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Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
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.


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Torri Higginson (Dr Elizabeth Weir)
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.


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Jolene Blalock ( T'Pol)
Jolene Blalock was (born March 5th, 1975) and raised in San Diego, California, with three siblings. She spent her childhood surfing and developing artistic skills. She said of her childhood:


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Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)
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.

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Michael Dorn (Worf)
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!"


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Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker)
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.

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Beau Bridges (General Hank Landry)

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Tony Amendola (Master Bra'tac)
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.


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Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn)
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.

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Connor Trinneer (Charles Tucker III)
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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Andrew Jordt Robinson (Garak)


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Alexander Siddig (Dr Julian Bashir)
Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi was born 21st November 1965 in Wad Madani, Gezira, Sudan, but has spent most of his life in England. He was born to an English mother who worked as a theatrical consultant and a Sudanese father. His mother subsequently remarried, to the film director and producer Michael Birkett. He was known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s and Alexander Siddig thereafter.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Siddig is known for playing Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Philip Burton in Primeval, Carthaginian general Hannibal in Hannibal (2006), and King Minos in Atlantis. He also has an appearance in the sixth season of 24 as Hamri Al-Assad, and in Gotham as Ra's al Ghul. In film he played Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in Syriana (2005), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Tareq Khalifa in Cairo Time.

His maternal uncle is English actor Malcolm McDowell, with whom he appeared in 2008 in Neil Marshall's Doomsday, and his paternal uncle is the former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. He is a great-great-great-grandson of Sudanese leader Muhammad Ahmad. He attended St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent. Western culture required a surname, so El Fadil was taken from his grandfather and was adopted as his surname when he moved back to England. He was credited under the shortened name Siddig El Fadil until October 1995. Three seasons into his run on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, he changed his stage name to Alexander Siddig (stating he chose Alexander to honour his English heritage from his mother's side, and because he felt the name came without religious implications).

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Cliff Simon (Ba'al)
Cliff Simon was born 7th September 1962, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the fourth child of Emmanuelle and Phyllis Simon. Both of his parents are of Jewish ancestry from Poland and Lithuania. From a very young age, Cliff aspired to be the first South African swimmer to win an Olympic Gold medal. His mother, a swimming teacher, taught him from a very young age, and at age 6 he began to show talent as a gymnast. By age 15, Cliff had reached a national level in South Africa in both swimming and gymnastics, but he decided to discontinue training in gymnastics to better focus on swimming.

In 1975, his parents decided to emigrate to the United Kingdom, due to the then-current turmoil in Africa. It was there that Simon completed his schooling and was chosen to swim in the British International squad. He competed in Olympic trials and qualified for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The University of Houston and Southern Methodist University in Texas offered him scholarships, where he trained with the United States swimming team, the Mustangs. This would have culminated in him competing in the 1984 Olympic Games. However, after three years of intense training, he decided to quit and return to South Africa, due to his concerns that he was missing out on his social life.

Back in South Africa, Simon entered the air force where he continued his swimming and achieved the highest athletic award given in the air force, the Victor Ludorum.
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Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Armin Shimerman was born, November 5th, 1949, to a Jewish family in Lakewood, New Jersey, the son of Susan, an accountant, and Herbert Shimerman, a house painter. When Shimerman was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles, where his mother enrolled him in a drama group in an effort to expand his social circle. Shimerman attended Santa Monica High School and was active in drama. As a senior, he played leading roles in school productions of Hamlet, The Crucible and The Skin of Our Teeth before graduating in 1967. After graduating from UCLA, Shimerman was selected to apprentice at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Shimerman began pursuing a dramatic career in theatre, eventually moving to New York, where he was a member of the Impossible Ragtime Theatre. Returning to Los Angeles, Shimerman received roles in two CBS series, launching his television acting career.

Shimerman is known for his work as the Ferengi bar owner Quark in the long-running television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, though his involvement with the Star Trek franchise began with appearances as other Ferengi characters in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes The Last Outpost and Peak Performance. As the character Quark, Shimerman became one of Star Trek's most widely known characters, and he appeared several times on the cover of TV Guide, either with other actors or alone as part of a collector's series. He says that his favourite episode of Deep Space Nine is Little Green Men as it was the only episode where he is shown captaining a ship.

Along with Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara, and Richard Poe, he is one of only a few actors to play the same character on three different Star Trek series. He played Quark in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

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Peter Williams (Apophis)
Peter Williams was born December 31st, 1957 and is a Jamaican-born actor currently residing in Canada. He is best known amongst Gaters for playing Apophis, a primary antagonist on Stargate SG-1.

