News Richard Herd (Admiral Paris) Passes

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Akiraprise, May 28, 2020.

  1. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
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  2. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Hey Dummies! Premium Member

    May 1, 2001
    RIP Richard.
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  3. SurvivorJoe

    SurvivorJoe Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Apr 10, 2007
    Was so bummed to read this news, he was such a nice man. My friend Ally and I met him at a convention in 2017 and he seemed so happy to be there meeting his fans. He assumed that Ally & I were a couple (we were not) and started telling us about his lovely wife and giving us "tips" he had picked up over the years on keeping your significant other happy. He was so enthusiastic about it that Ally & I looked at each other and decided not to correct him and just go with it and take the relationship advice, lol.

    RIP Richard
  4. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 23, 2009
    North America
    Peace to him and those he loved.
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  5. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 18, 2017
    The clinic located by the Q Continuum
    Definitely an underrated character actor. May he journey well.

    For Admiral Paris... am glad they didn't name him "John Paris" as an in-joke/easter egg/whatever.
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  6. TrekMD

    TrekMD Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 19, 2003
    Sad news. He was also on seaQuest DSV as Admiral Noyce. I never had a chance to meet him. Rest in peace Mr. Herd.
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  7. Brennyren

    Brennyren Commodore Commodore

    Mar 20, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I heard him speak at Shore Leave a while back, where he commented on some of the challenges for older actors -- FWIW, he said science fiction was actually one of the better genres for employing older performers. He was friendly and entertaining. I have an autographed picture of him, paired for display with my picture of Robbie McNeill, his TV son.

    I liked what he brought to Admiral Paris, the quality of being formidable but with an underlying warmth.

    Now he's among the real stars. Shine brightly, Mr. Herd.
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  8. A Chimpanzee & 2 Trainees

    A Chimpanzee & 2 Trainees Captain Premium Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Under the banana tree
    RIP. Mr. Herd. You'll be missed.

    I think I'll have to watch some of his Voyager eps and haul out the "Captain Galaxy" episode of Quantum Leap later.
  9. somebuddyx

    somebuddyx Captain Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    I rather liked him as Admiral Noyce on Seaquest. RIP