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David Frankham

David Frankham

It isn’t every day you get to meet the original designer of the Starship Enterprise, the ill-fated character of “Larry Marvick,” who appears in the episode “Is There in Truth No Beauty?” – here is your chance to meet David Frankham, who performed as Marvick, at this year’s edition of Trekonderoga!

David was born in Gillingham, Kent in southeast England; after serving in World War II, he entered the world of media by first working as a news reader, interviewer and producer for the BBC. He moved to Hollywood in the mid-1950s and became an actor. He voiced the character of Sgt. Tibbs the cat in Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians, as well as appearing in motion pictures such as Return of the Fly, Ten Who Dared, Master of the World, Tales of Terror, The Spiral Road, King Rat, and The Great Santini.

He was also busy on television from the 1950s to through the 1980s, appearing in such shows as Matinee Theatre, 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Men into Space, The Jack Benny Program, Dr. Kildare, Gomer Pyle: USMC, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Six Million Dollar Man and many more.

Star Trek fans will of course remember him as the love-struck engineer Marvick who is driven insane by the sight of the Medusan ambassador. You’ll surely find him in Engineering, tending over the warp engines of the ship he designed, when you Make the Trek! to Ticonderoga this summer!

David was born in Gillingham, Kent in southeast England; after serving in World War II, he entered the world of media by first working as a news reader, interviewer and producer for the BBC. He moved to Hollywood in the mid-1950s and became an actor. He voiced the character of Sgt. Tibbs the cat in Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians, as well as appearing in motion pictures such as Return of the Fly, Ten Who Dared, Master of the World, Tales of Terror, The Spiral Road, King Rat, and The Great Santini.