(written from a Production point of view)
This is a list of performers who were considered for roles in the Star Trek franchise, but ultimately did not appear in the role in the final episode or film. Performers listed here have been verified as having been considered by Star Trek personnel for a particular role on Trek in which they ultimately did not appear.
The Original SeriesEdit
John Drew Barrymore Edit
John Drew Barrymore (1932 – 2004) was originally contracted to play Lazarus (and anti-Lazarus) in "The Alternative Factor", but didn't show up to work when filming began on November 16, 1966. Robert Brown was cast as a last-minute replacement. The Star Trek production team filed a grievance against Barrymore with the Screen Actors Guild over this, which led to Barrymore's SAG membership being suspended, effectively barring him from finding acting work, for six months.
John Barrymore was a member of the noted Barrymore family of actors and was the father of actress Drew Barrymore.
Anne Baxter Edit
Anne Baxter (1923 – 1985) was originally offered the role of Amanda Grayson but turned it down. Despite making multiple appearances in the Batman television series, Baxter later complained to the Los Angeles Times, "I don't do comic strips, and Star Trek is six or seven comic strips rolled into one." (Star Trek Magazine issue 171, p. 37)
Milton Berle Edit
Milton Berle (1908 – 2002) was an American comedian and actor, and one of the major television stars of the classic era. In 1967, Berle expressed his interest in appearing on Star Trek, and a script titled "He Walked Among Us" was written by Norman Spinrad as a possible vehicle for him. After a re-write by producer Gene L. Coon, Spinrad asked Gene Roddenberry to discard the script, and it went unproduced. 
Born Milton Berlinger, Berle hosted the Texaco Star Theatre, later renamed as The Milton Berle Show between 1948 and 1956, during which he became known as America's "Uncle Miltie". After the show's cancellation, Berle appeared in numerous television and feature film roles, both as a comic and as a dramatic actor. These include Stanley Kramer's 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, which also featured Madlyn Rhue, The Muppet Movie (1979, with Orson Welles, Paul Williams and Bob Baker), and Jerry Lewis' 1983 film Smorgasbord, which he co-wrote, and which was photographed by Jerry Finnerman, and featured John Abbott and Paul Lambert. On television, Berle appeared in guest roles on series such as I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, Mannix, The Mod Squad (starring Tige Andrews and Clarence Williams III, produced by Harve Bennett), Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban) and Murder, She Wrote (starring William Windom). He also made several appearances as "Louie the Lilac" in the 1960s Batman television series, where he appeared alongside Yvonne Craig and Julie Newmar, and stuntmen Ron Burke, Vince Deadrick, Lou Elias, Eddie Hice, Hubie Kerns, Sr., Troy Melton, Gil Perkins, George Sawaya, Roy Sickner, and Al Wyatt.
John D.F. Black Edit
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John D.F. Black (born 30 December 1932; age 84), writer, story editor and associate producer of Star Trek at the time, was asked by Gene Roddenberry to play the crippled Fleet Captain Christopher Pike in "The Menagerie, Part I" and "The Menagerie, Part II", because Black's blue eyes matched those of Jeffrey Hunter's (who played the healthy Pike in "The Cage"). Black didn't hesitate much to turn down the offer, and the part was eventually given to Sean Kenney.  Black left the series soon afterwards mainly due to his disputes with Roddenberry.
Lloyd Bridges Edit
Lloyd Bridges (15 January 1913 – 10 March 1998; age 85) was an Emmy-nominated American actor who was approached by Gene Roddenberry in 1964 to play the lead in the pilot, "The Cage" for a proposed series. Bridges turned down the role, not wanting to be involved in another science fiction project following the failure of his 1950 film Rocketship X-M and feeling that doing a "space show" would hurt his career. (X) (X) Years later, Roddenberry still considered hiring Bridges, this time for the role of Gary Seven in the proposed series "Assignment: Earth", and later in the backdoor pilot episode of the same title. However, Bridges again turned him down. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Two)
A glimpse of what Bridges might have looked liked in Star Trek, had he accepted, was proffered when he later did make a noticeable appearance as a guest star in two 1978 episodes of the "space show" Battlestar Galactica (re-edited as the 1979 feature film Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack), playing the part of the strong but misguided Commander Cain, commanding the Battlestar Pegasus. In Ronald D. Moore's 2003-2007 revamped version of the series, the character of Cain was revitalized as an admiral, but was this time cast as a female and played by Michelle Forbes.
