StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of veteran character actor Fritz Weaver, who died on November 26 at the age of 90 at his home in New York City. Weaver portrayed Kovat, the Cardassian public conservator who represented O'Brien, in the Deep Space Nine episode "Tribunal."
Born in Pittsburgh, Weaver's many, many film and television credits included two episodes of The Twilight Zone, Fail Safe, Mission: Impossible, The Day of the Dolphin, Marathon Man, Demon Seed, The Legend of Lizzie Borden (earning Weaver an Emmy nomination), Holocaust (earning Weaver another Emmy nomination), The Martian Chronicles, Creepshow, The X-Files, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Cobbler and The Congressman, the latter two released respectively in 2014 and 2016. He was also a respected stage actor, winning the Tony Award in 1970 as Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Child's Play, and narrated numerous History Channel productions.
Weaver is survived by his wife, Rochelle, daughter, Lydia, and son, Anthony, as well as a grandson. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Weaver's family, friends, fans and colleagues.