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Lawrence Montaigne (February 26, 1931 – March 17, 2017) was an American actor, writer, dancer, and stuntman.[1] As an actor, he was known for his appearances on many 1960s-era television shows.[1]

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1 Life and career 2 Selected television appearances 3 Partial filmography 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in New York, but later raised in Rome, Italy, Montaigne spoke several languages - a skill he used to his advantage in securing roles in international productions. He served in the United States
United States
Marine Corps and was only one platoon apart in the Parris Island
Parris Island
boot camp from his future friend Steve McQueen.[2] He appeared in the role of Dr. Chauncy Hartlund in the 1965 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Carefree Coronary." In 1966, Montaigne portrayed the Romulan
Romulan
Decius in the Star Trek
Star Trek
episode "Balance of Terror"; he had nearly been cast as Mr Spock
Spock
when it was possible that Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
would appear on Mission
Mission
Impossible.[3] A year later, he portrayed the Vulcan Stonn, the paramour of Spock's intended bride T'Pring, in the episode "Amok Time"—a role that he reprised in 2006 in the unofficial mini-series Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Additionally, he guest starred on Batman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Blue Light, Mission: Impossible, The Time Tunnel, The Invaders, Perry Mason, McCloud, Hogan's Heroes, and The Feather and Father Gang. His motion picture appearances include roles in The Great Escape (1963),[1] Captain Sindbad
Captain Sindbad
(1963), Tobruk (1967), The Power (1968), The Psycho Lover (1970), Escape to Witch Mountain (1975),[1] Framed (1975), Young Lady Chatterley
Young Lady Chatterley
(1977),[1] Deadly Blessing
Deadly Blessing
(1981)[1] and Dakota (1988).[1] During the 1980s, Montaigne taught film at North Texas State University. For some years, Montaigne lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, and translated medical texts for a publishing firm. In 2007, Montaigne voiced a guest starring role in the pilot episode of the web series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission. Montaigne died on March 17, 2017, at the age of 86.[4] Selected television appearances[edit]

Star Trek, episode Balance of Terror as Decius (1966) Star Trek, episode Amok Time
Amok Time
as Stonn (1967)

Partial filmography[edit]

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
(1953) .... Soldier (uncredited) The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon
(1953) .... Undetermined Role (uncredited) Amud Ha'Esh (1959) .... David Rapina al quartiere Ovest (1960) Mobby Jackson (1960) The Mongols (1961) .... Prince Stefan's ally The Italian Brigands
The Italian Brigands
(1961) .... O Prevete Damon and Pythias (1962) .... Flute Player Captain Sindbad
Captain Sindbad
(1963) .... Jafar The Great Escape (1963) .... Haynes, "Diversions" The Satan Bug
The Satan Bug
(1965) .... Officer at Radar Tracking Station (uncredited) Synanon (1965) .... The Greek Tobruk (1967) .... Italian Officer The Power (1968) .... Briggs Topaz (1969) .... Russian Agent #2 (uncredited) The Psycho Lover (1970) .... Kenneth Alden Bearcats!
Bearcats!
(1971, TV Series) .... Koster Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) .... Ubermann Framed (1975) .... Deputy Allison Young Lady Chatterley
Young Lady Chatterley
(1977) .... Carl – Chauffeur Everything Happens to Me (1980) .... Military Sergeant Deadly Blessing
Deadly Blessing
(1981) .... Matthew Gluntz Dakota (1988) .... Mr. Diamond

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g "Lawrence Montaigne". The New York Times.  ^ "New Page 1". thegreatescapelocations.com.  ^ Ken Miller (8 August 2012). "The Man who would be Spock". LasVegasWeekly.com.  ^ "Remembering Lawrence Montaigne, 1931–2017". 

External links[edit]

Lawrence Montaigne on IMDb Lawrence Montaigne at the TCM Movie Database Montaigne's Web Lawrence Montaigne's Personal Website

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 305410823 LCCN: no2013122370 ISNI: 0

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