W Morgan Sheppard Star Trek/Doctor Who Actor Passes Away

We are just a week into 2019 and already we have lost a great actor.  Yesterday one of the best character actors of his generation William Morgan Sheppard passed away.

With a career that spanned over fifty seven years, Sheppard had appeared in numerous television and film roles, and did years of voice over work for games and animated shows.

He appeared in Doctor Who, along side his actor son, Mark Sheppard in the episode The Impossible Astronaut to critical acclaim of both actors. He also appeared in Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Voyager, and Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country, as well as Babylon 5, Transformers, MacGyver, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Max Headroom, Criminal Minds, Dexter and countless other shows down the years.  He also was in the cult fantasy movie Hawk the Slayer, one of my favourite movies of all time.

Though in recent years his work has been overshadowed by his son Mark,  he appeared in dozens of notable shows and movies in a long spanning career, and never lost touch with his roots growing up in the UK.

He had a distinctive appearance due to a prosthetic eye (he lost his eye after a botched surgery)and voice which made him ideal for character work and the amount of characters he voiced in animation and games is staggering, from Iron Man, Gargoyles, and Helsing.

A great actor and a gentle person, Morgan leaves behind a legacy of amazing characters and performances

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Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.

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