- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
- Star Trek Generations
Starfleet officer, based at the San Francisco Headquarters of Starfleet. When a mysterious probe of unknown origin threatened planet Earth in 2286, Cartwright was in charge of emergency operations.
The politically-conservative Admiral was later found to be part of a conspiracy determined to undermine burgeoning relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.