Remembering TOS & DS9 Guest Star William Schallert, 1922-2016

Remembering TOS & DS9 Guest Star William Schallert, 1922-2016

StarTrek.com is saddened to report that William Schallert -- veteran character actor, former president of the Screen Actors Guild and Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest star -- has passed away at the age of 93. Schallert, who died on Sunday, May 8, in Pacific Palisades, California, is best remembered by Trek fans for his role as Nilz Baris in the wildly popular TOS episode “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Schallert later turned up, via archive footage, as Baris in the DS9 hour “Trials and Tribble-ations,” and then in another full-fledged guest star spot as Varani in the DS9 episode “Sanctuary.”

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