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September, 1966
Doohan, James
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James Doohan was best known to Star Trek fans as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series. Doohan was born on March 3,...

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Kelley, DeForest
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Like the character of Dr. Leonard McCoy he played, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Georgia—Atlanta, to be specific, the son of a Baptist minister. Following his discharge from the U.S....

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Nimoy, Leonard
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Born and raised in Boston, Leonard Nimoy started acting as a boy, but moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to give it a go on a professional level. He worked his way up from small roles in the likes of...

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February, 1968
Muldaur, Diana
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Actress Diana Muldaur (Dr. Katherine Pulaski) is no stranger to Star Trek, having appeared in two Original Series episodes, "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" and "Return to Tomorrow." Muldaur has...

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December, 1969
Burton, LeVar
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Thanks to his breakthrough role as Kunta Kinte in the landmark Roots miniseries, LeVar Burton was likely the best-known member of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s ensemble cast as...

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Crosby, Denise
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As Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Denise Crosby made quite an impression. Even though she was only on the show for the best part of a season before dying at the...

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Frakes, Jonathan
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Like many of his fellow Star Trek actors, Jonathan Frakes developed his acting chops on stage in New York City, where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape and Shenandoah. Soap opera parts...

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McFadden, Gates
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Every now and then, the lives of the actors and the characters they play seem to run in tandem.  In the TNG episode “Data’s Day,” Data—noting that Dr. Crusher had once...

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Sirtis, Marina
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Born in London to Greek parents, Sirtis attended the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, she became a member of the Worthing Repertory Theater, where she made her debut as...

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Spiner, Brent
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Born in Houston, Texas, Brent Spiner credits his high school drama teacher—the same man who inspired the careers of acting brothers Randy and Dennis Quaid, and director Thomas...

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Stewart, Patrick
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Does life end after commanding the Starship Enterprise for 15 years? Judging by the career of Patrick Stewart, apparently not. Stewart’s fame as Captain Jean-Luc Picard provided no end of...

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Wheaton, Wil
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Wil Wheaton was already a veteran of cinema and television when, at the age of fifteen, he was cast as boy genius Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  His most prominent early...

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June, 1982
Butrick, Merritt
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Merritt Butrick, a native of Gainesville, Fla. who grew up in the San Fransisco area, portrayed Dr. David Marcus, son of James T. Kirk and Dr. Carol Marcus, in two movies: Star Trek II: The...

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Winfield, Paul
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Noted African-American actor Paul Winfield portrayed two powerful roles in his oportunities in the Star Trek universe: as the tragic Captain Clark Terrell in the bigscreen Star Trek II:...

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June, 1984
Curtis, Robin
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Robin Curtis took over the role of Saavik from Kirstie Alley, playing the Vulcan character in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Curtis is one of a rare group...

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November, 1986
Ellenstein, Robert
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In a four-decade career of stage, film and TV, Robert Ellenstein called the Star Trek family home thanks to two visits: as the first Federation President ever depicted, in ST IV,  and as...

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Sinclair, Madge
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Acclaimed Jamaican-American actress Madge Sinclair joined son-and-dance icon Ben Vereen as Capt. Silva LaForge, one of Geordi LaForge’s parents for TNG’s...

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September, 1987
de Lancie, John
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John de Lancie, whose portrayal of the mercurial character Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation has made him internationally (if not intergalactically) famous, was not always an omnipotent being...

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Dorn, Michael
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One would think that the man who holds one of the most-unique distinctions in Star Trek history — he has appeared as the same character in more hours of Star Trek than any other actor...

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October, 1987
Shimerman, Armin
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When Armin Shimerman was sixteen, his family moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles, where the teenager enrolled in a drama group.  The training suited him, and after his graduation from UCLA,...

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November, 1987
Meaney, Colm
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An acting enthusiast from the age of fourteen, Colm Meaney received his professional education at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland.  After being cast in...

