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Terrence Evans, Actor in ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Terminator 2,’ Dies at 81

Terrence Evans, who appeared in TV shows and movies including Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider” and “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” died August 7 in Burbank at 81.

“Terrence was a consummate actor who was passionate about his art and about giving to others. He projected his strength and humanity into his character portrayals,” said his longtime manager Phil Brock of Studio Talent Group, who reported his death.

The tall, lanky actor had roles in both “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” playing the mute farmhand Baltrim. Also on “Voyager,” he later played Proka Migdal, the adoptive father of a Cardassian boy, as well as playing Ambassador Treen. In “Terminator 2,” he played the tanker driver killed by the T-1000.

In the 2003 remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” he played Leatherface’s uncle Old Monty.

The actor appeared in numerous TV series, including “Hart to Hart,” “The Golden Girls,” “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The A-Team” and “Hill St. Blues.” In films, he had small roles in “Pale Rider,” “Born in East L.A.” and “Down in the Valley.”

Evans was active in Los Angeles theater at Theatricum Botanicum and Theatre Palisades, where he appeared in productions including “The Seagull,” “Bus Stop,” “The Crucible,” “South Pacific,” “Three Penny Opera” and “The Madwoman of Chaillot.”

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon, he was a longtime member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. He is survived by his wife, Heidi, two children, two stepchildren and one grandson.

 

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