Star Trek Cast and Crew

This page features information about the main and recurring characters of Star Trek.

MAIN CHARACTERS
RECURRING CHARACTERS

Captain James Tiberius Kirk

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
James Tiberius Kirk (originally played by William Shatner) was arguably the most famous and highly-decorated starship captain in the history of Starfleet. Over the span of three decades in the later 23rd century, he commanded the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, serving Federation interests as an explorer, soldier, time-traveler, and diplomat.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC, GEN

RESOURCES:
James Kirk: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images: Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
William Shatner: IMDB | StarTrek.com | Official William Shatner Site

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Spock

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Spock (originally played by Leonard Nimoy) was a Human/Vulcan hybrid who became one of the most distinguished and respected figures in the United Federation of Planets in his lifetime. As a Starfleet officer in the latter half of the 23rd century, he served aboard the starship USS Enterprise as science officer under Captain Christopher Pike, as first officer and science officer under Captain James T. Kirk, and as the Enterprise's commanding officer during her tenure as a training vessel. In the 24th century, Spock became a celebrated ambassador and adviser to the Federation's leadership.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3, TNG 5x07, TNG 5x08
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC, XI

RESOURCES:
Spock: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images: Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
Leonard Nimoy: IMDB | StarTrek.com | Official Leonard Nimoy Website

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Dr. Leonard McCoy

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Leonard H. McCoy (originally played by actor DeForest Kelley) was a noted physician and scientist of the 23rd and 24th centuries. Often called "Bones", he was an accomplished surgeon, physician, psychologist, and exobiologist, and was also considered an expert in space psychology. As ship's surgeon and chief medical officer, he served aboard the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A for a combined twenty-seven years.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3, TNG 1x01
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC

RESOURCES:
Leonard McCoy: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
DeForest Kelley: IMDB | StarTrek.com

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Nyota Uhura

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Nyota Uhura (originally played by actress Nichelle Nichols) served as communications officer aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk for nearly thirty years, after which she continued her career lecturing at Starfleet Academy.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC

RESOURCES:
Nyota Uhura: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images: Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
Nichelle Nichols: IMDB | StarTrek.com | Official Nichelle Nichols Site

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Scotty

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Montgomery Scott (originally played by actor James Doohan) was the chief engineer of both the USS Enterprise and the USS Enterprise-A for a period of nearly thirty years.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3, TNG 6x04
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC, GEN

RESOURCES:
Montgomery Scott: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images: Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
James Doohan: IMDB | StarTrek.com

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Sulu

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Hikaru Sulu (originally played by actor George Takei) was a Human Starfleet officer in the 23rd century. He served as the physicist and helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise during its historic five-year mission and later as helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise-A. He was later promoted to captain and served as the commanding officer of the USS Excelsior.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3, VOY 3x02
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC

RESOURCES:
Hikaru Sulu: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images: Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
George Takei: IMDB | StarTrek.com | Official George Takei Website

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Chekov

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Pavel Andreyevich Chekov (originally played by actor Walter Koenig) was a Human who served as a Starfleet officer aboard the USS Enterprise and USS Enteprise-A during the latter half of the 23rd century. He primarily served as a navigator.

EPISODE APPEARANCES: Seasons 1 - 3
MOVIE APPEARANCES: TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, TUC, GEN

RESOURCES:
Pavel Chekov: StarTrek.com | Memory Alpha
Images: Publicity Photos | Picture Gallery
Walter Koenig: IMDB | StarTrek.com | Official Walter Koenig Website

Star Trek Recurring Characters

Christine Chapel

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Christine Chapel (played by actress Majel Roddenberry) was a nurse on the USS Enterprise.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
1x04 The Naked Time, 1x07 What Are Little Girls Made Of?, 1x29 Operation: Annihilate!, 2x01 Amok Time, 2x03 The Changeling, 2x10 Journey to Babel, 2x12 The Deadly Years, 2x13 Obsession, 2x18 The Immunity Syndrome, 2x19 A Private Little War, 2x20 Return to Tomorrow, 2x22 By Any Other Name, 3x01 Spock's Brain, 3x02 The Enterprise Incident, 3x03 The Paradise Syndrome, 3x04 And The Children Shall Lead, 3x08 For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, 3x09 The Tholian Web, 3x10 Plato's Stepchildren, 3x11 Wink of an Eye, 3x15 Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, 3x13 Elaan of Troyius, 3x18 The Lights of Zetar, 3x20 The Way to Eden, 3x24 Turnabout Intruder
MOVIE APPEARANCES:
Star Trek The Motion Picture, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

