Mark Lenard, an actor of stage, film and TV who was best known for playing Mr. Spock’s Vulcan father on “Star Trek,” died Nov. 22 in New York of multiple myeloma. He was 68.
Lenard appeared in the original “Star Trek” TV series during the late 1960s. He returned to the role in subsequent feature films. Lenard was a favorite at “Star Trek” conventions.
An accomplished stage actor, Lenard made his Broadway debut in 1957 in Carson McCullers’ “Square Root of Wonderful.” He also appeared in “Much Ado About Nothing” with John Gielgud and had pivotal roles in productions of Ibsen’s “Little Eyolf” and “Rosmersholm” and Chekov’s “Country Scandal.”
Besides the “Star Trek” pics, his film credits include “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Hang ‘Em High” and “Annie Hall.”