Koenig at FedCon IV in Bonn, Germany, 1996
|Born||Walter Marvin Koenig|
September 14, 1936
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Walter Marvin Koenig (IPA: [ˈkeɪnɪg]; born September 14, 1936) is an American actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek, and as Alfred Bester on the series Babylon 5. Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. Located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA is a system of phonetic notation based on the Latin alphabet, devised by the International Phonetic Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A television director directs the activities involved in making a Television Episode. Pavel Andreievich Chekov, ( Cyrillic: Павел Андреевич Чехов played by Walter Koenig, is a Russian Starfleet officer in the Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through Alfred Bester is a Babylon 5 character played by Walter Koenig. Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J
Koenig was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Sarah (née Strauss) and Isadore Koenig, who was a businessman. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union.  Koenig's parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia; his family lived in Lithuania when they emigrated and shortened their surname from "Koenigsberg" (like the German town Königsberg) to "Koenig". PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the Königsberg (Karaliaučius Low German: Königsbarg; Królewiec see also other names) was until 1946 the name of Kaliningrad.  He attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa with a pre-med major. Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell is a city in Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 9105 at the 2000 census. The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. He transferred to UCLA and received a BA in psychology. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United
Koenig played the navigator Pavel Chekov on the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek (TOS) television series and in the several movies that featured the original cast. Pavel Andreievich Chekov, ( Cyrillic: Павел Андреевич Чехов played by Walter Koenig, is a Russian Starfleet officer in the The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 is a Starship in Star Trek, which chronicles the vessel's mission "to explore strange new worlds to He was cast as Chekov because of his resemblance to British actor/musician David Thomas "Davy" Jones of the Monkees, in a bid to attract a younger audience, especially girls. Davy Jones (born David Thomas Jones December 30, 1945) is an Grammy winning English pop Singer-songwriter and For the group's self-titled album see The Monkees (album. For the TV series see The Monkees (TV series. (The studio's publicity department, however, ascribed the inclusion of Chekov to an article in Pravda complaining about the lack of Russians in Star Trek. Pravda (Правда "The Truth" was a leading Newspaper of the Soviet Union and an official organ of the Central Committee of the ) Koenig wore a hair piece while playing the character of Chekov on the original Star Trek series. A toupée is a hairpiece or partial wig of natural or synthetic hair worn to cover partial Baldness or for theatrical purposes Gene Roddenberry asked him to "ham up" his Russian accent to add a note of comedy relief to the series. Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19 1921 &ndash October 24 1991 was an American Screenwriter and producer. He is also credited for writing the Star Trek: The Animated Series installment "The Infinite Vulcan," making him the first "original cast" member to write a Star Trek story for television. Star Trek The Animated Series (also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry 's Star Trek) is an Emmy Award winning Interestingly, the character of Pavel Andreievich Chekov never appeared in the animated version of Star Trek.
He received Saturn Award Nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Film for both Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in Science fiction, Fantasy The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Supporting Actor (in a film Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan is the second feature film based on the Star Trek Science fiction Television series, following Star Trek IV The Voyage Home ( Paramount Pictures, 1986) is the fourth feature Film based on the Star Trek Science fiction Walter reprised his role of Pavel Chekov for the fan webseries Star Trek: New Voyages, To Serve All My Days and the independent Sky Conway/Tim Russ film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, both in 2006. Star Trek Phase II (formerly known as Star Trek New Voyages) is an award-winning fan-created Science fiction series set in Timothy Darrell Russ (born June 22, 1956) is an American Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, and Musician. Star Trek Of Gods and Men (OGaM is a three-part unofficial Star Trek fan Mini-series which contains many cast members from the Star Trek
After Chekov, his best-known role is the Psi Cop Alfred Bester on the television series Babylon 5. In the Fictional universe of Babylon 5, the Psi Corps is an agency of the Earth Alliance responsible Alfred Bester is a Babylon 5 character played by Walter Koenig. Koenig was the "Special Guest Star" in twelve episodes and, at the end of the third season, the production company applied for an Emmy nomination on his behalf. He was slated to play Bester on the spin-off series Crusade, but the series was cancelled before his episode was filmed. Crusade is a Spin-off TV show from J Michael Straczynski 's Babylon 5. He also played "Oro" in two episodes of the Canadian science fiction television series The Starlost, which aired in 1973 on Canada's CTV television network. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U The Starlost was a Canadian -produced Science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations
