Star Trek actor Mickey Cottrell has died, passing away on January 1, 2024. His sister Suzie Cottrell-Smith, made the sad announcement that Mickey Cottrell passed away January 1, 2024 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital. He had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was still recovering from the effects of a stroke in 2016. He was born September 5, 1944 in Springfield, Illinois, so he was 79 at the time of his death.

Mickey Cottrell as Dumah {image via Paramount}

Actor, producer, and publicist, he played a variety of roles in fantasy and sci-fi film and television. Trek fans will remember seeing Cottrell as Dumah in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Raven,” and Chancellor Alrick in the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode “The Perfect Mate.”

Cottrell as Alrik {image via Paramount}

His best known acting role was as Daddy Carroll in My Own Private Idaho(1991). He appeared in Hellraiser IV Bloodline (1996) as le Duc De L’isle. He starred as the prince in Richard III (1996), the version where Aleks Shaklin played the ill-fated Richard. He gave his voice to Roscoe Sandifeur in the video game Terror T.R.A.X Track of the Vampire. In Home the Horror Story (2000) he played Brother Ignatious. He played Mirimane in the episode “The Child” of the syndicated TV show Conan the Adventurer.

Mickey Cottrell, Publicist

As a publicist, Mickey Cottrell (born Richard Edward Cottrell) was publicist for Philip Noyce, the Australian director, not to be confused with Philip Boyce, the former Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise.

As a publicist, Cottrell worked on the following movies:

  • Film Hawk (2017)
  • We Are X (2016)
  • Shah Bob (2016)
  • Bastards y Diablos (2015)
  • Those People (2015)
  • Last Day of Freedom (2015)
  • The Flight Fantastic (2015)
  • Angry Harvest (1985)
  • Smash Palace (1984)
  • The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

Mickey Cottrell, Producer

Mickey Cottrell was executive producer of Perfect Cowboy (2014), Big River Man (2009), Em (2008), The Magic of Marciano (2000), and One (1997). He was associate producer of Chain of Desire (1992), Shelf Life (1993), and Lookin’ Italian (1994). He was producer of Seven and a Match (2001). and co-producer of Play Dead (2001).

Along with his sister Suzie, Cottrell is survived by another sister named Gigi. He was predeceased by his older brother, Rod. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations go to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Mickey Cottrell had a long and fruitful career in Hollywood, both behind the camera and in front of it. His sister was was quoted as saying, he “will be missed by many,” but even does not do sufficient service to a man who helped create the permanent tapestry that is our shared science fiction and fantasy legacy.

We offer our sincere comfort and condolences to his family and friends.


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 ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’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.