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George Dewey Wallace (8 June 191722 July 2005; age 88) was an actor who played Simons in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode "Man Of The People".

Wallace was born in New York City, New York. He had a role in Forbidden Planet (1956, with Warren Stevens, Morgan Jones and William Boyett). In 1978, he was among the many Star Trek performers to appear in the television mini-series How the West Was Won. Among his co-stars on this series were William Shatner, Fionnula Flanagan, Robert DoQui, Richard Hale, Ed Lauter, Ricardo Montalban, and Morgan Woodward.

He played the character of Frank McLowery in four episodes of The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp. Wallace also had a recurring role as a judge in season four of Hill Street Blues, which featured Barbara Babcock.

Wallace acted with Michael Ansara in The Lawless Breed (1953) and Texas Across the River (1966) and with John de Lancie in the 1994 direct-to-video movie Schemes (also with Leslie Hope and John Glover) and Multiplicity (1996). He appeared in The Towering Inferno (1974) along with Original Series guest stars Elizabeth Rogers, Paul Comi, and Gregory Sierra. Other films included Postcards from the Edge (1990), Forces of Nature (1999), and Nurse Betty (2000, with Christopher McDonald and Steven Culp).

His final film was Minority Report (2002, featuring Star Trek: First Contact's Neal McDonough). His final acting role was in the Joan of Arcadia episode "Anonymous" in 2004.

Wallace died of complications from a fall on 22 July 2005, at the age of 88.

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Additional projects in which Wallace appeared with other Trek performers include:

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