (Lt. Boma)

Don Marshall did his best work in the 60s and 70s on the small screen. He was born in 1936 and died in 2016, aged 90. Marshall is best known for his co-pilot role in Land of the Giants (1968) and for Terminal Island (1973), where he was the lead. In T.O.S., in 1967, he had a minor role as Lieutenant Boma.

32. Ed Peck (Colonel Fellini)

Ed Peck played the small role of colonel Fellini in 1967 in T.O.S. The actor was born in 1917 and died in 1992, aged 75. Peck had a successful career and is best known for roles in Bullitt (1968) and the Last Unicorn (1982).

33. Elisha Cook Jr. (Samuel T. Cogley)

One of the more noted but minor roles in T.O.S came from Elisha Cook Jr. when he portrayed Samuel Cogley in 1967. However, he found his niche in thrillers and horror films such as House of Haunted Hill (1959). Elisha was born in 1903 and died in 1995, aged 91.

34. Frank Gorshin (Bele)

A small role in one episode of T.O.S. in 1969 was reserved for Frank Gorshin, who portrayed a character named Bele. Gorshin was born in 1933 and died in 2005, aged 81. His most notable role was probably as Dr. Fletcher in Twelve Monkeys (1995) with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

35. Frank Overton (Elias Sandoval)

Frank Overton was another guest star appearing in The Original Series. He was Elias Sandoval in a single episode in 1967. Overton was a renowned American actor, born in 1918 and died in 1967 – way too early, at the age of 49. He was best known for his powerful role as Sherrif Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

36. Fritz Weaver (Kovat)

Fritz Weaver was born in 1926 and died in 2016, aged 90. The American actor had numerous great roles, but his true love was Broadway. In D.S.9, Weaver portrayed Kovat in a guest role in 1994.

37. Gene Lyons (Ambassador Robert Fox)

Gene  Lyons was born in 1921 and died in 1974, aged 53. He was still filming a TV series called Ironside. It was by far his most notable role, but in T.O.S., he appeared as Ambassador Robert Fox, which was a minor role.

38. Glenn Corbett (Zefram Cochrane)

Glenn Corbett was born in 1933 and died in 1993, aged 59. The American actor had several lead roles in his life, most notably in The Crimson Kimono (1959). In T.O.S., however, he was a guest star, as he portrayed Zefram Cochrane in a single episode.

39. Grace Lee Whitney (Janice Rand)

Grace Lee Whitney is a famous American actress who graced both the silver screen and theatrical stages on Broadway. Her most notable role for Star Trek fans is that of Janice Rand, appearing in T.O.S.(1966), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) & V.O.Y (1996).

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40. Ian Wolfe (Septimus & Mr. Atoz)

Ian Wolfe was born in 1896 and died in 1992, aged 95. He perfected his craft in theater until he was 38 when he made his movie debut in the Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), reprising his role from Broadway. He was a recurring character for a few episodes of T.O.S. in 1968-69 as Mr. Atoz or Septimus.

41. James Doohan (Mongomery ‘Scotty’ Scott)

Another prominent Star Trek figure on this list is James Doohan, born in 1920 and died in 2005, aged 85. Doohan portrayed Scotty in numerous Star Trek shows and spin-offs, including T.O.S.(1966-69), T.A.S.(1973-74), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Trek Generations (1994), and T.N.G (1992).

42. James Gregory (Dr. Tristan Adams)

James Gregory was born in 1911 and died in 2022, aged 91. While he only played a small guest role in T.O.S. in 1966 as Dr. Tristan Adams, Gregory had a big career in films. He played the detective in Al Capone (1959) and also played significant roles in Dean Martin films, as well as the 1962 classic, The Manchurian Candidate.

43. Jane Wyatt (Amanda Grayson)

Jane Wyatt is an American actress who was born in 1910 and passed away in 2006, aged 96. Her long and illustrious career was marked by many prominent roles, but Star Trek fans might remember her as Amanda Grayson from T.O.S. (1967, a minor role) or from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989).

