Star Trek actor Robert Walker dies at age 79

Star Trek actor Robert Walker who also starred in the 1969 classic film Easy Rider and whose mother was Oscar-winner Jennifer Jones dies at age 79

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:26 GMT, 6 December 2019 | Updated: 21:30 GMT, 6 December 2019

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Star Trek actor Robert Walker Jr died on Thursday at the age of 79 in Malibu according to his family.

He stood out on the TV series for playing the teenage Charlie Evans, who also went by Charlie X, on the the beloved sci-fi series. At first he seems like a harmless person, but then he shows off his dark side.

The New York native also stood out for being the son of  stars Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones. His father is best know for Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train and his mother was in Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing.

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 with Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura, William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk

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 with Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura, William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk

His episode of Star Trek was  only the second of the first season, which aired in 1966.

Before that he starred in the 1963 film The Hook and 1964's Ensign Pulver. 

His other TV credits include Route 66, Bonanza, The Six Million Dollar Man, Quincy, M.E.,Charlie’s Angels, Columbo, CHiPs, L.A. Law, and Murder, She Wrote. 

Another notable role was in

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