StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Tim O'Connor, the veteran stage, film and television actor whose distinguished career spanned decades and included the role of Ambassador Briam in the fifth-season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "The Perfect Mate."
According to an April 11 obituary in his local newspaper, The Union, O'Connor passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, April 5th, while at his longtime home in Nevada City, California. He was 90 years old.
Born on Chicago's South Side, O'Connor's pursuit of acting took him to New York and later to Los Angeles. He often played serious authority figures and was probably best known for portraying Elliot Carson -- husband to Dorothy Malone, father to Mia Farrow -- in 416 episodes of the show Peyton Place.
His many other credits included The Twilight Zone, The Defenders, The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, All in the Family, Maude, Wonder Woman, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, M*A*S*H, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear and The Burning Zone. O'Connor also co-founded the Children's Theater in Nevada City and directed numerous productions for the Foothill Theater Company, also in Nevada City.
O'Connor is survived by his wife, Sheila MacLurg O'Connor, his son Timothy O'Connor, and three stepsons. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to O'Connor's family, friends, colleagues and fans.