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Noble Willingham (31 August 193117 January 2004; age 72) was an actor who played Texas in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "The Royale".

He was best known for his role as C.D. Parker on the television series Walker, Texas Ranger. His many other TV credits include guest appearances on Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, Mary Tyler Moore, The Rockford Files, Alice, Dallas, CHiPs, The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, L.A. Law, Home Improvement, and Murder, She Wrote. He also co-starred with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in a 1991 episode of Quantum Leap.

Willingham was also among the many Star Trek performers to star in the 1986 mini-series Dream West. Among his co-stars were F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Allin, John Anderson, Lee Bergere, James Cromwell, Michael Ensign, Alice Krige, Matt McCoy, Glenn Morshower, Fritz Weaver, Anthony Zerbe, and Jonathan Frakes. Willingham also appeared with Frakes in Money, Madness and Murder (1987, with John Glover, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Frank Military, and George D. Wallace). Willingham's other mini-series credits include 1979's Backstairs at the White House (with Ian Abercrombie, John Anderson, Bibi Besch, Robert Hooks, Gregory Itzin, Bill Quinn, and Paul Winfield), The Blue and the Gray (1982, with Stephen Collins, Robin Gammell, Gregg Henry, William Lucking, Charles Napier, Duncan Regehr, and Paul Winfield), and The Atlanta Child Murders (1985, with Gary Graham, Andrew Robinson, and Percy Rodriguez).

Among Willingham's many feature film credits are Paper Moon (1973), Big Bad Mama (1974, with Star Trek: The Original Series's William Shatner), Chinatown (1974, with Perry Lopez, Roy Jenson, cinematography by John A. Alonzo, music by Jerry Goldsmith and stunts by Hal Needham), Norma Rae (1979), The Howling (1981, with Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo and co-starring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest stars Dick Miller and Kenneth Tobey), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, with James McIntire), The Last Boy Scout (1991, with Bruce McGill and Frank Collison), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). He also played Clay Stone in City Slickers (1991, with David Paymer, Tracey Walter and Robert Costanzo), and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994).

Politically, Willingham was conservative like his Walker, Texas Ranger co-star Chuck Norris and was a lifelong registered Texas Republican. In 2000, Willingham ran for Congress in his native first district against incumbent Democrat Representative Max Sandlin, losing to Sandlin in a landslide. Willingham's lead challenger for the Republican nomination in the primary was Smith County, Texas judge Louie Gohmert who in turn would defeat Sandlin in 2004, the year of Willingham's passing. Gohmert represented the district from 2005 to 2023.

Both he and DS9 guest star Albert Henderson died on January 17th, 2004.

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