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Jason Evers (2 January 1922 – 13 March 2005; age 83) was the actor who played Rael in the Star Trek episode "Wink of an Eye". Born in New York, New York, Evers died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California.
He is most famous for starring as Dr. Bill Cortner in the 1962 science fiction/horror film B-movie classic The Brain That Wouldn't Die. He also co-starred with fellow TOS performers Nichelle Nichols, William Marshall, and Lloyd Haynes in the 1967 adventure Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion and also co-starred with George Takei and Irene Tsu in the classic 1968 war drama The Green Berets. In 1971, he appeared with William Windom and Ricardo Montalban in Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
His first claim to fame was the role of Pitcairn in the short-lived 1960 Western television series Wrangler, created by Gene Roddenberry. He went on to become a regular on another western series, The Guns of Will Sonnett, from 1967 through 1969, and to make frequent guest appearances on Mission: Impossible. He was also a regular on the short-lived college drama Channing (1963-64). Other TV shows he appeared on include Fantasy Island (with Ricardo Montalban) and The A-Team (with Dwight Schultz).