Mark Lenard

Mark Lenard

Highest Rated: 82% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Lowest Rated: 41% Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1924

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mark Lenard played a wide assortment of roles in film and television, but none more memorable or beloved than his multiple appearances as Sarek, Vulcan father of Spock in "Star Trek." What began as a peripheral character was turned into something both philosophically profound and emotionally poignant by Lenard's nuanced performance. As Sarek, he embodied the Vulcan principle of logic's primacy over emotion, a lesson he often imparted to his half-human son, Spock. In "Star Trek: The Next Generation," he was given the opportunity to give much more depth to the character. In the episode "Sarek," one of the most touching story lines in the entire series, the aging Vulcan ambassador started to suffer from Bendii Syndrome (akin to Alzheimer's disease), causing his emotions to flare out of control. He found solace in his friendship with Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart), who allowed him to mind-meld and finally express the deeply felt love he had for his son but always kept contained behind his Vulcan stoicism. The episode, and Lenard's subtle performance, served as not only a beautiful valediction for his character, but also a celebration of the legacy of Spock in particular and "Star Trek" as a whole.

Highest rated movies

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 83% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Vulcan Ambassador Sarek (Character) $71.7M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Radicals Eberhard Hoffman (Character) - 1990
81% 81% Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Ambassador Sarek (Character) $104.7M 1986
79% 61% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Ambassador Sarek (Character) - 1984
41% 42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Klingon Captain (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Married Mr. Bloom (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage Mr. Chandler (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noon Sunday Jason Cootes (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Ambassador Sarek (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Peter Ingalls (Guest Star) 1976
55% No Score Yet Planet of the Apes Urko (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Hal (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
94% 80% Star Trek: The Animated Series Unknown (Guest Voice) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Aaron Stempel (Character) 1968-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ira Stonecipher (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
80% 88% Star Trek Romulan Commander (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad George Venter (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

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