Bridges had previously acquired fame as the star of the action/adventure series Sea Hunt. In his later career, he became known for comic roles in films such as Airplane! (1980, with Gregory Itzin, Jason Wingreen, Kenneth Tobey and Paula Moody), reprising the role in its 1982 sequel Airplane II: The Sequel. Amusingly, both the ship he was slated to command as well as his replacement, William Shatner, made appearances in the sequel. Other notable comic appearances Bridges made was in Hot Shots! (1991, with Christopher Doyle, co-produced by Steven McEveety) and as a guest star in an episode of Seinfeld, earning him an Emmy nomination. In the early 1990s, he also starred in a short-lived series Capital News, which was photographed by Jerry Finnerman.
Gloria Calomee Edit
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Gloria Calomee (born 5 September 1940; age 76) was among the original three actresses considered for the part of Lieutenant Uhura before Nichelle Nichols was cast. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
According to some sources, Calomee appeared as a background extra in the first regular episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver", however this information can be heavily disputed. It is possible that her name only appeared on call sheets because of her auditions for the role of Uhura.
Joseph Campanella Edit
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Joseph Campanella (born 21 November 1924; age 92) was almost given the role of Kang in "Day of the Dove", but then it was decided he might not have "enough fire" for the part, and Michael Ansara was cast instead. (The Star Trek Interview Book) More than three decades later, Campanella played the Arbitrator in VOY: "Author, Author".
James Coburn Edit
Academy Award-winning actor 'James Coburn' (1928 – 2002) was among the three final choices for the leading role of the captain in the first pilot, "The Cage", along with Jeffrey Hunter and Patrick O'Neal. The part went to Hunter. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
Coburn was a prolific actor, best known for his roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven (1960, with Joseph Ruskin, Whit Bissell and John A. Alonzo), The Great Escape (1963), Major Dundee (1965), Our Man Flint (1966, with Peter Brocco), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) and Cross of Iron (1977). Later he appeared in supporting roles in several movies, including The Muppet Movie (1979, with Orson Welles, Bob Baker), Young Guns II (1990), Hudson Hawk (1991), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993, starring Whoopi Goldberg), Maverick (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996) and Snow Dogs (2002, co-starring Nichelle Nichols).
Yvonne Craig Edit
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Yvonne Craig (16 May 1937 – 17 August 2015; age 78) was one of the actresses considered for the role of Vina in "The Cage", before the role went to Susan Oliver. She was considered mostly because of her professional dancing background, required for the Orion courtyard scenes. Eventually, Craig went on to guest star as Marta in "Whom Gods Destroy", coincidentally wearing green Orion makeup. 
Michael Dunn Edit
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Michael Dunn (20 October 1934 – 29 August 1973; age 38) was among the actors initially considered by Gene Roddenberry for the role of Spock for "The Cage", before the part went to Leonard Nimoy. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three)
Two years later, Dunn was NBC's choice for the role of Balok in "The Corbomite Maneuver", as he was a widely recognized face due to his appearances in the film Ship of Fools and the series The Wild Wild West. Roddenberry opted for someone less known and more "strange", and eventually hired 7-year-old Clint Howard for the part. Dunn was later cast as Alexander in "Plato's Stepchildren". (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
Lee Grant Edit
Lee Grant (born 1927) is an American actress and director, who was casting director Joseph D'Agosta's first choice for the role of the Romulan commander in "The Enterprise Incident". However, Grant turned the offer down, and the part went to Joanne Linville instead. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three)
Grant is most famous for appearing in such films as Valley of the Dolls (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Shampoo (1975) (for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), and Voyage of the Damned (1976). She also appeared in 71 episodes of Peyton Place in the series' 1965-66 season, and the pilot for Columbo ("Ransom for a Dead Man), for which she was nominated for an Emmy.
