Koenig, Walter 1936–

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Koenig, Walter 1936-


Full time, Walter Marvin Koenig; born September 14, 1936, in Chicago, IL; son of Isadore (a businessman) and Sarah (maiden name, Strauss) Koenig; married Judith Ann Levitt (a designer and actress), July 11, 1965; children: Joshua Andrew (an actor), Danielle Beth (an actress). Education: Attended Grinnell College, 1954-56; University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., psychology, 1958; trained for the stage at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Arts, New York City, 1958-60. Religion: Jewish. Avocational Interests: Collecting memorabilia of comic strip characters.


Office—Heklon Media AG, Rauchstrasse 9-11, Munich D-81679 Germany.


Actor, writer, director, and educator. Heklon Media AG, Munich, Germany, partner, 1992—; appeared in television commercials, including DirecTV, 2006. Teacher of acting and directing at University of California, Los Angeles, 1974-83, Sherwood Oaks Experimental Film College, 1975-77, California School of Professional Psychology, 1976-77, and Actor's Alley Repertory Company, Los Angeles; private acting and directing teacher, 1981-87.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1983, for Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1987, for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; Finalist in New York Film Festival Awards, 1996, for You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic.


Film Appearances:

Robert, "End of the Path," Strange Loves, 1961.

The Norman Vincent Peale Story, 1962.

Deputy sheriff, The Deadly Honeymoon (also known as Nightmare Honeymoon), 1973.

Lieutenant Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Paramount, 1979.

Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan), Paramount, 1982.

Pompey, Antony and Cleopatra (also known as The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra), 1983.

Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Paramount, 1984.

Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986.

Himself, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, 1986.

Colonel Jason Grant, Moontrap, 1989.

Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, 1989.

Deadly Weapon, 1989.

Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1991.

Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Generations (also known as Star Trek 7), 1994.

Himself, William Shatner's Star Trek Memories, 1995.

You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic, 1996.

Dr. Breitenheim, Sworn to Justice (also known as Blonde Justice), 1996.

Himself, Trekkies (documentary), Paramount, 1997.

Joe Merchant, Drawing Down the Moon, Chaos Productions, 1997.

Admiral Roka, The Privateers, 2000.

Mr. Lofcheck, Roddenberry on Patrol (short), 2003.

Pastor Dylan, Mad Cowgirl, Cinema Epoch, 2006.

Chekhov, Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, 2007.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Repli-Kate, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ensign Pavel Chekov, Star Trek, NBC, 1967-69.

Psi cop Alfred Bester, a recurring role, Babylon 5 (also known as B5), 1994-98.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jerry, Goodbye Raggedy Ann, 1971.

Administrative assistant, The Questor Tapes, 1974.

Sergeant Johnson, Columbo: Fade in to Murder, NBC, 1976.

Pompey, Antony and Cleopatra (also known as The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra), 1983.

Admiral Roka, The Privateers, 2000.

Drexel, Maximum Surge Movie (also known as Game Over), 2003.

Coroner, Bone Eater, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Also appeared as Bester, Crusade.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Saturn Awards, 1981.

Ensign Pavel Chekov, Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories, 1983.

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, 1991.

Star Trek: A Captain's Log, UPN, 1994.

Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, 1999.

OB-1 (also kwon as Orbital Broadcast One), 2002.

How William Shatner Changed the World, Discovery Channel Canada, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Teenage thug, General Hospital, ABC, 1961.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Television debut) Day in Court, ABC, multiple episodes, between 1960 and 1963.

Student, "Snowball," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962.

Sentry, "The Prisoner," Combat!, ABC, 1962.

Alexsei, "The Boy Without a Country," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1963.

"Six Wagons to the Sea," The Great Adventure, 1963.

Sergeant John Delwyn, "Mother Enemy," The Lieutenant, 1964.

Jim Carsey, "With a Hammer in His Hand, Lord, Lord!" Mr. Novak, NBC, 1964.

Tiger, "Memo from Purgatory," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1964.

Tom Davis, "A Rambling Discourse on Egyptian Water Clocks," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

Paul Ryder, "The Firebrand," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1965.

Gunnar, "Gidget's Foreign Policy," Gidget, 1965.

Bobby Seville, "Sparrowhawk," I Spy, 1966.

Paul, "Both Ends against the Riddle, Jericho, 1966.

