The Vulcan Expeditionary Group Director in the mid-23rd century, he gave Sarek a choice following Michael Burnham's graduation from the Vulcan Science Academy: either Burnham or Sarek's son, Spock, could be appointed to the Vulcan Expeditionary Group.
Luke Humphrey is the actor who portrayed V'Latak, the Vulcan logic extremist who tried to assassinate Ambassador Sarek (James Frain), in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Lethe." His prior television and film credits include Cruel But Necessary, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Motive, Trench 11 and Frankie Drake.
Veteran actor Jonathan Whittaker played the Vulcan Director in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Lethe." One of Whittaker's earliest credits was 3 Men and a Baby, directed by Leonard Nimoy, and he counts among his subsequent film and television work Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, The X-Files, The Virgin Suicides, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Land of the Dead, Saving Hope and The Expanse. He has also appeared in such stage productions as Arcadia, Les Miserables, Dirty Dancing and Man of La Mancha.
Shazad Latif, who plays Lieutenant Ash Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation, on Star Trek: Discovery, is a British actor best known for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll in the television series Penny Dreadful.
Latif, who is of English, Scottish and Pakistani descent and studied for a time at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, also counts among his credits such shows and movies as Spooks, MI-5, Black Mirror, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Man Who Knew Infinity and Toast of London.
Tyler Evan Webb played Shuttle Klingon 1 in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Choose Your Pain.” His other credits include The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Country Rush and The Strain.
Three-time Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson plays Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Wilson is a veteran of movies, television and theater, and is a musician, stage actor and author as well.
Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the long-running comedy series The Office. His other television and film credits include Galaxy Quest, Charmed, Dark Angel, House of 1000 Corpses, Six Feet Under, Juno, Monsters vs. Aliens, Super, The Rocker, Backstrom and the films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Meg. On stage, he's appeared in such productions as Titus Andronicus and, on Broadway, The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart) and London Assurance.
He's also written two books, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions and The Bassoon King.
Kemp Powers’ Twitter bio describes him as a “playwright, screenwriter, storyteller, birdwatcher, pugilist, nerd, gentleman.” He also happens to be a Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who received co-story and co-teleplay credit on the first-season episode, “Choose Your Pain.”
While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd. Burnham voices her concerns about the repercussions of the spore drive jumps on "Ripper".
Simon Northwood is a veteran stuntman and actor who played the Shuttle Pilot in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Choose Your Pain.” Born in England and raised there and the U.S. and Canada, he counts among his many credits, Mutant X, The Dresden Files, Diary of the Dead, Lost Girl, Hannibal, The Strain, Reign, Orphan Black, The Handmaid’s Tale, Designated Survivor and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Patrick Kwok-Choon is the actor who portrays Rhys in Star Trek: Discovery. Kwok-Choon, who splits his time between Toronto and Los Angeles, is a classically trained actor and also proficient at Tae Kwon-Do, Muay Thai, Boxing and Krav Maga. His other acting credits include Covert Affairs, Nikita, Open Heart, Ransom, Wynonna Earp and Dark Matter.
A mid-23rd century Federation starship captained by Gabriel Lorca prior to his assignment on the U.S.S. Discovery. The ship was destroyed by Lorca after it was ambushed during the Klingon-Federation War.