Ena Hartman Edit
- Main article: Ena Hartman
According to some sources, Hartman appeared as a background extra in the first regular episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver", however this information can be heavily disputed. It is possible that her name only appeared on call sheets because of her auditions for the role of Uhura.
James Hong Edit
James Hong (born 1929) is a Chinese-American actor, who auditioned for the role of Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu in the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The role was given to George Takei instead. Hong remembered going into the audition just before Takei. 
Hong has a long and prolific career in both film and television, appearing in series such as I Spy, The Bill Cosby Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Streets of San Francisco, Dynasty, MacGyver, Miami Vice, TJ Hooker (starring William Shatner, James Darren and Richard Herd) and later in J.J. Abrams' Alias, Seinfeld, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Bones, The Big Bang Theory, and Chuck. He also appeared in films like Robert Wise's The Sand Pebbles, Blade Runner, and the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. He played the villainous sorcerer Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China, co-starring Kim Cattrall. He is also an established voice actor and can be heard in films such as Mulan, Kung Fu Panda, and its sequel.
DeForest Kelley Edit
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Deforest Kelley (20 January 1920 – 11 June 1999; age 79) was originally considered by Gene Roddenberry for the role of Doctor Philip Boyce in the first pilot, "The Cage". However, director Robert Butler wanted veteran actor John Hoyt for the part. (Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, pp. 37, 39) Roddenberry then offered the role of Spock to Kelley, but he turned it down. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
A year later, Roddenberry again wanted Kelley to play the ship's doctor (this time renamed Mark Piper), but again, the director, James Goldstone opted for another actor, Paul Fix. Finally, Roddenberry stood on his heels, and got Kelley to portray the doctor, named Leonard McCoy, for the series itself, starting with the first regular episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver". (Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, pp. 75, 152)
Martin Landau Edit
Martin Landau (born 1928) was apparently one of the actors considered for the role of Spock, but instead opted to take the role of Rollin Hand on Mission: Impossible, which was produced by Desilu at the same time.   Leonard Nimoy went on to play Spock and, ironically, later joined the cast of Mission: Impossible after Landau left that show.
Landau stated "I turned down Star Trek. It would've been torturous. I would've probably died playing that role. I mean, even the thought of it now upsets me. It was the antithesis of why I became an actor. I mean, to play a character that Lenny (Nimoy) was better suited for, frankly, a guy who speaks in a monotone who never gets excited, never has any guilt, never has any fear, or was affected on a visceral level. Who wants to do that?" (Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction)
According to Michael Kmet of TrekFactCheck, D.C. Fontana stated "From the day in 1964 that Gene Roddenberry showed me the first outline/bible for STAR TREK, Leonard Nimoy was Mr. Spock. There was never anyone else considered." In addition, Kmet stated that Landau was not named in any casting documents archived at UCLA for any role, including that of Spock. 
In addition to his Mission: Impossible role (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations), Landau is known for many film and television credits including the lead role of John Koenig in Space: 1999 (which co-starred Nick Tate and Clifton Jones, and was produced partly by Fred Freiberger), Oscar-nominated roles in Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Crimes and Misdemeanors, and his Oscar-winning performance as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood.
Mittie Lawrence Edit
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Mittie Lawrence (born 1 September 1941; age 75) was among the original three actresses considered for the part of Lieutenant Uhura before Nichelle Nichols was cast. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
According to some sources, Lawrence appeared as a background extra in the first regular episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver", however this information can be heavily disputed. It is possible that her name only appeared on call sheets because of her auditions for the role of Uhura.
Mark Lenard Edit
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Mark Lenard (15 October 1924 – 22 November 1996; age 72) was slated to play the role of the recreation of Abraham Lincoln in "The Savage Curtain", but prior commitments prohibited him from taking the part. As Lenard explained it, "I was doing a series at the time called Here Come the Brides in which I played Aaron Stemple, the resident bad guy/rich man. The Lincoln segment came up about Christmas time when we had a slight hiatus, and I thought I could work it in. I had already played two roles on Star Trek and they were well received. But it turned out we just couldn't work it in. I think we went back to work on the other series too soon, and instead of having the six or seven days I would have needed to do the role, I only had three or four days." 
Jack Lord Edit
Jack Lord (1920 – 1998) was an American actor who was Roddenberry's first choice for the role of Captain James T. Kirk in 1965 after Jeffrey Hunter refused to reprise his role of Christopher Pike for the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". A deal with Lord fell through when Lord demanded fifty percent ownership of the show.   The role subsequently went to William Shatner.
Lord is best known for starring as Detective Steve McGarrett on the hit series Hawaii Five-O, which enjoyed a twelve-year run from 1968 to 1980 (Lord retired from acting after its cancellation). He is also known to James Bond fans for playing Felix Leiter in the first Bond film, Dr. No.
Bruce Mars Edit
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Bruce Mars (born 23 October 1935; age 81) was one of the actors considered for the role of Lieutenant Dave Bailey in "The Corbomite Maneuver", before the part went to Anthony Call. Mars later appeared as Finnegan in "Shore Leave" and as Charley in "Assignment: Earth". (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One) Some sources list Mars as appearing in "The Corbomite Maneuver" as an extra, but he is not seen in the finished episode. Probably his name remained on the cast lists because of him being in competition for the part of Bailey.
Arlene Martel Edit
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Arlene Martel (14 April 1936 – 12 August 2014; age 78) was originally considered for the role of Doctor Elizabeth Dehner in "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The role would have required her to wear silver contact lenses, which might have damaged her sensitive eyes. Sally Kellerman was cast instead.
Nearly two years later, Martel auditioned for the role of Sylvia in "Catspaw". She was not cast in the role, because the production staff saw her as an ideal candidate for T'Pring in the upcoming episode, "Amok Time". 
Roddy McDowall Edit
Roddy McDowall (1928 – 1998) was casting director Joseph D'Agosta's choice for the role of Trelane in "The Squire of Gothos". He was overruled by producer Gene L. Coon's choice, William Campbell who seemed to be more suitable for the part.  McDowall was also a favorite of director Joseph L. Scanlan for voicing Armus in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Skin of Evil". (Creating the Next Generation: The Conception and Creation of a Phenomenon, p.60)
McDowall was an acclaimed character actor, who began his career in Hollywood as a child, acting in countless films from 1938 onward. His big break came at the age of 15 with the starring role in Lassie Come Home (1943). He also appeared in Orson Welles' 1948 film version of Macbeth, which also featured Morgan Farley. Afterwards, he appeared in numerous film and television roles, including The Longest Day (1962, with Jeffrey Hunter and John Crawford), Cleopatra (1963, with John Hoyt), Pretty Maids All in the Row (1971, with James Doohan, William Campbell, Dawn Roddenberry and written by Gene Roddenberry), The Poseidon Adventure (1972, with John Crawford, Bill Catching, and George Sawaya), and Funny Lady (1975). McDowall also voiced the role of V.I.N.CENT, a robot in Disney's The Black Hole (1979). McDowall is probably best known for his roles in four out of the five Planet of the Apes movies (which also featured James Daly, Lou Wagner, Paul Lambert, Billy Curtis, Jane Ross, Ricardo Montalban, William Windom, Jason Evers, Walker Edmiston, Janos Prohaska, James B. Sikking, Paul Comi, France Nuyen, Paul Williams, and David Gerrold), and the subsequent television series (which co-starred Mark Lenard).
On television, McDowall appeared in a famous 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "People Are Alike All Over", which co-starred Paul Comi, Susan Oliver, Byron Morrow, and Vic Perrin. He also appeared as "The Bookworm" in two 1966 episodes of Batman, which also featured John Crawford, and guest-starred in a 1972 episode of Columbo with James Gregory, William Windom, and George Sawaya.
Stewart Moss Edit
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Stewart Moss (born 27 November 1937; age 79) was one of the actors considered for the role of Lieutenant Dave Bailey in "The Corbomite Maneuver" before Anthony Call got the part. Moss, a friend of casting director Joseph D'Agosta, later appeared as Joe Tormolen in "The Naked Time" and Hanar in "By Any Other Name". (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One) Some sources list Moss as appearing as an extra in "The Corbomite Maneuver", but he is not seen in the episode. This is likely due to the fact that his name appeared on cast lists as a candidate for the Bailey role.