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January, 1988
Miller, Dick
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Dick Miller (born on Christmas Day 1928) is a Bronx, New York native best known for his many movie credits as part of the B-movie acting troupe utilized by cult director Roger Corman. He later...

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Tierney, Lawrence
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Gruff, gravel-voiced Lawrence Tierney (1919-2002) was a "tough guy" character actor from the heydey of film noir gangster movies who appreared twice in Star Trek. Predictably, he played...

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February, 1988
Gotell, Walter
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German-born character actor (1924-1997) who is actually best known for the air of his British upper-crust roles—most notably that of the 1970s-'80s James Bond film nemesis General...

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Westmore, McKenzie
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It’s only fitting that McKenzie Westmore, the daughter of modern Star Trek TV’s makeup guru Michael Westmore and a member of the Westmore makeup clan, has been making waves...

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April, 1988
Schiavelli, Vincent
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As one of the most recognizable character faces in Hollywood, character actor Vincent Schiavelli was the familiar guise behind the Holo-Peddler in TNG’s first-season “The Arsenal of...

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November, 1988
Cassell, Seymour
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Seymour Cassell was another of those familiar faces to viewers when he appeared as Lt. Cmdr. Hester Dealt to help open TNG’s second season with “The...

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Goldberg, Whoopi
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Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg starred as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation in a recurring guest star role—the first of Star Trek's celebrity fans to win a spot on the...

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December, 1988
Hatcher, Teri
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One of TNG’s early casting “gets,” the relatively unknown Teri Hatcher’s role as transporter officer B.G. Robinson left so much on the "cutting room floor" in...

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Piscopo, Joe
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As one of only two stars (along with Eddie Murphy) to survive and emerge from the second major cast of Saturday Night Live, Joe Piscopo was the biggest celebrity yet to appear in modern Star...

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January, 1989
Campbell, William O. "Billy"
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William O. or “Billy” Campbell—not to be confused with the late William “Trelane/Koloth” Campbell—was but 29 when he appeared as the title character in...

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Mosiman, Marnie
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As with many actresses wishing to make their own mark apart from family, few fans initially realized that Marnie Mosiman, the talent behind the “Woman” of Riva’s chorus in...

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Phillips, Michelle
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It was quite a coup when TNG landed Michelle Phillips as one its first feats of “stunt casting” in Season 1 for “We’ll Always Have Paris.”  Phillips, who...

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Plakson, Suzie
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Suzie Plakson is the only actress to appear as four different aliens in three different Star Trek series. Suzie was born in Buffalo, New York, and was raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She began...

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Sheppard, W. Morgan
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Venerable character actor William Morgan Sheppard turns up four times in the Star Trek universe: as the Rura Penth commandant in ST VI;  as the chief Vulcan Science Council minister in...

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Woods, Barbara Alyn
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Barbara Alyn Woods arrived in Hollywood from her native Chicago area, where she was born in 1962, and landed the role of Kareen Brianon for TNG’s “The Schizoid Man” as her...

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February, 1989
Collins, Christopher
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Christopher Collins played four characters over the Star Trek franchise, beginning with Klingon Captain Kargan in TNG’s “A Matter of Honor”. He was also a Pakled, Captain...

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Thompson, Brian
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Tough, tall Brian Thompson may best be known as the alien bounty hunter from The X-Files, during the years he appeared five times in Star Trek—first as displaced Klingon officer Klag in...

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March, 1989
Seymour, Carolyn
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Steely-eyed English actress Carolyn Seymour made a big impact in her four Star Trek roles, playing two different Romulan commanders on TNG: Taris in “Contagion” and Toreth on...

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May, 1989
Cox, Nikki
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She was an empathetic child actress who could deal with bizarre alien headgear makeup and fingertips when “Pen Pals” was produced on TNG in 1988: Who knew that 10-year-old Nikki...

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June, 1989
Fleetwood, Mick
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As one of  the namesake founders of superstar rock group Fleetwood Mac,  drummer-vocalist Mick Fleetwood was another of those “celebrity fans” who parleyed his...

