Bruce Hyde, Original Star Trek Crew Member, Dies At 74

Posted: Oct 20 2015, 10:22pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

 

Bruce Hyde, Original Star Trek Crew Member, Dies at 74
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Bruce Hyde who played Lt. Kevin Riley in 2 episodes of original Star Trek died after losing the battle from throat cancer.

Original Star Trek series actor Bruce Hyde has passed away. Hyde played the role of Lt. Kevin Riley in 2 episodes of the original series. Hyde was an original crew member of the Enterprise.

Hyde was 74 years old when he passed away due to throat cancer on the 13th October, according to EW. The Dallas native had left acting and became an educator at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. 

Hyde portrayed a crew member in the 1966 debut season of Star Trek. Hyde appeared in the episodes “The Naked Time” and “The Conscience of the King.”

Although Hyde only appeared in 2 episodes of the series he made a lasting impression with his performance. The character of Riley was famous for reciting the phrase “I’ll take you home again, Kathleen”. 

Hyde participated in the live interview with StarTrek.com last year. According to Hyde he was honoured to have had a little toe in the history of pop culture. Other notable TV roles by Hyde include in Dr. Kildare, That Girl, and The Beverly Hillbillies.

In 1990 Hyde left the TV industry and started teaching at St. Cloud University. Hyde taught in the Department of Theatre & Film Studies and the Department of Communication Studies. Earlier in 2015 Hyde was lauded with professor emeritus. Occasionally Hyde would perform on stage at the Twin Cities area.

Hyde is survived by his wife Saetre. Saetre shared Hyde was a man with numerous layers. Hyde was an actor, singer, musician, writer and an artist. But the best role for Hyde was that of being a teacher. 

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