Patrick O'Neal Edit
Patrick O'Neal (1927 – 1994) was among the final three actors considered for the leading role of the captain in the first pilot, "The Cage". Eventually, Jeffrey Hunter won the part. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
O'Neal was best known for the 1973 film, The Way We Were, which also featured Diana Ewing, Don Keefer and Roy Jenson. He also appeared in films as The Kremlin Letter (1970), The Stepford Wives (1975), Like Father Like Son (1987) and Under Siege (1992). On television, he guest starred among others, in The Twilight Zone, Route 66, Barnaby Jones (co-starring Lee Meriwether), The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo, Murder, She Wrote (co-starring William Windom) and A Man Called Hawk, which starred Avery Brooks. In 1957-58 he starred in the short-lived sitcom Dick and the Duchess.
David Opatoshu Edit
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David Opatoshu (30 January 1918 – 30 April 1996; age 78) was considered by Gene Roddenberry for the role of Doctor Phillip Boyce in the first Star Trek pilot, "The Cage", before the role finally went to John Hoyt. Opatoshu appeared in a guest role as Anan 7 in "A Taste of Armageddon". 
Michael J. Pollard Edit
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Michael J. Pollard (born 30 May 1939; age 77) was Gene Roddenberry's original choice for the role of Charles Evans in "Charlie X", as Roddenberry "had been hearing good things about him". Casting director Joseph D'Agosta opted for Robert Walker instead, who finally got the part. However, D'Agosta remembered Pollard and later cast him as Jahn in "Miri". 
Robert Ryan Edit
Robert Ryan (1909 – 1973) was the American actor whom writer Norman Spinrad envisioned for the role of Commodore Matt Decker in TOS: "The Doomsday Machine". Ryan was approached for the role, but he was unavailable due to other commitments. William Windom was given the part, instead, and Spinrad has expressed disappointment that Ryan was not cast. 
Ryan was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the 1947 film Crossfire. He also received a BAFTA award nomination for his starring role in the 1962 film Billy Budd, which co-starred John Neville. He has also starred in such acclaimed films as The Set-Up (directed by Robert Wise), Clash by Night (co-starring Keith Andes), Bad Day at Black Rock, and The Professionals. He starred opposite Jeffrey Hunter in the 1956 Western The Proud Ones. He also appeared as John the Baptist in the 1961 film King of Kings, again opposite Jeffrey Hunter. Ryan and Hunter worked together a third time as part of the Oscar-winning ensemble World War II film, The Longest Day.
Perhaps Ryan's best-known film role is that of Deke in Sam Peckinpah's 1969 action western, The Wild Bunch. Four years after this film's release, Ryan died of lung cancer at the age of 63. His last film, John Frankenheimer's 1973 drama The Iceman Cometh, earned Ryan posthumous awards from the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics Awards.
Malachi Throne Edit
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Malachi Throne (1 December 1928 – 13 March 2013; age 84) was considered at one point by Gene Roddenberry for the role of the ship's doctor, Philip Boyce in "The Cage". However, Throne turned the offer down, saying he did not want to play "the third man" next to the hero and his sidekick. Throne opted to play Spock, but that role was already given to Leonard Nimoy. Roddenberry then offered Throne the chance to provide The Keeper's voice, which he did. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
Beau Vandenecker was tapped to play the uncredited stunt role of "Stunt (Sam)" in the episode "Charlie X", as his name appears on the cast sheet, dated 8 July 1966. The role, however, was ultimately filled by regular series stuntman Robert Herron.
Jon Voight Edit
Voight came to prominence two years later with his role in the Oscar-winning drama Midnight Cowboy. He later appeared in films such as Catch 22 (1970), Deliverance (1972, co-starring Ronny Cox), Coming Home (1978) for which he won an Academy Award, The Champ (1979), Runaway Train (1985), Heat (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996), Anaconda (1997), U Turn (1997), Enemy of the State (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Ali (2001, with LeVar Burton), The Manchurian Candidate (2004, with Dean Stockwell), National Treasure (2004, with Christopher Plummer), Transformers (2007, with Glenn Morshower) and several other projects. Voight is also the father of actress Angelina Jolie with whom he appeared in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and its sequel.
