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Barry Jenner, ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Actor, Dies at 75

Actor Barry Jenner, known for his recurring roles on “Family Matters,” “Knots Landing” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 75.

Jenner portrayed Starfleet Admiral William Ross in 12 episodes of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” from 1997-99. He was also known for his role on the hit sitcom “Family Matters,” using comedic talents in the role of Lieutenant Murtaugh.

In addition, Jenner was seen on TV shows such as “Somerset,” “Knots Landing,” “Another World,” “Hart to Hart,” “Simon & Simon,” “St. Elsewhere” and “JAG.” He also participated in several primetime game shows, including “Super Password” and “The $10,000 Pyramid,” helping contestants win prize money.

A native of Philadelphia, Jenner died from acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his wife and actress Suzanne Hunt. Jenner is also survived by his stepsons, Ashley and Christian.

Though plans for a memorial service have yet to be released, the family asks that contributions in Jenner’s name be made to:

Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation
6350 W. 80th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Telephone: (310) 342-3044

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