Lawrence Montaigne (born February 26, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor, writer, dancer, and stuntman. As an actor, he is known for his appearances on many 1960s-era television shows such as Star Trek.
Life and career
Born in New York, but raised in Rome, Italy, Montaigne speaks several languages, a skill he used to his advantage in securing roles in international productions. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was only one platoon apart in the Parris Island boot camp from his future friend Steve McQueen.
He appeared in the role of Dr. Chauncy Hartlund in the 1965 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Carefree Coronary." In 1966, Montaigne portrayed the Romulan Decius in the Star Trek episode "Balance of Terror", he had nearly played Mr Spock when it was possible that Leonard Nimoy would appear on Mission Impossible. A year later, he portrayed the Vulcan Stonn, a paramour of Spock's intended bride T'Pring, in the episode "Amok Time" - a role that he reprised in 2006 in the unofficial mini-series Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.
In addition, he guest starred on Batman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Blue Light, Mission: Impossible, The Time Tunnel, The Invaders, Perry Mason, McCloud, and The Feather and Father Gang..
His motion picture appearances include roles in The Great Escape, Tobruk, The Power, Escape to Witch Mountain, Young Lady Chatterley, Deadly Blessing and Dakota.
Montaigne taught film in the 1980s at North Texas State University.
For the last several years he has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada and has translated medical texts for a publishing firm. In 2007, Montainge voiced a guest starring role in the pilot episode of the web series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.
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... Ethan Phillips (VOY), Garrett Wang (VOY) Chase Masterson (DS9), J.G. Hertzler (DS9), Cirroc Lofton (DS9), Grace Lee Whitney (TOS), Crystal Allen (ENT), Lawrence Montaigne (TOS) and Alan Ruck (Trek film "Generations"). Some of these venerated Trek ...
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Creator Gene Rodenberry was so livid he created a new Vulcan character to replace Spock aboard the starship played by Lawrence Montaigne. They eventually sorted things out, however, and Montaigne ended up playing a Vulcan rival of Spock's in the ...
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Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:00:35 -0700
Lawrence Montaigne has a unique claim to fame: He was almost the next Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek. Montaigne, 81, has been a Las Vegas resident for the last 11 years, and has dabbled all over the entertainment industry in his varied life ...
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:56:15 -0700
... Sean Kenney, Walter Koenig, Cirroc Lofton, BarBara Luna, Don Marshall (Lt. Boma), Arlene Martel, Chase Masterson, Colm Meaney, Eric Menyuk (The Traveler), Lawrence Montaigne, Anthony Montgomery, Ronald D. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Larry Nemecek, ...
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:48:34 -0700
Some familiar Star Trek guest stars have taken part in Star Trek: The Continuing Mission, including Lawrence Montaigne (Amok Time's Stonn), Celeste Yarnall (The Apple), Daniel Roebuck (The Next Generation's Jaron), Spice Williams-Crosby (Star Trek V: ...
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