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Mark Lenard



Fans of the original Star Trek and its movie spin-offs will recognize Mark Lenard for playing Sarek, the Vulcan father of first officer Mr. Spock. Lenard was also a respected theatrical actor and had appeared in other feature films and television shows. He first appeared on Star Trek as a Romulan commander in "Balance of Terror" (1966) and did not play Sarek until the following year in "Journey to Babel." He appeared a Klingon captain in Star Trek: The Movie (1979) before reprising his role as Sarek in parts III, IV and VI, as well as in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Lenard launched his professional career on-stage and first bowed on Broadway in Carson McCullers' Square Root of Wonderful (1957). He went on to play supporting and co-leads in many highly regarded plays, including Much Ado About Nothing opposite John Gielgud. Lenard made his feature film debut in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). Prior to that, he had played a regular role on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow during the 1959-1960 season. After Star Trek, Lenard was a supporting regular on several other television series including Here Come the Brides (1968-1970) and Planet of the Apes (1974). Lenard died of multiple myeloma at the age of 68.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
  • Amb. Sarek
1991
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
  • Sarek
1986
79% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
  • Sarek
1984
No Score Yet Farewell to the Planet of the Apes
  • Actor
1981
46% Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Klingon Captain
1979
99% Annie Hall
  • Navy Officer
1977
No Score Yet Back to the Planet of the Apes (The New Planet of the Apes)
  • Actor
1974
92% Hang 'em High
  • Prosecutor
1968
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Balthazar
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Romulan Commander Sarek
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Sarek
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Peter Ingalls

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