Harry, "Delayed Action," Mannix, CBS, 1968.

Harry Seller, "Between Dark and Daylight," Medical Center, CBS, 1970.

Paul Erlich, "Crooked Corner," The Virginian, 1970.

Leo, "The Summer Soldier," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1971.

Oro, "The Return of Oro," The Starlost, 1973.

Oro, "The Alien Oro," The Starlost, 1973.

The Men from Shiloh, 1974.

Toder, "The Reel World of Frank Buck," Bring 'em Back Alive, 1982.

Voice of Vladimir Maximov, "Russian About," The Real Ghostbusters, 1990.

Showbiz Today, 1991.

Ensign Pavel Chekov, "Trials and Tribble-ations," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1996.

Himself, "Blobs vs. Things," Space Cadets, 1997.

Himself, "Where No Woman Has Gone Before," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1997.

Viva Variety, Comedy Central, 1997.

Quinn Trask, Shadow Man, "Alienated," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

General Dimitri Sukitov, "From Russia, with Johnson," Son of the Beach, FX Channel, 2001.

Voice of himself, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before," Futurama (animated), Fox, 2002.

"Star Trek," After They Were Famous, ITV, 2003.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003.

Lieutenant Pavel Chekov, "To Serve All My Days," Star Trek: New Voyages, 2006.

Also appeared in Tales of the Gold Monkey.

Stage Appearances:

Ebenezer Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Present, Santa Susana Repertory Company, Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2000.

Also appeared as Dave, Actors; Box, Box and Cox; as Jacobson, The Deputy, Los Angeles; Johnny, Make a Million, Chicago, IL; Sarek, Mark Lenard; Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York City; Danny, Night Must Fall, Los Angeles; Larry the Liquidator, Other People's Money, Reno, NV; the gentleman, Le Ronde, Los Angeles; oldest son, Six Characters in Search of an Author, New York City; God, Steambath, Los Angeles; Paul, The Typist and the Tiger, Los Angeles; Captain Weems, The White House Murder Case, Los Angeles; in Blood Wedding, Los Angeles; The Collection, Los Angeles; The Girls of Summer.

Major Tours:

Toured in a production of The Boys of Autumn.

Stage Work:

Director of America Hurrah!, Oxford Theatre; Beckett, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills, CA; Hotel Paradiso, Company of Angels; Matrix, Gascon Theatre, Culver City, CA; Three by Ten, Theatre at Actor's Alley, Los Angeles; and Twelve Angry Men, Rita Hayworth Theatre.

Radio Appearances:

Performed in a special rebroadcast of War of the Worlds.


Video Games:

Voice of Ensign Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced, 1992.

Voice of Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Judgment Rites, 1994.

Drexel, Maximum Surge, Cyber Cinema Interactive/Flash Entertainment, 1996.

Voice of Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Viacom, 1997.

Voice of Pavel Chekov, Star Fleet: Generations, 1997.

Voice of Pavel Chekov, Starfleet Academy: Chekov's Lost Missions, 1998.

Voice of Commander Pavel Chekov, Star Trek: Shattered Universe, Interplay Productions, 2003.

Audio Books:

Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe (autobiography), Dove Video, 1999.


Television Episodes:

"The Infinite Vulcan," Star Trek (animated; also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek," Star Trek: The Animated Adventures, and Star Trek: The Animated Series), 1973.

"The Stranger," Land of the Lost, 1974.

"Just Friends," Family, ABC, 1978.

"Mother," The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982.

Also wrote episodes of Face to Face, NBC; The Incredible Hulk, CBS; What Ever Happened to the Class of '65, NBC.

Stage Plays:

You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic (solo show), c. 1996.

Other Writings:

Chekov's Enterprise (nonfiction), Pocket Books (New York City), 1980.

Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe (autobiography), Taylor Publishing, 1998.

Also wrote the satiric fantasy novel Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot. Contributor to science fiction magazines and to the comic book series Raver, Malibu Comics.



Aspire, May, 1999, p. 4.

Babylon 5, August, 1998, pp. 14-20.

Starlog, October, 1989, pp. 44-47; November, 1991; May, 1993; February, 1996; December, 1996.

Universe Today, June, 1998, pp. 4-5.


Walter Koenig Website,http://www.walterkoenig.com, June 15, 2007.

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