Actor Skip Homeier Has Died

Actor Skip Homeier died June 25 in Indian Wells, California at the age of 86. The Internet Movie Data Base lists the cause of death as natural causes.

Skip_Homeier_in_Boys_Ranch_trailerBy Trailer screenshot – Boy’s Ranch trailer, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2385124

Homeier is best known to “Star Trek” fans as Dr. Sevrun – the leader of a group of space hippies in search of Eden – in “The Way to Eden”, but he appeared on another episode of the original series as a Naziesque person of power – Deputy Führer Malekon – in the somewhat controversial but powerful episode “Patterns of Force”.

He made his screen acting debut in 1944 as Emil Bruckner in “Tommorow, the World!” reprising the role he performed on the Broadway stage at the age of 14. Homeier went on to appear in over 100 film and television productions before he retired from acting in 1982.

His film credits include “The Gunfighter”, “Halls of Montezuma”, “Has Anybody Seen My Gal”, “Black Widow”, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”, “Tiger by the Tail”, “Two for the Money”, Judge Older in “Helter Skelter”, “The Greatest”, and his final appearance as Alexander Kirk in “Quell and Co.”.

Homeier’s television appearances include his 1950 debut in “The Silver Theatre”, “Cavalcade of America”, “Climax”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “The Rifleman”, “The Outer Limits”, “The Addams Family”, “Perry Mason”, “Rawhide”, “Bonanza”, “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”, “Mission: Impossible”, “Ironside”, “Mannix”, “Lassie”, “Longstreet”, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “The Bionic Woman”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Fantasy Island”, and “Quincey M.E.”.

Homeier also directed three episodes of the television show “King of Diamonds”.

He was born George Vincent Homeier on October 5, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois where he began his acting career on the radio in “Portia Faces Life”.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years Della and son Michael.


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