Anson Mount plays Captain Christopher Pike of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 on Star Trek: Discovery. Mount, who was born in Illinois and raised in Tennessee, earned a degree in theater from Columbia University in New York City. He made his television debut in Ally McBeal and has since added to his resume such shows and films as Crossroads, Smallville, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Lost, Dollhouse, Straw Dogs and Non-Stop, as well as the recent series Hell on Wheels and Inhumans.