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Warner, David
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Renowned character actor David Warner has played his share of villains for Star Trek, including those with lots of latex.  St. John Talbot was a human character in Star Trek V: The...

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July, 1989
Morshower, Glenn
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As a go-to portrayer of authority figures, Glenn Morshower’s career has come a long way since he played lowly Ensign Burke on TNG’s “Peak Performance”—his...

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September, 1989
Jenkins, Ken
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Modern viewers will be pleasantly surprised when Dr. Paul Stubbs of TNG’s “Evolution”  turns out to be none other than a guest turn by cranky Dr. Bob Kelso from...

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October, 1989
Scott, Kathryn Leigh
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Under all the makeup of the “proto-Vulcanoid” Nuria in TNG’s “Who Watches the Watchers” is Kathryn Leigh Scott, a popular actress most known to genre fans as...

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Wise, Ray
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A 1947 native of Akron, Ohio, Ray Wise appeared as the fearfully superstitious Mintakan widower Liko in TNG’s “Who Watches the Watchers”—but to cult TV fans he will...

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November, 1989
Lamper, Michael
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Michael Lamper, an Americann rock guitarist and vocalist, appeared as one of the unnamed Gatherers of TNG's "The Vengeance Factor."  Lamper, who has toured with the likes of the Allman...

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February, 1990
Bernsen, Corbin
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Corbin Bernsen, another self-professed celebrity fan of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's humanistic future vision, was right in the middle of his career-making eight-year run...

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McDonald, Christopher
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The busy Christopher McDonald, perhaps best known for playing golfer Shooter McGavin in 1996’s Happy Gilmore, was still early in his career when he landed the “historic” role...

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O'Neil, Trisha
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A 1945 native of Shreveport, La., onetime model Tricia O’Neill joined the small club of captains of an Enterprise when she played Capt. Rachel Garrett in TNG’s landmark...

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April, 1990
Groener, Harry
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Harry Groener was already an established Broadway star by the time he first appeared on Star Trek as Tam Elbrun, only the second look at a Betazoid other than the Troi family—and a...

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Hetrick, Jennifer
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Popular model-actress Jennifer Hetrick played Vash, a rogue archeologist/treasure hunter who became Picard's unexpected love interest on his Risan vacation in "Captain's Holiday", and then again...

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May, 1990
Phillips, Ethan
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The only boy among six siblings, Ethan Phillips was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  His father and grandfather were the original owners of the legendary Frankie and Johnnie’s...

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October, 1990
Allen, Chad
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Two years after appearing on TNG as Jono, the displaced Talarian teen in 1990’s “Suddenly Human,”  young Chad Allen signed on for the signature role of his career as...

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Eggar, Samantha
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Acclaimed British actress Samantha Eggar brought a long, storied career to her casting as Marie Picard, sister-in-law to the Enterprise-D's skipper, the wife of his stubborn brother Robert...

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November, 1990
O'Reilly, Robert
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Robert O'Reilly's appearances on the last season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine marked a decade of work on Star Trek. O'Reilly's introduction to Star Trek: The Next Generation was in the episode...

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January, 1991
Gunton, Bob
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Longtime film and Broadway star Bob Gunton may be most familiar to movie fans as Samuel Norton, the corrupt warden opposite Tim Robbins in the film The Shawshank Redemption. But three...

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February, 1991
Neuwirth, Bebe
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Long before she became famous as Dr. Lilith Sternin, the dour and sharp-tongued colleague, wife and ex-wife to Dr. Frazier Crane on classic sitcoms Cheers and Frazier, Bebe Newirth had...

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March, 1991
Armstrong, Vaughn
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Vaughn Armstrong has played more characters in Star Trek series than any other actor. His appearances range from the Klingon Korris on ST:TNG to the Romulan Telek and a Hirogen on...

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April, 1991
Simmons, Jean
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Oscar-winning actress Jean Simmons was yet another celebrity fan of Star Trek who was unabashed in seeking a role on one of the modern TV series—eventually becoming featured in a...

