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David Soul (born 28 August 1943; age 78), born David Richard Solberg, is the actor who played Makora in the Star Trek: The Original Series second season episode "The Apple". He is perhaps best known, however, for playing Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson in the television series Starsky and Hutch. He also had a cameo in the film version of Starsky & Hutch, which co-starred Rachael Harris and Fred Williamson, and was produced by Akiva Goldsman in 2004.
After his appearance on Star Trek, he starred as the middle Bolt brother, Joshua, in the TV series Here Come the Brides along with other TOS guest stars Robert Brown, as Bolt's older brother Jason, and Mark Lenard. (Bolt would in fact appear in the 1985 novel Ishmael, a crossover story in which Lenard's character is revealed to be an ancestor of Amanda Grayson, and therefore Spock as well.) He also played Rick Blaine in a short-lived TV series adaptation of Casablanca. Two of the five episodes made were directed by Ralph Senensky. In addition, he recorded a #1 single called Don't Give Up On Us.
In 1979, he starred as Ben Mears in the miniseries Salem's Lot based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It co-starred his fellow TOS guest stars Elisha Cook, Julie Cobb, Reggie Nalder and Barbara Babcock.
His film roles include Officer Davis in Magnum Force (1973, with Mitchell Ryan and Wayne Grace) and Heinrich Müller in the action drama Pentathlon (1994, with Daniel Riordan, Barry Lynch, Buddy Joe Hooker, Bobby Bass, Kristopher Logan, Lena Banks, Johnny Martin, and Melanie Hathorn)