23 Famous People You Never Knew Were In Star Trek

Famous People You Never Knew Were In Star Trek
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Over the years, through the in-numerous worlds, realms and six series (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek:Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise) and 11 feature films of Star Trek, we’ve seen many, many famous faces take on unexpected roles. Below we’ve compiled a list of famous people you never knew were in Star Trek.

For some, it was a foot in the door for a bright career path, while other memorable appearances were simply fanboys showing off their talents on their favourite show. Christopher Lloyd got down with Klingon in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Wallace Shawn was Zek the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance in Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Stephen Hawking plays himself in a game of poker with Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Data in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode All Good Things….




20. Kelsey Grammer IN ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

19. Seth MacFarlane IN ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’

18. Ashley Judd IN ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

17. Christian Slater IN ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’

16. Winona Ryder IN ‘Star Trek (2009)’

15. Tom Hardy IN ‘Star Trek Nemesis’

14. Vanessa Williams IN ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

13. Christopher Lloyd IN ‘Star Trek III: The Search for Spock’

12. Bryan Singer IN ‘Star Trek Nemesis’

11. Iman IN ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’

10. Kirstie Alley IN ‘Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan’

9. Kurtwood Smith IN ‘Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country’

8. Ken Jenkins IN ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

7. Terri Hatcher IN ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

6. Sarah Silverman IN ‘Star Trek: Voyager’

5. James Cromwell IN ‘Star Trek: First Contact’


3. ANDY DICK IN ‘Star Trek: Voyager’

2. famke janssen IN ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

1. Christopher Plummer IN ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’

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12 Comments on "23 Famous People You Never Knew Were In Star Trek"

  1. Danny McMillan

    So many others left off this list. The most memorable I can think of is James Worthy, forward for the LA Lakers during the 80’s-90’s had a small roll as a Klingon on TNG

  2. Adam

    I dont know if you can call him that famous but Candy Man’s Tony Todd had two roles in TNG and DS9

  3. Mike Huber

    Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame was a walking fish alien with a shower curtain suit on TNG.

  4. Stevens R. Miller

    The only ones I “didn’t know” of where the ones I still don’t recognize in this list today? Who is Kurtwood Smith, for instance?

  5. Ferrell Gummitt

    Kurtwood Smith was also on the two part Star Trek – Voyager episode “Year of Hell”..

    You forgot John DeLancie as “Q”…

  6. Jon Readman

    You Forgot King Hussein of Jordan, he was an Extra on an Episode of Voyager….but a lot of these werent really unknowns they were credited and in some cases major chacters 😛

  7. ElRonbo

    Ken Jenkins is famous? I recall the episode (and he was a great actor in it), but I have no idea who the guy is or what else he’s done.

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