44. Janet MacLachlan (Charlene Masters)

Janet MacLachlan was another prominent actress who appeared in a guest role in T.O.S., portraying Lieutenant Charlene Masters in 1967. MacLachlan was born in 1933 and died in 2010, but had several high-profile roles behind her, such as The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Heart and souls (1993), etc.

45. Janos Prohaska (The Mugato)

Janos Prohaska was born in 1919 and died in 1974, aged 54. He’s a Hungarian actor that moved to the US to pursue a career. In T.O.S., he portrayed the Mugato, an Anthropoid Ape that appeared in multiple episodes. That’s one of his most notable roles, along with Bewitched (1967-72), The Outer Limits (1963-65), and Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962).

46. Jason Evers (Rael)

Jason Evers portrayed Rael in 1968 in one of the episodes of T.O.S. Apart from that; he was well-known for the cult classic film The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962). Evers was born in 1922 and died in 2005, aged 83.

47. Jay Robinson (Ambassador Petri)

Jay Robinson was born in 1930 and died in 2013, aged 83. He was a prolific character actor, best known for his role of Caligula in The Robe (1953) and Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954), and Mr. Hawkins in Dracula (1992). In T.O.S., he was cast as a guest in the role of Ambassador Petri in 1968.

48. Jeff Corey (Plasus)

Jeff Corey was an old film and TV actor, but more notably, a renowned acting teacher in the US. He was born in 1914 and died in 2022, aged 88. His role of Plasus in T.O.S. was minor but quite memorable. Corey is best known for roles in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Little Big Man (1970), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), where he was Sheriff Bledsoe.

49. Jeffrey Hunter (Christopher Pike)

Jeffrey Hunter was an old-school actor who is best known for his roles in westerns, mainly The Searchers with John Wayne. He played Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek: The Original Series but only appeared in one episode and was mentioned in another. Hunter was born in 1926 and died in 1969, aged 42.

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50. Jill Ireland (Leila Kalomi)

Jill Ireland was born in 1936 and died in 1990. She appeared in a guest role of Leila Kalomi in T.O.S. in 1967 but was more known for her other roles, like the lead role in Hard Times (1975).

51. Joan Marshall (Lt. Areel Shaw)

Lt. Areel Shaw was portrayed by Joan Marshal, an actress who was born in 1931 and passed away in 1992, aged 61. Her acting career started very young, and she made notable roles in Bold Venture in 1959 as Sailor Duval and in Homicidal (1961) as Emily.

52. John Abbott (Ayelborne)

John Abbott was born in 1905 and died in 1996, aged 94. His long career was mostly marked by his commercial acting and several notable parts, such as the one in The Jungle Book (1967). His role in T.O.S. was minor, as Ayelborn in a single episode in 1967.

53. John Colicos (Klingon Commander Kor)

When Kor first appeared, it was a guest role in T.O.S. in 168 that lasted for an episode or two. However, Colicos returned as the same character in D.S.9 in several episodes from 1994 to 1998. He was born in 1928 and died in 288, aged 71. John Colicos’ most notable roles are in The changeling (1980) and Battlestar Galactica (1978).

54. John Fiedler (Mr. Hengist)

John Fiedler was born in 1925 and passed away in 2005, aged 80. He was best known for his role as Mr. Peterson in The Bob Newhart Show (1972) or from 12 Angry Men (1957). He played a minor episode role as Mr. Hengist in T.O.S. in 1967.

55. John Hoyt (Phillip Boyce)

Another notable old-school actor who appeared briefly in Star Trek: The Original Series is John Hoyt. He portrayed a character named Phillip Boyce in a few episodes of T.O.S. in 1966. Hoyt was born in 1905 and died in 1991, aged 85. His most notable roles as an actor and sometimes a writer were in Brute Force (1947), When Worlds Collide (1951), and Spartacus (1960).

56. Joseph Ruskin (numerous roles)

Joseph Ruskin became sort of a light motive and an Easter egg in the Star Trek saga. He first appeared in T.O.S. as Galt in 1968. In D.S.9 in 1994-96, he portrayed Tumek for several episodes. In V.O.Y. in 1999, he was a Vulcan Master, whereas, in Enterprise in 2001, he portrayed a Suliban Doctor. Another role of his came in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) as a Son’a Officer.