Although his career has seen some action, not a great deal of background information is available, however most of his work has been in television, as well as his role as the primary villain Apophis in the first four seasons of Stargate SG-1 with a few further appearances in the series thereafter. However, he has also appeared on the big screen in films such as Catwoman and The Chronicles of Riddick. His brother Stephen is also in the entertainment business and has directed several episodes of television shows including Dark Angel, Crossing Jordan and Lost.

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Joe Flanigan (John Sheppard)
Joe Flanigan was born (January 5th, 1967) Joseph Dunnigan III in Los Angeles. He has said that his mother, Nancy, left his father soon after he was born and that his surname was changed to Flanigan after he was adopted by his stepfather, business executive John Flanigan. When he was six years old, his family moved to a small ranch near Reno, Nevada.

From the age of 14, Flanigan attended a boarding school in Ojai, California, where he appeared in the school production of A Streetcar Named Desire. He later earned a history degree at the University of Colorado where he appeared in the play Coriolanus. On the advice of a friend, he took acting classes to overcome his shyness but did not plan to pursue a career in acting. As part of the Junior Year Abroad program, Flanigan spent a year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he learned French.

After graduation, he pursued a writing career. He worked on Capitol Hill and then briefly for several New York City publications, including Town & Country and Interview magazine. On the advice of some of his friends, he studied at the Neighbourhood Playhouse, was coached by Gerald Gordon, and then moved back to Los Angeles in 1994 to pursue an acting career.

Flanigan had guest roles in numerous television series including Profiler, First Monday, and Sisters, until he got his breakthrough with his role on Stargate Atlantis as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard. He lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where the series was filmed during the week, and flew to Los Angeles during the weekends where his wife and children resided. He additionally wrote for the series and created the stories for the Stargate Atlantis second season episode Epiphany and the fourth season episode Outcast.

Flanigan appears in Brooks Institute photographer John A. Russo's upcoming book About Face. Part of the proceeds are to be donated to Smile Train.

In 2019, Flanigan joined the cast of General Hospital as recurring character Dr. Neil Byrne.


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David Ian Hewlett (Dr Rodney McKay)
David Ian Hewlett was born 18th April 1968 in Redhill, England, and moved with his family to Canada at the age of four. Hewlett received his first computer in his mid-teens and became a self-described computer nerd. While attending high school in Toronto, he launched his acting career, starring in student films by Vincenzo Natali. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to pursue careers in acting and computing, beginning his acting career in 1984 at the age of sixteen.

Before his acting career took off, Hewlett ran Darkyl Media, a web site design firm and founded Fusefilm.com, a now defunct internet community for filmmakers.

Hewlett has appeared in many low-budget horror films, such as The Darkside and the minor cult favourites Scanners II: The New Order and Pin. He also guest starred in several television series. In 1996, he landed one of his better-known roles, as Grant Jansky on Traders. In 1997, Hewlett worked with Natali again, starring in his critically acclaimed thriller Cube as Worth the architect. The low budget Canadian film was commercially successful.


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Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa (Ronon Dex)
An only child, Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born (August 1st, 1979) in Nānākuli, Honolulu, Hawaii to Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. He was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother. His father is of Native Hawaiian ancestry and his mother is of German, Irish, and Native American descent. After high school, Momoa attended college and initially majored in marine biology before switching to wildlife biology.

In 1998, Momoa was discovered by designer Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi, who encouraged his modelling career. At 19 years old, he also worked part-time in a surf shop before being cast in the action drama series Baywatch Hawaii, where he appeared as Jason Ioane (1999–2001).

In addition to his appearances in North Shore, Johnson Family Vacation and Stargate: Atlantis, Momoa was cast as Roman in four episodes of the comedy-drama television series The Game. He portrayed the title protagonist in the movie Conan the Barbarian, a re-imagining of the 1982 film of the same name and a role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Momoa gained his role of Khal Drogo on HBO's Game of Thrones through his audition, in which he performed a Haka, one of many intimidating Māori dances traditionally used to convey a challenge to an opponent, or a welcome to a visitor.

Momoa directed and co-wrote Road to Paloma, an American drama thriller film, together with writers Jonathan Hirschbein and Robert Homer Mollohan. The film stars Momoa, Sarah Shahi, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James, and Wes Studi. It premiered at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival in April 2014. The film had a limited theatrical release on July 15, 2014 in New York City and Los Angeles and a VOD release.

In March 2014, Momoa joined the dark comedy/thriller indie Sugar Mountain alongside Cary Elwes and Haley Webb; its principal photography was done in Alaska. He also starred as Phillip Kopus, a Ramapough Mountain Indian, on the Sundance TV drama series The Red Road.


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