Skip Homeier (George Vincent Homeier)

Skip Homeier

Skip Homeier changed his first name from Skippy to Skip when he became 18. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles. Although Homeier worked frequently throughout his childhood and adolescence, playing wayward youths with no chance of redemption, he did not become a major star; but he did make a transition from child actor to adult, especially in a range of roles as delinquent youths, common in Hollywood films of the 1950s. He also developed a talent for playing strong character roles in war films, such as Halls of Montezuma (1950, Beachhead) and Sam Fuller’s Fixed Bayonets (1951). In 1954, he guest-starred in an episode of the NBC legal drama Justice, based on cases of the Legal Aid Society of New York. He was cast later in an episode of Steve McQueen’s Wanted Dead or Alive, a CBS western series. Skip Homeier played a man sought for a crime of which he is innocent, but who has no faith in the legal system’s ability to provide justice. Fleeing from McQueen’s bounty hunter character Josh Randall, Homeier’s character leaps to his death from a cliff. Homeier appeared as Kading in the episode “The Post” of the 1958 NBC western Jefferson Drum, starring Jeff Richards. Then, from 1960 to 1961, he starred in the title role in Dan Raven, a crime drama on NBC set on the famous Sunset Strip of West Hollywood, California, with a number of celebrities playing themselves in guest roles. In the summer of 1961, he appeared in an episode of The Asphalt Jungle, and later that same year he performed as a replacement drover and temporary “ramrod” in an episode of Rawhide titled “Incident of the Long Shakedown”.[6] Homeier also made two guest appearances on Perry Mason, both times as the defendant. In 1961, he played Dr. Edley in “The Case of the Pathetic Patient”, and in 1965 he played the police sergeant Dave Wolfe in “The Case of the Silent Six”. In 1964, he guest-starred in The Addams Family episode “Halloween With The Addams Family” with Don Rickles.

Skip Homeier was cast in the 1966 feature film The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts; and he continued to be frequently cast on television as a guest star, often as a villain, including in all four of Irwin Allen’s science-fiction series in the mid-to-late 1960s. He guest-starred as well on Star Trek: The Original Series in two episodes: as the Nazi-like character Melakon in “Patterns of Force” (1968), and as Dr. Sevrin in “The Way to Eden” (1969). One of his last roles was a one-liner in the 1979 telefilm The Wild Wild West Revisited as a senior Secret Service official. Homeier died on June 25, 2017 at the age of 86 of spinal myeopothy at his home in Indian Wells, California. He is survived by his wife, Della, and Homeier’s sons Peter and Michael from his first marriage (1951-1962) to Nancy Van Noorden Field.

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Born

  • October, 05, 1930
  • USA
  • Chicago, Illinois

Died

  • June, 25, 2017
  • USA
  • Indian Wells, California

Cause of Death

  • spinal myeopothy

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