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Steve Sandor (27 October 19375 April 2017; age 79) was an actor who played Lars in the Star Trek: The Original Series second season episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion".

Sandor was born to Hungarian parents in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before becoming an actor, he spent time as a steel worker and a copy machine salesman in his home city, and also used to train sentry dogs while serving as an Air Policeman in the US Air Force. He gained a 3rd degree black belt in shaolin chaun fa Kung Fu and a 4th degree black belt in Ching Sae Do.

Sandor began his acting career in the mid 1960s and made his television debut in the aforementioned Star Trek episode.

Having appeared in many television shows such as Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Streets of San Francisco (one episode with Victor Tayback, one with Mariette Hartley, Robert Foxworth and Peter Mark Richman, which was written by Dorothy Fontana, and one with Vince Howard and his Original Series co-star Joseph Ruskin), Starsky & Hutch (with David Soul), CHIPs (with Michael Dorn), Fantasy Island (with Ricardo Montalban), The A-Team (with Dwight Schultz), and Hardcastle and McCormick (with Brian Keith and Daniel Hugh Kelly), he is perhaps best known for his role as the ill-fated biker gang leader in The Ninth Configuration (1980, with Star Trek: The Next Generation guest star Richard Lynch) and as the voice of the heroic Darkwolf in Fire and Ice (1983).

Sandor also had supporting roles in Rough Night in Jericho (1967, with Jean Simmons and The Bridge at Remagen (1967 a semi-regular role on The Yellow Rose (with David Soul), and the title role in Stryker (1983, co-starring Biff Yeager). Sandor was also part of the extensive cast of Centennial (1978, with Star Trek alumni Michael Ansara, Henry Darrow, Cliff DeYoung, Robert DoQui, Robert Easton, Brian Keith, Sally Kellerman, Stephen McHattie, Nick Ramus, Clive Revill, James Sloyan, Morgan Woodward, and Anthony Zerbe).

In 1998, Sandor provided the voice for the character Orion in Superman The Animated Series (a role later continued by Ron Perlman in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited). Many other Star Trek actors and actresses provided voice work for the series, such as Christopher McDonald, Ron Perlman, Jason Marsden, Michael Dorn, Joanna Cassidy, Clancy Brown, Malcolm McDowell, Corey Burton, Lori Petty, Victor Brandt, Charles Napier, Diane Michelle, Andrea Martin, Tony Jay, Sherman Howard, David Warner, Jeff Glenn Bennett, David L. Lander, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Larry Drake, Ron Glass, Marcelo Tubert, Jennifer Hale, Cam Clarke, Larry Cedar, Miguel Ferrer, Robert Ito, Hassan Nicholas, Tress MacNeille, Dean Jones, Robert Costanzo, Peter Renaday, Carolyn Seymour, Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Williams, and Peter Mark Richman.

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