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Entertainment Robert Walker Jr., 'Star Trek' Actor, Dead at 79

01:25  07 december  2019
01:25  07 december  2019 Source:   etonline.com

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Robert Hudson Walker Jr . (April 15, 1940 – December 5, 2019) was an American actor who was a familiar presence on TV in the 1960s and early 1970s. He became less active in later decades.

Beam him up: Star Trek actor Robert Walker Jr died on Thursday at the age of 79 in Malibu according to his family; here he is seen far right as Charlie X in a 1966 episode of the show. With the big star of the show: The actor , right, with William Shatner, left, as Captain James T. Kirk.

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera © CBS via Getty Images

Actor Robert Walker Jr. has died.

Walker was the son of late Hollywood stars, actor Robert Walker and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones. He was 79 years old.

StarTrek.com reported the sad news on Friday, citing his family. Star Trek's official Twitter account also tweeted about his death.

"We are saddened to report the passing of Robert Walker Jr., the actor who played the titular role in Star Trek: The Original Series episode 'Charlie X.' #StarTrek #StarTrekFamily," the tweet reads.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walker died on Thursday in Malibu, California. The cause of death is unknown.

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Beam him up: Star Trek actor Robert Walker Jr died on Thursday at the age of 79 in Malibu according to his family; here he is seen far right as Charlie X in a 1966 episode of the show. With co- stars : With Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. He stood out on

Real World article(written from a Production point of view). Robert Walker , Jr . (born 15 April 1940; age 79 ), often credited simply as Robert Walker , is the actor who played Charles Evans in the Star Trek : The Original Series first season episode "Charlie X". Despite playing the seventeen-year-old Charles

Walker is most known for his role in the Star Trek series, appearing in the second episode as Charlie X, the sole survivor of a shuttle crash. It is later discovered in the 1966 episode after he is rescued that he has special powers.

Aside from his role in the classic Star Trek episode, Walker's other memorable roles included parts in popular television shows such as Bonanza, Charlie’s Angels, Colombo, and Murder, She Wrote. His film roles include the 1969 films Easy Rider and Young Billy Young.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn, and his seven children --  Michelle, David, Charlie, Jordan, Colette, Henry and Emily -- as well as five grandchildren.

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