Walter Koenig is a superlative actor, director, screenwriter, novelist, acting professor, and comic book creator. Walter achieved an enduring global fame with his iconic portrayal of Ensign Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek television series.
Walter continued to play Chekov in seven Star Trek feature films. He also appeared in forty different TV series and television movies, including “Anthony and Cleopatra” starring Timothy Dalton and Lynn Redgrave. In a 1997 poll of favorite television bad guys, Koenig was the top choice of 12,000 voters for his role as Bester on Babylon 5. In addition to acting, Walter Koenig has written several films, I Wish I May, You’re Never Alone When You’re a Schizophrenic), one-act plays, and episodes of select TV shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series, Land Of The Lost, Family, and The Powers Of Mathew Star. He is the author of several books, including his autobiography, Warped Factors: A Neurotic’s Guide to the Universe, Chekov’s Enterprise (a journal kept during production of the first Star Trek movie.) and a science fiction novel, Buck Alice and the ActorRobot, re-released in 2006.
Walter made a celebrated return to his iconic role of Pavel Chekov in the groundbreaking independent film, Star Trek: Of Gods And Men, followed by Star Trek: Renegades and Renegades: The Requiem, now in post-production.
Walter Koenig and his wife Judy Levitt live in Los Angeles.