Jack Donner (born Jake Doner) is an American actor who has been active for over six decades.


Donner was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 29, 1928. He has worked steadily in TV and film since the 1960s, including early work on the soap-opera shows The Guiding Light and As the World Turns. He also performed in seven successive seasons of New York City regional and stock theater. In the 1960s and 1970s, he had guest-star and costar roles in shows like The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission Impossible, Mannix, Kojak, and The Streets of San Francisco.

Donner became best known for his role as Romulan Subcommander Tal in an episode of Star Trek. He would later return as a Vulcan priest in two episodes of the spin-off Star Trek: Enterprise. He is one of only three actors to appear in both the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: Enterprise. In 1998, Donner appeared in an uncredited role as Commander Kinwon in Power Rangers in Space. He later starred in the black-comedy film All About Evil and in a film adaptation of Cool Air. In his personal life, Donner founded Oxford Theater with fellow actor Lee Delano.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Donner portrayed Nate, an elderly man murdered by "house cleaner"-type serial killer Charles Holcombe, in the Season Two episode Legacy.


For a full filmography, see here.

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