Roger Perry, ‘Falcon Crest’ and ‘Facts of Life’ Actor, Dies at 85

Perry’s other credits include “Ironside,” “The Munsters” and a guest spot on “Star Trek”

Roger Perry

Roger Perry, an actor who has appeared in shows such as “Star Trek,” “The Facts of Life” and “Ironside,” has died at the age of 85.

Perry died Thursday following a battle with prostate cancer at his home in Indian Wells, California, the actors daughter told The Hollywood Reporter.

A frequent guest star on TV shows throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Perry’s credits include “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Ironside,” “The F.B.I.,” “The Munsters,” “The Facts of Life” and “Falcon Crest.” He also co-starred in the shortlived series “Harrigan and Son” alongside Georgine Darcy and Pat O’Brien.

His film credits include “Follow The Boys,” “Rollerboogie,” “The Thing With Two Heads,” “Cat” and “Count Yorga.”

Perry also guest starred on the original “Star Trek” as Captain John Christopher, an Air Force pilot who comes aboard the Enterprise when it is transported through time back to 1960s Earth.

He is survived by his wife, “Mary Tyler Moore” actress Joyce Bulifant, daughter Dana Perry McNerney, brother Nick, as well as several children and grandchildren.