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Walter Koenig

Mostly Credited As: Walter Koenig
Birth Name: Walter Marvin Koenig
Date Of Birth: September 14, 1936 (Age 78)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Walter Koenig


Walter Koenig has had a recurring role of the quintessential bad guy "Bester" on the television series "Babylon 5" (1994). He has been the "Special Guest Star" in twelve episodes and, at the end of the third season, the production company applied for an Emmy nomination on his behalf. He once again plays Bester in the spin-off show "Crusade" (1999). He has also appeared on dozens of other television series and as the character, Chekov, in the "Star Trek" (1966) TV programs. Mr. Koenig recreated the character of the Russian navigator for the first seven Star Trek films and 1988 took the leading role in the video feature, Moontrap (1989). In an interactive state-of-the-art video game from Digital Pictures called Maximum Surge (1996) (VG), Walter Koenig stars as Drexel, another bad guy. Walter completed worked in the low budget feature film Drawing Down the Moon (1997) from Chaos Productions. And has star billing as a German psychologist in the martial arts picture, Sworn to Justice (1996). A one character piece that Mr. Koenig wrote and performed entitled You're Never Alone when You're a Schizophrenic was a finalist in the 1996 New York Film Festival awards. Koenig filmed a guest appearance as himself on the CBS situation comedy "Almost Perfect" (1995), did sketch comedy on the Comedy Central series "Viva Variety" (1996) and performed on an ESPN sports commercial that aired in the Spring of '98. The Viacom CD-Rom, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (1997) (VG) in which Walter reprised the character of Chekov continues to sell impressively. Walter also hosted a cult movie marathon for Comedy Central. It played once a week for the course of a month. Walter Koenig's autobiography, Warped Factors - A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe was released through Taylor Publishing on April 1, 1998. The audio tape reading of the book by the author has been released through Dove Video in January 1999. Mr. Koenig performed as the "Shadow Guy" in an episode of "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) and went to New York to perform in a new radio broadcast version of War of the Worlds in tribute to both H.G. Wells and Orson Welles. From the Girls of Summer to The Boys in Autumn, Walter Koenig's stage career spans thirty years and includes stops in New York with A Midsummer Night's Dream (Quince) and Six Characters in Search of an Author (Oldest Son). In Chicago he guested in Make a Million (Johnny) opposite Jackie Coogan and on the road -- from Arizon to Philadelphia -- Mark Lenard (Sarek: Spock's father) and he performed in the short plays Box and Cox (Box) and Actors (Dave). They also toured in a two character play, The Boys in Autumn, the comedy-drama about the reunion of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn forty years later. By himself, Koenig also starred as "Larry the Liquidator" in Other People's Money in Reno, Nevada. His Los Angeles productions include Steambath (God), The White House Murder Case (Capt. Weems), Night Must Fall (Danny), La Ronde (Gentleman), The Typist and the Tiger (Paul), and The Deputy (Jacobson) among almost two dozen others (Blood Wedding, The Collection, et al.). Directorial credits include Hotel Paradiso for Company of Angles, Beckett for Theatre 40, America Hurrah! at the Oxford Theater, Twelve Angry Men at the Rita Hayworth Theatre, Matrix at the Gascon Theatre Institute and Three by Ten at Actor's Alley. Walter has performed in the television movies _Antony and Cleopatra (1983) (V)_ (Pompey) opposite Timothy Dalton and Lynn Redgrave as well as the MOW's Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971) (TV) and The Questor Tapes (1974) (TV). Walter has written for the television series "Family" (1976/III), "The Powers of Matthew Star" (1982), Class of '65, "Land of the Lost" (1974), and the "Star Trek" (1973) animated show. This actor-writer has seen publication with the non-fiction Checkov's Enterprise and the satiric fantasy novel Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot. He also created the three issues of the comic book story Raver published by Malibu Comics. Walter Koenig has taught classes in acting and directing privately and at UCLA, The Sherwood Oaks Experimental Film College and at the California School of Professional Psychology. Most recently he has been an instructor at the Actor's Alley Repertory Company in Los Angeles.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
How William Shatner Changed the World (2005)As: Himself
Star Trek: Phase II (2004)As: Lt. Pavel Chekov
The Questor Tapes (1974)As: Administrative Asst. (With)
Episode Cast Credits 

