Walter Koenig Biography (1936-)

Born September 14, 1936, in Chicago, IL; son of Isadore (a businessman) and Sarah (maiden name, Strauss) Koenig; married Judith Ann Levitt (a designer andactress), July 11, 1965; children: Joshua Andrew (an actor), Danielle Beth.Addresses: Contact: c/o H. David Moss and Associates, 733 North SewardSt., Penthouse, Hollywood, CA 90038.

Actor, writer, director, educator
Birth Details
September 14, 1936
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ensign Pavel Chekov, Star Trek, NBC, 1967-69
  • Psi cop Alfred Bester, a recurring role, Babylon 5 (also known asB5), 1994-
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Day in Court, ABC, multiple episodes, between 1960-1963
  • The Untouchables, ABC, 1962
  • Sentry, "The Prisoner," Combat!, ABC, 1962
  • Alexsei, "The Boy without a Country," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1963
  • Sergeant John Delwyn, "Mother Enemy," The Lieutenant, 1964
  • Jim Carsey, "With a Hammer in His Hand, Lord, Lord!" Mr. Novak, NBC, 1964
  • Tiger, "Memo from Purgatory," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1964
  • Tom Davis, "A Rambling Discourse on Egyptian Water Clocks," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965
  • Paul Ryder, "The Firebrand," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1965
  • Gunnar, "Gidget's Foreign Policy," Gidget, 1965
  • Bobby Seville, "Sparrowhawk," I Spy, 1966
  • Paul, "Both Ends against the Riddle, Jericho, 1966
  • "Delayed Action," Mannix, CBS, 1968
  • Harry Seller, "Between Dark and Daylight," Medical Center, CBS, 1970
  • Paul Erlich, "Crooked Corner," The Virginian, 1970
  • Leo, "The Summer Soldier," Ironside, NBC, 1971
  • Oro, "The Return of Oro," The Starlost, 1973
  • Oro, "The Alien Oro," The Starlost, 1973
  • The Men from Shiloh, 1974
  • Toder, "The Reel World of Frank Buck," Bring 'em Back Alive, 1982
  • Voice of Vladimir Maximov, "Russian About," The Real Ghostbusters,1990
  • Himself, Space Cadets, 1997
  • Himself, "Where No Woman Has Gone Before," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1997
  • Viva Variety, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Quinn Trask, Shadow Man, "Alienated," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Also appeared as Ensign Pavel Chekov, "Trials and Tribble-ations," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; and in an episode of Tales of the Gold Monkey.
  • Movies
  • Jerry, Goodbye Raggedy Ann, 1971
  • Administrative assistant, The Questor Tapes, 1974
  • Specials
  • Saturn Awards, 1981
  • Star Trek: A Captain's Log, UPN, 1994
  • Other Television Appearances
  • General Hospital (pilot), 1961
  • Sergeant Johnson, Columbo: Fade in to Murder, NBC, 1976
  • Appeared as Bester in Crusade; host of a cult movie marathon on Comedy Central; also appeared in Great Adventure.
  • Film Appearances
  • Robert, Strange Loves, 1961
  • The Norman Vincent Peale Story, 1962
  • Deputy sheriff, The Deadly Honeymoon, 1973
  • Lieutenant Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Paramount,1979
  • Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan), Paramount, 1982
  • Pompey, Antony and Cleopatra (also known as The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra), 1983
  • Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Paramount, 1984
  • Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also knownas The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986
  • Himself, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, 1986
  • Colonel Jason Grant, Moontrap, 1989
  • Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, 1989
  • Deadly Weapon, 1989
  • Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1991
  • Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Generations (also known as Star Trek 7), 1994
  • Himself, William Shatner's Star Trek Memories, 1995
  • You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic, c. 1996
  • Dr. Breitenheim, Sworn to Justice (also known as Blonde Justice), 1996
  • Himself, Trekkies (documentary), Paramount, 1997
  • Joe Merchant, Drawing down the Moon, Chaos Productions, 1997
  • Admiral Roka, The Privateers, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ebenezer Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Present, Santa Susana Repertory Company, Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2000
  • Also appeared as Dave, Actors; as Box, Box and Cox; as Jacobson, The Deputy, Los Angeles; as Johnny, Make a Million, Chicago, IL; as Sarek, Mark Lenard; as Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York City; as Danny, Night Must Fall, Los Angeles; as Larry the Liquidator, Other People's Money, Reno, NV; as the gentleman, Le Ronde, Los Angeles; as oldest son, Six Characters in Searchof an Author, New York City; as God, Steambath, Los Angeles; as Paul, The Typist and the Tiger, Los Angeles; as Captain Weems, The White House Murder Case, Los Angeles; and in Blood Wedding and The Collection, both Los Angeles, and The Girls of Summer. Toured ina production of The Boys of Autumn.
  • Stage Work
  • Director of America Hurrah!, Oxford Theatre; Beckett, Theatre 40; Hotel Paradiso, Company of Angels; Matrix, Gascon Theatre Institute; Three by Ten, Theatre at Actor's Alley, Los Angeles;and Twelve Angry Men, Rita Hayworth Theatre.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Performed in a special rebroadcast of War of the Worlds.
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Judgment Rites, 1994
  • Drexel, Maximum Surge, Cyber Cinema Interactive/Flash Entertainment, 1996
  • Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Viacom, 1997
  • Voice of Pavel Chekov, Star Fleet: Generations, 1997
  • Audio Books
  • Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe (autobiography), Dove Video, 1999
  • Television Episodes
  • "The Infinite Vulcan," Star Trek (also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, Star Trek: The AnimatedAdventures, and Star Trek: The Animated Series), 1973
  • "The Stranger," Land of the Lost, 1974
  • The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982
  • Wrote episodes of Face to Face, NBC; Family, ABC; The Incredible Hulk, CBS; and What Ever Happened to the Class of '65, NBC.
  • Film Scripts
  • You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic (solo show), c. 1996
  • Other Writings
  • Chekov's Enterprise (nonfiction), Pocket Books (New York City), 1980
  • Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe (autobiography), Taylor Publishing, 1998
  • Author of the satiric fantasy novel Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot. Contributor to science fiction magazines and to the comic book series Raver, Malibu Comics.

Further Reference


    • Aspire, May, 1999, p. 4.
    • Babylon 5, August, 1998, pp. 14-20.
    • Starlog, October, 1989, pp. 44-47; November, 1991; May, 1993; February, 1996; December, 1996.
    • Universe Today, June, 1998, pp. 4-5.
    • Walter Koenig Web Site,

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