Genre actor W. Morgan Sheppard, veteran of several franchises, died yesterday. Just some of his better known genre roles:

Ira Graves
Ira Graves (Data's grandpa), TNG: "The Schizoid Man"

Commandant Rura Penthe
The Klingon Commandant of Rura Penthe, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Rogue Soul Hunter
The Rogue Soul Hunter in Babylon 5: Soul Hunter

Blank Reg
Blank Reg in Max Headroom

He was instantly recognizable with or without the latex, and he will be missed.

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    "I can safely say that to know him was to love him. And to love him was to know him. Those who knew him, loved him, while those who did not know him, loved him from afar." Jan 8, 2019 at 2:59
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    He was also in Doctor Who (S6E1 "The Impossible Astronaut") together with his son, making him one of the few actors to have appeared in both ST and DW.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jan 8, 2019 at 12:24
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    He is also the father of Mark Sheppard of Battlestar Galactica (Romo Lampkin), Supernatural (Crowley) and Firefly fame.
    – Hans Olo
    Jan 8, 2019 at 20:48


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