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‘Star Trek’ and ‘Land of the Giants’ Actor Dies

Nov 1, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A veteran TV and film actor known for his work on series including “Star Trek” and “Land of the Giants” has died. Don Marshall, who played first officer Dan Erickson on the ABC sci-fi show “Land of the Giants” in the late 1960s, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marshall appeared as Boma in the 1967 “Star Trek” episode “The Galileo Seven.” He also had a recurring role as Ted Newman, the love interest for Diahann Carroll’s character on “Julia.”

Marshall had guest roles on many TV shows over the years, including “Police Story,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Little House on the Prairie.” Early in his career he appeared on “Rawhide,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “Ben Casey.”

On the big screen, Marshall “starred in the blaxploitation film ‘Terminal Island’ (1973) and appeared in such films as ‘The Thing With Two Heads’ (1972) and ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ (1974),” THR notes.

don-marshall-land-of-the-giantsDon Marshall (title sequence to “Land of the Giants”)

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  1. RIP.. You were an amazing actor??

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