August 17, 2012 4:22 AM | By Tom Phillips
Star Trek actors: where are they now?

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton (© SNAP/Rex Features | CBS/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Michael Dorn (© Rex Features)
  • Jeri Ryan (© Rex Features/Paramount)
  • William Shatner (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features | Jim Spellman/WireImage)
  • Leonard Nimoy (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
  • Sir Patrick Stewart (© SNAP/Rex Features | REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski)
  • Wil Wheaton (© SNAP/Rex Features | CBS/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Jonathan Frakes (© SNAP/Rex Features | Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
  • Avery Brooks (© Paramount/Everett/Rex Features | Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
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Then: Wheaton played Wesley Crusher, the teenage genius who annoyed the living hell out of everyone on the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Where is he now? King of the internet. Having been initially demonised by Star Trek fans for playing a character who annoyed the living hell out of everyone, Wheaton has developed a massive online following since pointing out that Wesley annoyed the living hell out of him too. Now a successful author and actor, he's written three popular volumes of memoirs (Dancing Barefoot, Just a Geek and The Happiest Days of Our Lives) as well a long-running series of humourous reviews of The Next Generation episodes. As an actor, he's appeared in numerous successful TV shows, notably playing a version of himself in sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He also "appeared" in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film - the director secretly invited him to do uncredited voice-over work for several Romulan characters.

Dec 9, 2012 2:51AM
How has Patrick Stewart not aged a single day? GIVE ME YOUR SECRETS!
Dec 9, 2012 12:51AM
and let's not forget data(brent spiner), and of course beverly crusher, will's mom on the series.
Dec 9, 2012 8:29AM
It's about time that something came out of the Startrek series.  Since the show was killed off by those who lack Gene Roddenberry's vision and believe it to be done.  The show was about more then the invention ideas spun off from the show it was about holding ourselves to a higher ideal and admiration of the characters in the show.  Kudo's to Dorn and wishes him much success.
Dec 9, 2012 2:45PM
Jeri Ryan will always be my fave for the most sexy Star Trekker ever! She not only looked good, but pulled the series along with her character. As 7 of 9, you could almost envision her as a captain of a new box office movie.Here's someone Micheal Dorn should pair up in his Klingon stories.
Dec 9, 2012 11:55AM

and lets not forget that Rodenberry started a social revolution-----

the crew comprised of a black female, a japanese officer and a russian officer on the bridge of the enterprise. Plus that famous kiss when Shatner kisses Nicols onscreen, a first in televison and done at the time of the civil rights movement.

Rodenberry, far ahead of his time.

And many of the gadgets on Star Trek would inspire those to create them in real life including the cell phone, the modern day hospital bed with monitors, work towards developing new energy sources and warp drive and transporter technology.

Oh and for you in the US-------Captain Kirk was from Montreal, not Iowa!! lol

Dec 9, 2012 12:47PM
I think Jeri Ryan's character as 7 of 9 was the equivolent of a female Spock.  It rocked. Why the shows people did not understand the importance of 7  to the Star Trek franchise is a mystery to me.  She empowered women and was drawing a new audience to become Trekies.  Somewhere along the line this was poorly managed and some very poor executive decisions were made.  I trust those people have since been fired. 
Dec 9, 2012 8:30AM
Where is the rest of the "Voyager'  Crew ??  That series seems to get No Respect !!  No Movie ANd Now Almost Completely Fogotten on this Blog !!!
Dec 9, 2012 8:22AM
When is :Star TRek:Voyager Going to do a Movie ????
Dec 9, 2012 8:52AM
they did not include bones, because he is dead...we know where he is now
Dec 9, 2012 3:35AM
Just for George Peters, Bones not Bomes played by De Forest Kelly died from stomach cancer June 11th 1999 he was
79 years old. 
Dec 9, 2012 1:47PM
Dec 9, 2012 7:51AM
Michael Dorn also played Beckett's therapist in " Castle " for a few episodes.
Dec 9, 2012 6:40PM
Cool.  I would love to see Michael Dor further his Klingonn character.  He ( and the Writer's ) did a fantasic job of bringing the Klingon culture into light, and making them lovable characters,
Dec 9, 2012 1:58AM

a beautiful smile who lights up a room!  Cheers Nichols

Dec 9, 2012 12:48AM
where the hell is bomes(deforrest kelly)? you can speak star trek without him. this is a ripoff to all his fans.
Dec 9, 2012 5:56AM
I just want to know, how in the grey hell you can include Will Wheaton, but not Deforest Kelley.  Sorry, but you should be whipped repeatedly, if not just fired for your incompetence with trying to cater to Star Trek fans.  The funny thing is, I'm more of a Star Wars fan, but I'm still enough of  a Star Trek fan to know you DO NOT include someone like Will Wheaton, and exclude someone like Deforest Kelley.  
Dec 9, 2012 11:25PM
Takei's career took off after being a semi-regular on the Howard Stern Show.
Dec 9, 2012 11:16PM
How time flies! Wonderful actors and actresses aged gracefully.
Dec 9, 2012 9:43PM
you know, aside from the obvious, Michael Dorn looks a h-ll of a lot like Patrick Stewart in this pic
Dec 9, 2012 8:49PM
MSN Entertainment  left out WAY TOO MANY of the other supprting Cast members in each of the StarTrek series & where they are now & what they're doing these days .....HEY MSN Entertainment do a BETTER JOB OF IT OR DON"T FDO IT AT ALL! ! ! or do a  follow of the supporting cast members too
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