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James Frederick Boeke (11 September 193826 September 2014; age 76) was an actor who played a Klingon general in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Boeke was born in Akron, Ohio and was a professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys (1964-1967) as well as a substitute teacher which led to a full-time teaching and coaching position at Westminster High School for twenty-two years.

Among his acting resume are films such as North Dallas Forty (1979, with Jane Daly), Alligator (1980, with stunts by Kenny Endoso), Pennies from Heaven (1981, with Nancy Parsons, William Frankfather, and Arell Blanton), Fear City (1984, with Emilia Crow, Vinny Argiro, and Victor Rivers), The Kindred (1987, with Bennet Guillory), Kill Me Again (1989, with Bibi Besch, Nick Dimitri, Jeff Smolek, and stunts by Cherie Tash and Rick Sawaya), Forrest Gump (1994, with Sam Anderson, Don Fischer, Michael McFall, Geoffrey Blake, Michael Jace, and stunts by Joey Box, Denise Lynne Roberts, Erik Stabenau, Jay Caputo, Kim Robert Koscki, and Denney Pierce), and A Man Apart (2003, with Geno Silva, Jeff Kober, Marco Rodriguez, Ben Bray, Charlie Curtis, Michael Papajohn, Dean Rubin, Azalea Davila, and Thomas Kopache).

Boeke also guest-starred in television series including M.A.S.H. (1981, with David Ogden Stiers and Jack Blessing), Knight Rider (1982, starring Patricia McPherson), The A-Team (1983-1986, starring Dwight Schultz and Melinda Culea), Hunter (1984 and 1987, written by Joe Menosky), Matlock (1989, with Paul Collins, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Milt Tarver, and Catherine MacNeal), Murder She Wrote (1991, with John Anderson and John Beck), and had a recurring role in Coach (1989-1997).

Boeke died on 26 September 2014 shortly after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. He was 76 years old. [1]

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