Star Trek Legacyby HollywoodTales | created - 04 Jul 2018 | updated - 04 Jul 2018 | Public
Star Trek from the beginning and ongoing for over 50 years!
Writer | Star Trek
Gene Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He was a writer and producer, known for Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). He was married to Majel Barrett and Eileen Anita Rexroat. He ...
Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.
Shatner was born ...
Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...
4. James Doohan
Actor | Star Trek
James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as James Montgomery Doohan. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He was married to Wende Doohan, Anita Yagel and Janet Young...
Actor | Star Trek
Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, to Clora (Casey) and Ernest David Kelley. He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the Baptist church where his father was a minister. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle...
Actress | Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for ...
7. George Takei
Actor | Star Trek
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.
George Takei was born Hosato...
Actor | Star Trek
Walter Koenig began his acting career in 1962 as an uncredited, non-speaking Sentry in the TV series Combat! (1962), and in the following few years had bit roles in several television shows, until he landed the role that would catapult his career in ways he could never have imagined, as Ensign ...
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Majel Barrett was born on February 23, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Majel Leigh Hudec. She was an actress and producer, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Westworld (1973) and Star Trek Generations (1994). She was married to Gene Roddenberry. She died on December 18, 2008 in Bel Air, Los...
10. Kim Darby
Actress | True Grit
The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness, ...
11. Jeffrey Hunter
Actor | The Searchers
Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...
12. Bart La Rue
Director | Satan War
Jimmie Bartell LaRue, " Bart LaRue " was born in Margret, Texas, January 23, 1932. His mother was Iva Pearl Teague LaRue his father was Jimmy LaRue. Bart graduated from High School in Sweetwater Texas At17. He attended McMurry College. He left college before graduating to perform as a clown in the ...
13. Paul Baxley
Stunts | Diamonds Are Forever
Paul Baxley was born in Casper Wyoming in 1923. Growing up in Los Angeles, he went on to become an all-city quarterback and track star at Eagle Rock High.
A Marine, a Scout and Sniper in the 4th Division in World War II, he fought on Kwajalein (Roi-namur), Iwo Jima, Saipan and Tinian. He received ...
17. John Winston
Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
John Winston's major contribution to popular culture was his portrayal of Lt. Kyle on the original series of Star Trek. His character, appearing in a total of 11 episodes, was either seen as a transporter operator or as part of bridge personnel where he would mostly act as a helmsman. He also ...
22. Ted Cassidy
Ted Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Philippi, West Virginia. He was a well respected actor who portrayed many different characters during his film and television career. His most notable role was Lurch, the faithful butler on the television series The Addams Family (1964)....
24. Diana Muldaur
Actress | McCloud
Diana Muldaur is known for L.A. Law (1986), Star Trek: The Next Generation, McCloud, Born Free, The Other and McQ. In the eighties, Diana became the president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the academy handing out the Emmy awards). Diana's L.A. Law character, Rosalind Shays, was a ...
25. Ian Wolfe
Actor | Witness for the Prosecution
Respected character actor whose on-screen work included everything from Shakespeare to Dick Tracy (1990) (his last film). After a long apprenticeship in the theatre, the 38-year-old Wolfe finally debuted in films in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), recreating his Broadway role. He then toiled...
26. William Campbell
Actor | The High and the Mighty
William Campbell was born on October 30, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The High and the Mighty (1954), Star Trek (1966) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Tereza Pavlovic, Barbara Bricker and Judith Campbell Exner. He died on April 28, 2011 in ...
27. Susan Oliver
Actress | Star Trek
A fascinating aura of mystery seemed to surround the characters portrayed by blue-eyed blonde actress Susan Oliver, whose trademark high cheekbones, rosebud lips and heart-shaped face kept audiences intrigued for nearly three decades. She left a fine legacy of work on stage, film and TV.
29. Joan Collins
Actress | Dynasty
Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...
30. Jill Ireland
Actress | Hard Times
Jill Ireland was an Anglo-American actress best-known for her appearance as "Leila Kalomi", the only woman Mr. Spock ever loved (in the Star Trek (1966) episode, Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (1967)) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of Charles Bronson, her second husband. She is ...
