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The undeniably beautiful Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann; February 22, 1968) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg drone, Seven of Nine, in Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
Sarah Victoria (Torri) Higginson was December 6th, 1969 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, and for portraying Dr. Elizabeth Weir in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, Dr. Jordan Hampton in NCIS and Commander Delaney Truffault in Dark Matter. She is also a theatre actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
Marina Sirtis was born 29th March 1955 in Hackney, London, the daughter of working-class Greek parents, Despina, a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. She was brought up in Harringay, North London. When she was three years old, Sirtis says, the teenage sons of her babysitter sexually molested her. Sirtis suffered from an eating disorder which emerged due to the trauma of the assault. After suffering from the disorder for 20 years, she went into therapy in the 1990s and was able to manage the trauma and learn to eat healthily again.
While still in secondary school, Sirtis secretly auditioned for drama school against her parents' wishes, ultimately being accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In 1976, at the age of 21, Sirtis graduated from Guildhall and began her career by joining the Connaught Theatre.
In 1986, at the age of 31, Sirtis emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles to boost her career. She later became a naturalized US citizen.
Sirtis started her career as a member of the repertory company at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, West Sussex, in 1976. Directed by Nic Young, she appeared in Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw and as Ophelia in Hamlet.
Before her role in Star Trek, Sirtis was featured in supporting roles in several films. In the 1983, Faye Dunaway film, The Wicked Lady, she engaged in a whip fight with Dunaway. In the Charles Bronson sequel Death Wish 3, Sirtis' character is a rape victim. In the film Blind Date, she appears as a prostitute who is murdered by a madman.
Michael Dorn was born (December 9th, 1952) in Luling, Texas, the son of Allie Lee and Fentress Dorn, Jr. He grew up in Pasadena, California and studied radio and television production at Pasadena City College. From there, he pursued a career in music as a performer with several different rock music bands, travelling to San Francisco and then back to Los Angeles.
Dorn first appeared in Rocky as Apollo Creed's bodyguard, though he was not credited. He also appeared as a guest on the television show W.E.B. in 1978. The producer was impressed with his work, so he introduced Dorn to an agent who then introduced him to acting teacher Charles E. Conrad to study acting for six months. He then landed a regular role on the television series Chips.
Dorn's most famous role to date is that of the Klingon Starfleet officer Lieutenant (later Lt. Commander) Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. From his first appearance in the series premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Encounter at Farpoint, in 1987 to his last in Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002, Dorn has appeared more times as a regular cast member than any other Star Trek actor in the franchise's history, spanning five films and 272 television episodes. He also appeared as Worf's ancestor, Colonel Worf, in the 1991 film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Following the end of his Star Trek career, Dorn had supporting roles in a number of independent feature films, including Shadow Hours (2000), Lessons for an Assassin (2001), and the Santa Clause trilogy, in which he appeared in a cameo role as the Sandman.
"If what happened to the first cast is called being typecast," Dorn says, "then I want to be typecast. Of course, they didn't get the jobs after 'Trek.' But they are making their sixth movie. Name me someone else on television who has made six movies!"
Frakes (born August 19th, 1952) in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris J. and Dr. James R. Frakes. He grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A 1970 graduate of Bethlehem's Liberty High School, he ran track and played with the Liberty High School Grenadier Band. Frakes received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts at Pennsylvania State University in 1974, where he was a member of the Thespians and a MA from Harvard University in 1976.
His father was a critic for the New York Times Book Review, a book editor, and professor of English literature at Lehigh University from 1958–2001, where he was the Edmund W. Fairchild Professor in American Studies. James R. Frakes died in early 2002. Frakes had a younger brother, Daniel, who died in 1997 from pancreatic cancer.
For a time in the 1970s, Frakes worked for Marvel Comics, appearing at conventions in costume as Captain America. He moved to New York City and became a member of the Impossible Ragtime Theatre. In that company, he did his first off-Broadway acting in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape directed by George Ferenczi. His first Broadway appearance was in Shenandoah and at that same time, he landed a role in the NBC soap opera The Doctors.
When his character was dismissed from the show, he moved to Los Angeles and had several guest spots in many of the top television series of the 70’s and 80’s, including The Walton’s (in an episode called The Legacy), Eight Is Enough, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, Quincy, ME (in The Face of Fear) and Hill Street Blues.
