Veteran character actor Barry Jenner, who rocketed into space as an admiral on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and made dozens of other TV appearances during a 40-plus year career, had died. He was 75.
In addition to playing Admiral William Ross in a dozen episodes spanning seasons six and seven of the space drama, Jenner lent his voice to his character in the video game "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars" and became a much sought-after figure on the Trekkie convention circuit.
Before Jenner found a home on the Deep Space Nine space station, he carved out a successful career on the small screen, most notably on the comedy "Family Matters," in which he played the recurring role of Lieutenant Murtaugh.
Jaleel White, who played Steve Urkel on the sitcom, tweeted his condolences:
Born January 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, Jenner also appeared on TV shows like “Somerset,” “Knots Landing,” “Another World,” “Hart to Hart,” “Simon & Simon,” “St. Elsewhere” and “JAG.”
He also was a regular on several primetime game shows, including “Super Password” and “The $10,000 Pyramid.”
Jenner, who died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is survived by his wife, actress Suzanne Hunt, and stepsons, Ashley and Christian, according to Variety.