The cast of Star Trek have become iconic characters adored worldwide by fans. But who are the women and men behind Spock and Captain James Kirk? Let’s find out who keeps these stars on the straight and narrow after their intergalactic travels.
Chris Pine as Captain James Kirk
Chris Pine played the lead role as Captain James Kirk in both of the modern Star Trek feature films. Chris was favored by fans for his excellent portrayal of the character. The audience gets to watch Kirk before he becomes captain and see his journey of maturing to become one of the most iconic captains in Star Trek history. Kirk, Spock and lieutenant Uhara set forth on interstellar adventures to triumph against evil.
Chris Pine and Sofia Boutella
Chris Pine is actually dating his co-star Sofia Boutella from Star Trek: Beyond. Sofia plays the role of Jaylah, an all-white alien that helped the Enterprise crew fight the evil villain Krall. They were seen together publicly for the first time at a premiere of his latest movie.
William Shatner as Captain Jim Kirk
William Shatner was actually the original Captain Jim Kirk and is definitely the most famous. William is a Trekkie himself and has written countless books about his experiences portraying Captain Kirk as well as other Star Trek novels called TekWar that have been adapted into television series. William’s voice is still used in the opening credits of Star Trek saying his most famous line “Space, the final frontier… To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before.”
William Shatner and Elizabeth Shatner
William had three previous marriages prior to Elizabeth. Gloria Rand, Gloria Rand, and Nerine Kidd were all Shatner’s wives before he found Elizabeth. Elizabeth was married to Michael Glenn Martin until he passed away in 1997. They are still happily married.
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Gates starred in Star Trek: The New Generation as Beverly Crusher. Beverly was the chief medical officer and doctor of the USS Enterprise-D. Gates McFadden still attends Star Trek conventions to the excitement of her die hard fans. Gates also starred in the four subsequent Star Trek Films in addition to the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Gates also starred in many other movies and television series.
Gates McFadden and John Cleveland Talbot
Gates McFadden married John Cleveland Talbot and they had one son together in 1991 named James. Gates was pregnant with James while she was filming Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show’s writers had to think of a clever way of hiding the bump, so they put a lab coat over her to conceal the pregnancy from the viewers. Her co-star from The Next Generation Brent Spiner, who was the android Lieutenant Commander Data, was announced to be James’ godfather. They live a very private life.
Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk
Captain James Kirk’s father is George Kirk. George was also a Starfleet officer, and the reason that James joined the academy. George got to watch his son become a captain of the USS Enterprise. Chris Hemsworth plays the role of George Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Chris is also known for starring in many other movies such as A Perfect Getaway, Red Dawn, and Rush.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth is married to the beautiful Elsa Pataky, is a Spanish film producer, actress, and model. She featured in The Fast and the Furious movies as well as Snakes on a Plane. The two stunning superstars currently live in Byron Bay, Australia (Chris’ hometown). They have three children together named India Rose, Tristan, and Sasha.
Jolene Blalock as T’Pol
Jolene Blalock played the Vulcan science officer in Star Trek: Enterprise. T’Pol was the first Vulcan to serve on a human Federation ship for an extended period of time. Jolene also starred in a parody episode of 10 Items or Less called Star Trok. Jolene is also a model, and has graced the covers of both Maxim and Playboy.
Jolene Blalock and Michael Rapino
Jolene met her now husband Michael Rapino when he booked her to star in a beer commercial. Michael is the CEO of Live Nation which is a global entertainment company. They were in a long distance relationship while he lived in England and she was in Los Angeles filming Star Trek, until she decided enough is enough and actually proposed to Michael! They got married in 2003 in Jamaica and they now have three sons Ryder, River, and Rexton.
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Leonard Nimoy played the first ever version of Spock on the original series of Star Trek. Spock was the first officer of the starship Enterprise and later became the commanding officer. He is half human and half Vulcan as well Captain James Kirk’s right-hand man. Nimoy was nominated for 4 Emmy Awards for his role as Spock. Leonord is most famous for his role as Spock on Star Trek and has said that “If I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”
Leonard Nimoy (deceased) and Susan Bay
Leonard Nimoy married the actress Susan Bay. Leonard confessed that he acted as Spock twelve to fifteen hours a day for five days a week and he felt more like Spock than himself by the end of filming. Nimoy tragically passed away in 2015 leaving behind 2 children, a loving wife and millions of trekkie fans.
Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Patrick Stewart played one of the most famous characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Stargazer, the USS Enterprise-E, and the USS Enterprise-D. Patrick Stewart is also famous for his roles in the X-Men series, American Dad, Hamlet and many more. Partick was actually knighted by the Queen in 2010. Quite an achievement.
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
Patrick Stewart was married twice before he settled down finally with Sunny Ozell. His first was was Sheila Falconer who he was with for 24 years and they had two children together with before they got divorced in 1990. Stewart married one of the producers of Star Trek Wendy Neuss in 200 and got divorced 3 years later. Finally, Patrick found happiness with Sunny Ozell, who is a singer-songwriter from New York. They got married in 2013 and live in their house together in Brooklyn, New York.
Karl Urban as Bones
Karl Urban plays Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in both of the Star Trek films. Bones was the chief medical officer of the USS Enterprise. Bones served Captain James Kirk who also was his classmate at the Starfleet Academy. Karl has also starred in other big names such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as in Xena: Warrior Princess.
Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff
Karl Urban was previously married to his makeup artist from the movie The Privateers. They were together until their split in 2014 and they have two sons together. Karl later met Katee Sackhoff, who is an actress herself and also starred in Science Fiction roles such as Battlestar Galactica and won four Saturn Awards including Best Supporting Actress. Katee also acted in the series 24, and the movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Roxann Dawson as Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres
Roxanne Dawson played Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. Torres was a hybrid race of both Klingon and human. She was the chief engineer of the Federation’s USS Voyager. Roxanne not only starred in Star Trek but she even directed 12 episodes. Roxanne went on to direct other famous television shows like The Mentalist, Lost, and Cold Case.
Roxann Dawson and Casey Biggs/ Eric Dawson
Roxann Dawson married fellow Star Trek actor Casey Biggs before either of them were cast on the same show. Casey Briggs starred as Cardassian Damar in the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. They divorced in 1987, and Roxanne then remarried Eric Dawson, her casting director for the television show Nightingales, in 1994. The couple is still happily married and has two daughters together, Emma and Mia. They live in Bell Canyon, California.
Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher
Wesley is the child of Doctor Beverly and Lieutenant Commander Jack Crusher. Wesley is a boy with special gifts, who followed in his parents’ footsteps by attending the Starfleet Academy and working his way to becoming a lieutenant junior of the Starfleet. Wil Wheaton has grown up since acting in Star Trek and has joined the casts of The Big Bang Theory, Leverage, and Eureka. In 2003 Wil founded his own independent publishing company called Monolith Press.
Wil Wheaton and Anne Prince
Wil married Anne Prince in 1999 and they live together in Arcadia, California with Anne’s two children from her prior relationship. One of her sons asked Wil to legally adopt him when he was 19 years old. Anne and Wil worked on the movie Neverland together, Anne was the hair stylist for the cast, including her husband Wil who portrayed John Darling in the film. Anne is also a makeup artist for A list celebrities.
Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker
Jonathan Frakes played Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as in subsequent films.William serves as the first officer to Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the USS Enterprise-D as well as the Enterprise-E. William finally became captain when he served on the USS Titan.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Kahn
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Captain Kirk’s arch enemy Kahn in the Star Trek film Into the Darkness. Benedict played the role well, as the villain that the viewers loved to hate. Of course, Khan could never beat Captain Kirk and his crew. Benedict Cumberbatch himself is a famous actor that is known for starring both television series and movies namely 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, and the Imitation Game.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Cumberbatch married his best friend of 17 years, Sophie Hunter in 2015. The two met while Sophia was studying at Oxford college. Sophie is an opera and theatre director. The couple are happily married and have two sons named Hal and Christopher. Both Benedict and Sophia have continued their careers and are quite the being a power couple, both very successful in their fields.
Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis
Jonathan Frakes met his wife Genie Francis on the set of Bare Essence. Sparks flew when they met again on the set of the mini-series called North and South. The two began dating in 1985 and got engaged one year later. In 1988 Jonathan and Genie Francis got married and they have two children together. Genie is a famous actress as well who is most well known for her role on the soap opera General Hospital.
Ashley Judd as Robin Lefler
Ashley Judd starred as Robin Lefler, the Mission Specialist on the USS Enterprise-D. Robin was assigned to the Cheif Engineer Geordi La Forge to help him prepare the ship for battle against the Tamarian deep space cruiser. The star behind Robin, Ashley, is a famous actress and political activist. She has also acted in many lead roles in hit movies namely Divergent, Double Jeopardy, Norma Jean & Marilyn and many more. Judd is also famously known for being a Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball fan and you can find her at every game.
Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti
In 1999 Ashley Judd got engaged to the Scottish race car driver Dario Franchitti while he was competing in the Champ Car World Series. Dario now races in IndyCar and NASCAR. In 2001 these lovebirds got hitched at the Skibo Castle in Scotland. They had no children together and they split up in 2013. Dario moved on since and married Eleanor Robb and they have one daughter together. Meanwhile, Ashley Judd is still making blockbuster releases such as Olympus Has Fallen but has not remarried since.
Eric Bana as Nero
Eric Bana portrayed the role of Nero in the 2009 Star Trek feature film. Nero was the villain of the movie, he was a Romulan captain who sought vengeance for the destruction of Romulus, so he went back in time to stop it from happening. When Nero travels back to the past, his actions create an alternate reality and he tries to destroy everything in his path. Eric Bana is an Australian actor and comedian who has starred in many hit movies such as Hulk, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Troy.
Eric Bana and Rebecca Gleeson
Eric was acting in the television series Full Frontal when he met Rebecca Gleeson who was a publicist of the network. Eric took Rebecca on a trip to America two years later and popped the question. They got married in 1997 and they now live together with their two children in Melbourne, their son named Klaus and their daughter named Sophia. The couple does an unbelievable amount of charitable work including helping the homeless with the organization Youth off the Streets.
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
Jeri Ryan portrays one of the most famous and complex characters on Star Trek: Voyager, Seven of Nine. Seven of Nine was a Borg drone who was freed from the Borg’s collective consciousness. When Jeri Ryan joined the cast in the fourth season of Star Trek, its ratings increased by 60%. You can’t deny that Jeri Ryan has a presence. Jeri has also starred in other shows like Boston Public, Bosch, Body of Proof, and Shark.
Jeri Ryan and Christophe Émé
Jeri was first married to Jack Ryan, a Republican political candidate, and investment banker, in 1991 but later got divorced. Later in 2003, Jeri met the chef Christophe Eme at a charity chef’s event. Christophe subsequently moved into Jeri’s home in San Fernando Valley with her son Alex. The two opened a restaurant together in 2005 in Los Angeles however it closed down 5 years later. In 2007 Eme and Jeri got married in France and only one year later Jeri gave birth to their daughter Gisele Eme.