Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatt Kaplowitz

"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.

Trek Untold-Episode 99: Ken Olandt: A Career Of Strength & Charm

His journey from dreams of being an ice hockey player into modeling and then acting, the unique way he improved his performing skills, what he learned while he was a student of Gordon Hunt and Howard Fine and training alongside George Clooney, his first gig on “Days of Our Lives” and his first speaking lines on “Matt Houston,” staring with Jennifer Aniston in the cult horror hit “Leprechaun” and the stunt involving Warwick Davis and Deep Roy that left one of them injured!

From there, it's off to Star Trek TNG “Bloodlines,” and we chat about working with Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner, and why he believes that episode of Star Trek is some of his finest work (in spite of the annoying tight outfits he wore). After Trek, Ken started a film production company, and we discuss that including one of the movies he made that starred William Shatner!

Plus, we talk about starring in the “Super Force” TV show where he was directed by Jerry Lewis and got to fight with WCW champion Sting, stories from “April Fool's Day,” “Summer School” with Carl Reiner and Marc Harmon, “18 Wheels of Justice” with G. Gordon Liddy, “Murder, She Wrote” with Angela Lansbury, Brenda Vaccaro and Genie Francis, and a life lesson courtesy of Sylvester Stallone!

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