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All the roles were minor, but I found it cool he appeared so many times in so many roles. Ruskin was born in 1924 and died in 2013, aged 89.

57. Judith Anderson (T’Lar)

Judith Anderson is one of the oldest actresses on this list. She was born in 1897 and died in 1992, aged 94. The Aussie actress portrayed T’Lar in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), but her absolute best work was actually in theatre, as she became a superstar on Broadway after she moved to New York in 1918.

58. Karen Steele (Eve McHuron)

Karen Steele was born in 1931 in Hawaii and died in march 1988, aged almost 57. She was a guest star in 1966 in T.O.S., where she played Eve McHuron for an episode. Some still dub her as one of the most beautiful actresses in film and TV ever, and one of her most notable roles was of Virginia in the 1955 romance classic Marty.

59. Kathie Browne (Deela)

Kathie Browne was an actress, writer, and producer who was born in 1930 and died in 2003, aged 73. Her role of Deela in T.O.S. was a guest role in 1968, but she became a well-known actress later, best known for roles in Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964) and Hondo (1967).

60. Katherine Woodville (Natira)

Katherine Woodville was born in 1938 and died in 2013 after a nice, decades-long career that started in England. Natira appeared in a single episode of T.O.S. in 1967, with Woodville cast as a guest star. Her more notable roles came in Mission: Impossible (1966), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1960), and Wonder Woman (1979).

61. Kellie Waymire (Layna & Elizabeth Cutler)

Kellie Waymire was a very talented, still-young actress who unfortunately died at only 36. She was born in 1967 and died in 2003. She actually played two parts in the Star Trek saga. Waymire was first a character named Layna in Star Trek: Voyager (2000) but is probably better known for portraying Elizabeth Cutler in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-02).

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62. Ken Lynch (Vanderberg)

Keny Lynch was born in 1910 and died in 1990 after a long, illustrious career where he mostly portrayed the same archetype of a character – a grumpy, tough Irish cop. In T.O.S., he portrayed Vanderberg in a guest role in 1967, whereas his most notable role came in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959).

63. Keye Luke (Donald Cory)

Keye Luke was born in 1904 in China but grew up in Seattle, where he eventually passed away in 1991, aged 86. His role in T.O.S. in 1969 as Donald Cory was small and forgettable but worth mentioning on this list. His most notable role as the Grandfather came in the horror comedy cult classic, Gremlins (1984).

64. Larry Drake (Chellick)

Larry Drake’s character from Star Trek: Voyager in 2000 stuck with me, particularly, despite being an episode role with not much significance. However, the name Chellick is pronounced in the same way that’s a word for ‘steel’ in my home country, so he was kind of funny to me as a kid. The actor was born in 1949 and passed away in 2016, aged 57.

65. Lee Bergere (Abraham Lincoln)

Yup, ‘the’ Abe Lincoln appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series in 1969), and was portrayed by Lee Bergere. The actor was more renowned on Broadway than on television and was a WWII vet. Bergere was born in 1918 and died in 2007, with his most notable roles being in North & South (1985), Dynasty (1981-83), etc.

66. Leonard Nimoy (Spock)

One of the absolute legends of Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, portrayed the original Spock, from T.O.S. all the way to a few episodes of T.N.G., where Zachary Quinto took over. The beloved Star Trek actor and director was born in Boston back in 1931 and passed away in 2015 aged 84.

67. Liam Sullivan (Parmen)

Liam Sullivan was born in 1923 and died in 1998, making a much bigger career on Broadway and other theatrical stages than on TV or in films. His role as Parmen lasted for only an episode in T.O.S. in 1968.

68. Logan Ramsey (Claudius Marcus)

Claudius Marcus is a minor character appearing in T.O.S. in 1968, portrayed by the actor Logan Ramsey. He was born in 1921 and died in 2000, aged 79. His most important roles came in Walking Tall (1973), Walking Tall Part II (1975), and Scrooged (1988).