Jessica Walter Edit
In the same year, Walter appeared in an episode of The Name of the Game, helmed by the "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" director, Ralph Senensky, which also featured David Opatoshu, Don Keefer, Lloyd Kino, and Jason Wingreen.
She is best known for appearing alongside Clint Eastwood in his directorial debut, Play Misty for Me (1971) and for playing the role of Lucille Bluth in the sitcom Arrested Development (2003-2006). She guest-starred in "Mind Over Mayhem", a 1974 episode of Columbo alongside Lou Wagner, Robert Walker, Arthur Batanides, and Charles Macaulay. In 1965, she co-starred with William Shatner in the short-lived television series, For the People. She also appeared as a regular in the first season of 90210 in 2008. Recently she starred in the TV Land sitcom, Retired at 35.
Dawn Wells Edit
Dawn Wells (born 1938) is an American actress and comedienne, most famous for her role as Mary Ann Summers in the popular sitcom Gilligan's Island. Along with Terri Garr, Wells was considered for the part of Roberta Lincoln in "Assignment: Earth" (and the proposed spin-off series of the same title). Despite Wells being much more well-known than Garr at the time, Gene Roddenberry eventually chose Garr because she looked "weird" and fit the part better. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Two)
Brad Weston Edit
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After playing the role of Ed Appel in "The Devil in the Dark", Brad Weston was briefly considered by Gene Roddenberry for the then-unspecified part of a young male crewmember, hired to attract the teen-aged female audience, as a regular from the second season. The character eventually evolved into Ensign Pavel Chekov, played by Walter Koenig. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One)
Star Trek: Planet of the TitansEdit
Toshiro Mifune (1920 – 1997) was a legendary Japanese actor appearing in almost 170 movies, best known for his roles in director Akira Kurosawa's Samurai epics. Mifune was planned to play the main Klingon villain in the proposed Star Trek movie, Planet of the Titans in 1976. (The Star Trek Compendium)
Director/screenwriter Philip Kaufman said, "My version was really built around Leonard Nimoy as Spock and Toshiro Mifune as his Klingon nemesis... My idea was to make it less "cult-ish", and more of an adult movie, dealing with sexuality and wonders rather than oddness; a big science fiction movie, filled with all kinds of questions, particularly about the nature of Spock's [duality]-exploring his humanity and what humanness was. To have Spock and Mifune's character tripping out in outer space. I'm sure the fans would have been upset, but I felt it could really open up a new type of science fiction." 
Star Trek: Phase IIEdit
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David Gautreaux (born 28 June 1951; age 65) was set to play the role of Vulcan science officer Lieutenant Xon in the second Star Trek series, but the planned show was cancelled. Finally he played Commander Branch in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (Phase II: The Lost Enterprise on Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director's Edition) DVD)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Edit
Jordan Clark Edit
Jordan Clark auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. He was interviewed by the film's director, Robert Wise, and his audition was scheduled for 11:20 am on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 104)
Frederic Forrest Edit
Frederic Forrest auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture. His audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for 2:00 pm on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 105)
Lance Henriksen Edit
Lance Henriksen auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture. His audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for 11:40 am on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 105)
Arthur Hindle Edit
Arthur Hindle auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture His audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for sometime between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 105). Hindle had previously appeared in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. That film was directed by Philip Kaufman, and Leonard Nimoy had a prominent role.
Richard Kelton Edit
Richard Kelton auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture. His audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for 11:30 am on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 105) Kelton also played Ficus Pandorata on the NBC sci-fi comedy television series Quark, which included numerous references to Star Trek throughout its short run. (For more information, see the series' entry at Star Trek parodies and pop culture references.)
Stephen Macht Edit
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Stephen Macht (born 1 May 1942; age 75) auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture. In common with Arthur Hindle, Macht's audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for sometime between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 105) He also auditioned for both the roles of Jean-Luc Picard and William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. (The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years) Years later, Macht played General Krim in DS9: "The Circle" and "The Siege".