He played the part of Charles Lindbergh in a 1983 episode of Voyagers! titled An Arrow Pointing East. In 1983, he had a role in the short-lived NBC prime time soap opera Bare Essence (which also starred his future wife Genie Francis), and a supporting role in the equally short-lived primetime soap Paper Dolls in 1984. He also had recurring roles in Falcon Crest and the miniseries North and South as well as appearing in the 1986 miniseries Dream West.
Tony Amendola was born (August 24th, 1951) in New Haven, Connecticut. His mother originates from the town of Amalfi in Italy. He was the first in his family to attend college and was set to become a lawyer, but his life went into a different direction and he ended up taking both pre-law courses and theatre classes. After graduating from Southern Connecticut State University in 1974, he studied and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1977 at Philadelphia's Temple University. In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles to find work in film and television.
Amendola is known for widely diverse roles such as the murderous drug dealer Santos Jimenez on Showtime's grisly drama Dexter, the long running role of Jaffa master Bra'tac in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, Liber8 leader Kagame on the Syfy show Continuum, Geppetto/Marco in ABC's fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time and the Catholic priest Father Perez in the 2014 horror film Annabelle, a role he reprised for the 2019 film The Curse of La Llorona.
Amendola plays a Spanish magistrate in the 1998 swashbuckler film The Mask of Zorro and appeared as a distinct character in its 2005 sequel. He portrayed a Mexican marijuana farmer in the 2001 crime drama film Blow. His television appearances of note include roles on The X-Files, Seinfeld, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Angel, Alias, The Practice, Star Trek: Voyager and She-Wolf of London.
Born Joseph Charles Nemec IV on November 5th, 1971, professionally known as Corin Nemec. He was billed as Corin "Corky" Nemec or Corky Nemec until 1990.
Corin Nemec's mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer, and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, works in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His older sister Anastacia C. Nemec works also as an assistant director.
Nemec is close friends with actor David Faustino of television sitcom Married... with Children, with whom he has a production company, that co-produced the debut album from Austin based band Hollow featuring Jon Dishongh.
Nemec was inspired to become an actor after watching the children's film The Goonies at the age of 13, for which his father had done the art direction. He also cites his parents' artistic professions as a major influence, and that acting "seemed the right thing to do". Nemec began training with the Centre Stage LA theatre company and signed on with an agent after performing in one of their talent showcases. He was booked for several commercials such as Suzuki and eventually landed a guest-spot on the TV show Sidekicks starring Ernie Reyes, Jr., with whom Nemec is still friends today.
His first major film role was Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988. He appeared in several TV shows, earning an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Steven Stayner in the television film I Know My First Name Is Steven. He starred alongside actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film Solar Crisis.
Nemec played the lead in the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose from 1990 to 1993. Also, in 1993, Nemec was cast as Harold Lauder in a TV adaptation of Stephen King's “The Stand”. In 1997, he played a notable role in the movie Goodbye, America. He also starred in the TV movies “My Brother's Keeper” alongside Jeanne Tripplehorn and "Blackout" with Jane Seymour.
Connor Trinneer (born March 19, 1969) is an American film, stage, and television actor. He is best known for his role as Charles "Trip" Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise, as Michael on the series Stargate Atlantis, and as Professor Moynihan on the web series Guilty Party.
Connor Trinneer was born on March 19th, 1969 in Walla Walla, Washington, but spent many years in Kelso, Washington, where he attended elementary and middle schools and then Kelso High School. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. While at PLU, he played college football. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting and went on to obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Trinneer first came to attention in Arcadia at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. Much of his work to date has been in theatre, specifically a long association with the Circle X Theatre Company in Hollywood.
He has had several guest-starring roles on television, including One Life to Live, Sliders, and Touched by an Angel. He also had a significant role in the TV adaptation of A.R. Gurney's Far East, playing the conflicted gay officer Bob Munger.
In 2001, Trinneer auditioned for Star Trek: Enterprise. At the time, he did not follow science fiction and was unaware of the franchise's significance. He said that he gained the role of Tucker through sheer luck, as he imagined that more than a hundred actors would audition for the part. Trinneer did not know what to expect from the part. During the audition, he had only seven pages of a script on which to base his performance and was told only that the character originated from the southern United States.
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