John Schuck (born February 4, 1940) is an American actor, primarily in stage, movies and television. He's best-known for his roles as police commissioner Rock Hudson's mildly slow-witted assistant, Sgt. Charles Enright in the popular 1970s crime drama McMillan and Wife, and as Lee Meriwether's husband, Herman Munster in the popular 1980s sitcom, The Munsters Today. In fact, he played Frankenstein's Monster in ABC's holiday telefilm The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (aka The Night Dracula Saved The World). Schuck is also known for his work on Star Trek movies and television series, often playing a Klingon character.
Schuck was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Mary (née Hamilton) and Conrad John Schuck, an English professor at SUNY Buffalo. He made his first theatrical appearances at Denison University, and after graduating continued his career at the Cleveland Playhouse, Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE, and finally the American Conservatory Theater, where he was discovered by Robert Altman. His first appearance in film was the role of Captain Walter Koskiusko "Painless Pole" Waldowski in the film M*A*S*H (1970). He went on to appear in several more Altman films: Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Thieves Like Us.
From 1971-1977 he appeared as Sergeant Charles Enright in McMillan and Wife and also starred as an overseer in the popular mini-series Roots. In 1976, he played Gregory "Yo-Yo" Yoyonovich in the short-lived series Holmes and Yoyo. He starred in American Broadcasting Company's 1979 TV holiday special "The Halloween That Almost Wasn't" as Frankenstein's Monster. In 1986, Schuck took the role of a Klingon ambassador in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. He reprised the role in 1991 in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, becoming one of only six guest roles to appear in more than one Star Trek film (the others being the characters of David Marcus, Saavik, Sarek, Captain Klaa and Fleet Admiral Cartwright). In 1994 he appeared as Ralgha nar Hhallas (callsign Hobbes) in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger.
He also guest starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise, as well as in Babylon 5 as Draal. He also guest-starred in several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as the NYPD Chief of Detectives. Appearing as Conrad John Schuck he opened in the role of Daddy Warbucks in the Broadway revival of "Annie" to excellent reviews in December 2006, and toured nationally in that role. He has since appeared in the films Holy Matrimony (1994), and String of the Kite (2003).
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John Schuck at the Internet Movie Database
John Schuck article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
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