Remembering TOS Guest Star Skip Homeier, 1930-2017
StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of actor Skip Homeier, a two-time Star Trek: The Original Series guest star who played Melakon in "Patterns of Force" and Dr. Sevrin in "The Way to Eden." According to a Facebook post from his son, Michael, Homeier passed away on June 25 at the age of 86.
Homeier was born George Vincent Homeier in Chicago, and started his career as a child actor, going by the name Skippy Homeier. On stage and on TV and film, he often played tough kids and villains, making a particularly memorable mark as a Nazi youth in Tomorrow, the World! in 1944.
Among his many subsequent films and television credits were Halls of Montezuma, two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Millionaire, Dan Raven, The Addams Family, The Outer Limits, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, Helter Skelter, The Greatest, Fantasy Island and two episodes of Quincy M.E., one of which was directed by future Star Trek writer-producer Jeri Taylor. He retired from acting in 1982 after appearing in the film Quell and Co.
Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Homeier's family, friends and fans.