Star Trek actor Skip Homeier and stuntman Loren Janes have passed away.
Homeier was a guest star on two original series shows, Patterns of Force and The Way To Eden. He played Melakon on Patterns of Force, and Dr. Sevrin in The Way to Eden.
Born George Vincent Homeier in 1930, Homeier was a child actor who often played tough kids and bad guys (as were Melakon and Dr. Sevrin). Some of his television credits include: The Addams Family, The Outer Limits, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, and Quincy M.E.
His son posted a brief message on Facebook about the death. “Mourning our loss: my father,” he said. “Skip Homeier (George Vincent Homeier). October 5, 1930 – June 25, 2017. Actor, director, producer in radio, on Broadway, in film and television (both live and taped). Requiesce in Pace.”
The day before that, original series stuntman Loren Janes, born in 1931, died after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Janes worked twice on the original series; once as stunt double for William Shatner in Charlie X, and the other time for Richard Tatro (Norman the android) in I, Mudd.
Janes worked on many television shows and movies over the years, including The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, Planet of the Apes, Little House on the Prairie, The Towering Inferno, Blazing Saddles, Escape from New York, Beverly Hills Cop, MacGyver, America’s Sweethearts, Spider-Man and more.
“As a family, we will always remember his astonishing life force, his compelling honesty, his outrageous sense of humor, and surprising gentleness,” said Janes’ family in a statement. “He was fiercely loyal and loving. And we loved him in return. We were proud to be his family.”