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Walter M. Jefferies (1921–2003)

Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies was born in 1921, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. From an early age, he became obsessed with flight. During World War II, he was a B-17 co-pilot in Europe and Africa; for his service, he received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. After World War II, he became an illustrator at the Library of Congress. After some freelance ... See full bio »

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Little House on the Prairie
Star Trek
Star Trek Art Director
Dallas Art Director
Love, American Style
Love, American Style Art Director


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 1985-1986 Dallas (TV Series) (44 episodes)
- Bar-B-Cued (1986) ... (as Walter 'Matt' Jefferies)
- Something Old, Something New (1986) ... (as Walter 'Matt' Jefferies)
- Proof Positive (1986) ... (as Walter 'Matt' Jefferies)
- Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball? (1986) ... (as Walter 'Matt' Jefferies)
- Bells Are Ringing (1986) ... (as Walter 'Matt' Jefferies)
 1984 Riptide (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1984)
 1981 Father Murphy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Father Murphy (1981)
 1978 Killing Stone (TV Movie)
 1976 The Loneliest Runner (TV Movie)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Escape (TV Movie)
 1970 Weekend of Terror (TV Movie)
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 The Young Lawyers (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966-1969 Star Trek (TV Series) (73 episodes)
- The Way to Eden (1969)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1966) ... (as Matt Jefferies)
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 2014 Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mind-Sifter (2014) ... (as Walter 'Matt' Jeffries)
 1966 Star Trek (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Mudd's Women (1966)
- The Naked Time (1966)
- Charlie X (1966)
- The Man Trap (1966)
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 2014 Star Trek Continues (TV Series) (ships design - 1 episode)
- Lolani (2014) ... (ships design)
  Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (TV Series) (production designer - 1 episode, 2004) (original production designer - 1 episode, 2004)
- In Harms Way (2004) ... (production designer: original Star Trek production design)
- Come What May (2004) ... (original production designer - as Walter 'Matt' Jefferies)
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 1995 William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (Video documentary) (thanks)
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 1998 Inside Star Trek: The Real Story (Video documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Matt Jefferies | Walter 'Matt' Jefferies | Walter 'Matt' Jeffries

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Matt Jefferies with his two younger brothers, Phil Jefferies and John Jefferies (youngest), worked together as a design team on the conceptual space vehicles for the Gene Rodenberry pilot "Star Trek". Matt was the production designer for the series pilot. The brothers were all designers and art directors in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Matt asked his brothers to assist him in the ... See more »



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