Barry Jenner, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space 9’ and ‘Family Matters’ Actor, Dies at 75

Former “Dallas” star died Monday of acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles

Barry Jenner

Veteran TV actor Barry Jenner died Monday of acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 75.

Among his many roles throughout his acting career, Jenner was best known for appearing on “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” as Admiral Ross in Seasons 6 and 7, “Family Matters” as Lt. Murtaugh, and on 25 episodes of “Dallas” playing Dr. Jerry Kenderson.

Jenner also appeared on “Silk Stalkings,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Remington Steele,” “Knots Landing,” “Hart to Hart,” “V: The Series” and “Days of Our Lives.”

After news of his death broke Wednesday, the official Star Trek Facebook page paid tribute to their former shipmate, writing: “We’re saddened to report the passing of Barry Jenner, who played Admiral William Ross in ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.’

“The actor, who was 75 years old, also provided the voice of the character in the video game Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Dominion Wars, and was a popular figure on the convention circuit,” the statement said.

Born in Philadelphia, Jenner was also was a frequent celebrity guest on the game shows “Super Password” and “The $10,000 Pyramid.”

Jenner is survived by his wife, Suzanne Hunt, and stepsons Ashley and Christian.

The actor served as a Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer for 21 years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Reserve Officer Barry Jenner’s name be made to:

Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation
6350 W. 80th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Telephone: (310) 342-3044