Karl Held – Five Questions About Him Answered

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Karl Held

Carl Held, sometimes known as Karl Held and Christopher Held, is an American actor who has worked extensively in both American and British television shows, he is known for Falcon Crest (1981), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and MacGyver (1985).

How old is Karl Held?

Karl Held was born with birth name Carl Held on September 19, 1931. Karl will be celebrating his 90th birthday on earth come September this year.

Where was he born?

Karl Held was born in Jersey City, a city in the northeastern part of New Jersey. Its eastern waterfront faces the Hudson River where it meets Upper New York Bay. The Liberty State Park has panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the former immigrant gateway.

Karl Held’s the Destroyer

Don’t get it twisted we don’t mean Karl to be a destroyer of things but the role he played in the series “Sea Hunt” an action adventure television series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1961. The series was originally aired for four seasons and produced 155 episodes.

Karl Held has been in the film industry for over a long period of time. In 1980s Karl Held was among the cast of the series “Falcon Crest” is an American prime time television soap opera that aired for nine seasons on CBS from 1981 to 1990. The series was about the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the California wine industry, Karl Held played the character of Garth in the series for three seasons.

Karl Held played the character Lindstrom in the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode “The Return of the Archons.

In 1985 he played a role in the series “MacGyver” an action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. The series was about the adventures of Angus MacGyver, a top secret agent armed with remarkable scientific equipment to solve almost any problem out in the field using mundane materials at hand.

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In 1963, he played the role of a solo astronaut in “The Man Who Was Never Born”, the sixth episode of The Outer Limits. He portrayed as the character Captain Joseph Reardon. Two years earlier Karl Held appeared as Bruce Nesbitt in the episode “The Case of the Angry Dead Man” of the series “Perry Mason” a legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television. He also reappeared as the defendant David Gideon in “The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather” episode.

In 1965, he played the character Corporal Kenter in the film “36 Hours” a suspense film, which was based on the 1944 short story “Beware of the Dog” by Roald Dahl.

He also appeared as Gideon in eight episodes in the fifth season from 1961 to 1962 in a “legal eagle” aspiring law student role, assisting Perry in uncovering evidence to aid Mason’s clients accused of murder.

He has also been credited for playing a role in the films: 77 Sunset Strip, The Big Valley, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Flipper, The Fugitive, Daktari, Star Trek, The Invaders, Mission: Impossible, The Lotus Eaters, Space: 1999, Return of the Saint, The Aphrodite Inheritance, Thriller (1975), The Incredible Hulk, Charlie’s Angels, Taxi, St. Elsewhere, MacGyver, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Riptide, The Rebel and L.A. Law.

Is Karl Held married?

Karl Held was married to fellow Star Trek guest star Sarah Marshall from July 20, 1964 until her death on January 18, 2014. They both met during filming of “The Deadly Years”, in which Marshall was a guest starred. Although is not yet known if both shared a kid together before her death.

What is his net worth?

As a veteran actor Karl Held net worth is estimated to be around $900,000 dollars, well one wouldn’t be expecting any more additional figures to that due to him being an old dog in the game.

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