Actor who appeared in 'Star Trek', Bruce Hyde, dies at 74

Actor Bruce Hyde, who played Lt. Kevin Riley on "Star Trek," died Oct. 13 of throat cancer at a Minnesota hospice according to the SCTimes. He was 74.

Hyde portrayed Riley on two of the earliest episodes of "Star Trek." In "The Naked Time," his character was infected with a mind-altering disease and he deactivates the engines of the USS Enterprise. He appears in a later episode, "The Conscience of the King" which aired in Dec. 1996.

Hyde also appeared in episodes of "Dr. Kildare," "That Girl," and "The Beverly Hillbillies." He also worked on Broadway appearing in "Absence of a Cello," "The Girl in the Freudian Slip" and "Canterbury Tales."

Hyde went on to chair St. Cloud State University's department of theater, film studies and dance. He is survived by his wife Susan.