A veteran actor who’s fondly remembered for his role on the 1990s sci-fi series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” has died. Deadline.com reports that Barry Jenner died Aug. 9. He was 75.
Jenner reportedly died of acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
After breaking into television on the soap operas “Somerset” and “Another World” in the 1970s, Jenner found his signature role as Admiral Ross on “Deep Space Nine.” In between, he had a long run as Dr. Jerry Kenderson on “Dallas” in the 1980s and a recurring role as Lt. Murtaugh on “Family Matters,” among many other TV appearances.
“But it was for his recurring role as Vice Admiral William Ross during the last two seasons of ‘Deep Space Nine’ that Jenner would be best remembered,” Deadline notes. “A dedicated but morally conflicted senior Starfleet officer during the show’s long ‘Dominion War’ arc, Ross was a means by which the show examined the moral ambiguity lying underneath the high-minded ideals of the United Federation of Planets as it faced defeat and destruction at the hands of a seemingly implacable enemy.”
Here’s a short clip featuring Jenner philosophizing for “Trek to the Troops” people at a “Star Trek” convention in 2014 …