03-25 Happy birthday to John Copage, Born: March 25, 1925.
John Copage is an actor who portrayed USS Enterprise engineering technician Elliott in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Doomsday Machine”. He filmed his scenes on Monday 26 June 1967 at Desilu Stage 9. Twenty-five years after his work on The Original Series he returned to the Trek franchise and appeared as a background actor in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1994 he joined the fourth Star Trek series Star Trek: Voyager and appeared as a regular background actor throughout the first four seasons of the show.
Copage, whose career spanned nearly thirty years, began with an appearance in the 1964 Ernest Hemingway film The Killers.
Following his appearance in The Killers, Copage made several television appearances during the 1960s, including Bewitched (1964), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1965), Mission: Impossible (1967), two appearances on The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968 and 1969), Bracken’s World (1969). Copage also appeared in the 1968 film With Six You Get Eggroll.
Over the next three decades, Copage had three additional acting credits to his name, one in each decade. During the 1970s, it was the 1971 horror film Simon, King of the Witches. During the 1980s, it was an appearance in a 1987 episode of Mr. Belvedere and during the 1990s, he made his final film appearance in the 1990 comedy horror spoof Repossessed.
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