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carnivorousplant 08-28-2017 07:49 PM

Spotting Star Trek actors in other programs
 
Inspired by the thread Spotting a Familiar Actor in a Surprising Place, and my insipid posting of finding Star Trek actors.

Mr. Atoz in 77 Sunset Strip, Dial S for Spenser.

Dr. McCoy in Have Gun-Will Travel, The Treasure.

Darren Garrison 08-28-2017 07:59 PM

James Doohan, George Takei, and Ethan Phillips on Homeboys in Outer Space.

Bijou Drains 08-28-2017 08:08 PM

Shatner in at least 2 twilight zone episodes. One was the famous episode where he saw a gremlin on the wing.

cochrane 08-28-2017 08:09 PM

DeForest Kelly in The Lone Ranger (twice) and Bonanza (twice). He even played a doctor in one episode of each series.

Leonard Nimoy as an Indian in Daniel Boone and he also appeared in Bonanza.

James Doohan in Hazel. He was easy to spot. He played a Scotsman. :D

Walter Koenig had a cameo as a police sergeant in an episode of Columbo in which William Shatner played the murderer.

Not a TV show, but Nichelle Nichols played a madame in the movie Truck Turner, starring Isaac Hayes.

Before he was famous, William Shatner was in The Twilight Zone twice and in The Naked City.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor 08-28-2017 08:11 PM

Nimoy in Zombies Of The Stratosphere.

Trafalgar Laura 08-28-2017 08:15 PM

Rene Auberjonois, or Odo from DS9, played Frasier's psychology mentor from school in a few episodes of Frasier.

notfrommensa 08-28-2017 08:25 PM

Scotty was in a Bewitched episode. He played a father of a boy warlock who was staying with Sam and Darrin for the weekend.

Terminus Est 08-28-2017 08:49 PM

Arlene Martel, who played Spock's betrothed in "Amok Time", also appeared in Mission: Impossible after Leonard Nimoy joined the cast. Apparently, she also appeared with Leonard Nimoy in an episode of The Rebel, but I've never seen the latter.

Darren Garrison 08-28-2017 08:55 PM

Jonathan Frakes on North and South (soon to be edited and re-released as North.)
Brent Spiner on Night Court.
Rene Auberjonois on Wonder Woman (and with a costarring role on Benson.)

Beckdawrek 08-28-2017 08:56 PM

Nimoy was on an episode of Perry Mason..Shatner was in the movie Judgement at Nuremburg

Peter Morris 08-28-2017 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trafalgar Laura (Post 20445063)
Rene Auberjonois, or Odo from DS9, played Frasier's psychology mentor from school in a few episodes of Frasier.

He was also the priest in the original movie version of M*A*S*H

Ethilrist 08-28-2017 09:02 PM

Leonard Nimoy in The Brain Eaters.
George Takei in The Green Berets.

Andy L 08-28-2017 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cochrane (Post 20445049)
James Doohan in Hazel. He was easy to spot. He played a Scotsman. :D

Yeah, I saw that one when I was a young Trekkie in the 1970s.

Recently I saw a Columbo episode in which the guy who played "Charlie X" was a suspect, and the other day I saw an episode of E.R. which featured the woman who played "Leeta" on DS 9 (she was a "dabo girl").

Darren Garrison 08-28-2017 09:04 PM

Oh, and I haven't seen National Lampoon's Senior Trip, but I find this photo of Ezri Dax and Twilight Sparkle amusing. (Rule 34?)

Beckdawrek 08-28-2017 09:04 PM

Kate Mulgrew (Capt.Janeway)played in the soap opera 'Ryan's Hope'

Kamino Neko 08-28-2017 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cochrane (Post 20445049)
Before he was famous, William Shatner was in The Twilight Zone

Takei also appeared in an episode of Twilight Zone.

burpo the wonder mutt 08-28-2017 09:05 PM

Shatner screamed like a little girl in, "The Devil's Rain." John Travolta was somewhere in there, too.

Nana Visitor was a platinum blond in a Matlock episode.

Of course, Rene Auberjonois was Father Mulcahy in, "MASH."

Frakes was in the pilot episode of, "The Librarian." (Directed it, too.)

Cheryl (Gates) McFadden was in, "The Muppets Take Manhattan."

Charlie (Robert Walker, Jr) X was in a movie called. "Killers Three," with Dick Clark, who also wrote it.