Bring Back... (2005) 
  Bring Back Star Trek 01x08: (May/09/2009) As Himself 

The Soup (2004) 
  Episode 521 05x21: (Apr/25/2008) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Futurama (1999) 
  Where No Fan Has Gone Before 04x12: (Apr/21/2002) Voiced  Himself 

Son of the Beach (2000) 
  From Russia with Johnson 02x02: (Mar/20/2001) As General Dimitri Sukitov 

Babylon 5 (1994) 
  The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father 05x13: (Apr/15/1998) As Alfred Bester, [Special Guest Stars]
  Phoenix Rising 05x11: (Apr/01/1998) As Alfred Bester, [Special Guest Stars]
  A Tragedy of Telepaths 05x10: (Mar/25/1998) As Alfred Bester, [Special Guest Stars]
  Strange Relations 05x06: (Feb/25/1998) As Alfred Bester, [Special Guest Stars]

Almost Perfect (1995) 
  Where No Woman Has Gone Before 02x06: (Dec/20/1997) As Himself 

Space Cadets (1997) (1997) 
  Things vs. Blobs 01x02: (Jul/22/1997) As Himself 

Surprise, Surprise (1984) 
  Series 13, Show 4 13x04: (Apr/21/1996) As Himself 

Prisoners of Gravity (1989) 
  Fans 04x02: (Oct/08/1992) As Himself 
  Justice 03x11: (Dec/12/1991) As Himself 
  Projects 03x01: (Oct/03/1991) As Himself 

Columbo (1971) 
  Fade in to Murder 06x01: (Oct/10/1976) As Sergeant Johnson, [Co-Guest Stars]

Ironside (1967) 
  The Summer Soldier 04x22: (Mar/04/1971) As Leo, [Co-Guest Stars]

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  Between Dark And Daylight 01x26: (Apr/15/1970) As Harry Seller 

Star Trek (1966) 
  Turnabout Intruder 03x24: (Jun/03/1969) As Ensign Pavel Chekov, [Starring Roles]
  The Savage Curtain 03x22: (Mar/07/1969) As Ensign Pavel Chekov, [Starring Roles]
  The Way to Eden 03x20: (Feb/21/1969) As Ensign Pavel Chekov, [Starring Roles]
  The Lights of Zetar 03x18: (Jan/31/1969) As Ensign Pavel Chekov, [Starring Roles]

Mannix (1967) 
  Delayed Reaction 01x22: (Mar/02/1968) As Harry 

Jericho (1966) (1966) 
  Four O'Clock Bomb to London 01x13: (Dec/15/1966) As Paul 

I Spy (US) (1965) 
  Sparrowhawk 02x07: (Oct/26/1966) As Bobby Seville 

Gidget (1965) 
  Gidget's Foreign Policy 01x14: (Dec/15/1965) As Gunnar 

Mr. Novak (1963) 
  The Firebrand 02x28: (Apr/13/1965) As Jim Carsey 
  With a Hammer in His Hand, Lord, Lord! 02x02: (Sep/29/1964) As Jim Casey 
  The Boy Without a Country 01x12: (Dec/10/1963) As Alexei Dubov 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  A Rambling Discourse on Egyptian Water Clocks 04x18: (Feb/01/1965) As Tom Davis 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  Memo from Purgatory 03x10: (Dec/21/1964) As Tiger 

The Lieutenant (1963) 
  Mother Enemy 01x27: (Apr/04/1964) As Sgt. John Delwyn 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  The Snowball 04x15: (Jan/15/1963) As Student, [Uncredited]

Combat! (1962) 
  The Prisoner 01x12: (Dec/25/1962) As Sentry, [Uncredited]
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The Powers of Matthew Star (1982) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Mother 01x10 Nov/26/1982 As: Writer
Family (1976) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Just Friends 04x05 Nov/09/1978 As: Writer
What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (1977) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Class Athlete 01x05 Jan/05/1978 As: Writer
Land of the Lost (1974) (1974) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Stranger 01x06 Oct/12/1974 As: Writer
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Infinite Vulcan 01x07 Oct/20/1973 As: Writer
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