(written from a Production point of view)
Ted Gehring (6 April 1929 – 28 September 2000; age 71) played the role of a policeman in the Star Trek: The Original Series second season episode "Assignment: Earth". Gehring played a Los Angeles police detective in the 1986 thriller Out of Bounds costarring Jeff Kober and John Vickery. His recurring character on the 1970s sitcom Alice, costarring TOS Director Marc Daniels, was named Charlie, also his single word of spoken dialogue for "Assignment: Earth". He also had two appearances in M*A*S*H, first as a shady requisitions officer, Major Arnold Morris, in the 2nd season episode, "The Incubator", with Logan Ramsey. Vic Tayback was originally scripted to play the requisitions officer, but was replaced by Gehring. Second, he also had another appearance as Sergeant Rhoden in the 7th season episode "None Like it Hot", with David Ogden Stiers.