69. Madge Sinclair (Saratoga Captain Silva La Forge)

Captain Silva La Forge was beautifully portrayed in T.N.G. in 1993 by Madge Sinclair, who is best known for voicing Sarabi in The Lion King (1994), and portraying Queen Aoleon in Coming to America (1988). Sinclair was born in 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica, and died in 1995 after moving to NYC in 1968.

70. Madlyn Rhue (Marla McGivers)

Madlyn Rhue was a well-known American actress who was as good as she was prolific, starring in numerous TV shows over the decades. Her role as Marla McGivers in T.O.S. was minor but credited. She was born in 1935 and died in 2003, aged 68, and some of her more notable roles came in movies like It’s a Mad Mad Mad World (1963) or shows like Days of Our Lives (1982-84).

71. Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)

Majel Barrett was born in 1932 and died in 2008, aged 76. She appeared in numerous Star Trek projects, even as different characters. In T.O.S, T.A.S., Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Barrett portrayed Nurse Christine Chapel. However, in T.N.G. and D.S.9, her character was named Lwaxana Troi.

72. Malachi Thorne (Commodore Mendez & the Keeper Voice

Another guest role from T.O.S. that remained in memory is Commodore Jose Mendez, portrayed by the famous TV actor Malachi Thorne. Thorn was born in 1928 and died in 2013. He is probably best known for his role in the TV series It Takes a Thief (1968-70).

73. Mark Lenard (Sarek)

Mark Lenard was born in 1924 and died in 1996, aged 72. He was a well-known television actor, but he is mostly recognized as Sarek, a Vulcan ambassador and Spock’s father. 

Lenard first appeared in The Original Series, and then in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), T.N.G (1991), and gave his voice for Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973).

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74. Meg Wyllie (The Keeper)

The role of Meg Wyllie in T.O.S. was quite minor and even uncredited, but she portrayed The Keeper in an episode in 1966. She was better known for other projects, though, such as The Last Starfighter (1984) or Marnie Dragnet (1987). Meg Wyllie was born in 1017 and died in 2022, aged 84.

75. Melvin Belli (The Gorgan)

Melvin Belli was born in 1907 and died in 1996, aged 88. He was a renowned actor and producer, best known for Tokyo file 212 (1951) and Ground zero (1973). His guest role in T.O.S. was of The Gorgan for an episode or two in 1968.

76. Merritt Butrick (David Marcus & T’Jon)

Merritt Butrick was an incredibly talented actor whose unfortunate early passing was quite tragic. He was born in 1959 and died in 1989, aged 29. Butrick portrayed David Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), whereas he appeared as T’Jon in one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1988.

77. Michael Ansara (Kang)

The Star Trek saga had their Kang long before the MCU had theirs. Michael Ansara portrayed the minor role in T.O.S. in 1968. He was born in Syria in 1922 and died in 2013, aged 91. Ansara’s most notable roles were in The Message (1976) and in portraying/giving voice to Victor Fries, aka Mr. Freeze, in numerous Batman projects, films, series, and video games.

He also appeared in V.O.Y. and D.S.9 in guest roles as the same character, Kang.

78. Michael Dunn (Alexander)

Michael Dunn guest-starred as Alexander in T.O.S. in 1968. He was born in 1934 and died early in 1973, aged only 38. Dunn was best known for roles in Ship of Fools (1965) or The Wild Wild West (1965-1968).

79. Michael Pataki (Korax & Karnas)

Another actor that appeared in the franchise more than once is Michael Pataki, who portrayed Korax in a guest role in T.O.S. in 1967, and Karnas in a single episode of T.N.G. in 1988. Pataki is probably best known for Ivan Drago’s trainer and promoter, Nicoli Koloff, in Rocky IV (1985) and as Dr. Hoffman in Halloween 4 (1988).

80. Michael Strong (Dr. Roger Korby)

Michale Strong appeared as Dr. Roger Korby in an episode role of T.O.S. in 1966. He was born in 1918 and died in 1980, aged 62. His most notable role was in Patton (1970).

