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K Callan (born 9 January 1936; age 86) is an actress from Dallas, Texas, who played Alsia in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine second season episode "Rivals".

A veteran of stage and screen and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Television Academy, Callan is perhaps best known to general audiences for playing Martha Kent on the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, co-starring Star Trek: The Next Generation guest star Teri Hatcher and Deep Space Nine guest star Tracy Scoggins. She also had recurring roles on the sitcom Coach and the HBO series Carnivale, the latter of which also starred fellow Star Trek guest stars Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, John Fleck, and John Savage.

The many other TV series on which she has appeared include All in the Family (with Jason Wingreen), Quincy, M. E. (starring Robert Ito and Garry Walberg), St. Elsewhere (starring Ed Begley, Jr., Deborah May, Alfre Woodard, and Jane Wyatt), Night Court (co-starring John Larroquette and Brent Spiner), Quantum Leap (starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell), L.A. Law (co-starring Corbin Bernsen, Larry Drake, and David Gautreaux), NYPD Blue (starring Sharon Lawrence and Gordon Clapp), 7th Heaven (starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks), and Crossing Jordan (starring Miguel Ferrer). She and TNG guest actor Robin Gammell played a married couple in an episode of Nip/Tuck in 2005.

In 1979, she co-starred with William Schallert in two TV mini-series: Ike (co-starring Jonathan Banks, Whit Bissell, Richard Herd, and Laurence Luckinbill) and Blind Ambition (with Graham Jarvis, Alan Oppenheimer, Lawrence Pressman, Logan Ramsey, James Sloyan, and William Windom).

She also has a number of films to her credit, earning praise for her debut in the 1970 drama Joe. She followed this with roles in such popular films as A Touch of Class (1973, in which she plays the wife of Paul Sorvino's character), The Onion Field (1979, co-starring John Savage, Ronny Cox, Christopher Lloyd, Richard Herd, Michael Pataki, and John de Lancie), American Gigolo (1980, playing the daughter of Richard Derr's character), Frankie and Johnny (1991, with Dey Young) and Knives Out (2019, with Christopher Plummer).

Other Trek connections

Additional film and television projects in which Callan appeared with other Star Trek performers include:

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