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    • Jeffrey has a son, Christopher with Barbara Rush.

    • Jeffrey married Barbara Rush from 1950-1955.

    • He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity while at Northwestern University.

    • Jeffrey's first film, Fourteen Hours (1951), also featured other actors who would appear on "Star Trek" and it's later spin-offs, including Jeff Corey, Richard Beymer, and Brian Keith.

    • Jeffrey was co-captain of his high school football team, at Whitefish Bay High, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    • Jeffrey has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard.

    • Jeffrey was 6 feet tall.

    • Jeffrey served in the Navy from May 28, 1945 to May 25, 1946. He was medically discharged as a Seaman First Class and received the World War II Victory Medal.

    • Jeffrey wanted to be cast as Greg Brady on "The Brady Bunch," but producer Sherwood Schwartz thought he was "too handsome" for the role.

    • Hunter recorded a never-released album of love songs in 1957.

    • Hunter was working toward his Master's in radio at UCLA when he was discovered.

    • Hunter graduated from Northwestern University. He majored in speech and radio and minored in psychology and English.

    • 20th Century-Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck signed him to a contract and changed his name to Jeffrey Hunter.

    • 20th Century-Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck signed him to a contract and changed his name to Jeffrey Hunter.

    • Hunter was cast as Christopher Pike, captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original "Star Trek" pilot in 1964. However, when an undecided NBC requested a second pilot in early 1965, Hunter declined, having decided to concentrate on his movie career instead.

  • Quotes

    • Jeffrey Hunter: I was told I had arrived when, during the shooting of The Searchers, they gave me almost as much ammunition as they gave John Wayne.

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