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->"Now say nuclear wessels."\\
''"NO."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''


'''Walter Koenig''' is an American actor (though his parents were Russian immigrants) who originated the role of Pavel Chekov on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'', and Bester on ''Series/BabylonFive''.

!!This actor provides examples of:

* DeadpanSnarker: His real-life tendency to be this was put to maximum effect on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where pretty much everything out of Koenig's mouth was a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* HeReallyCanAct: After decades playing Chekov, many viewers were pleasantly surprised at what an effective MagnificentBastard he played as Alfred Bester on ''Babylon 5''.
* SelfDeprecation
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