Darren Garrison 08-28-2017 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy L (Post 20445157)
which featured the woman who played "Leeta" on DS 9 (she was a "dabo girl").

Sadly, I know that her name is Chase Masterson without having to look it up.

John Mace 08-28-2017 09:10 PM

Colm Meaney was Miles O'Brien on STNG and a major character on Hell on Wheels (Thomas Durrant).

John De Lance was Q on STNG, and appeared as the Donald Margolis, who was Jesse's Girlfriend's dad on Breaking Bad. I'm pretty sure he was on an episode of Quantum Leap, too, playing the ass-hole millionaire who get's the Scrooge treatment to turn his life around.

Matt McCoy was Troi's love interest, Devinoni Ral, and then showed up in the Serenity Now episode of Seinfeld as Lloyd Braun.

burpo the wonder mutt 08-28-2017 09:12 PM

Jimmy Doohan thought he killed Richard Harris in, "Man in the Wilderness."

Andy L 08-28-2017 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darren Garrison (Post 20445165)
Sadly, I know that her name is Chase Masterson without having to look it up.

Not sad at all...

Darren Garrison 08-28-2017 09:14 PM

Speaking of John De Lance, anyone remember him as Eugine Bradford?

(Also the skeevy gynecologist in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.)

burpo the wonder mutt 08-28-2017 09:17 PM

Laurel (Yeoman Colt) Goodwin was in, "Girls, Girls, Girls," an Elvis movie.

Dropo 08-28-2017 09:20 PM

Nimoy's in an episode of Get Smart.

Shatner is in an episode of The Outer Limits.

"Crewman Green" from the Salt Monster episode is a friend of
"Benjy Carver" a.k.a. "Blue Boy" in what is arguably the best episode of Dragnet 1967,
"The LSD Story."

So many others....

Loach 08-28-2017 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burpo the wonder mutt (Post 20445163)

Charlie (Robert Walker, Jr) X was in a movie called. "Killers Three," with Dick Clark, who also wrote it.

He also played the lead in Ensign Pulver the bad sequel to Mister Roberts.

In an episode of Roswell Jonathan Frakes played an obnoxious actor named Jonathan Frakes who was a guest at an alien convention.

Peter Morris 08-28-2017 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Mace (Post 20445170)
Colm Meaney was Miles O'Brien on STNG and a major character on Hell on Wheels (Thomas Durrant).

Also a pilot in Die Hard 2, who was tricked into crashing his plane.

AnalogSignal 08-28-2017 09:38 PM

When I watched The Outer Limits episode "Controlled Experiment," I couldn't figure out who this familiar looking woman was.

SPOILER:
Grace Lee Whitney -- Yeoman Janice Rand

burpo the wonder mutt 08-28-2017 09:52 PM

Alice (Borg Queen, "First Contact") Krige was very naked in the movie, "Ghost Story."

blondebear 08-28-2017 09:55 PM

Not a TV show, but Shatner was excellent in the 1962 film The Intruder.

Robot Arm 08-28-2017 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terminus Est (Post 20445127)
Arlene Martel, who played Spock's betrothed in "Amok Time", also appeared in Mission: Impossible after Leonard Nimoy joined the cast. Apparently, she also appeared with Leonard Nimoy in an episode of The Rebel, but I've never seen the latter.

I looked her up on IMDb a while ago and was surprised at how many things she'd been in that I'd never noticed was the same actress. She's in the classic Outer Limits episode Demon With a Glass Hand.

cochrane 08-28-2017 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burpo the wonder mutt (Post 20445260)
Alice (Borg Queen, "First Contact") Krige was very naked in the movie, "Ghost Story."

She was one of Becker's ex-wives. I'm not going to count Terry Farrell since she went to Becker directly from DS9 and was one of the leads in the series.

Morbo 08-29-2017 12:00 AM

Frakes was in an episode of the New Twilight Zone, where a secretary gets transported to a world where they're treated like royalty. He hits on het at a bar and when he finds out she's a secretary he curses himself for blowing a chance with her.

terentii 08-29-2017 12:08 AM

So many to choose from! For starters....

Arlene Martel was in "What You Need," in one of the first episodes of Twilight Zone. She was also "Tiger" of the French Resistance on Hogan's Heroes.

Sabrina Scharf ("Miramanee") was part of a Gestapo "interrogation team" :o on Hogan's Heroes.

