Robin Curtis, 2000
June 15, 1956 |
New York Mills, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, real estate broker|
|Years active||Acting: 1981–1999|
Robin Curtis (born June 15, 1956) is an American actress, most notable for taking over the role of Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik from Kirstie Alley in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Life and career
Film and television work
Although her first appearance as 'Saavik' in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was promoted as being her film debut, in fact Curtis had already made several film and made-for-television movie appearances. Her performance, however, drew mixed reviews from Trek fans. She followed this up with a brief second appearance as Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
She co-starred in the 1983 episode "Short Notice" during the first season of the Knight Rider television series. In 1991, she portrayed Carol Pulaski on the soap opera General Hospital. In 1993, Curtis portrayed an unrelated Vulcan character disguised as a Romulan (Tallera/T'Paal) in the two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation "Gambit," for which she was screen-tested instead of being given any special consideration. In the Babylon 5 episode "Deathwalker" (1994), she appeared as Abbai Ambassador Kalika. She appeared in the other series Dream On, Herman's Head, Night Court, MacGyver, Johnny Bago, and The Equalizer.
Curtis's other film work includes Hexed, Ghost Story, Shootdown, In Love with an Older Woman, A White Thread, A Black Thread, and LBJ - The Early Years in which she played the role of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Stage and commercial work
Curtis has numerous stage credits in regional and national theatre, including Gyspy, Applause, Oliver!, ...And Other Songs in New York. She performed in The City Suite Off Broadway and in Garden in Los Angeles. Other work includes The Nerd, The Man of La Mancha, and George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Tree.
While she hit the convention circuit hard in the mid-1990s, as of early March of 2014 she was only making semi-frequent appearances at Star Trek conventions throughout the world.
In 2004, Curtis found success as a residential real estate agent in Manlius, NY in addition to her acting career. In the middle of the following year, 2005, she debuted her one-woman show, a work-in-progress, Not My Bra, You Don't! - The Sexual Odyssey of a Forty-Nine Year Old Woman."
Curtis was briefly married to the actor Kent Williams, though the dates of their marriage and the circumstances under which it eventually failed were not known as of early March of 2014.
TV and filmography
- Ghost Story (1981) as Rea Dedham
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) as Lieutenant Saavik
- MacGyver (Season 1): The Gauntlet (1985) as Kate Connelly
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) as Lieutenant Saavik
- LBJ: The Early Years (1987) as Jacqueline Kennedy
- Scorpio One (1989) as Shannon Brey
- General Hospital (1991) as Carol Pulaski
- The Unborn 2 (1991) as Linda Holt
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (US TV Series) (1993) in "Gambit, Parts One And Two," as Tallera/T'Paal
- Hexed (1993) as Rebecca
- Babylon 5 (US TV Series) (1994) as Ambassador Kalika
- Space: Above and Beyond (US TV series) (1995) as Andrea Wilkins
- Santa with Muscles (1996) as Leslie
- Recoil (1998) as Julie Sloan
- The Sex Monster (1999) as Woman on Street
- "Review - Star Trek III: The Search For Spock". TrekMovie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
- Joel B. Kirk View profile More options (2004-04-01). "Retrospective: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) - rec.arts.sf.reviews | Google Groups". Groups.google.com. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
- Fist Full of Comics & Games - Star Trek Movies[dead link]
- Robin Curtis at the Internet Movie Database
- Robin Curtis at AllMovie
- Interview with Robin Curtis on the podcast The Future and You
- Zellar Homes Ltd. bio of Robin Curtis