Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. J.T.B.

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    Jay Robinson in Hal Ashby's Shampoo, 1975:
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    Also a brief appearance by Joan Marshall, Ashby's ex-wife. It has been said that parts of the story were based on some of her experiences in Hollywood. She has a credit but no lines, so her part may have been cut.
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  2. Forbin

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    Watching F-Troop again over breakfast, and got up to From Karate With Love. Miko Mayama plays a Japanese girl on the run from an arranged marriage back home, with Samurai Mako chasing her. Miko and Mako!
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  3. FormerLurker

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    Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker. I remember them best from the Saturday morning live-action Ghostbusters show. One wonders what kind of characters they would have ended up playing on Star Trek.
     
  4. Christopher

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    Mako was never in Star Trek, but his younger sister Momo Yashima was in ST:TMP.
     
  5. Spockskin

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    Tucker was known for playing the "heavy" or bad guy in many westerns, even against the Duke. I can see Storch as his greasy henchman.
     
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    Miko, Mako and Momo! The groovy featured band on tonight's episode of American Bandstand!
     
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    Mrs Culp guests on I Spy again in season 3's "An American Empress," as the last descendant of the pre-revolution Chinese royal family, in exile in Frisco.
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    Mariette Hartly as visting Swedish doctor "Inga" gives Hawkeye a lesson in women's lib, in a season 7 ep of MASH.

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    Whit Bissel in a season 1 Rawhide, "Incident of Fear in the Streets"
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    Also featuring Bob Steele, Trooper Duffy from F-Troop:
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    Steele has been popping up in the background a lot lately in stuff I've been watching. He's the gunny in Rio Bravo (which I watched the other day) whose reins Dean Martin shoots from his hands. He was also in the very, very bad The Atomic Submarine, which I found on Shout Factory a few weeks ago. Checking his IMDB listing, he's been in about a thousand westerns going back to the 40s!
     
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    Forgot to mention - the episode was written by Fred Freiberger!
     
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    That popinjay Fox in the Twilight Zone episode "King 9 Will Not Return."
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    This morning's episode of Dragnet 1969 had Don Marshall as a 4th year rookie cadet.
     
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    It looks like 'Get TV' is now airing episodes of William Shatner's post 'Star Trek' series 'Barbary Coast', starting today with the pilot movie. I've heard about it discussed on these forums so it will finally be a chance to see what everyone has been talking about. One thing I have noticed is that the interior of Cash's saloon is a slight redress of the saloon from the movie 'Westworld'.
     
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    I've got Barbary on DVD - only watched a few so far, but it seems underwhelming.
     
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    I thought it a poor remake of the Wild Wild West with Shatner playing Ross Martin...but I watched it anyway. :biggrin:
     
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    Looks like nobody's mentioned that Michael Strong has a substantial role in Academy Award hog Patton (1970), as second-in-command to Karl Malden's General Omar Bradley...so I'm mentioning it.
     
  17. Poltargyst

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    Has anyone mentioned William Schallert as Mayor Sterling Norris in True Blood?

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    Or Jay Robinson as Dr. Shrinker?

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    William Schallert also turns up as the local Doctor treating Robert Scott Carey in the classic fifties film The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
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    Probably wrong here but I thought I heard some time ago, Schallert held the record for most TV appearances at one time. I heard him once talk about being on the I Love Lucy show and how demanding she was. He had a good sense of humor from the interviews I saw him in.
     
  20. MAGolding

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    "Doctor Shirinker, Doctor Shrinker, he's a madman with an evil mind
    Doctor Shrinker, Doctor Shrinker, he's as crazy as you'll ever find...",

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