Arthur Bernard (29 September 1919 – 23 January 2001; age 81) was the stage name of Arthur Friedman, who played Apella in “A Private Little War”, a second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Born in Indiana, USA, Bernard received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in 1941, a Master of Arts degree in drama from the University of Southern California in 1947 and a PhD in speech and drama from USC in 1955. In 1948, Bernard began a forty-two year tenure as a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, from 1948 to 1990. He taught courses on acting and directing for film and television, as well as broadcasting, sportscasting, and production techniques. Even after retiring in 1990, he continued to be involved in the UCLA community by attending stage productions and participating in campus events and student films.
Bernard wrote, produced and directed various projects for radio, television, and the stage. Among these was the radio series Turning Point, which ran from 1950 through 1965 and featured interviews with over 100 celebrities. He also performed in a number of television and stage productions. Among the latter, he appeared in such plays as Death of a Salesman and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His sole Broadway performance was in The Eccentricities of Davey Crockett, one of three segments of Ballet Ballads, in 1948.
Besides Star Trek, other television shows Bernard appeared on were Cimarron Strip (in an episode with Seymour Cassel), Mannix (with Leslie Parrish, Michael Pataki, William Windom), Lancer (co-starring Barbara Luna), and 240-Robert (starring Joanna Cassidy). He also had roles in the acclaimed mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (co-starring Kim Darby, Fionnula Flanagan, Roy Jenson, Leigh J. McCloskey, Gavan O’Herlihy, and Lawrence Pressman) and War and Remembrance (featuring Ian Abercrombie, Steven Berkoff, John Rhys-Davies, Lawrence Dobkin, Bruce French, Byron Morrow, Glenn Morshower, George Murdock, Charles Napier and William Schallert) and the TV movies My Father’s House (1975, with Rosemary Forsyth and Gail Strickland) and The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980, with Larry Hankin and Jill Ireland).
Bernard died in Los Angeles, California, in 2001. He had just completed filming an appearance as an elderly jogger on the 2001 comedy The Animal, his first and only feature film credit.
Arch Whiting (29 September 1936 – 7 May 2007; age 70) was an actor who made an uncredited appearance as an assistant engineer in the Star Trek episode “The Alternative Factor”.
Born Harold J. Archambault in Larchmont, New York, USA, Whiting is perhaps best known for playing the radio operator known only as “Sparks” on the classic science fiction television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea from 1964 through 1968. He also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies, all of which also feature other Star Trek alumni. Among the more notable are The Stranger (1973, starring Glenn Corbett and Sharon Acker), Ordeal (1973, starring Diana Muldaur, Michael Ansara, and Bill Catching), The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974, with Gary Lockwood, Harris Yulin, Whit Bissell, Lenore Kasdorf, Bill Zuckert, Dallas Mitchell, and James B. Sikking), Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975, with John McLiam, Logan Ramsey, and Don Keefer), and Sky Heist (1975, with Frank Gorshin, Ed McCready, and Bill Catching).
Whiting died on May 7, 2007, the same day as fellow Trek guest actor Nicholas Worth.
Happy Birthday Zachary Levi, Born: September 29, 1980 .
Zachary Levi Pugh, known professionally as Zachary Levi, is an American actor, director, and singer. He is best known for his role as Chuck Bartowski in the series Chuck. He has also appeared in Less than Perfect, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Tangled, and Thor: The Dark World.
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Happy Birthday to William Windom, Born: September 28, 1923 and passed away on August 16, 2012.
William Windom was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his work on television, including two episodes of The Twilight Zone. He portrayed Glen Morley, a fictional congressman from Minnesota, a role based on Windom’s own Republican great-grandfather and namesake, in the ABC sitcom, The Farmer’s Daughter, with Inger Stevens as his beautiful young housekeeper.
Windom also achieved fame as the character of John Monroe on the sitcom My World and Welcome to It, for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series; as Commodore Matt Decker, commander of the doomed USS Constellation in the Star Trek episode “The Doomsday Machine”; the character Randy Lane in the Night Gallery episode “They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar”; perhaps the most common recurring character, Dr. Seth Hazlitt, on the CBS series Murder, She Wrote, and for voicing Puppetino in Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night.
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Happy Birthday to Herbert Jefferson, Jr, Born: September 28, 1946 .
He graduated with honors from New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1969. He is probably best known for his role as Lieutenant Boomer on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. Later, in the 1980 spin-off Galactica 1980, his character had moved up in the chain of command, becoming Colonel Boomer, Executive Officer of the Galactica . He also starred in the 1976 ABC Network Novel for Television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, as Nick Nolte’s friend and business partner, merchant seaman Roy Dwyer.
Mr. Jefferson also appeared in the pilot episode of NBC’s Knight Rider (1982) as Munsie, an undercover police officer and partner of Michael Long (who becomes Michael Knight). He also portrayed a news reporter in the Ron Howard film Apollo 13 and a doctor in Wolfgang Petersen’s Outbreak (1995). In 2007 he played Captain Gault, a freedom fighter, in the Star Trek internet mini series Of Gods and Men.