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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 September 1959Gainesville, Florida, USA
Date of Death 17 March 1989Los Angeles, California, USA  (AIDS)
Nickname Richie
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Square Pegs (1982). He died on March 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (6)

Is one of only 31 actors and actresses to have worked on both the original Star Trek (up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)) and then in one of the spin-offs.
While AIDS was noted in his death certificate, Merritt also had pneumonia, and on March 10, had been given a spinal tap to relieve cranial pressure on his brain.
Best remembered for his role as Dr. David Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).
After his untimely death, a photograph of Butrick as Dr. David Marcus was featured in a scene from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).
Attended and graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California in 1977.
Received his Bachelor's degree in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm part of a legend. I gave what I had to give at the right time and place for my own personal gratification. I look at my resume at this point and it reminds me of how well I've done in the few years I've done it. What I'm working on in my career is longevity and not instant success. I haven't particularly found the leading man image that I have yet to give, but I certainly explored certain aspects of him. Hopefully, I'll look in the mirror someday and he'll be there.

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