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Robert Pine (born 10 July 1941; age 78) is the actor who played Ambassador Liria in the Star Trek: Voyager third season episode "The Chute". He later played the role of Captain Tavin in the Star Trek: Enterprise first season episode "Fusion". His son, Chris Pine, plays James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond.
Beyond the realm of Star Trek, Robert Pine is most famous for his role as Sergeant (and in a 1998 TV-movie, Commissioner) Joseph Getraer on the television series CHiPs, on which Michael Dorn also guest-starred. He has also made guest appearances on a number of other shows, including Gunsmoke, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, Murder, She Wrote, The West Wing, and Six Feet Under. He also guest-starred on an episode of Quantum Leap, starring his future Star Trek: Enterprise co-star Scott Bakula and one-time Enterprise guest actor Dean Stockwell.
In 1973, Pine appeared in the TV movie Incident on a Dark Street with William Shatner. He and Shatner reunited in a Priceline commercial in which Pine played a chauffeur. Pine has also worked on numerous feature films. These include 1968's with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest actor Michael Sarrazin; 1977's Empire of the Ants with TOS guest stars Joan Collins and Robert Lansing; 1979's with Kenneth Mars, Rex Holman, Nick Ramus, Ed McCready, and John Arndt; 1996's smash science fiction hit Independence Day, featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation star Brent Spiner as well as Bill Smitrovich, Leland Orser, Randy Oglesby, and Erick Avari; and 2003's Confidence, with Leland Orser, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., and John Carroll Lynch.
Pine was most recently seen in the independent action film Michael Dorn), the 2005 thriller Red Eye (with Suzie Plakson and Dey Young), and the 2010 dramedy Small Town Saturday Night (once again co-starring alongside his real-life son Chris Pine).(with
In 2015, Pine was elected as Los Angeles member of the National Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 period of SAG-AFTRA.