Star Trek Stars Who Passed Away

by LordAdjuster | created - 09 Jul 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

R.I.P to all who have died

1. 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 ...

25 November 1926 - 27 May 1969 (age 42)

Character(s): Christopher Pike (Pilot 1964/1986, T.O.S 2 episodes 1966)

2. Merritt Butrick

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is known for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3 September 1959 – 17 March 1989 (age 29)

Character(s): David Marcus (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984) & T'Jon (T.N.G 1 episode 1988)

3. 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 in theater, motion pictures and ...

13 February 1932 - 10 May 1990 (aged 58)

Character(s): Vina (Pilot 1964/1986, T.O.S 2 episodes 1966)

4. John Hoyt

Actor | When Worlds Collide

John Hoyt was born on October 5, 1905 in Bronxville, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for When Worlds Collide (1951), Spartacus (1960) and Brute Force (1947). He was married to Dorothy Marion Oltman and Marion Virginia Burns. He died on September 15, 1991 in Santa Cruz, California, ...

5 October 1905 – 15 September 1991 (age 85)

Character(s): Philip Boyce (Pilot 1964/1986, T.O.S 2 episodes 1966)

5. Judith Anderson

Actress | Rebecca

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...

10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992 (age 94)

Character(s): T'Lar (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984)

6. Bibi Besch

Actress | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Bibi Besch was born in Vienna, Austria, to race car driver Gotfrid Köchert and actress Gusti Huber. She was a very busy supporting actress who had worked in television for over twenty years before being nominated for an Emmy Award as a supporting actress for Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) and ...

1 February 1940 – 7 September 1996 (age 56)

Character(s): Carol Marcus (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982)

7. Mark Lenard

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Mark Lenard was an American actor, primarily known for television roles. He is primarily known for playing Vulcan ambassador Sarek (Spock's father) in "Star Trek: The Original Series" and a number of its spin-offs.

In 1924, Lenard was born under the name "Leonard Rosenson" in Chicago Illinois. His ...

15 October 1924 – 22 November 1996 (age 72)

Character(s): Romulan Commander (T.O.S 1 episode 1966), Sarek T.O.S " 1 episode 1967, T.A.S 1 episode 1973, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991, T.N.G 2 episode's 1991) & Klingon Captain (Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979)

8. Persis Khambatta

Actress | Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Persis Khambatta was born on October 2, 1948 in Bombay, India. When aged 16, as Femina Miss India, she entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute. Khambatta became a model for companies such as Revlon. Her biggest acting break was getting the role of ...

2 October 1948 – 18 August 1998 (age 49)

Character(s): Ilia, Ilia probe (Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979)

9. DeForest Kelley

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 ...

20 January 1920 - 11 June 1999 (age 78)

Character(s): Leonard 'Bones' McCoy (T.O.S 76 episodes 1966 - 1969), T.A.S 22 episodes 1973 - 1974, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991, T.N.G 1 episode 1989, D.S.9: 1 episode archival footage 1996 & Star Trek Beyond Picture only 2016)

10. Kellie Waymire

Actress | Enterprise

Kellie Waymire was born on July 27, 1967 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Playing by Heart (1998) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). She died on November 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27 July 1967 – 13 November 2003 (age 36)

Character(s): Lanya (V.O.Y 1 episode 2000) & Elizabeth Cutler E.N.T 3 episodes 2001 - 2002)

11. Cecily Adams

Actress | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

American actress, casting director, teacher, and theatrical director. The daughter of nightclub singer Adelaide Adams and Get Smart (1965) star Don Adams, she was born in Queens, New York, several months after her parents' divorce. Raised in peripatetic fashion by her mother, she survived a ...

(6 February 1958 – 3 March 2004; age 46)

Character(s): Ishka (D.S.9 4 episodes 1997 - 1999) & Holographic Guest (D.S.9 1 episode 1999)

12. Paul Winfield

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. He was born in 1939 in Dallas, Texas, where he lived in his early years before moving with his family to Los...

22 May 1939 – 7 March 2004 (age 64)

Character(s): Clark Terrell (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982) & Dathon (T.N.G 1 episode 1991)

13. James Doohan

Actor | Star Trek

James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for 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. He died on July 20, 2005 in Redmond, ...

3 March 1920 - 20 July 2005 (age 85)

Character(s): Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott (T.O.S 66 episodes 1966 - 1969), T.A.S 22 episodes 1973 - 1974, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991, Star Trek Generations 1994, T.N.G 1 episode 1992, D.S.9 1 episode archival footage 1996 & Star Trek Beyond Picture only 2016)

14. Brock Peters

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Born of African and West Indian ancestry on July 2, 1927 in New York City, Brock Peters set his sights on a show business career early on, at age ten. A product of NYC's famed Music and Arts High School, Peters initially fielded more odd jobs than acting jobs as he worked his way up from Harlem ...

