Robert Walker, Jr. was an actor best known for his titular role in "Charlie X", the second episode of the original Star Trek series.
Auberjonois also guest-starred on numerous classic TV programs like The Jeffersons, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhoda, Frasier, and more. His son, Remy Auberjonois, told the Associated Press he died after a battle with metastatic lung cancer.
Late in his career, he worked with independent filmmakers including Kelly Reichardt, for whom he appeared in "Certain Women" (2016) and "First Cow" (2019), his final role.
Auberjonois was also known for his voice roles, particularly in 1989's Disney Renaissance hit "The Little Mermaid", in which he voices Chef Louis and sang the memorable "Les Poissons".
Mr. Auberjonois was raised in New York, Paris, and London, and for a time lived with his family in an artists' colony in Rockland County, N.Y., whose residents included the actors John Houseman, Helen Hayes and Burgess Meredith. "He was a dedicated father and grandfather and he had a fantastic sense of humor".
Initially working on Broadway, where he earned a Tony Award for his work in Coco as Sebastian Baye, Auberjonois made the transition to television and film. He was nominated in 1975, 1985 and 1990 for his roles in "The Good Doctor", "Big River" and "City of Angels", respectively.
Auberjonois is survived by his wife Judith and two children, Tessa and Remy-Luc.
A number of other actors issued statements on social media following his passing.
"This is a awful loss".
He recently took part in the Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind. Fellow Star Trek actors William Shatner and George Takei reacted to news of his death on Twitter, with Takei calling him "a wonderful, caring, and intelligent man". "I will truly miss you my dear colleague, mentor, father figure, friend". The world seems noticeably emptier now.