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Barry Jenner (1941 - 2016)

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Barry Jenner (1941 - 2016)

Barry Jenner, an actor who was known best for playing Admiral William Ross on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” died Aug. 9, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 75.

Jenner, who was born Jan. 14, 1941, in Philadelphia, took up acting at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City, where he landed onstage roles including “Club Champion’s Widow,” which starred Maureen Stapleton, and “Put Them All Together,” which starred Mariette Hartley.

Soap opera viewers may also remember Jenner on “Another World” during the 1976-1977 season. Jenner played Evan Webster. During the 1980s, he appeared on “Knots Landing” and “Dallas.”


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Friends and fans shared their condolences on social media.

Actor Armin Shimerman, who played Quark, the Ferengi bartender on “Deep Space Nine,” tweeted, “My heart is broken.My thoughts are in grief&incomprehension.My good friend Barry Jenner has passed.Condolences to Suzanne&all who loved him.”

Movie reviewer Rhett Bartlett tweeted, “You’d want him in your corner for ‘$100,000 Pyramid,” a reference to Jenner’s many appearances on the 1980s incarnation of the classic game show. He helped a contestant win $100,000 when Dick Clark was the show’s host. Jenner also helped another contestant win the top prize when John Davidson hosted the show.

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