31. Don Marshall
Actor | Terminal Island
Don Marshall's heyday was on the small screen in the 60's and 70's. The athletic and clean cut actor is best remembered as first officer and co-pilot Dan Erickson in Irwin Allen's ground-breaking science-fiction series Land of the Giants (1968). Having excelled at football, pole vaulting and other ...
Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority ...
33. Clint Howard
Actor | Apollo 13
Clint Howard also had a recurring role in The Andy Griffith Show, as a little boy always dressed in a cowboy outfit and always eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He never said a word, but was always offering someone a bite. He also had a co-starring role along with a black bear as the owner...
34. Sherry Jackson
Actress | The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Gorgeous, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of television writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman, who died of cancer in 1962. There's a rumor that Idaho-born Sherry was discovered by a talent ...
35. Sally Kellerman
Actress | MASH
Kellerman arrived quite young on the late 1950s film and television scene with a fresh and distinctively weird, misfit presence. It is this same uniqueness that continues to makes her such an attractively offbeat performer today. The willowy, swan-necked, flaxen-haired actress shot to film comedy ...
36. Julie Newmar
Actress | Ghosts Can't Do It
Julia Chalene Newmeyer was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of three children. Her father, Don, was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a star of the Follies of 1920, who later became a fashion designer under the...
Actor | Innerspace
The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...
38. Jane Wyatt
Actress | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Born in Campgaw, New Jersey, Jane Waddington Wyatt came from a New York family of social distinction (her father was a Wall Street investment banker and her mother was a drama critic). Jane was raised from the age of three months in New York City and attended the fashionable Chapin School and later...
39. Michael Ansara
Actor | The Message
Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...
40. Robert Lansing
Actor | 4D Man
Robert Lansing was an actor whose tall stature, tough looks and commanding manner belied an often thoughtful and introspective screen personality. Not that acting had necessarily been his only choice - there was jazz. As a youngster, he played drums with various dance bands and was bitten by the ...
42. Warren Stevens
Actor | Forbidden Planet
Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned ...
43. Mariette Hartley
Actress | The Incredible Hulk
Mariette Hartley was born Mary Loretta, a name she dislikes, in Weston, Connecticut. She was raised in accordance with the principles espoused by her behavioral psychologist grandfather, John B. Watson, who believed that children should never be held or cuddled. She says that the lack of warmth at ...
44. Lee Meriwether
Actress | Batman: The Movie
Today, sexy Lee Meriwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie (1966), Star Trek (1966), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968).
Firstly Batman: The Movie (1966), in which she played both evil ...
45. Tige Andrews
Actor | The Mod Squad
Tige Andrews was born on March 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Tiger David Andrews. He was an actor and writer, known for Mod Squad (1968), The Detectives (1959) and Mister Roberts (1955). He was married to Norma Thornton and Josephine Bernice Phillips. He died on January 27, 2007 in Encino,...
46. James Daly
Actor | Planet of the Apes
Distinguished character player James Firman Daly first appeared on stage in his home town of Wisconsin Rapids in 1928. He was set on acting from an early age. Though strongly encouraged by his parents, neither were in the profession -- his father was in the fuel business and his mother at one time ...
47. Frank Gorshin
Actor | Twelve Monkeys
Frank John Gorshin Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank John Sr., was a railroad worker and his mother, Frances, was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen ...
48. Teri Garr
Actress | Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, the daughter of Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud), a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr (née Emma Schmotzer), a dancer. Her maternal grandparents were Austrian, and her father was of Irish ...
49. Roy Jenson
Actor | Chinatown
Roy Jenson was born on February 9, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his work on Chinatown (1974), Soylent Green (1973) and Dillinger (1973). He was married to Marina Petrova and Barbara Dionysius. He died on April 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
50. Susan Howard
Actress | Dallas
Susan Howard, best known for her eight years as Donna Krebbs in the prime-time soap opera, Dallas (1978) was born Jeri Lynn Mooney in Marshall, Texas. "I grew up with my father telling me that I was talented and beautiful and wonderful. I respected and loved my father, so I believed him - until I ...
51. John Hoyt
Actor | Spartacus
John Hoyt was born on October 5, 1905 in Bronxville, New York, USA as John McArthur Hoysradt. He was an actor and writer, known for Spartacus (1960), When Worlds Collide (1951) and Cleopatra (1963). He was married to Dorothy Marion Oltman and Marion Virginia Burns. He died on September 15, 1991 in ...
