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Old August 9 2011, 12:47 AM   #1
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First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

Vaugn Armstrong has the record for most parts played in Star Trek. In DS9 and Enterprise Jeffrey Combs played a lot of repeating characters.

Who was the first actor or actress in Star Trek to play more than one character and what were those characters?
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Old August 9 2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

Without looking it up, I would guess that the first would be Majel Barrett ("Number One" and "Nurse Chapel") back on TOS.

Shortly thereafter, of course, you had Mark Lenard, William Campbell, Diana Muldaur, Barbara Babcock, etc.
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Old August 9 2011, 01:04 AM   #3
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

^^Majel Barrett is indeed correct.

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Vaugn Armstrong has the record for most parts played in Star Trek.
Most live action roles. If you count voice acting, than James Doohan holds the record.
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Old August 9 2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

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Without looking it up, I would guess that the first would be Majel Barrett ("Number One" and "Nurse Chapel") back on TOS.

Shortly thereafter, of course, you had Mark Lenard, William Campbell, Diana Muldaur, Barbara Babcock, etc.
Oh duh! I just watched the first 7 episodes of TOS. I should have thought of her. There are a lot of different people in medical and covering the helm during those early episodes.
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Old August 10 2011, 12:56 AM   #5
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

That guy who played Captain Tracey also played another character -- Morgan Woodward, I think his name is. He played a mental patient (Dr. Van Gelder) in "Dagger of the Mind").
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Old August 10 2011, 01:03 AM   #6
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

Interestingly, WIlliam Shatner also appeared very briefly as Jim Kirk's brother "Sam" (of course he was dead but the body was the Shat with a moustache).
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Old August 10 2011, 01:41 AM   #7
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Without looking it up, I would guess that the first would be Majel Barrett ("Number One" and "Nurse Chapel") back on TOS.

Shortly thereafter, of course, you had Mark Lenard, William Campbell, Diana Muldaur, Barbara Babcock, etc.
Also appearing in "The Cage" with Majel Barrett was Jon Lormer, who would return for another first-season episode ("Return of the Archons") and again in Season 3's "For the World Is Hollow... ".
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Old August 12 2011, 07:41 PM   #8
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

The guy who played "Injured Pike" also played a helmsman.
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Old August 13 2011, 02:49 AM   #9
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

^^That's Sean Kenney, who also played Lt. DePaul in Arena.
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Old August 13 2011, 04:16 AM   #10
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Interestingly, WIlliam Shatner also appeared very briefly as Jim Kirk's brother "Sam" (of course he was dead but the body was the Shat with a moustache).
And, of course, Shatner also played Evil Transporter Kirk, Android Duplicate Kirk, Mirror Universe Kirk, Janice Lester Kirk, and various Shape-Shifting Imposter Kirks . . . .
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Old August 13 2011, 06:56 AM   #11
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

The actor who played Fisher in "The Enemy Within" had also played a crewmen in "The Cage" - perhaps he's very well preserved, or a relative?
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Old August 14 2011, 02:46 AM   #12
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

Don't forget Mark Leonard who played a Romulan commander in one of the best TOS episodes ever and then topped that off (as if he could!) with his role as Spock's Dad.
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Old August 14 2011, 03:07 AM   #13
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

^ Mark Leonard also played the Klingon captain at the beginning of Star Trek: the Motion Picture.

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And, of course, Shatner also played Evil Transporter Kirk, Android Duplicate Kirk, Mirror Universe Kirk, Janice Lester Kirk, and various Shape-Shifting Imposter Kirks . . . .
He also "played" semi-borg Kirk, in the Shatner-verse novels.
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Old August 14 2011, 02:24 PM   #14
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

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Old August 14 2011, 02:26 PM   #15
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Re: First actor with multiple parts in Star Trek?

Eddie Paskey, also known as redshirt Leslie. Died many times, and magically appeared in next episodes again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Paskey
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