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George D. Wallace

... as Admiral Simons

Birth name: George Dewey Wallace
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 8 June 1917
Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA
Date of death: 22 July 2005
Place of death: Los Angeles, California, USA
Character(s): Admiral Simons

George Dewey Wallace (8 June 191722 July 2005; age 88) was an actor who appeared as Admiral Simons in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode "Man of the People" in 1992.

Wallace was born in New York City, USA. He had a role in the classic science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956, with Warren Stevens, Morgan Jones and William Boyett). In 1978, he was among the many Star Trek performers to appear in the television mini-series How the West Was Won. Among his co-stars on this series were William Shatner, Fionnula Flanagan, Robert DoQui, Richard Hale, Ed Lauter, Ricardo Montalban, and Morgan Woodward.

He played the character of Frank McLowery in four episodes of The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp. Wallace also had a recurring role as a judge in season four of Hill Street Blues, which featured TOS guest actress Barbara Babcock.

Wallace acted with Michael Ansara in the films Lawless Breed (1953) and Texas Across the River (1966) and with John de Lancie in the 1994 direct-to-video movie Schemes (also with Leslie Hope and John Glover) and the 1996 comedy Multiplicity. He appeared in The Towering Inferno (1974) along with TOS guest stars Elizabeth Rogers, Paul Comi, and Gregory Sierra. Other films included Postcards from the Edge (1990), Forces of Nature (1999), and Nurse Betty (2000, with Christopher McDonald and Steven Culp).

His final film was 2002's science fiction thriller Minority Report, which featured Star Trek: First Contact's Neal McDonough. His final acting role was in the Joan of Arcadia episode "Anonymous" in 2004.

Wallace died of complications from a fall on 22 July 2005, at the age of 88.

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Additional projects in which Wallace appeared with other Trek performers include:

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