William Schallert (July 6, 1922 – May 8, 2016) was an American actor who played hundreds of different roles in television and film.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Schallert was most known for playing the father Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show, and for his appearance as Nilz Barris on the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles".
From 1979 to 1981 Schallert worked as President of the Screen Actor's Guild. After his term ended he continued working as an actor up until 2014, when he appeared on the television series 2 Broke Girls. Schallert died in Pacific Palisades, California on May 8, 2016 a little under two months before his 94th birthday.