Jimmy Doohan was the father of Morgan Brittany (then known as Suzanne Caputo) in "Valley of the Shadow" on Twilight Zone. He was also an advisor to the US President in the pilot of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Both Leonard Nimoy and Walter Koenig played GIs on Combat!

Both Diana Muldaur and Joanne Linville (Miranda Jones (among other roles) and the Romulan Commander, respectively) were on the original Hawaii Five-O, the former as McGarrett's old girlfriend and the latter as a faith healer.

Joanne was also in "The Passersby," one of the first episodes of Twilight Zone. She was also the whiny alcoholic wife of Jackie Cooper, the murderer in an episode of Columbo.

William Windom ("Commodore Decker") was in "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" on Twilight Zone. Also The Farmer's Daughter and My World---and Welcome to It.

Sherry Jackson ("Andrea the Android") played opposite Frank Gorshin ("Commissioner Beale") in a Riddler episode of Batman. Sherry was also in "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" on Twilight Zone.

Majel Barrett ("Nurse Chapel") was a waitress in an episode of the original The Untouchables. Stanley Adams ("Cyrano Jones") was also in The Untouchables, as a wanna-be gangster.

Grace Lee Whitney ("Yeoman Rand") was a member of the all-girl band in Some Like It Hot.

Lloyd Haynes ("Lt Alden" in the second pilot) moved on to play teacher Pete Dixon on Room 222. (According to Wiki, he died of lung cancer in 1986 at the age of 52! :( )

Here's a really obscure one for you: Bruce Watson ("Crewman Green" in "The Man Trap") was a gunslinger in an episode of the CBS comedy western Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966--67), the pilot I think. This series starred '40s babe Ann Sheridan shortly before she also died of lung cancer.

DeForest Kelley played a bad guy in the pilot episode of The Cowboys, a spin-off of the John Wayne movie.

Just saw James Gregory ("Dr Adams") in "Where is Everybody?" on Twilight Zone. Also from "Dagger of the Mind": Morgan Woodward ("Dr van Gelder") was one of JR's nemesises on Dallas; Marianna Hill ("Dr Noel") was the town floozy in Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter.

Billy Curtis, one of the ambassadors in "Journey to Babel," was the town dwarf in High Plains Drifter.

Sharon Acker ("Odonna" in "Mark of Gideon") was "Edwina" in an episode of It Takes a Thief (Ed, do you think you can take your glasses off, let your hair down, and come on as sexy? :dubious: ) Teri Garr ("Roberta Lincoln" in "Assignment: Earth") was also in It Takes a Thief as a cute little airline stewardess.

George Takei was a Red Chinese agent in an episode of It Takes a Thief set in Africa.

Lots of others. Ken Lynch, Frank Overton, Madlyn Rhue, Jill Ireland, Susan Howard, Michael Ansara, John Colicos, William Campbell. And so on, and so on.

Let's not forget Bill Shatner in Incubus, the pilot for Alexander the Great, and the short-lived Barbary Coast. He was also in The Andersonville Trials, which was excellent!

terentii 08-29-2017 12:14 AM

And Majel Barrett was in the failed pilot Genesis II as one of the heads of the post-apocalypse organization Pax.

terentii 08-29-2017 12:20 AM

Mariette Hartley ("Zarabeth" in "All Our Yesterdays") was also in Genesis II as a mutant with two (count 'em, two!) navels. :o

terentii 08-29-2017 12:24 AM

Malachi Throne ("Commodore Mendez" in "The Menagerie") was in both Batman (as "False Face") and It Takes a Thief (as "Noah Bain").

terentii 08-29-2017 12:47 AM

I remember seeing Liam Sullivan ("Parmen" in "Plato's Stepchildren") as a high-society type in an episode of Family Affair.

terentii 08-29-2017 12:48 AM

Susan Howard ("Mara, Kang's wife") was Mrs Ray Krebs on Dallas.

terentii 08-29-2017 12:59 AM

Barbara Bouchet ("Kolinda" in "By Any Other Name") was in the original James Bond spoof Casino Royale.

Angelique Pettyjohn ("Shahna" in "The Gamesters of Triskelion") was "Master of Disguise" Charlie Watkins on Get Smart.

Intergalactic Gladiator 08-29-2017 01:09 AM

One day with nothing to do, I plopped myself in front of the TV and watched some movie starring Leonard Nimoy as a Navy captain. He commanded a submarine and there was some question about his competence (he may have been drugged or otherwise incapacitated at some point), there were spies and codes and it seemed kind of odd to see Nimoy barking orders... very much unlike Spock.

