So with the huge principal cast of Star Trek Into Darkness, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller roles, but there is some interesting casting here. We thought it was worth noting some of them, see how many you picked out.
Christopher Doohan is the son of James Doohan, who was the original Montgomery Scott. Christopher appeared in both 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the 2009’s Star Trek. It’s no surprise to see him pop up here.
The Scream Queen
Heather Langenkamp – Moto
Near 30 years ago Heather was the innocent face of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, now she is one of the unrecognizable alien faces of Star Trek. as seen in the magazine cover above. It’s actually a touching story about a tribute to a friend. In addition to battling Freddy Kruger, she also starred in ABC’s TGIF staple Just the Ten of Us.
Waiting in the Wings…
Aisha Hinds – Navigation Officer Darwin
I always find it amusing that whenever Kirk or Sulu has to give up their seat, there seems to be someone waiting to sit down, as if they are just lined up against the far wall for waiting for a chance to sit down. In this case we get Aisha Hinds sitting in when Checkov is sent to fill in for Scotty. If she looked familiar to you, it might be due to the fact that she has been in The Shield, Invasion, Lost, Dollhouse, True Blood, Detroit 1-8-7, Weeds, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The Femme Fatale
Melissa Paulo – Bar Girl
Melissa plays a nameless ‘bar girl’ who catches Kirk’s eye. Before that happened however, she appeared in one of our favorite shows, Femme Fatales. She debuted in Girls Gone Dead, which is the same episode that featured friends of the site Madison Dylan and Catherine Annette.
The Desperate Parents
Noel Clarke – Thomas Harewood
The man who played into Cumberbatch’s hands in Star Trek played Mickey Smith on Doctor Who. This is interesting as Who is produced by Steven Moffat, who happens to be the guy behind Sherlock and Cumberbatch’s rise to stardom…
Nazneen Contractor – Rima Harewood
The beautiful Contractor played Kayla Hassan during the last (and we thought final) season of 24.
Spartacus – Both Friend and Foe
Cynthia Addai-Robinson – San Francisco Woman
Naevia 2!!! For 18 episodes Cynthia portrayed the love of Crixus’ life, replacing Lesley-Ann Brandt in the show’s 2nd season. Here she is just a quick, though centralized face among the crowd.
Nick Tarabay – Klingon
Best known for playing the traitorous Ashur in 27 episodes of Spartacus, Tarabay appears here as a deadly Klingon. Seems fitting. Nick also appeared on The Sopranos and Detroit 1-8-7.
Admiral Marcus’ Crew
Rob Moran – U.S.S. Vengeance Ensign
A staple of the Farrelly Brothers movies in their prime, Moran appeared in Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin, Shallow Hal, Me Myself and Irene, and There’s Something About Mary.
Lee Reherman – Uniformed Security
This was one of the guys who probably looked familiar to most everyone, but was hard to place…perhaps it’s cause he wasn’t wearing spandex. Reherman is best known to TV watchers as “Hawk” from the classic American Gladiators, on which he appeared from 1991-1996. He was in Last Action Hero, and has also shown up in shows such as Prison Break, The Shield, The X-Files, Chuck, Workaholics, Angel, Columbo, and Terriers.
Nolan North – U.S.S. Vengeance Bridge Officer
A regular workaholic in the voice talent industry, North makes a living bringing to life characters like Superboy (Young Justice), The Kraang (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Cyclops (Wolverine and the X-Men), and Smokescreen (Transformers Prime). He is also currently recording the voice of the Penguin for Arkham Origins. Perhaps most notably though, he is Nathan Drake in the Uncharted video game series…
Voice Work for TV Fans
Bill Hader – The Speaker Behind Jupiter
Perhaps the best known of anyone on this list, the 8-year veteran of Saturday Night Live just left the show and is now looking to move on with his career, and apparently into the future. You’ll recognize his voice outside the station where the U.S.S. Vengeance is being stored as Scotty arrives to investigate.
Audrey Wasilewski – Additional Voices
Audrey, who is credited as “Additional Voices” is recognizable to cable TV fans from a few different things. She played ‘Pam Martin’ in 21 episodes of HBO’s Big Love, and is Peggy Olson’s sister on Mad Men. She also appeared in multiple episodes of shows like Family Guy, Monk, and Southland.
Fred Tatasciore – Additional Voices
Tatasciore was a stand-up comedian before becoming a voice actor and is now the animated voice of everyone favorite green rage monster – the Hulk. He has voiced the Marvel superstar in 10 different cartoons and 6 video games since 2005. He has also been the voice of Bane 5 times since 2008, including all of Batman’s Arkham games.
The Abrams Connection
Tony Guma – Nibiran
Tony has become a staple of JJ Abrams projects – since 2000 he has shown up in Felicity, Alias, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Undercovers, and Super 8. So his name on this list was pretty much a given. For more of an Abrams connection, be sure to check out The Slushoverse Theory here on Grizzlybomb!