Gary Graham, who was most recognized for his roles as Soval, the Vulcan ambassador to Earth in Star Trek: Enterprise, and Detective Matthew Sikes in Alien Nation, passed away at the age of 73.
Gary Graham passed away:
American actor, musician, and author, Gary Graham passed away on January 22, 2024. This sad news was shared on Facebook by Graham’s ex-wife, Susan Lavelle, an actor best known for her role in Dear Mother on Amazon Prime.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my former spouse, Gary Graham, today. He was an incredible actor and the father of our lovely only child, Haylee Graham,” Lavelle stated.
Gary was one half of the popular duo on the television show Alien Nation, and I first met him when I was just 20 years old. However, he had previously starred alongside Tom Cruise in films such as All the Right Moves. Gary has a lot more credits, of course.
“Gary was “Gary was a funny, sarcastic sense of humor but kind, fought for what he believed in, a devout Christian, and was so proud of his daughter, Haylee.
“Fly high into the heavens Gar! Thank you for our journey and thank you for the gifts you left me in acting, my love of horses, and most importantly, our daughter.”
Gary Graham cause of death:
Gary Graham passed away suddenly on January 22, 2024. So far, no specific details about the cause of death have been released, and the statement says that it was sudden, his family is likely to be contacted subsequently.
His wife, Becky was by his side at the time of his death. Gary’s sudden loss made an impact on acting community and the fellow actors and followers has sparked an outpouring of condolences and reflections on Gary’s impactful career.
As the public awaits further information, the focus remains on honoring his legacy and expressing sympathy for those affected by this unexpected and untimely passing.
Who was Gary Graham?
Gary Graham was born on June 6, 1950 in Long Beach, California, USA. He was an famous actor and producer. Graham’s career began in the 1970s and spanned five decades in television and film.
He is most known for his five consecutive seasons as Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series Alien Nation (1989–1990) and the five films that followed.
Graham was also well-known for his work in the Star Trek franchise, most notably for his recurring role as Soval, the Vulcan ambassador to Earth in Star Trek: Enterprise. In the fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, he portrayed Ragnar. He then reprised the role in Star Trek: Renegades and Renegades: The Requiem.
Gary Graham career:
Graham played Detective Matthew Sikes in Alien Nation, which aired from 1989 to 1990. He then reprised the role in the television movies Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996), and Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997).
In addition, Graham portrayed Captain Ken Hetrick in nine episodes of M.A.N.T.I.S., the 1995 superhero television series that Sam Hamm (Batman) and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) created.
Eight Is Enough, Starsky & Hutch, The Incredible Hulk, CHiPs, The Dukes of Hazzard, T.J. Hooker, Remington Steele, Moonlighting, Diagnosis Murder, Ally McBeal, Walker, Texas Ranger, Nash Bridges, JAG, and Nip/Tuck are just a few of the television shows in which Graham has appeared as a guest.
His filmography includes appearances in the Star Trek parody Unbelievable!!!, Steel, Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, All the Right Moves, and Jeepers Creepers: Reborn.
He played the Vulcan ambassador to Earth, Ambassador Soval, in Star Trek: Enterprise. He also made one guest appearance on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), in the Season 2 episode Cold Fire, as Tanis, the leader of the Ocampan community.
Graham later reprised his role as Ragnar in the 2015 fan film Star Trek: Renegades. He first appeared in the fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.
Graham pursued a career in acting in addition to music, playing in groups such as The Sons of Kirk, The Gary Graham Band, and The Gary Graham Garage Band. Graham’s wife and daughter survive him.
Tributes to Gary Graham:
Trek Talking posted,
RIP Gary Graham. Best known as Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series Alien Nation. Star Trek fans know him as Vulcan Ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise, has Passed away
Lorna K Bergin posted,
As an Enterprise, Alien Nation and Voyager fan, sad to hear Gary Graham has died.
Excuse the crappy image, it was an image of a signed photo taken with my phone, that was quite high up and not the easiest to photograph.
Electric Insomnia posted,
Gary passed away yesterday.
Well known for his sci-fi roles on Star Trek and Alien Nation.
Malíssa Longo posted,
Sad news about Gary Graham. He was always so nice to me… I only have fond memories of my experiences with him. Rest easy, Gary.
SFB Events posted,
RIP Gary Graham. Thanks for sharing your amazing music with us and your fabulous stories.
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