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Barry Jenner, an actor who had recurring roles on such TV series as Dallas, Family Matters and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died. He was 75.
Jenner died Monday of acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his wife, actress Suzanne Hunt, told The Hollywood Reporter. They appeared together in the sci-fi spoof Popcorn (1991).
On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Jenner portrayed Starfleet Admiral William Ross, who served during the Dominion War, on 12 installments of the syndicated series. He also appeared as Dr. Jerry Kenderson, who had an on-again, off-again love affair with Linda Gray’s Sue-Ellen Ewing, over three seasons of CBS’ Dallas.
A Philadelphia native, Jenner showed a nice comic touch as the bumbling Lieutenant Murtaugh on 18 episodes on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters and as a millionaire once married to Mel Harris’ character on the ABC/CBS comedy Something So Right.
His TV résumé also includes Knots Landing (as Donna Mills’ ex-husband), Another World, Hart to Hart, Simon & Simon, St. Elsewhere, Falcon Crest and JAG, and he was in the films Looker (1981) and Enough Said (2013).
Jenner also made several appearances on the game shows Super Password and The $10,000 Pyramid, helping regular folks make lots of money.
Survivors also include his stepsons Ashley and Christian.
Jenner served as a Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer for 21 years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Reserve Officer Barry Jenner’s name be made to:
Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation
6350 W. 80th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Telephone: (310) 342-3044
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