Los Angeles, CA – Gary Graham, the prolific actor best known for his roles in the Star Trek franchise, has passed away at the age of 73. Graham died suddenly, leaving behind his wife Becky, his daughter Haylee, and countless grieving fans.
Graham was a staple in the Star Trek universe, having portrayed various recurring characters across multiple series and films. His most well-known role was Ambassador Soval, a Vulcan ambassador he first brought to life in Star Trek: Enterprise in 2001. He continued the role in the franchise for years after, reprising Soval in both official and unofficial Star Trek productions.
In addition to Soval, Trekkies will remember Graham for his portrayal of Tanis on Star Trek: Voyager in 1997. He also played the character Ragnar in the widely popular fan films Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Star Trek: Renegades. With his passing, the Star Trek world has lost one of its most prolific stars.
Beyond Star Trek, Gary Graham had a long, prolific acting career spanning over 40 years. One of his earliest breakout roles was in the 1982 coming-of-age film All the Right Moves alongside Tom Cruise. A few years later, he landed his first major starring TV role as Detective Matt Sykes in the sci-fi series Alien Nation from 1989-1990.
Graham continued working steadily in both film and television over the decades. Some highlights include recurring roles on shows like JAG, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Ted; and parts in films such as Jackie Chan’s Thunderbolt and Machete Kills. His most recent project was the 2021 sci-fi movie Astronaut.
The actor’s unexpected death at 73 has left his friends, family, and fans reeling. His ex-wife Susan shared the tragic news on social media along with a heartfelt tribute. She called Graham an “amazing actor and father” to their daughter Haylee, expressing devastation over the loss. Their daughter is also said to be completely grief-stricken.
Susan reflected fondly on her memories of Graham, recalling his “funny, sarcastic sense of humor” and passion for acting and horses. She also noted his devout Christian faith and immense pride in their daughter. Graham’s wife Becky was reportedly by his side when he passed.
Fans have also been mourning Graham’s shocking death, using social media to pay tribute to his iconic Star Trek roles. Many expressed their sympathies for his grieving daughter and loved ones. Graham clearly left a lasting impression through his acclaimed acting work.
The world has lost a talented character actor and Star Trek legend with Gary Graham’s passing. But his iconic alien ambassador, detective, and sci-fi roles will live on for generations to come. Graham gave life to so many memorable characters, leaving behind a remarkable acting legacy. May he rest in peace.