R.I.P. Barry Jenner, star of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and 'Family Matters'

By: H&I Staff     Posted: August 11, 2016, 11:20AM    Tags: News

Barry Jenner, best known for his roles of Admiral Ross on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Lt. Murtaugh on Family Matters, died Tuesday at the age of 75. 

Before his television breakthrough in the 1990s, Jenner had several guest roles starting with Barnaby Jones in 1979. Throughout the 1980s, Jenner made appearances on dramas like Knot's Landing, Dallas, St. Elsewhere and Remington Steele. 

Jenner popped up in the first four seasons of Family Matters as Lt. Lieu Murtaugh, the obnoxious boss of Carl Winslow. On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Jenner joined the cast during the show's sixth season as Admiral William Ross and appeared in a dozen episodes. 

Jaleel White, best know to fans as Steve Urkel, shared scenes with Jenner and tweeted his condolences. 

In addition to acting, Jenner served as a reserve officer for many years with the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation. The actor passed away from a battle with leukemia. He's survived by his wife, actress Suzanne Hunt, and two stepsons.