Former child actor Jon Paul Steuer, perhaps best known for his role as the young Klingon Alexander Rozhenko on Star Trek:The Next Generation, died of unconfirmed causes on Monday, January 1, at age 33.
Steuer was the first young actor to portray Alexander, Lieutenant Worf and K’Ehleyr’s son, on TNG. Though he only played Alexander in a single episode of the series, Season 4’s “Reunion,” Steuer still marks the first actor to take on the role; Alexander was later portrayed by Brian Bonsall, Marc Worden, James Sloyan, and Richard Martinez.
After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Freuer went on to star in the hit ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire. Freuer left the series after the first three seasons, quoting struggles with substance addiction, rehabilitation, and relapse. Steuer quit acting after Grace Under Fire, picking up a music career and later opening a vegan restaurant. He was a member of the punk rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.