2 July 1927 – 23 August 2005 (age 78)

Character(s): Admiral Cartwright Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991), Joseph Sisko D.S.9 " 6 episodes 1996 - 1998) & The Preacher (D.S.9: 1 episode 1998)

15. 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...

12 August 1910 – 20 October 2006 (age 96)

Character(s): Amanda Grayson (T.O.S 1 episode 1967, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 & Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989)

16. Majel Barrett

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Majel Barrett (born Majel Leigh Hudec) was an American actress, known for her long association with the Star Trek franchise. She had multiple Star Trek-related roles, though she is mostly remembered for her roles as Nurse Christine Chapel in "Star Trek: The Original Series" (1966-1969) and as ...

23 February 1932 - 18 December 2008 (age 76)

Character(s): Number One (Pilot 1964/1986 T.O.S 2 episodes 1966), Christine Chapel (T.O.S 36 episodes 1966 - 1969), T.A.S 21 episodes 1973 -1974, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986, Lwaxana Troi (T.N.G 6 episodes 1987 - 1993, D.S.9 3 episodes 1993 -1996) & Computer Voice (1966 - 2009)

17. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Legendary actor Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of Latin 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...

25 November 1920 - 14 January 2009 (age 88)

Character(s): Khan Noonien Singh (T.O.S 1 episode 1967 & Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982)

18. Robert Ellenstein

Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet acting-wise prior to serving with the Air Corps during World War II; earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and ...

18 June 1923 – 28 October 2010 (age 87)

Character(s): Federation President Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986) & Steven Miller (T.N.G 1 episode 1987)

19. Peter Duryea

Actor | Star Trek

Peter Duryea was born on July 14, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), The Bounty Killer (1965) and Catalina Caper (1967). He died on March 24, 2013 in Gray Creek, British Columbia, Canada.

14 July 1939 – 24 March 2013 (age 73)

Character(s): José Tyler (Pilot 1964/1986, T.O.S 2 episodes 1966)

20. Leonard Nimoy

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 ...

26 March 1931 - 27 February 2015 (age 84)

Character(s): Spock (Pilot 1964/1986, T.O.S 79 episodes 1966 - 1969), T.A.S 22 episodes 1973 - 1974, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1986, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991, T.N.G 2 episodes 1991, DS9: 1 episode archive footage 1996, Star Trek 2009, Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 & Star Trek Beyond Picture only 2016)

21. Grace Lee Whitney

Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana",...

1 April 1930 - 1 May 2015 (age 85)

Character(s): Janice Rand (T.O.S 8 episodes 1966, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 & V.O.Y 1 episode 1996)

22. Anton Yelchin

Actor | Star Trek

Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...

11 March 1989 - 19 June 2016 (age 27)

Character(s): Pavel Chekov (Star Trek 2009, Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 & Star Trek Beyond 2016)

23. Barry Jenner

Actor | Family Matters

Barry Jenner was born on January 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Family Matters (1989), Enough Said (2013) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Suzanne Hunt and Susan Harney. He died on August 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14 January 1941 - 9 August 2016 (age 75)

Character(s): Admiral William Ross (D.S.9 13 episodes 1997 - 1999)

24. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Traffic

Miguel Ferrer was an American actor known for playing Morton from RoboCop, Shan Yu from Mulan, Martian Manhunter from Justice League: The New Frontier, Slade Wilson from Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Death from Adventure Time, Sesa Refumee from Halo 2 and Vice President Rodriguez from Iron Man 3...

7 February 1955 – 19 January 2017 (age 61)

Character(s): USS Excelsior executive officer (Star Trek III The Search for Spock)

25. Aron Eisenberg

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Aron Eisenberg was born on January 6, 1969 in Hollywood, California, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek Online (2010). He was married to Malissa Longo. He died on September 21, 2019 in the USA.

(6 January 1969 – 21 September 2019; age 50)

Character(s): Nog, (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

26. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City, to Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline (Murat), who was born in Paris, and Fernand Auberjonois, who was Swiss-born. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss ...

(1 June 1940 – 8 December 2019; age 79)

Character(s): Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

27. Ben Cross

Actor | Star Trek

Ben Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross on December 16, 1947, in London, England. He was the son of Catherine (O'Donovan), a cleaning woman, from Keelraheen, Dunmanway, Ireland, and Harry Cross, an English doorman and nurse. He began acting at a very young age and participated in grammar school ...

(16 December 1947 – 18 August 2020; age 72)

Character(s): Ambassador Sarek (Star Trek 09')

28. Nichelle Nichols

Actress | Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols was one of 10 children born to parents Lishia and Samuel Nichols in Robbins, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She was a singer and dancer before turning to acting and finding fame in her groundbreaking role of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek (1966) series.

As long as she could remember,...

(28 December 1932 – 30 July 2022; age 89)

Character(s): Nyota Uhura (Star Trek 66-69, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)



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