52. Charles Napier
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
Lively character actor who usually plays edgy military types and menacing bad guys, Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970). Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens (...
53. David Soul
Actor | Starsky & Hutch
David Soul achieved pop icon status as handsome, blond-haired, blue-eyed Detective Kenneth Hutchinson on the cult "buddy cop" TV series Starsky and Hutch (1975), Soul also had a very successful singing career recording several albums, with worldwide number one hit singles including "Silver Lady" & ...
54. Paul Fix
Actor | Red River
Paul Fix, the well-known movie and TV character actor who played "Marshal Micah Torrance" on the TV series The Rifleman (1958), was born Peter Paul Fix on March 13, 1901 in Dobbs Ferry, New York to brew-master Wilhelm Fix and his wife, the former Louise C. Walz. His mother and father were German ...
57. Fred Williamson
Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn
Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet ...
59. Dick Durock
Actor | Stand by Me
Big, brawny, and imposing actor and stuntman Dick Durock was born on January 18, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. The fourth of five children; he grew up in South Bend, Indiana and New Jersey. After serving a stint in the Marine Corps and briefly working as a computer programmer, Durock went to ...
60. Julie Cobb
Actress | Star Trek
Julie was born into a theatrical family. Her mother was the renowned Yiddish stage and film actress Helen Beverley and her father was the award winning actor Lee J. Cobb. Her grandparents on her mother's side were also performers and theater owners. Involved in theater at Beverly Hills High School ...
62. Chuck Courtney
Actor | Pet Sematary
Chuck Courtney was born on July 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles T. Courtney Jr. He is known for his work on Pet Sematary (1989), Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966) and Blind Fury (1989). He died on January 19, 2000 in North Hollywood, California.
63. Bobby Bass
Stunts | To Live and Die in L.A.
Stuntman and actor Bobby Bass was born on August 6, 1936 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Bobby not only was a Judo champion with a third degree black belt, but also was a paratrooper, Green Beret, and a Special Forces instructor in the military prior to being introduced to the stunt business by ...
64. Bob Orrison
Stunts | Stargate
Bob Orrison was born on July 28, 1928 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Robert P. Orrison. As a stuntman he worked on 41 movies from 1968 to 2005. Bob was the stunt double for Audie Murphy and did stunt work in John Wayne movies. He is known for his stunt work on Rambo III (1988) and Die Hard 2 (...
67. Eddie Hice
Stunts | They Live
Eddie Hice was born on March 1, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward Louis Joseph Hice. He is known for his work on They Live (1988), Escape from New York (1981) and Midnight Run (1988). He was married to Dianne L. Wilson and Patty Elder. He died on March 12, 2015 in Sylmar, California.
68. John Astin
Actor | The Frighteners
Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...
69. Carey Loftin
Stunts | The Dead Zone
Arguably Hollywood's greatest stunt driver ever, Carey Loftin's amazing driving and stunt skills were utilized in dozens of Hollywood productions over a period of nearly half a century.
Loftin was born on January 31st, 1914 in Blountstown, Florida and broke into movie stunt work in the late 1930s. ...
72. Hubie Kerns
Producer | Crime of Crimes
Hubie Kerns was born on August 10, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Hubert Kerns. He is known for his work on Crime of Crimes (1989), Savage Harbor (1987) and Scream, Evelyn, Scream! (1970). He was married to Dorismae Galovic. He died on February 7, 1999 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.
73. Gil Perkins
Actor | Batman: The Movie
A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, ...
74. Charlie Picerni
Stunts | Venom
Charlie Picerni was born in Corona Queens, New York. The fourth of five children to Italian parents. After high school, he worked different jobs, one being construction work on high-rise buildings in Manhattan. He married, at a young age, his childhood girlfriend, Marie. He had a son after one year...
75. Gregg Palmer
Actor | Zombies of Mora Tau
Norwegian by heritage and a San Franciscan by birth, brown-haired, brown-eyed Gregg Palmer (born Palmer Lee) broke into show biz as a radio announcer. After an early '50s stint as a contract player at Universal, he turned to freelancing, closing out the decade by starring and co-starring in a ...
