Can you match these interview quotes to the correct Star Trek: The Original Series actor?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: June 11, 2021, 2:02PM Tags:

Star Trek turned its cast of actors into pop culture icons. Most of the Enterprise crew had been seen here and there on television prior to the 1966 premiere, but Star Trek launched them into a new galaxy of fame. They got piles of fan mail. Trekkers lined up at conventions to see them in person. 

And the media interviewed them.

We read through newspaper profiles of the Star Trek cast from when the show was originally on the air — between 1966 and 1969. Here are some interesting interview quotes. Try to match them to the correct actor!

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  1. When asked about their haircut: "My father is an old-fashioned barber. When he cuts your hair, you know you've had a haircut. When I go home on a visit now, with this haircut I've got for the show, I can't let him touch my hair. He's very disappointed."
  2. On growing up in a diverse neighborhood: "My mother learned to cook tacos, chicken soup and Jewish dishes while she taught others how to make sukiyaki."
  3. On his love of house painting: "I really enjoy house painting, especially the trim work. People think I'm crazy, but it's more fun than using the roller on the walls."
  4. On his role: "The role of a leading man and hero is limiting on a week to week basis, but I do have some fun with the part."
  5. On his background: "No, I wasn't born in Germany. I was born in Chicago. My parents came from Russia."
  6. On making public appearances: "I turned down $50,000 last year, because I won't make personal appearances in makeup, except my hair, which I don't mind."
  7. Oh his hobbies: "I engage in sports and read and carry on like that."
  8. On their singing career: "Sinatra is not worried, but I have a good musical ear and a style. Can Ray Charles sing? It's my hobby, I enjoy it and it's very lucrative."
  9. On contributing four episode ideas to Star Trek: "I was turned down — nicely and completely. But I think one idea was stolen."
  10. On why he lives in a modest two-bedroom house: "On his small two-bedroom house: "Small birds need small nests."
  11. On show business: "It's a hard-nosed business. Nice guys don't mean a thing."
  12. On Star Trek writers: "Writers of Star Trek are a literate, intelligent staff who have something to say about today's world."
  13. Oh his Star Trek start: "You know, I was turned down for a role on Star Trek originally. So I went into another show which didn't sell. Then I got a role on Star Trek, but I was signed for just seven of the first 13 shows."
  14. On their stage name: "I won't tell you my real name but at 14 I went to my mother and said I wanted to be a star but not with this name. I asked her to re-name me."
  15. On love songs: "All my favorite love songs are sad, but they have a kind of recovery. You never drown in them."
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