81. Miguel Ferrer (USS Excelsior executive officer)

Miguel Ferrer played a minor role in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, named ‘USS Excelsior executive officer. The actor was more well-known for his other roles, such as Shan Yu from Mulan, Martian Manhunter from Justice League: The New Frontier, etc. Ferrer was born in 1955 and passed away in 2017, aged 61.

82. Nichelle Nichols (Nyota Uhura)

Another very popular face for Star Trek fans of old and new is Nichelle Nichols, who was cast splendidly as Nyota Uhura. Nichols played the part from T.O.S. (1966) all the way through to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). The brilliant actress, who was one of ten children growing up in Chicago suburbs, was born in 1932 and died in 2022, aged 89.

83. Paul Carr (Lee Kelso)

Paul Carr played an episode role in T.O.S. as Lt. Lee Kelso in 1966. He was born in 1934 and died in 2006. He was best known for his role in Akira (1988) and The Time Tunnel (1966).

84. Paul Fix (Dr. Mark Piper)

The guest role of Dr. Mark Piper from T.O.S. in 1966 belonged to Paul Fix. The actor was born in 1901 and died in 1983, aged 82. His most renowned roles came in The Rifleman (1958) and El Dorado (1966) with John Wayne.

85. Paul Winfield (Clark Terrell & Dathon)

Another brilliant actor who portrayed two roles in Star Trek was Paul Winfield. He was an important, critically acclaimed African American actor in the 1970s, best known for his portrayal of a character named Clark Terrell in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and another minor character named Dathon in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991).

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86. Percy Rodrigues (Commodore Postmaster Stone)

Percy Rodrigues played an episode role in T.O.S. as Portmaster Stone in 1967. He was born in 1918 and died in 2007, aged 89. He had a prominent career with over 100 roles played, many of which were quite important, such as Arturo Sandoval in the Mission: Impossible 1966-70 series, Dr. Copeland in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, etc.

87. Persis Khambatta (Ilia)

Persis Khambatta is an Indian model-turned-actress born in 1948 in Bombay, India. She became Miss India and appeared in the Miss Universe contest in 1965. Persis began acting shortly after, but her breakthrough was the role of the bald Deltan alien known as Lieutenant Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), the movie that deserved its 3 Oscar nominations.

88. Peter Duryea (Jose Tyler)

Another minor role from The Original Series belonged to Peter Duryea. He portrayed Jose Tyler in several episodes of T.O.S., but throughout his career, he was better known for roles in other projects, such as The Bounty Hunter (1965) or Catalina Caper (1967). He was born in 1939 and died in 2013, aged 73.

89. Phillip Pine (Colonel Phillip Green)

Phillip Pine was born in 1920 and died in 2006, aged 86. His most notable roles came in The Cat Ate the Parakeet (1972) and The Twilight Zone (1959). However, for Star Trek fans, they might recognize him as Colonel Phillip Green from T.O.S. in 1969, although the role was quite minor.

90. Phyllis Douglas (Yeoman Mears)

Phyllis Douglas also played two minor background roles in T.O.S., in 1967 as a Girl in the back and in 1969 as Yeoman Mears. She was born in 1936 and died in 2010, aged 73. Her most prominent roles came in Canon City (1948) and Batman (1966).

91. Reggie Nalder (Shras)

Reggie Nalder was born in 1907 and died in 1991, aged 84. His role of Shras came in T.O.S. in 1967. His other prominent roles came in Battlestar Galactica (1978), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), etc.

92. Rene Auberjonois (Odo)

Rene Murat Auberjonois was born in 1940 to Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline (Murat), and Fernand Auberjonois. He had a long career that started with his artistic upbringing, but Star Wars fans will recognize him from D.S.9 (1993). Auberjonois died in 2019, aged 79).

