David Warner, Legendary Star Trek Actor, Has Passed Away

David Warner sadly passed away at the age of 80, and he leaves behind a massive career that includes Star Trek, Tron, Batman, TMNt, and so much more.

By James Brizuela | Published

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The film world is collectively mourning the passing of David Warner. It doesn’t get more legendary than Mr. Warner. The man’s career has spanned over 60 years, and he has been in some of the best films ever made. The man had a significant role in The Omen, played Sark in Tron, was the Evil Genius in Time Bandits, Professor Jordan Perry in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze, and most famously portrayed Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country, St. John Talbot in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Gul Madred in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

David Warner began his illustrious career in the theater, as he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in his early years. His breakout role was appearing in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment in 1966, which landed him a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The man would go on to appear in such iconic films as the previously mentioned Tron and The Omen. That was not all, as he cemented himself within the Star Trek community after appearing in two different films, and one series. He also reprised his role as Chancellor Gorkon in a video game called Star Trek: Klingon Academy.

For those of us who happened to have grown up in the 1990s, David Warner was famous for appearing as Professor Jordan Perry in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze. He was also a mainstay in Batman: The Animated Series, as he famously voiced Ras Al Ghul, which was one of Batman’s biggest adversaries. He reprised the voice of Ras in Batman Beyond as well. He also voiced Herbet Landon/Red Skull in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He was also famously known for attempting to save the day in Titanic as Spicer Lovejoy.

Leading into the 2000s, he famously portrayed Senator Sandar in the 2001 reboot of Planet of the Apes. He portrayed Professor Grinko in the Doctor Who special, Cold War. And more recently he was Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins Returns. These are just some of the films and shows the man has become famous for, and as mentioned, led to his illustrious and legendary career. People have been a fan of David Warner dating back to the 1960s, and nothing has changed leading into his last appearance in 2020 as The Lobe in Teen Titans Go. Warner has been a testament to the love of acting as he has appeared in so many mediums that cover so many genres.

You would be hard-pressed not to find a film, television show, or video game that David Warner appeared in which somebody loved. His career has spanned nearly 60 years, and the man has put in everything for the love of acting. He has passed away at the age of 80, but there are plenty of us who will remember him for the rest of our lives. Thank you for all your wonderful work, and rest in peace, Mr. Warner.