Assault on the Wayne is very much a TV movie, but not too bad of one and it seemed to have similarities to Star Trek.

Loach 08-29-2017 01:18 AM

Jeffery Hunter was a movie star before he was Captain Pike so he was obviously in a lot of things. Flipping through the channels one night I came across the movie Hell to Eternity in which Hunter is horribly miscast as a Mexican American. He plays Guy Gabaldon a Marine hero who is credited with getting 2,000 Japanese to surrender. He learned Japanese when he was taken in as a boy by a Japanese family. His "brother" was played by a 23 year old George Takei. Not a great movie but an interesting story.

terentii 08-29-2017 01:35 AM

Nimoy was in an episode of a series called Frontier Circus (1961--62), which I don't ever remember seeing but was apparently created by Samuel A Peeples (who wrote the second TOS pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before") and counted Dorothy "DC" Fontana among its writers. Looking at the cast list, I see a number of actors who would later appear on Star Trek:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054540/...=tt_cl_sm#cast

Nichelle Nichols got her first featured role on Gene Roddenberry's series The Lieutenant. Gary Lockwood ("Lt Cdr Gary Mitchell" in the second pilot) was the star of the series. Check out its cast list too:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056771/...f_=tt_ov_st_sm

Helena330 08-29-2017 01:43 AM

Nana Visitor was also on an episode of Night Court. She played a mental hospital escapee who lived her life as though they were scenes in movies. Of course, Dan tried to seduce her, but unknown to him she was trying to kill him. Nana was very good in it! It's called "Educating Rhoda" and is from season six, episode five.

Here's a clip:

https://www.google.com/search?q=nana...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Robot Arm 08-29-2017 01:43 AM

When you start looking into TV guest stars back in the '60s and '70s, it turns out everybody was in everything.

Kathie Browne (Wink of an Eye), Sherry Jackson (What Are Little Girls Made Of?), Diana Muldaur (Is There in Truth No Beauty? and Return to Tomorrow), and Arlene Martel (Amok Time) were all in episodes of "The Rockford Files".

terentii 08-29-2017 01:45 AM

Rudy Solari ("Salish" in "The Paradise Syndrome") was "Casino" in the post-Combat! Dirty Dozen--ripoff Garrison's Gorillas.

Robot Arm 08-29-2017 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robot Arm (Post 20445532)
When you start looking into TV guest stars back in the '60s and '70s, it turns out everybody was in everything.

Kathie Browne (Wink of an Eye), Sherry Jackson (What Are Little Girls Made Of?), Diana Muldaur (Is There in Truth No Beauty? and Return to Tomorrow), and Arlene Martel (Amok Time) were all in episodes of "The Rockford Files".

Oh, and Barbara Babcock (multiple eps, notably Plato's Stepchildren).

Intergalactic Gladiator 08-29-2017 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helena330 (Post 20445531)
Nana Visitor was also on an episode of Night Court. She played a mental hospital escapee who lived her life as though they were scenes in movies. Of course, Dan tried to seduce her, but unknown to him she was trying to kill him. Nana was very good in it! It's called "Educating Rhoda" and is from season six, episode five.

Here's a clip:

https://www.google.com/search?q=nana...hrome&ie=UTF-8

I also saw her once on McGyver:

http://starwrecked.com/Star-Trek-act...rol-Varnay.htm

terentii 08-29-2017 05:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robot Arm (Post 20445532)
Kathie Browne (Wink of an Eye), Sherry Jackson (What Are Little Girls Made Of?), Diana Muldaur (Is There in Truth No Beauty? and Return to Tomorrow), and Arlene Martel (Amok Time) were all in episodes of "The Rockford Files".

So was Mariette Hartley.

Miss Mapp 08-29-2017 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Mace (Post 20445170)
Colm Meaney was Miles O'Brien on STNG and a major character on Hell on Wheels (Thomas Durrant).

Colm Meaney starred in The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, plus appears in John Houston's final film, The Dead. All worth seeing.

Miss Mapp 08-29-2017 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robot Arm (Post 20445532)
Kathie Browne (Wink of an Eye)

Kathie Browne can also be seen in the final episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker, as one of those cops so aggravated by Kolchak's investigations into supernatural goings-on.

Extra fun: Darren McGavin and Kathie Browne were husband and wife. And the plot of this episode more-than-slightly resembles Trek's Devil in the Dark.


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