July 21 2024


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Weaver Passes

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Fritz Weaver, who guest-starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died at the age of ninety.

Trek fans will remember Weaver as Kovat, the Cardassian public conservator who was the legal counsel for Miles O’Brien in Tribunal.

Born in Pittsburgh, Weaver had a long career dating back to the 1950s in both television and the movies. He was still acting; his most recent project was in this year’s The Congressman.

Weaver received a Tony award for his work in Child’s Play, and he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on NBC‘s 1978 Holocaust mini-series, where he played a Jewish doctor eventually sent to Auschwitz.

In addition to Deep Space Nine, Weaver also appeared in other sci-fi shows/movies including The Twilight Zone, Third from the Sun, The X-Files, and The Martian Chronicles. He guest-starred in many television shows and movies from the late 1950s through this year, and was also seen in films such as Marathon Man, Black Sunday, and The Day of the Dolphin.

Weaver is survived by his wife Rochelle Oliver, daughter Lydia, son Anthony, and a grandson.

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