Walter's film, stage and TV roles span fifty years. He has played everything from a teenage gang leader (Alfred Hitchcock Presents) to a middle-aged Tom Sawyer (The Boys In Autumn) to a Las Vegas entertainer (I Spy). Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an Anthology Television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Tom Sawyer (fictional character 'born' circa 1833 is the protagonist and title character of the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876 I Spy is an American television Secret agent adventure series He returned to space with a starring role in Moontrap and played a computer hard drive in Maximum Surge. Moontrap was a 1989 science fiction Film from Magic Films. The film was written by Tex Ragsdale and directed by A hard disk drive ( HDD) commonly referred to as a hard drive, hard disk, or fixed disk drive, is a Non-volatile storage device Maximum Surge is a cancelled game by Digital Pictures. Planned for release in 1996 for the 3DO, MAC, PC and Sega Saturn In addition to acting, he has written several films (Actor, I Wish I May, You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic), one-act plays, and a handful of episodes for TV shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series, Land of the Lost, Family and The Powers of Matthew Star. Actor ( Honarpisheh) is a 1993 film by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Star Trek The Animated Series (also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry 's Star Trek) is an Emmy Award winning Land of the Lost ( 1974 – 1976) is a children's Television series created and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. Family is a Television drama series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1980. The Powers of Matthew Star was a prime-time Television program from September 1982 through April 1983 on NBC. Walter has also written several books, including Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe (autobiography), Chekov's Enterprise (a journal kept during the filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot (a science fiction novel), which was rereleased in 2006. Star Trek The Motion Picture is a 1979 Science fiction film from Paramount Pictures. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He also created his own comic book series called Raver, which was published by Malibu Comics in the early 1990s. Malibu Comics was an American Comic book publisher active in the late 1980s and early 1990s best known for its Ultraverse line of Superhero
Koenig has taught classes in acting and directing at UCLA, the Sherwood Oaks Experiment Film College, the Actor's Alley Repertory Company in Los Angeles, and the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP was founded by the California Psychological Association in 1969 History Alliant International University is an independent not-for-profit university formed in July 2001 as a result of a merger between California School of Professional In 2002, Koenig directed stage versions of two of the original Twilight Zone episodes for Letter Entertainment. The Twilight Zone is an American Television series created by Rod Serling. 
In 2004, Koenig co-starred in Mad Cowgirl, an independent movie about a meat-packing health inspector dying from a brain disorder, Walter plays televangelist 'Pastor Dylan': a character described as "a sleezy, slimy, sex-addict. This article refers to the film For the Monster Raving Loony Party politician see Mad Cow-Girl Movie Description Mad Cowgirl " The movie played the SF Indiefest and the Silverlake Film Festival, followed by a limited release in major cities such as New York and Seattle. Mad Cowgirl" was released on DVD on December 5, 2006.
In 2007, Koenig was asked by the human rights group U.S. Campaign for Burma to help in their grassroots campaign to get the message out about the humanitarian crisis in Burma. The United States Campaign for Burma (USCB is a US-based membership organization dedicated to empowering Grassroots Activists around the world to bring about an As detailed on his official website, he visited refugee camps along the Burma-Thailand border from July 16 to July 25, 2007. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Koenig has been married since 1965 to Judy Levitt and has a son, Josh Andrew Koenig, and a daughter, Danielle Koenig (the wife of comedian Jimmy Pardo). Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Joshua Andrew Koenig (born August 17, 1968) is an American Character actor best known as "Boner" on ABC's Sitcom Danielle Koenig (born February 5,1973 is a Comedian, Writer, and Actor. Jimmy Pardo is a Chicago -born comedian of Italian descent He is the host of the Never Not Funny Podcast, as well as a stand-up Koenig had heart bypass surgery in 1993. Coronary artery bypass surgery, also coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery is a surgical procedure Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) His role in Babylon 5 came out of that incident since his hospitalization forced him to bow out of a guest spot. Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J The series producer promised to make it up to him for the lost opportunity and got the role later on.