Walter Marvin Koenig ( / ˈkeɪnɪɡ /; born September 14, 1936) is an American actor and screenwriter. He began acting professionally in the mid 1960s and quickly rose to prominence for his supporting role as Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek: The Original Series (1967–1969). He went on to reprise this role in all six original-cast Star Trek films.
walter koenig began his acting career in 1962 as an uncredited sentry in the tv series combat! (1962), and in the following few years had bit roles in several television shows, until he landed the role that would catapult his career in ways he could never have imagined, as ensign pavel chekov in star trek's original series ( star trek: the …
Walter Koenig is of Russian Jewish ancestry, which made him a good candidate for Chekov on Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). His family had emigrated from Lithuania, USSR and changed their original surname (Koenigsberg).
- Walter Marvin Koenig
- 5' 6" (1.68 m)
- September 14, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Walter Koenig has taught classes in acting and directing privately and at UCLA, The Sherwood Oaks Experimental Film College and at the California School of Professional Psychology. Most recently he has been an instructor at the Actors' Alley Repertory Company in Los Angeles.
Sep 22, 2022 · Walter Koenig is a famous American actor and screenwriter. Koenig began acting professionally in the mid-1960s and quickly rose to prominence for his supporting role as Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek: The Original Series. Further, he went on to reprise this role in all six original-cast Star Trek films.