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Conrad John Schuck (born February 4, 1940) is an American actor, primarily in stage, movies and television. He is best-known for his roles as police commissioner Rock Hudson's mildly slow-witted assistant, Sgt. Charles Enright in the 1970s crime drama McMillan and Wife, and as Lee Meriwether's husband, Herman Munster in the 1980s sitcom, The Munsters Today. Schuck is also known for his work on Star Trek movies and television series, often playing a Klingon character.

Schuck was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Mary (née Hamilton) and Conrad John Schuck, an English professor at SUNY Buffalo. He made his first theatrical appearances at Denison University, and after graduating continued his career at the Cleveland Playhouse, Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE, and finally the American Conservatory Theater, where he was discovered by Robert Altman. Schuck's first appearance in film was the role of Captain Walter Koskiusko "Painless Pole" Waldowski in Altman's film M*A*S*H. As a result of this role, Schuck has the distinction as the first actor ever to use the f word in a major motion picture. He went on to appear in several more Altman films: Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Thieves Like Us. He also appeared as a game show celebrity guest on Hollywood Squares(original and John Davidson versions), Pyramid(70s, 80s, and 90s versions), Password Plus, and Crosswits(1986 version).

From 1971-1977 he appeared as Sergeant Charles Enright in McMillan and Wife and also starred as an overseer in the mini-series Roots. In 1976, he played Gregory "Yo-Yo" Yoyonovich in the short-lived series Holmes & Yo-Yo. He starred in American Broadcasting Company's 1979 TV holiday special The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (a.k.a. The Night Dracula Saved The World) as Frankenstein's Monster. It was around this time that he married Susan Bay (who later married Shuck's Star Trek IV co-star Leonard Nimoy), and in 1981 the two had a son together named Aaron Bay-Schuck. They divorced in 1983. He has since married West Coast artist Harrison Houlé.

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