Admiral Fitzpatrick (Actor Ed Reimers) From The Trouble With Tribbles Dies At 96
Admiral Fitzpatrick (Actor Ed Reimers) from 'The Trouble With Tribbles' has passed away. According to a relative Ed died in upstate New York, he was 96. Best know for his voiceover work for All State Insurance 'You're in good hands' commercials, Ed will always be known to Trek Fans as Admiral Fitzpatrick.
Dean Lindoerfer, Reimers' nephew by marriage, says the actor died Sunday at his daughter's home in Saratoga Springs. The cause wasn't immediately clear.
Reimers was best known as the Allstate Corp.'s TV spokesman for 22 years, starting in 1957. He also was an announcer for television programs including the 1950s-era Western "Maverick" and appeared in shows including an episode of the original "Star Trek" series.
Born in Moline, Ill., Reimers spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles. He moved to Saratoga Springs in 2007.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn, two grandsons and a niece. (source AP)
Check out the Star Trek: TOS blooper reel below featuring Ed Reimers modifying his classic All State Line to: 'And Captain, you're in good hands with tribble'.
Image credit Trekcore.com