“Hollywood” star and “Star Trek” actor John C. Reilly, 65, died Thursday, the Star Trek actor’s publicist confirmed.
He was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 18, 1930, and was a graduate of Harvard Business School, according to his publicist, Chris Nore.
He worked in advertising, film and television.
“John’s family, friends and colleagues are devastated and we are asking for privacy at this time,” the statement read.
The actor was the son of legendary actor and producer Howard C. and Mary Reilly, according the statement.
He grew up in New York City, attended Howard C.’s school and graduated from Princeton University, according a biography on the school’s website.
He had been acting since the mid-1970s, said a friend who knew him well, saying Reilly was a “glamorous actor.”
The friend spoke on condition of anonymity because the actor was not at the home where his death was reported.
Reilly’s career spanned four decades, including a stint as “Captain America” in the 1960s.
He starred in several movies in the 1970s and 1980s, including “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “The World’s End,” both of which earned critical acclaim.
The Star Trek franchise has been in production for more than 40 years, but the next two films will be based on the first three films, which will be released in 2018 and 2019.
Reilly starred in two films as Spock in the original “Star Wars” films.
He also was a regular on “Star-Trek,” starring alongside Robert Picardo.
The “StarTrek” franchise was revived in the late 1970s when the first two “StarWars” films were released.
The franchise’s last movie, “The Return of the Jedi,” came out in 1977.
The series, which began in 1968, is set in the future where a secret government program is testing a new alien species that is believed to have super strength.
It stars Gene Roddenberry, who died in 2013.
The final two films in the series, “Return of the King” and “Return to Tomorrow,” will be produced by CBS Films and CBS Television Studios.
CBS has ordered a third “StarFleet” movie, but it will not be made until after the third “The Next Generation” movie has wrapped production.