Robert Ellenstein (born 1923) is an American television and film actor.The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet aching-wise prior to serving the Air Corps during World War II: earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and teaching in Cleveland, Ohio. A veteran of the Golden Age of live TV (he played Quasimodo in a live Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Ellenstein made his first movie in 1954 (MGM's Rogue Cop) and is still going strong with jobs in TV and regional theater. He played the Federation President in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Robert Ellenstein Facts
|June 18, 1923 (100)
|Newark, New Jersey, USA