93. Ricardo Montalban (Khan Noonien Singh)

Ricardo Montalban was a legendary actor who graced film and television screens for decades. He was born in 1920 and died in 2009, aged 88. His career was rich, but Star Trek Fans might recognize him as Khan Noonien Singh. He first appeared in T.O.S. and revised the role years later in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

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94. Richard Derr (Commodore Barstow)

Richard Derr was born in 1918 and died in 1992, aged 73. His roles of Admiral Fitzgerald and Commodore Barstow both came in T.O.S., in two episodes, but two years apart. His best-known roles were in When Worlds Collide (1951), Firefox (1982), Terror Is a Man (1959), and more.

95. Richard Hale (Goro)

Richard Hale is a well-known old-timey American actor known for roles in Julius Caesar (1953), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), and Scaramouche (1952). He portrayed Goro in 1967 in T.O.S. in a small guest role. Hale was born in 1892, making him the oldest actor on this list, and died in 1981, aged 88.

96. Richard Libertini (Akorem Laan)

Richard Libertini was born in 1933 and died in 2016, aged 82. His minor Star Trek role came in 1996 when he guest-starred as Akorem Laan in D.S.9. Libertini’s most famous role, however, came in Popeye (1980), where he portrayed Geezil.

97. Richard Webb (Ben Finney)

Richard Webb appeared in a small role as Ben Finney in 1967 in T.O.S. – but large enough to require a stunt double. The actor was born in 1915 and died in 1993, aged 77. His most notable roles are in Out of the Past (1947), Sullivan’s Travels (1941), and Captain Midnight (1954).

98. Robert Ellenstein (Federation President & Steven Miller)

Robert Ellenstein was a big, big man, serving with the Air Corps during WWII and earning a Purple Heart for his service. He later became an actor, director, and writer and played numerous roles. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), he portrayed a Federation President, whereas, in T.N.G., he appeared in one episode in 1987 as Steven Miller.

99. Robert Lansing (Gary Seven)

Robert Lansing portrayed Gary Seven in a minor role of Gary Seven in T.O.S. in 1968. He was known as a jazz musician before he started acting and was a US Army veteran. His most notable role came in 4D Man (1959). Lansing was born in 1928 and died in 1994.

100. Roger C. Carmel (Harcourt Harry Fenton Mudd)

Roger C. Carmel was a well-known actor in his time, born in 1932. He was a guest character named Harry Mudd that appeared in two awesome T.O.S. episodes, I, Mudd, and Mudd’s women, in 1966. Carmel is known for his roles in The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and The Transformers animated series from 1985-86.

101. Ron Glass (Loken)

Ron Glass appeared in a single episode of Star Trek: Voyager in 2000 as a character named Loken. He was an amazing guy that was born in 1945 and died in 2016, aged 71. He was best known for his epic roles in Barney Miller (1975), Firefly (2002), and Serenity (2005).

102. Ronnie Claire Edwards (Talur)

Ronnie Claire Edwards was born in 1933 and passed away in 2016, aged 83. She was a well-known actress in her prime, but her most notable roles were in The Dead Pool (1998) with Clint Eastwood and Liam Neeson and The Waltons in 1972). Her character, Talur, appeared in 1994 in T.N.G. in a single episode, but it was a memorable role.

103. Roy Jenson (Cloud William)

Roy Jenson was born in 1927 ad died in 2007, aged 80. He was known for countless notable roles, including Chinatown (1974), Soylent Green (1973), or Every Which Way but Loose (1978). His part in T.O.S. was a guest role of Cloud William in 1968.

104. Sarah Marshall (Dr. Janet Wallace)

Dr. Janet Wallace is another doctor guest role from T.O.S., portrayed by Sarah Marshall in 1967. She was born in 1933 and died in 2014, aged 80. Her more notable roles were Dave (1993), The Long, Hot Summer (1958), and Bad Blood (2012), when she returned to acting after a 17-year hiatus.

105. Steve Ihnat (Garth of Izar)

Another well-known name to appear on this list but only portraying a guest role in T.O.S. is Steve Ihnat, who played Garth of Izar in 1967. He was born in 1934 and died in 1972, aged only 37. Apart from Star Trek, he made his name in Countdown (1967) and the Honkers (1972).