RESOURCES:
Christine Chapel: Memory Alpha | StarTrek.com
Images: Picture Gallery
Majel Barrett: IMDB | StarTrek.com

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Janice Rand

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Janice Rand (played by actress Grace Lee Whitney) joined Starfleet at a relatively young age, and continued to serve for almost thirty years. In 2266, she served aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk as the captain's yeoman.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
1x01 The Man Trap, 1x02 Charlie X, 1x04 The Naked Time, 1x05 The Enemy Within, 1x08 Miri, 1x10 The Corbomite Maneuver, 1x13 The Conscience of the King, 1x14 Balance of Terror, VOY 3x02 Flashback
MOVIE APPEARANCES:

Star Trek The Motion Picture, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

RESOURCES:
Janice Rand: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
Grace Lee Whitney: IMDB

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Dr. M'Benga

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Doctor M'Benga (played by actor Booker Bradshaw) was a Starfleet medical officer who served aboard the USS Enterprise, under Captain James T. Kirk during his original five-year mission. In the event of Dr. Leonard McCoy's absence, M'Benga was the ranking chief medical officer.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
2x19 A Private Little War, 3x17 That Which Survives

RESOURCES:
M'Benga: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
Booker Bradshaw: IMDB

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Vincent DeSalle

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Vincent DeSalle (played by actor Michael Barrier) was a 23rd century command division Starfleet officer who served at times as both the assistant chief engineer and navigator aboard the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk during the mid-2260s. DeSalle was of French descent and trained in many skills, including biology.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
1x17 The Squire of Gothos, 1x24 This Side of Paradise, 2x07 Catspaw

RESOURCES:
Vincent DeSalle: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
Michael Barrier: IMDB

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John Farrell

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
John Farrell (played by actor Jim Goodwin) served as a bridge officer aboard the USS Enterprise in 2266. Something of a generalist, he served as navigator and as the relief communications officer.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
1x05 The Enemy Within, 1x06 Mudd's Women, 1x08 Miri

RESOURCES:
John Farrell: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
Jim Goodwin: IMDB

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Lt. Kyle

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Lt. Kyle (played by actor John Winston) was a 23rd century Starfleet operations division officer. He was a Human of British origin, and spoke with a strong English accent.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
1x19 Tomorrow is Yesterday, 1x22 Space Seed, 1x28 The City on the Edge of Forever, 2x02 Who Mourns for Adonais?, 2x04 Mirror, Mirror, 2x05 The Apple, 2x06 The Doomsday Machine, 2x07 Catspaw, 2x14 Wolf in the Fold,2x18 The Immunity Syndrome, 3x18 The Lights of Zetar
MOVIE APPEARANCES:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

RESOURCES:
Lt. Kyle: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
John Winston: IMDB

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Lt. Leslie

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Lt. Leslie (played by actor Eddie Paskey) was a 23rd century Starfleet officer, serving in the operations division aboard the USS Enterprise between 2265 and 2268, during the historic five-year mission. By 2266, he held the rank of lieutenant. Lieutenant Leslie was a versatile officer who was cross-trained to serve in several departments as needed. In most of his duties aboard the Enterprise, he worked at the engineering station on the bridge, just to the left of the turbolift doors as one entered the bridge.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
Lt. Leslie appears in 57 episodes of the original series, far too numerous to list here. For a full list, visit his Memory Alpha page.

RESOURCES:
Lt. Leslie: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
Eddie Paskey: IMDB

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Kevin Riley

SHORT CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY:
Kevin Riley (played by actor Bruce Hyde) was a navigator and communications officer on the USS Enterprise.

EPISODE APPEARANCES:
1x04 The Naked Time, 1x13 The Conscience of the King

RESOURCES:
Kevin Riley: Memory Alpha
Images: Picture Gallery
Bruce Hyde: IMDB

   

The following are very minor recurring characters that appeared in more than one episode: