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Mark B. Russell (born 12 November 1933; age 84) is an actor from Glasgow, Scotland who portrayed one of the Vulcan litter bearers in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Amok Time". He received no credit for this appearance.
Russell started his acting career as a background performer in Gore Vidal's drama The Best Man in 1964 and is probably best known as Detective Saperstein in the television series Kojak (1973-1978), a role which he reprised in 1985 for the television movie Kojak: The Belarus File.
He had a recurring role in three episodes of The Fugitive (1966-1967, with Jason Wingreen, Kim Darby, and William Windom) and appeared mostly without a credit in the series I Dream of Jeannie (1967, with Vince Howard), Hogan's Heroes (1968), The F.B.I. (1969, with Robert Hooks), Mannix (1969), McCloud (1970, with Diana Muldaur and Marj Dusay), and Mission: Impossible (1971, with regular Leonard Nimoy). Russell portrayed supporting roles in the drama Airport (1970, with Whit Bissell, William Boyett, and Celia Lovsky), the television film Assault on the Wayne (1971, with Leonard Nimoy, William Winom, and Malachi Throne), the television drama Emergency! (1972, starring Kevin Tighe), and the television special The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973, with Alan Oppenheimer, Joseph Hindy, and Bob Minor), followed by several background roles in the television series Emergency! (1972-1974).
Further credits include guest roles in Hawaii Five-O (1978), Eischied (1979, with Alan Oppenheimer), Nero Wolfe (1981, with Allan Miller), and Quincy M.E. (1982, with John Anderson, Anne Haney, and Albert Henderson), and the role of a Bar Fighter in the action film Raw Justice (1994, with Charles Napier).