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RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 06, 2019 01:31PM
.....at 79.....son of actor Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones.....episode of Star Trek, "Charlie X"..............


Robert Walker Jr., 'Star Trek' Actor and Son of Hollywood Superstars, Dies at 79

......Robert Walker Jr., the son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones who starred on a memorable Star Trek episode and in such films as Ensign Pulver and Young Billy Young, died Thursday in Malibu, his wife, Dawn, reported. He was 79.

Walker also appeared with his first wife, Ellie Wood, in the hippie commune scene in Easy Rider (1969), and he and Dick Clark played robbers and murderers in Killers Three (1968).

On the second aired episode of Star Trek, "Charlie X," the slender, blue-eyed Walker portrayed Charles "Charlie" Evans, the sole survivor of a transport-ship crash who possesses strange powers. Walker was actually 26 when he played the 17-year-old Charlie during filming in 1966.

He starred in Jack Lemmon's role as the title character in Ensign Pulver (1964), a sequel to the 1955 classic comedy Mister Roberts, and portrayed a kid sharpshooter opposite Robert Mitchum in Young Billy Young (1969).

Walker's parents were married from 1939 until their 1945 divorce. Jones won the best actress Oscar for The Song of Bernadette (1943), and Walker Sr. is best known for his creepy turn in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train (1951).

His folks separated when he was 3, and Hollywood mogul David O. Selznick became his stepfather when Jones remarried in 1949.

Robert Walker Jr. was born on April 15, 1940, in Queens, New York, and educated in the U.S. and Europe. He trained at the Actors Studio, appeared on episodes of Route 66 and Naked City in 1962 and made his film debut as a private in The Hook (1963), a Korean War film starring Kirk Douglas.

He played Laurence Harvey's brother in the crime drama The Ceremony (1963), receiving a Golden Globe for most promising male newcomer, and starred off-Broadway in 1964 in I Knock at the Door and Pictures in the Hallway.

He later appeared with John Wayne in The War Wagon (1967), with Celeste Yarnall in Eve (1968) and with Rita Hayworth in Road to Salina (1970).

Walker played Harding Devers on a handful of Dallas episodes and also appeared on Ben Casey, Combat!, The Time Tunnel (as Billy the Kid), Charlie's Angels, Columbo, CHiPs, Murder, She Wrote and L.A. Law and in other films including The Happening (1967), Richard Rush's The Savage Seven (1968), The Man From O.R.G.Y. (1970), Beware! The Blob (1972), The Passover Plot (1976) and Evil Town (1987), co-directed by Peter S. Traynor.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his seven children, Michelle, David, Charlie, Jordan, Colette, Henry and Emily, and five grandchildren.

"Bob always beat to his own drum and stayed true to himself in all of his endeavors," his wife said in a statement. "Although an accomplished actor, his true art was living fully. He was a photographer, drummer, raconteur and gallery owner. His love of the ocean kept him in Malibu, and he had great tales of his adventures paddling to Catalina from there. Bob [also] had a constant interest in developing his internal martial arts practice."

Robert Walker Sr. died in 1951 at age 32, his death believed to have been caused by a combination of alcohol and a sedative. Jones died in 2009 at age 90.

His half-sister, Mary Jennifer Selznick, 21, jumped to her death from a building in Los Angeles in 1976. His younger brother, Michael, also an actor, died in 2007.



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Re: RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 06, 2019 01:41PM
I was definitely a fan of his (and his father). I never saw him in Star Trek though. He had this incredible range of parts from wholesome to scraggly to far out man. Like here in "Easy Rider."

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Re: RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 06, 2019 01:54PM
Lookin' kinda like Tyrion.
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Re: RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: jonny
Date: December 06, 2019 02:58PM
Charlie X!
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Re: RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: tronnei
Date: December 06, 2019 03:32PM
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jonny
Charlie X!

He and D.C. Fontana die days apart. She wrote the screenplay of that episode.
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Re: RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 06, 2019 09:31PM
I've always liked him as a character actor.

Did a lot of TV.

He always had an interesting, offbeat kind of look to him, and a frequent, interesting cadence in his voice.

He characters frequently had a slight grin that ranged from impish to evil. His eyes said he was always up to something.


(and his father)

Indeed.

My first memory of him was a Hitchcock classic - Strangers on a Train.

He was in several movie (no TV that I remember) but the only other movie I can remember seeing him in was 30 Seconds over Tokyo.

I'm guessing Jr. did more TV than movies. At least that's were I saw him.






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Re: RIP: Robert Walker, Jr [ actor - 'Star Trek' ].....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 07, 2019 06:01PM
RIP, may your Voyage continue to the Infinite.

FWIW, he reprised the role of Charlie in the Star Trek (Semi)Fan Film

Star Trek: Of Gods & Men

Forty years after their first mission, Chekov and Uhura, along with John Harriman, former Captain of the Enterprise-B, come together for the dedication of a very special ship.

However, their reunion is cut short when they receive a distress call from an all-too-familiar planet, where they meet up with an almost-forgotten face, and in an instant something happens, or rather, doesn't happen, that presses the three friends to embark on a mission that will forever change their lives...

The film stars Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols (Uhura and Chekov of the original series) and Alan Ruck (Captain John Harriman of the 7th Trek feature film, Star Trek Generations) along with Grace Lee Whitney (Janice Rand of the original series). Joining them are Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager) and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation); Cirroc Lofton, Chase Masterson and JG Hertzler (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Gary Graham and Crystal Allen (Star Trek: Enterprise), Herb Jefferson (Battlestar Galactica) plus Tim Russ (reprising his role as Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager), who also directs the film.

Producer Sky Conway and Deep Space Nine freelance storywriters Jack Trevino and Ethan H. Calk wrote OGAM. Director of photography is Doug Knapp. More than 50 film professionals (all Star Trek fans) have worked tirelessly to produce this labor of love! Originally released in three parts on the internet in 2008, this film is presented to you as a full 90 minute movie.

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