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106. Susan Oliver (Vina)

Susan Oliver was born in 1932 and died in 1990, aged 58. She was a popular actress, even outside of Star Trek, but it was certainly one of her most intriguing and important roles. She played a character named Vina and appeared in The Original Series in several episodes.

107. Ted Cassidy (Ruk & Balok)

Ted Cassidy gave the voice to Ruk & Balok (Balok’s doll) in a few episodes of T.O.S. in 1966-67. His most notable roles, however, came in movies – namely, the Addams Family (1964), where he portrayed Lurch, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), where he was Harvey Logan.

108. Theodore Marcuse (Korob)

Theodore Marcuse is a guy who was often seen portraying bad guys, as he did in T.O.S., where he portrayed Korob. The actor was born in 1920 and died young in 1967, aged 47. His most famous roles were in Mara of the Wilderness (1965) and Hitler (1962).

109. Tony Young (Kryton)

Tony Young was born in 1937 and died in 2002, aged 64. His role as Kryton from T.O.S. was minor and came in 1968. Apart from that, Young’s most famous roles came in Black Gunn (1972), It Takes a Thief (1969), and Spider-Woman (1979-80).

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110. Torin Thatcher (Marplon)

Torin Thatcher is an old-school film villain who was born in 1905 and died in 1981, aged 76. Even in T.O.S., he portrayed a bad guy named Marplon in a guest role in 1967. His most notable roles are Witness for the Prosecution (1957), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, etc.

111. Vic Perrin (Nomad)

Nomad, aka Metron, is a smaller part portrayed by Vic Perrin in 1966-67, and he appeared in more than one episode. That wasn’t his most notable role, though, as he appeared in Mission: Impossible (1966) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was born in 1916 and died in 1989, aged 73.

112. Vic Tayback (Jojo Krako)

It would be wrong to mention so many minor episode roles and skip over Jojo Krako, a character from a single episode of T.O.S. in 1968. He was portrayed by Vic Tayback, who was born in 1939 and died in 1990, aged 50. Tayback was an actor and director, who made a career with great parts in Alice (1976), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), etc.

113. Warren Stevens (Rojan)

Warren Stevens is an old-school American actor who enlisted in the Navy at only 17. He was born in 1919 and died in 2012, aged 96. His role as Rojan came in T.O.S. in 1968 as a guest role, but Stevens is best known for his part in Forbidden Planet (1956).

114. Whit Bissell (Mr. Lurry)

Whit Bissell was born in 1909 and died in 1996, aged 86. He appeared as a guest star in T.O.S. in 1967 as Mr. Lurry. Over his long, Illustrious career, Bissell played huge parts in movies like The Magnificent Seven (1960), but his most notable role has to be I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), where he portrayed the evil scientist who turned the poor lead guy into a werewolf.

115. William Campbell (Trelane)

Another minor role from T.O.S was Trelane, portrayed for a few episodes by William Campbell. He was born in 1923 and passed away in 2011, aged 87. His most notable roles came in The High and the Mighty (1954) and Dementia 13 (1963).

116. William Schallert (Nilz Baris & Varani)

William Schallert appeared as Nilz Baris in T.O.S. in 1967 and then reappeared as another character named Varani in D.S.9 (1993-96). The prominent actor was born in 1922 and died in 2016, aged 93. His most well-known roles came in Innerspace (1987), In the Heat of the Night (1967), etc.

117. William Windom (Commodore Matt Decker)

William Windom was born in 1923 and passed away in 2012, aged 88. He was an incredibly versatile actor who was known as a ‘man of all mediums’ since he had a career in radio, theater, film, and TV. His T.O.S. role was minor in 1967, but Windom made more significant roles, like the one in 1971’s Escape from the Planet of the apes.

118. Yvonne Craig (Marta)

Yvonne Craig only played a minor role in T.O.S., a woman named Marta, in an episode or two in 1969. She was born in 1937 and passed away in 2015, and she was best known for her role in a Batgirl TV short in 1967.

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