(written from a Production point of view)
George Carl "Rusty" Meek II (5 March 1925 – 16 September 2014; age 89) worked as First Assistant Director on the odd-numbered episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series's second season. The character of Russ in "The Doomsday Machine" is named after him.
Meek worked in television for his whole career, which ranged from the late-1950s to the mid-1980s. He served as 1st AD on series such as The Outer Limits, The Patridge Family, Happy Days, and Police Squad!.