Felix Locher was born July 16, 1882 and passed away on March 13, 1969.
Felix Maurice Locher was an actor who portrayed Robert Johnson in the 1967 Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Deadly Years”. He filmed his scenes on Thursday 3 August 1967 at Desilu Stage 9 and Stage 10.
He is one of only eleven credited Star Trek guest stars born in the 19th century to appear in any episode or film. Locher is also the earliest born Star Trek performer.
Swiss born Felix Locher started his acting career late in life, when he was already 73. He was visiting his son, film and television actor Jon Hall, on the set of Hell Ship Mutiny (1957), when the director spotted him and convinced him to play the part of a Tahitian chief in the feature. Prior to his acting career, Locher had worked as an insurance salesman as well as an inventor, with over 100 copyrights and patents to his name.
Locher appeared in numerous television series and movies throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In 1963, he appeared alongside fellow TOS guest star Georgia Schmidt in House of the Damned. He also appeared in a three-part episode of the western series Branded entitled “Call to Glory”, co-starring fellow TOS actors Robert Lansing and Richard Tatro. He remained active as an actor until his death in 1969, as he appeared in two other productions, the television series Gunsmoke and Love, American Style, after his performance on Star Trek.
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