Mark Lenard

Actor
Mark Lenard played a wide assortment of roles in film and television, but none more memorable or beloved than his multiple appearances as Sarek, Vulcan father of Spock in "Star Trek. " What began as a peripheral ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

In the Heat of the Night 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1968, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dawn of Humankind 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

Sarek (Actor)

The Radicals 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

Ambassador Sarek (Actor)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

Ambassador Sarek (Actor)

Star Trek: the Motion Picture 1979 (Movie)

Klingon Captain (Actor)

The Secret Empire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

Navy Officer (Actor)

Planet of the Apes 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Balthazar (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Married (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Mark Lenard played a wide assortment of roles in film and television, but none more memorable or beloved than his multiple appearances as Sarek, Vulcan father of Spock in "Star Trek. " What began as a peripheral character was turned into something both philosophically profound and emotionally poignant by Lenard's nuanced performance. As Sarek, he embodied the Vulcan principle of logic's primacy over emotion, a lesson he often imparted to his half-human son, Spock. In "Star Trek: The Next Generation," he was given the opportunity to give much more depth to the character. In the episode "Sarek," one of the most touching story lines in the entire series, the aging Vulcan ambassador started to suffer from Bendii Syndrome (akin to Alzheimer's disease), causing his emotions to flare out of control. He found solace in his friendship with Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart), who allowed him to mind-meld and finally express the deeply felt love he had for his son but always kept contained behind his Vulcan stoicism. The episode, and Lenard's subtle performance, served as not only a beautiful valediction for his character, but also a celebration of the legacy of Spock in particular and "Star Trek" as a whole.

Relationships

Ann Lenard

Wife
survived him

Catherine Lenard

Daughter
survived him

Roberta Lenard

Daughter
survived him

Milestones

1991

Featured in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"

1986

Worked in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

1984

Appeared in "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock"

1979

Starred in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

1977

Featured in "Annie Hall"

1968

Worked on "Hang 'Em High"

1968

Regular on the TV series "Here Comes the Brides"

1966

Appeared on original TV series "Star Trek"

1965

Starred in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

1957

Broadway debut in "Square Root of Wonderful"

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