An artist for over 25 years, Arne Starr has produced illustrations for major companies and products such as United Technologies, Otis Elevators, Sikorsky Aircraft, DataProducts, Con Edison, Ortega Tacos, A-1 Steak Sauce, Anacin, and Schaeffer Pens. His art has also appeared on and in Ballentine Books, My Weekly Reader, Analog Computing, ST-Log, Scholastic's Bananas, and more. Arne is also known for creating more art for Star Trek Comics than any other artist. As an ink artist at DC Comics, he has worked on just about every major character at the company. His uncredited co-inking efforts on Crisis on Infinite Earths (featuring the death of Supergirl and the Flash) and on Booster Gold and Batman were followed with credited stints on Power Girl, Green Lantern in Action Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, Unknown Soldier, Firestorm, and the original first ever mini-series of Star Trek: The Next Generation which followed into his long run on classic Star Trek, plus many, many more. His work also extends to Nexus at First Comics, Deep Space Nine at Malibu, and Spider-Man at Marvel and The Black Tiger for Beyond Time Comics, and currently his first graphic novel, War Of The Worlds, is out from Best Sellers Illustrated. Also over the years Arne has created numerous promotional art for a multitude of conventions featuring the main guests of each of those cons. And now in LA, he has been working on concept drawings and storyboards for a few companies as well.
And just for variety, while the art business waned in Florida, he spent that time at a series of interesting jobs, some of which were Technical support for Dell Computer, SNET and FUSE Internet, Palm VII Handhelds, Mattel Computer Games and others, Circuit City in the Computer Department, A "Boo" Portrait at Universal's Haunted Halloween Nights, Night Auditor at A Ramada Inn and even a US Postal Service Carrier. Its not been boring...
Working on Trek Comics lead to Arne's becoming a regular guest at Star Trek and media conventions. His Hollywood connections with major studios provide him with teasers, trailers, and behind-the-scenes pieces to present at conventions to delight the fans, as well as bringing all those wonderful giveaways the studios provide. Arne also became an actor due to his association with Star Trek - performing in stage radio plays with Bill Campbell and John De Lancie at various conventions, which grew into full-blown radio plays on the bi-annual SeaTrek cruises. The late Mark Lenard ('sarek, Spock's father) noticed Arne and brought him into his Masters Acting Class in New York, across from the Papp Theatre. Arne won parts in six different plays during the first year he began auditioning - the lead in Sunshine Boys, stand-in lead Anatoly in the musical Chess, the bellhop in Lend Me a Tenor, other roles in Arsenic in Old Lace and Singing in the Rain and various parts in Showcases from Mark's studio. In Florida he played leads in the Neil Simon play, I Ought to be in Pictures, then the male lead in the play 'social Security, and most recently, he played 'speed in The Odd Couple and has also been in about a half dozen films out of the Full Sail film school in Winter Park, FL. Now an LA area resident, he has been working in film and on television as a regular in shows like NCIS:Los Angeles, Mad Men and Grey's Anatomy, plus plenty of other shows and films, including, of course, Star Trek.
Arne has three sons that he's proud of, Jordan, who is going to college in AZ , Matthew, who is doing well in college, also in CT and seems to be doing OK with the ladies so he tells me, and Devin, is out of the Marines and is living and working in Arizona,. Proud of my boys.