Robert Walker Jr, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies at 79

Actor was the son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones

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Robert Walker Jr. in "Star Trek" season 1 episode "Charlie X"

Robert Walker Jr., the son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones, has died at the age of 79, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Walker was an actor in his own right, most famously appearing in the second episode of the original “Star Trek” series as Charlie X, the survivor of a transport ship crash who, it is later discovered, has secret mental abilities.

Walker was born in 1940 to Robert Walker Sr., the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” and Best Actress Oscar-winner Jennifer Jones. The couple divorced in 1945.

Active throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Walker went on to appear in a number of films and TV series himself, including “Dallas,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Ensign Pulver,” “Young Billy Young” and “Easy Rider.”

“Bob always beat to his own drum and stayed true to himself in all of his endeavors,” Walker’s wife said in a statement to THR. “Although an accomplished actor, his true art was living fully. He was a photographer, drummer, raconteur and gallery owner. His love of the ocean kept him in Malibu, and he had great tales of his adventures paddling to Catalina from there. Bob [also] had a constant interest in developing his internal martial arts practice.”