My heart is hurting. 💔😢— ☯️freelancefan♈☃️ (@freelancingfan) January 7, 2019
RIP William Morgan Sheppard pic.twitter.com/QQLAUCYss3
Sheppard has a long and successful career and will be missed.
British actor and voice actor William Morgan Sheppard has died aged 86.
He is best-known for his work on Star Trek across the years, playing the Rura Penth commandant in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the chief Vulcan Science Council minister in 2009’s Star Trek, Data’s “grandfather” Ira Graves in The Next Generationepisode “The Schizoid Man,” and as Quatai in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Bliss.”
He appeared in the opening episode of series six of Doctor Who, in an episode titled “The Impossible Astronaut”. In it, he played the older version of the character Canton Everett Delaware III, while his son, Mark Sheppard, played the younger version.
The two also starred as older and younger versions of the same character on NCIS.