->"Now say nuclear wessels."\\
-->-- ''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''. Reportedly, Koenig was the envy of the ''Trek'' alumni to have such a juicy recurring role.
* PlayingAgainstType: One will frequently need to remind himself that this is the same actor who played Chekov when watching him as Bester. Koenig eventually stated that, partly for this reason, Bester is the role that he's most fond of.
* SelfDeprecation