'Star Trek' actor Robert Walker Jr dies at 79: Cause of death unknown

Robert Walker Jr is best remembered for his role of Charlie Evans in the 'Star Trek' episode 'Charlie X' from the show's first season in 1966


                            'Star Trek' actor Robert Walker Jr dies at 79: Cause of death unknown
Robert Walker Jr. and Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek (1966) (Source : IMDB)

'Star Trek' actor Robert Walker Jr has died at the age of 79.

The official 'Star Trek' page confirmed the news in a tweet, "We are saddened to report the passing of Robert Walker Jr., the actor who played the titular role in Star Trek: The Original Series episode Charlie X."

According to the show's website, Walker's family had shared the news. The cause of death has not been revealed. 

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, his wife Dawn said, “Bob always beat to his own drum and stayed true to himself in all of his endeavors. Although an accomplished actor, his true art was living fully. He was a photographer, drummer, raconteur and gallery owner.”

Robert Walker Jr is best remembered for his role of Charlie Evans in the 'Star Trek' episode 'Charlie X' from the show's first season in 1966. He played a teenage social misfit with psychic powers. 

Apart from starring in 'The War Dragon' with John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, his career in the '80s and '90s consisted of guest appearances in TV shows, including two cameos in 'Murder She Wrote'. 

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