Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Forbin

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    I think Italian actors were the go-to in the 60s for Indians and Hawaiians.
     
  2. Forbin

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    Watched another Mannix today and saw Paul Fix as a crotchety old prospector! :lol:
     
  3. Christopher

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    Well, anyone "exotic" would do, e.g. Michael Ansara or Leonard Nimoy.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Heck, Boris Karloff was occasionally cast as an Indian over the course of his career!
     
  5. Christopher

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    So, basically anyone but an actual Native American.
     
  6. FormerLurker

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    For the most part, yes. It gets even stranger when the Native American cast member is playing a non-Native American, usually a Hispanic of mixed heritage. There was one such in Predator.
     
  7. Forbin

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    The Invaders: "The Vice" - the lovely Janet MacLachlan as an ordinary woman NOT wearing a sci fi uniform or harem costume!

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  8. Kirk1980

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    In honor of James Garner, anyone want to get the ball rolling compiling all the Trek guest star appearances on Maverick and Rockford?
     
  9. J.T.B.

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    ^ I've thought about it. I've posted a couple form Rockford, here and
    here. I'm trying to think of any two-for-ones, first; none come immediately to mind but I'll see what I can come up with.

    ETA: Sherry Jackson was in a couple of Mavericks, I watched one last week. But one was a Bart and one was a Beau, no Bret.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ "Torg" from ST III was in the Maverick film.

    So was Henry Darrow (Admiral Savar and Kolopak), William Marshall (Richard Daystrom), Don Stark (Nicky the Nose from ST:FC) and Bert Remsen (DS9's Kubus Oak).
     
  11. Forbin

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    Ah, but this is the TOS forum!
     
  12. J.T.B.

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    Here are a few from The Rockford Files...

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    Rockford looking a little skeptical of Diana Muldaur

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    A rather mature-looking Kathie Browne visits Jim in jail (where she put him)

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    Charles Napier puts a beating on Jimbo

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    Malachi Throne, bearded heavy with goon

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    Michael Ansara and his scalp, plus one of Rockford's checked sport coats
     
  13. ToddPence

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    I think Glenn Corbett was also on THE ROCKFORD FILES, as an FBI agent if I recall correctly.
     
  14. FormerLurker

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    I must be less familiar with Michael Ansara's career than I thought. I always thought his mustache was ubiquitous. He must have only worn it for those roles I know him from the best, like Kang and Kane.:vulcan: Hmm. Must be the K.
     
  15. Doug Otte

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    Was Ansara naturally that bald? I only remember seeing him "covered."

    And, slight nitpick - that's plaid, not check - Check? Check!

    Edit: Oops! I think it might be considered tweed.
     
  16. J.T.B.

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    Indeed he was, Season 5: "The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar."

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    I believe he was.

    Tweed is somewhat rough wool woven in various patterns. That pattern is called "houndstooth check," done there with several colors. Another pattern sometimes called "check" is gingham, like Dorothy's dress in the Wizard of Oz. BTW the pattern of Corbett's suit above is called windowpane!
     
  17. Kirk1980

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    Some quality guest actors for Rockford! Those are some great pics and I dig your avatar, JTB.
     
  18. J.T.B.

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    Thanks! Rockford was one of the first "grown-up" shows I really got into as a kid.

    Finally, a two-for one, John Fiedler and Logan Ramsey. Blurry but they're running in all their shots together:
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    And two ladies from season four:

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    Arlene Martel with a little different credit.

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    Barbara Babcock.
     
  19. Kirk1980

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    Yeah, the show ended the year I was born (1980) but I still caught it on reruns as a little kid and recently rewatched the whole series. Very watchable stuff, especially if you can ignore the 70s fashions a bit or hell, revel in them!
     
  20. The Old Mixer

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    Ian Wolfe on a 1952 episode of Hopalong Cassidy...was that guy ever young?