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Elisha Cook, Jr. (26 December 190318 May 1995; age 91) was the actor who played Samuel T. Cogley in the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode "Court Martial".

He filmed his scenes between Monday 3 October 1966 and Tuesday 11 October 1966 at Desilu Stage 9 and Stage 10.

Cook, a familiar, pint-sized actor and former vaudevillian, had a prestigious Hollywood career spanning nearly six decades.

Outside of Trek, Cook is best remembered for his frequent appearances as aged mobster Ice Pick on the hit television series Magnum, P.I., from 1983 through 1988. He also had guest-starring roles on multiple other television shows, including Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Untouchables, Wagon Train, The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, and Batman, with Leslie Parrish.

He also had roles in such popular made-for-TV movies as The Night Stalker (1972, with fellow Original Series guest stars Stanley Adams and Barry Atwater) and Salem's Lot (1979, with David Soul, Julie Cobb, Barbara Babcock, and Reggie Nalder). In 1982, he co-starred with fellow Star Trek alumni Diana Muldaur, Roger C. Carmel, Marc Lawrence, Michael Pataki, and Georgia Schmidt in the TV movie Terror at Alcatraz.

He also co-starred in several classic feature films, including The Maltese Falcon (1941, with Charles Drake), The Big Sleep (1946), Shane (1953), The Killing (1956), House on Haunted Hill (1959), and Rosemary's Baby (1968, with Gail Bonney). He also received direction from Robert Wise in Born to Kill (1947, co-starring Lawrence Tierney.

Cook's other notable films include I, the Jury (1953, starring Biff Elliot), The Great Bank Robbery (1969, with John Anderson, John Fiedler, and Bill Zuckert), Blacula (1972, starring William Marshall), Emperor of the North Pole (1973, with Hal Baylor, Sid Haig, and Victor Tayback), The Outfit (1973, with Joanna Cassidy and Roy Jenson), 1941 (1979, with Jerry Hardin, David L. Lander, Michael McKean, and Dick Miller), and Harry's War (1981, with Salome Jens, David Ogden Stiers, and Noble Willingham).

Cook died of a stroke in Big Pine, California in 1995 at the age of 91.

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