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By Corky Siemaszko

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.

11th Annual Official Star Trek Convention
Barry Jenner participates in the 11th Annual Official Star Trek Convention.Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images

His death on Aug. 9 from leukemia was confirmed by and by the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, where he served as a reserve officer assigned to Hollywood for many years.

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.

Barry Jenner and Jaleel White in a secen of "Family Matters" on October 19, 1990.ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images

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.