We regret to report the loss of actress Judy Levitt, who in private life was Mrs. Walter Koenig. She passed away on December 9, 2022 at the age of 83. The death was reported on December 15, 2022, by her daughter Danielle via Instagram.

Judith Levitt was born April 24, 1939, in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. She married actor Walter Koenig (Pavel A. Chekhov in Star Trek, Bester in Babylon 5) July 11, 1965. They had two children, Danielle and Andrew. Andrew predeceased her in 2010. Danielle is married to comedian Jimmy Pardo.

Levitt in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror

Judy Levitt appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country (1991), and Star Trek: Generations (1994).

As the wife of a Star Trek star, she was cast in various sci-fi projects, including supporting roles in three Trek movies. She co-starred as Judge Deville in InAlienable (2007), a movie her husband wrote. She appeared in an episode of Babylon 5 with her husband. She played a PsiCop, he played Bester, the evil head of the PsiCops. She appeared in Moontrap (1988) with her husband. She played the Intrepid commander; he starred as Colonel Jason Grant. She appeared in Scream of the Bikini (2009) as Mrs. Chesterfield. Levitt played Eleanor in Séance (2014).

Judy Levitt as a Starfleet Command Captain in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Other Roles

Judy Levitt appeared in Blue Dream (2023) with her husband. She had guest roles in Mission: Impossible, Profiler, and Criminal Minds.Her movies included Maniac Cop (1988), The Holy Man (2016), and Séance (2014). Her final role will be as Dolores in Savage Midlife (2023), which is currently in post-production. Savage Midlife also features Walter Koenig.

Wife and Mother

Judy Levitt was married to Walter Koenig for fifty-six years. They would have celebrated their 57th anniversary next summer. They had two children, Danielle and Andrew, who both followed them into acting. Danielle appeared in InAlienable (2007) and The Craft (1996). Like her father, Danielle Koenig is a writer. She wrote for the sci-fi cartoon Invader Zim and PBS’ WordGirl. Andrew was a child actor who appeared in Growing Pains. He died in 2010. Our deepest sympathies to Walter Koenig and Danielle and Jimmy Pardo.


For those concerned that this information might not be accurate, we at SCIFI.radio are meticulous about our sources. We found the information on her daughter’s instagram, and her death also received confirmation in a recent episode of Jimmy Pardo’s podcast, “Never Not Funny”. ed.

Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.