Craig Huxley

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Craig Huxley (also known as Craig Hundley; born 1954[1]) is an actor, inventor, and musician. He led three albums that were released by Pacific Jazz Records in the late 1960s.

In 1967, he played Captain Kirk's nephew in an episode of Star Trek.[1]

His first album, Arrival of a Young Giant, was a trio album by Hundley (piano), Jay Jay Wiggins (bass), and Gary Chase (drums) that was released in 1968.[2] Craig Hundley Plays with the Big Boys, from the following year, had a big band added to the trio.[3] The 1969 release, Rhapsody in Blue, also featured a big band, and included Ed Thigpen on drums.[4]

As a child, he also acted on television in "Kung Fu", "The Flying Nun", and "Bewitched".[1]

Huxley invented a musical instrument – the blaster beam – in the 1970s.[5] His design was patented in 1984.[6] The instrument was used in the soundtrack to Star Trek: The Motion Picture,[5] and Huxley played it for the soundtrack to 10 Cloverfield Lane.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Feather, Leonard (April 2, 1989). "The Great New Age of Craig Huxley". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "WPS-21880 Craig Hundley Trio – Arrival of a Young Giant". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "WPS-21896 Craig Hundley Plays with the Big Boys". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "WPS-21900 Craig Hundley – Rhapsody in Blue". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Kale, Sirin (February 13, 2017). "In Search of the Orgasm Note, the Mythic Note That Makes Women Come". Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Beam and cylinder sound instrument". The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. June 1998. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  7. ^ Truitt, Brian (May 29, 2016). "'10 Cloverfield Lane' composer gets crash course in Blaster Beam". USA Today. Retrieved May 1, 2020.

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