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Bernard Kates (26 December 19222 February 2010; age 87) was the actor who played Sigmund Freud in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Phantasms".

Kates had previously made guest appearances on a number of classic television programs, including two episodes of The Untouchables with Nehemiah Persoff and Jason Wingreen. He also appeared with Persoff in a 1961 episode of Bus Stop. The same year, Kates guest-starred on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in the episode "Outlaw in Town". Guest-starring in this episode were Star Trek: The Original Series guest actors Clegg Hoyt and Ricardo Montalban.

Other television series on which Kates co-starred with other Star Trek performers include:

Kates had a three-year stint playing Ben Scott on the soap opera Guiding Light, from 1965 through 1968. He was part of the original cast of the TV drama Where the Heart Is, as was Laurence Luckinbill. More recent television works include guest spots on Gabriel's Fire (starring Madge Sinclair), NYPD Blue (starring Sharon Lawrence and Gordon Clapp), and 3rd Rock from the Sun (in an episode with David Youse). He also had a role in the 1990 made-for-TV movie Angel of Death, along with fellow Next Generation guest stars Brian Bonsall, John de Lancie, and Ray Walston.

Kates appeared as a reporter in the classic film Judgment at Nuremberg in 1961. TOS star William Shatner had a role in this film. Kates' more recent film credits include The Babe (1992, with James Cromwell, Danny Goldring, and Larry Cedar) and The Phantom (1996, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bill Smitrovich, Samantha Eggar, Leon Russom).

Kates passed away on 2 February 2010 at a hospital in Lake Havasu City because of sepsis and pneumonia. [1]

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