Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Greg Cox

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    I was watching "Gambit," an old heist movie with Michael Caine and Shirley Maclaine, when who shows up as an ominous Arab security chief but Arnold Moss, aka Anton Karidian, aka Kodos the Executioner. He's made up to look Middle Eastern, but is instantly recognizable.
     
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    Another TCM moment: In Walk, Don't Run, a 1966 Cary Grant comedy set during the Tokyo Olympics, a young George Takei pops up briefly as a Japanese police captain, complete with a thick Japanese accent! The accent actually threw me off a bit, so I had to squint at the TV screen to make sure it was him . . ..
     
  3. MGagen

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    Just saw Gambit on TCM the other night, too. In addition to Moss, it also has TOS alums:

    Roger C. Carmel -- Harry Mudd

    John Abbot -- Ayelborne

    and, in a one line cameo near the end:

    Vic Tayback -- Krako

    It was like Trek Old Home Week. And not a bad caper film, either.

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  4. Greg Cox

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    Ah, I tuned in late and missed a couple of those. And I thought that was Krako near the end . . ..
     
  5. Forbin

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    I Spy season 1: "Court of the Lion" - Miko Mayama (Yoeman Tamura in "A Taste of Armageddon") as a poor Japanese fishing village girl in trouble.

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  6. Forbin

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    Alexander Mundy encounters Michael Strong with an outrageous Russian accent in It Takes a Thief's season 2 opener, "Saturday Night in Venice".

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    Interestingly enough, wasn't that actress who played 'Inga' Brooke Bundy, I think her name is, who was the Enterprise D's Chief Engineer for one episode of The Next Generation?

    Not TOS, but just interesting! :)
     
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    Higher up the thread, someone mentioned Catherine (Natira) Woodville's appearance in the first episode of The Avengers entitled "Hot Snow". The first part of the episode can be seen here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsqcAkSJlxY
     
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    Yup, that's her!
     
  11. Forbin

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    Brooke Bundy was SO freakin pretty! Yet another 60s chick I had a big crush on.
     
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    And another Mannix twofer! Jeff Corey (The Cloud Minders) as a stuffy psychiatrist, and Jay Robinson (Elaan of Troyius) in a wild performance as the bugfug crazy serial killer.

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    Both Corey and Robinson show up all over the place in the 60s/70s...
     
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    Here's Jeff (Plasus) Corey in a segment of Night Gallery called "The Dead Man", which also featured Louise (Rayna Kapec) Sorel:

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    I've been watching Mission:Impossible Season 1 specifically to play spot-the-Trek-actor, and, man it has not disappointed. Nearly every episode in Mission Season 1 has someone from TOS Season 1 in it, which makes me think that guest actors were signed to do the Trek/Mission double (to save money at cash-strapped Desilu perhaps?).

    Anyway, the most interesting thing for me so far was discovering that two Enterprise crew were actual IMF agents, not guest villains or whatever, but actually on the undercover team! The two actors to have the distinction of being both Starfleet officers and IMF agents are George Takei, and Eddie "Mr. Leslie" Paskey.
     
  16. Forbin

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    Yup - I also recently saw Corey on Barney Miller as an Amish man.
     
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    George Takei's first mission with the IMF will be his last if he is exposed by co-star Barry "Giotto" Russo.
     
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    He also did another Barney as an elderly ex-con who commits a crime because he can't cope with the outside world.


    Outside of James Gregory, William Windom and Corey, I am hard pressed to remember another TOS actor who appeared on Barney. Barney Miller had its own little roster of bit players who they used about once or twice a year each as various perps/victims. People like Candy Azzara, Phil Leeds , and especially Ken Tigar, who played a nut who thought he was a werewolf - and then later was possessed, and another who thought he was Christ.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Do you count the TOS movies? George Murdock ("God" from ST V, as well as Admiral Hanson in TNG) had a recurring role as Lt. Scanlon of Internal Affairs.

    Looking over IMDb's cast list for the series, I also find Vic Tayback, Ed McCready Jay Robinson, Meg Wyllie, Janet MacLachlan, Jon Lormer, Ian Wolfe, Michael Pataki, and Victor Brandt. And if we count the movies, there's Alex Henteloff, Christopher Lloyd, Roger Aaron Brown, and Allan Miller.

    And it has gone the other way a couple of times. Gregory Sierra was in DS9's "Second Skin" and Ron Glass was in VGR's "Nightingale." Guest stars who did both Barney and modern Trek include David L. Lander, Kenneth Tigar, Kenneth Mars, Stefan Gierasch, K Callan, James Cromwell, Robert Costanzo, Nehemiah Persoff, Richard Libertini, Barry Gordon, Stanley Kamel, Joanna Miles, Tricia O'Neil, Warren Munson, Alan Oppenheimer, and Earl Boen.
     
  20. Forbin

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    Barney's in our dinnertime rotation of half hour shows to watch while eating. We watch one whole disk, one ep a night, then rotate to another show. It's a couple of months between Barney Miller disks, but even at that my wife and I find ourselves saying saying "HIM again!" (or her) all the time. :lol:
     

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