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May, 1991
Fleck, John
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John Fleck played several guest roles on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager before playing Silik, a major recurring character, on Enterprise. Silik was the Suliban responsible for...

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Forbes, Michelle
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Michelle Forbes' steely onscreen persona has been a winning factor in many roles familiar to viewers—and it all started with her portrayal as rough-hewn Ensign Ro Laren, the character...

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Stiers, David Ogden
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His career spans numerous Broadway hits and films, but the man who played the tragic Kaelon genius Dr. Timicin opposite Majel Barrett’s Lwaxana Troi in TNG's “Half a Life”...

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June, 1991
March, Barbara
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Strong female Klingon characters are about as ubiquitous as it gets in Star Trek, and Barbara March’s indelible performance as Lursa, paired with fellow Duras sister B’Etor, were...

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Walsh, Gwynyth
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As the younger and more dangerously seductive half of the Klingon Duras sisters, B’Etor as played by Gwynyth Walsh became one of modern Star Trek’s most iconic characters. She later...

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September, 1991
Judd, Ashley
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Out from the shadow of her famous mother and sister’s country music act The Judds, young and beautiful Ashley Judd grabbed her first professional acting role ever when she was cast as...

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November, 1991
Frewer, Matt
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Quirky character actor Matt Frewer spun a great turn as the equally quirky “Professor” Berlinghoff Rasmussen in TNG’s “A Matter of Time,” but will forever be...

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Root, Stephen
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Character actor Stephen Root, perhaps most famously known amid a long resume to geekdom as mumbly misfit Milton Waddams in cult fave Office Space, played Klingon Captain K’Vada in...

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March, 1992
Grammer, Kelsey
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At the time he was “stunt cast” for a surprise cameo as Captain Morgan Bateson of the time-trapped USS Bozeman in TNG’s “Cause and Effect,” Kelsey Grammer and...

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McNeill, Robert Duncan
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Robert Duncan McNeill fell in love with acting at an early age.  While attending high school in Atlanta, Georgia, he began performing in regional theater companies.  His first...

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Walston, Ray
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Science fiction may not be known for its comedy vehicles, but surely one of the most beloved “sitcoms” of tongue-in-cheekl science fiction was the 1960s’ My Favorite...

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April, 1992
O'Connor, Tim
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Tim O'Connor was a veteran stage, film and television actor whose distinguished career spanned decades and included the role of Ambassador Briam in the fifth-season Star Trek: The Next Generation...

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May, 1992
Kopache, Thomas
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Manchester, N.H., native Thomas Kopache is one of Star Trek’s busiest guest stars, with seven roles to his credit across all modern TV series—though only Kira’s late father...

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Thompson, Susanna
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Versatile actress Susanna Thompson has four credits in her Star Trek resume, headlined by two appearances as the Borg Queen on Voyager’s “Dark Frontier” two-parter and...

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October, 1992
d'Abo, Olivia
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Lovely Olivia d’Abo had already spent four years as Karen, the eldest child and “hippie daughter” of the Arnold family featured in the beloved 1980s coming-of-age dramedy...

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December, 1992
Cox, Ronny
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His longest TV role may have been as patriarch George Apple of the feel-good family series Apple’s Way in the 1970s, but Ronny Cox made his movie fame typically playing either authority...

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January, 1993
Hatae, Hana
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Hana Hatae, who played Molly O'Brien, Miles and Keiko's daughter -- first in the "Rascals" episode of The Next Generation and then in 11 episodes of Deep Space Nine -- is all grown up. In fact,...

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February, 1993
Herd, Richard
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With his bull-nosed bearing, Richard Herd has made playing command figures a specially—and long before he became the major player of Tom Paris’ father Admiral Owen...

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MacDonald, Scott
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Scott MacDonald played the villainous Xindi Commander Dolim during Enterprise's Season 3. However, he has made memorable appearances in other Star Trek TV shows, including Subcommander N'Vek on...

