Veteran actor Roger Perry died July 12 in his home in Indian Wells, California as a result o prostrate cancer at the age of 85.

Perry appeared in nearly 100 film and television productions but is best known to many for his role as Air Force Captain John Christopher in the original “Star Trek” series episode “Tomorrow is Yesterday” – a time travel episode that saw the USS Enterprise thrown back to 1960’s Earth.

Along with his “Star Trek” performance Perry has appearances include his 1959 debut in the “Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse”, “Harrigan and Son”, “Dr. Kildare”, “Arrest and Trial”, “The Munsters”, “The Andy Griffith Show”, “Adam-12”, “Nanny and the Professor”, “Love, American Style”, “Ironside”, “Room 222”, “The F.B.I.”, “Emergency”, “Marcus Welby, M.D.”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “The Bionic Woman”, “Wonder Woman”, “ChiPs”, “Barnaby Jones”, “B.J. and the Bear”, “The Facts of Life”, “The Fall Guy”, and “Falcon Crest”.

He was born on May 7, 1933 in Davenport, Iowa. Discovered by Lucille Ball, Perry was signed to a contract with Desilu Studios.

He is survived by his third wife Joyce; children Dana, Christopher, Charlie, Mary, and John; and grandchildren Parker, Riley, Ford, Daisy, and Evan.


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