77. Adam Roarke
Actor | Frogs
Burly Brooklyn-born tough guy Adam Roarke made an infamous name for himself in 1960s biker flicks, usually donning a black leather jacket and a mean, mean scowl, typically the head of a bunch of hell-raisers. Nine of his more than 30 films would be in motorcycle movies, sometimes at odds with young...
78. Meg Wyllie
Actress | The Last Starfighter
Meg Wyllie was born on February 15, 1917 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, USA as Margaret Gillespie Wyllie. She was an actress, known for The Last Starfighter (1984), Marnie (1964) and Dragnet (1987). She died on January 1, 2002 in Glendale, California, USA.
80. Paul Stader
Stunts | The Poseidon Adventure
Paul Stader was born on February 13, 1911 in Neosho, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974) and The Goonies (1985). He was married to Marilyn Stader. He died on April 10, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
81. Gary Wright
Soundtrack | Safe House
Gary Wright was born in Creskill, New Jersey on April 26, 1943. He began his career in show business debuting on the Captain Video show in New York at the age of seven. He also made a living appearing in radio and television commercials before appearing in the play Fanny. It was also at this time ...
82. Charles Palmer
Actor | Little Gloria... Happy at Last
Charles Palmer was born on February 7, 1909 in Darlington, Durham, England as Charles Lionel Palmer. He was an actor, known for Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982), First Performance (1955) and Read All About It! (1979). He was married to Karoline Gach. He died in 1987 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
85. Monty O'Grady
Actor | Sparrows
Child actor and bit player Monty O'Grady was born John Montgomery O'Grady on March 6, 1916 in Los Angeles, California. O'Grady began his film career in the silent movie era of the mid-1920's as a child actor who's probably best known as a member of the early Our Gang group. Upon reaching adulthood ...
87. Dick Dial
Stunts | Breakout
Before arriving in Hollywood, Dick Dial attended OU in Oklahoma City, was a champion Golden Glove boxer, and briefly, attended the Art Institute of Chicago.
At the height of his TV/film career, he was interviewed by host Mike Douglas, who called him "Thee Hollywood Stuntman". His extensive work has ...
90. Brian Tochi
Actor | Revenge of the Nerds
Film audiences & television viewers know Brian Tochi as a star of several hit films, a collection of six television series, theater, and a multitude of guest-starring and co-starring roles in episodic television. Brian has starred or co-starred in over 25 motion pictures and their sequels, among ...
91. Julie Parrish
Actress | Mannix
Julie Parrish was born on October 21, 1940 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, USA as Ruby Joyce Wilbar. She was an actress and director, known for Mannix (1967), Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) and Return to Peyton Place (1972). She died on October 1, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
92. Charlie Brill
Actor | Silk Stalkings
Charlie Brill was born on January 13, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Charles S. Brill. He is an actor and writer, known for Silk Stalkings (1991), Star Trek (1966) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He has been married to Mitzi McCall since January 25, 1960. They have one child.
93. Johnny Haymer
Actor | ...and justice for all.
Johnny Haymer was born on January 19, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Haymer Lionel Flieg. He was an actor, known for ...and justice for all. (1979), Annie Hall (1977) and The Transformers (1984). He was married to Helen Sylivia Graff. He died on November 18, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, ...
94. Dyanne Thorne
Actress | Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
American actress and performer Dyanne Thorne began her career in show business as a band vocalist and New York stage actress. Before breaking onto the silver screen, she was popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums, with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley earned ...
96. Don Keefer
Actor | Sleeper
Don Keefer was born on August 18, 1916 in Highspire, Pennsylvania, USA as Donald Hood Keefer. He was an actor, known for Sleeper (1973), Creepshow (1982) and Liar Liar (1997). He was married to Catherine McLeod. He died on September 7, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
98. Win De Lugo
Actor | Manhattan Noir
Paradise almost killed Win. After Star Trek, Mission:Impossible and Dragnet appearances, he left L.A. in '69 to shoot his own movie in the Virgin Islands. He lost his financing, one home burned down and hurricane Hugo destroyed two more before he landed parts in "Caribe", a short lived Stacy Keach/...
99. Charles Dierkop
Actor | The Sting
Charles Dierkop was born on September 11, 1936 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as Charles Richard Dierkop. He is an actor, known for The Sting (1973), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). He was previously married to Joan F. Addis.