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Scarfe, Alan
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Coming from a strong stage background, Alan Scarfe made a perfect Romulan twice in TNG: as Admiral Mendak in “Data’s Day,” and as Tokath in “Birthright Part II.”...

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March, 1993
Russ, Tim
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The child of a U.S. Air Force officer, Tim Russ traveled the globe at an early age, growing up on military bases in, among other places, Omaha, Nebraska, Taiwan, the Philippines and Turkey. ...

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Tallman, Patricia
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Science fiction television has been very, very good for skilled stuntwoman Patricia Tallman. A longtime doubler for Gates McFadden on TNG, Tallman parlayed her natural good looks and talent...

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May, 1993
Jemison, Mae
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The mutual love affair between America’s true-life NASA space program and the fictional Starfleet of Star Trek was never more evident than when Mae Jemison, a onetime space shuttle...

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June, 1993
Hawking, Stephen, Dr.
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The ground-breaking physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking, and likewise a champion of the rights and potential of those with disabilities everywhere, created his own path to an appearance on TNG by...

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October, 1993
LeBeuf, Sabrina
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She spent much of the classic Cosby Show as the “daughter who lived away from home,” but Sabrina LeBeuf still had plenty of years as Bill Cosby’s onscreen eldest, Sondra...

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Vereen, Ben
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Broadway legend Ben Vereen was not only a dancer, singer and actor but a Star Trek fan to boot. He had also played Chicken George, the second-generation slave and son of  LeVar...

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Worthy, James
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Star Trek’s celebrity fans come from all over, but only one professional sports star has ever appeared on-camera in a speaking role: legendary Los Angles Laker forward James Worthy. And...

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November, 1993
Dunst, Kirsten
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She’s now a film fatale best known for her star turn as the Mary Jane Watson love interest to Toby Maguire’s Spiderman in three blockbuster films from the franchise, but in 1994...

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January, 1994
O'Quinn, Terry
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He may now be forever recognized as the mysterious John Locke from ABC’sLost, but 10 years before that landmark series Terry O’Quinn appeared inTNG’s final-season...

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Sorvino, Paul
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Screen actress Mira Sorvino counts herself as a Star Trek fan, but it was dad and fellow fan Paul Sorvino who got to appear in TNG’s “Homeward” as Nikolai...

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November, 1996
Cromwell, James
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Hard-working actor James Cromwell made not just one but three appearances in guest roles across the Star Trek television series—two in heavy makeup—before he got the role of famed...

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Krige, Alice
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Alice Krige played the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact and reprised that role for the series-ending "Endgame" episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.

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September, 2017
Arhin, Arista
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Arista Arhin plays Young Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. The child actress, who hails from Canada, counts among her previous credits a guest shot on The Mystery Files and a recurring role...

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Chieffo, Mary
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Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo,...

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Coutts, Emily
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Emily Coutts co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Keyla Detmer, helmsman of the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The Canadian redhead previously appeared in such films and television shows as Transporter: The...

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Frain, James
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James Frain, Sarek on Star Trek: Discovery, is a respected British actor whose many film and television credits include Prime Suspect, Elizabeth, Hilary and Jackie, The Tudors, FlashForward, True...

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Howell, Justin
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Justin Howell is the stuntman and actor who portrays the Klingon, Rejac, on Star Trek: Discovery. Among his previous credits are Reign, Lost Girl, The Strain, Killjoys, Arrow, Suicide Squad,...

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Jones, Doug
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Doug Jones, Star Trek: Discovery's Saru, has emerged as a genre fan favorite over the years thanks to his memorable creature performances in such sci-fi and horror films and television shows as...

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Martin-Green, Sonequa
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Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama. She studied theater at the University of Alabama, graduating in 2007. While...

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McConnell, Clare
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Clare McConnell plays Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire, on Star Trek: Discovery. Based in Toronto, she performs sketch and improv regularly in venues across the city. Her first role in a...

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