THE GO- TO SF KID
Ike Eisenmann long ago left acting behind for production and sound effects work, reverting to his legal name of Iake Eissinmann in the process.
In the ’ 70s, however, he seemed to have a monopoly on child science fiction roles. His other SF credits include television show The Winged Colt and movies Escape To/ Return From Witch Mountain and Star Trek II. “I loved science fiction,” he says. “I found myself working a bit harder on my auditions for things like Star Trek II.” He still gets people yelling “The bloody handprint!” in reference to the way his dying character Peter Preston messed up Kirk’s shirt in Wrath Of Khan.