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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 October 1924Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 22 November 1996New York City, New York, USA  (multiple myeloma)
Birth NameLeonard Rosenson
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mark Lenard was born on October 15, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Leonard Rosenson. He was an actor, known for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Another World (1964) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He was married to Ann Amouri. He died on November 22, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ann Amouri (1960 - 22 November 1996) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Rich smooth voice

Trivia (9)

Mark Lenard is one of the few actors ever to portray three different aliens on Star Trek: a Romulan, a Klingon and a Vulcan.
In addition to having played all three (at the time) major aliens in the "Star Trek" universe (the Romulan commander in the original Star Trek (1966) series episode, Star Trek: Balance of Terror (1966), the Vulcan Sarek, and the Klingon captain in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)), he also almost played a human - Gene Roddenberry wanted him to portray Abraham Lincoln in Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969) (the episode where Kirk, Spock, Lincoln, and Vulcan legend Surak represented "good" in a staged battle with Genghis Khan and three others representing "evil"), but Lenard was unavailable at the time.
In addition to appearing in several Star Trek series and movies as Spock's father, Sarek, Lenard also played the very first Romulan ever seen and played the first Klingon to feature a "forehead" (the lumpy forehead prosthetics).
Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (1966) (up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)) and then in one of the spin-offs.
Had to have his hair dyed and makeup applied to his face to make him look older while playing Sarek, the Vulcan father of Spock on Star Trek (1966) because in reality he wasn't that much older than Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock.
Received his Master's degree in theater and speech from the University of Michigan.
He played the same character (Sarek) in three different series: Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
Has two daughters: Roberta and Catherine Lenard.
Appeared at a 'Save the Rose Theatre' event, as part of an exhibition nearby upon the London Southbank, his guest cameo's linking many other 'ST:OS-Actors' James Doohan, who came from the U.S. to participate in variety of film industry conventions during the same weekend.

Personal Quotes (1)

The screen captures your persona. It's not my personality, but it captures something in me that is there, something you cannot create or fake. That's something about acting: the camera catches something or it doesn't. Those who are successful are those who have been captured, who have presence and screen personality.

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