Warren Stevens, known to Trek fans as Rojan from the original Star Trek episode "By Any Other Name," passed away last week. The actor, also famous for his role in Forbidden Planet, died of lung disease at his Sherman Oaks home. He was 92.
RIP Warren Stevens
After success on Broadway Warren Stevens began his career in Hollywood in the 50s. Stevens found regular work as a character actor on film and television with over 100 roles to his names over the decades. Among his more than 40 films, the actor appeared in The Barefoot Contessa, Gunpoint, Madigan, Red Skies of Montana and Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell. He is probably best known for his role as Doc Ostrow from the classic 1956 sci-fi Forbidden Planet, which had a big influence on Star Trek.
Stevens in "Forbidden Planet"
And a decade later Stevens found himself on Star Trek, playing Kelvan, the leader of an expedition from the Andromeda Galaxy in the episode "By Any Other Name." He also appeared in episodes of The Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, The Man From UNCLE, and many more series. His most recent appearances were with Lou Diamond Phillips, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Majors in the 2004 TV western The Trail to Hope Rose and a 2006 episode of ER.
Stevens with William Shatner in "By Any Other Name"
Stevens at 2006 People’s Choice Awards (Getty)