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Hansen (Commander)

...as the unfortunate Commander Hansen

Garry Walberg (10 June 192127 March 2012; age 90) was the New York-born actor who played Commander Hansen in the original Star Trek series episode "Balance of Terror".

Walberg is best known for playing Speed on the classic television sitcom The Odd Couple from 1970 through 1974. He later played Lieutenant Frank Monahan for all seven seasons of Quincy, M.E. (1976 through 1983). Both series starred Jack Klugman, while the latter also featured TNG/VOY guest actor Robert Ito.

In addition, Walberg has appeared in several feature film and made-for-TV movies, nearly all of which feature other Star Trek performers. They are as follows:

Walberg also had an uncredited role in the 1971 science fiction classic The Andromeda Strain, directed by Robert Wise. Bart LaRue and Michael Pataki had roles in this film, as well.

Besides his appearance on Star Trek, Walberg acted in several episodes of Gunsmoke and Ben Casey, as well as one or two episodes of such shows as The Twilight Zone, Bonanza, The Waltons, The Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, Green Acres, and Murder, She Wrote.

On 27 March 2012, Walberg died of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease and congestive heart failure at an assisted-living facility in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. He was 90.[1]

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