Andrew Robinson Edit
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Andrew Robinson (born 14 February 1942; age 75) auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture. His audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for 11:10 am on 25 July 1978, only ten minutes after Stephen Collins, who was ultimately cast in the part. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 104) Years later, Robinson played the recurring character Elim Garak on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Tim Thomerson Edit
Tim Thomerson auditioned for the role of Willard Decker in The Motion Picture. His audition, held by Robert Wise, was scheduled for 11:50 am on 25 July 1978. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 105) As with Richard Kelton, Thomerson also appeared on the television series Quark.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Edit
Kim Cattrall Edit
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Kim Cattrall (born 21 August 1956; age 60) was one of the final alternatives for the part of Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but she turned out to be unavailable for the filming schedule. The role went to Kirstie Alley instead. (Star Trek Movie Memories, 1995, pp. 123-124)
Madlyn Rhue Edit
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Madlyn Rhue (3 October 1935 – 16 December 2003; age 68) was originally planned to reprise her role as Lieutenant Marla McGivers in the film, having established that part in TOS: "Space Seed". Harve Bennett ended up writing the character out of the film's story, after learning that Rhue suffered from multiple sclerosis which bound her to a wheelchair. Bennett felt it would be unfair to recast the role.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Edit
Edward James OlmosEdit
Edward James Olmos (born 27 February 1947; age 70) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated actor. Leonard Nimoy expressly wanted Olmos to play Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, but the role ultimately went to Christopher Lloyd. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Special Edition) special features)
A few years later, Olmos was offered the role of Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He had to turn it down as he was busy with other projects. His Hollywood Walk of Fame star is right next to Patrick Stewart's.
On film, Olmos is known for playing Gaff in the 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner and for his Oscar-nominated role in 1988's Stand and Deliver. He received two Emmy nominations – winning his first – for his supporting role as Lt. Martin Castillo on Miami Vice. Now he has acquired new fame for his portrayal of Admiral Adama in Ronald D. Moore's hit re-imagining of the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, which originally aired on SyFy.
As it turned out, Olmos has been on record of being less than enamored with the science fiction genre, particularly for its portrayal of aliens, and having been seriously considered for the part of the Klingon Kruge was therefore somewhat ironic. Olmos only accepted his role in Battlestar Galactica when it became apparent to him that the series was to be primarily drama-driven and not to feature any "outlandish" life forms. (Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Blu-ray-special features, "Cast And Crew Take A Look Back"; "The Last Frakkin Special")
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Edit
Mariette Hartley Edit
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Mariette Hartley (born 21 June 1940; age 76) was one of "several other actresses [who] were considered for the role of Dr. Taylor [...] but Hicks fought through four auditions to land the part." (Starlog, March 1987, p. 39)
Robert Hooks Edit
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Robert Hooks (born 18 April 1937; age 80) was due to reprise his role as Fleet Admiral Harry Morrow in the film, but became unavaliable for some unknown reason, and the character was replaced by Admiral Cartwright (played by Brock Peters). The revised final draft script specifies that Morrow was changed to Cartwright. 
Eddie Murphy Edit
Eddie Murphy (born 1961), a popular actor and comedian who rose to stardom as a regular on Saturday Night Live (frequently appearing in tandem with Joe Piscopo - Charles Rocket was also in the cast his first season) and as the star of the films 48 Hrs and Beverly Hills Cop (both for Paramount Pictures), was initially rumored to appear in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home either as himself or as a Murphy-like character.
Another casting controversy sparked by press speculation concerns a possible starring (or cameo) role for comedian Eddie Murphy in Star Trek IV. "It's too premature to discuss that," Nimoy maintains. "There has been much conjecture about Murphy since Beverly Hills Cop. The press has been very curious about what he will do next. They know he has a multi-picture deal with Paramount. They know he is a big Star Trek fam. They know Trek IV is in preparation at Paramount. So, it isn't surprising that rumor would pop up. And when I started talking about the film being lighter in tone, some people put two and two together."
Indeed, many Trek fans have already reached that conclusion, and have vociferously voice their opposition to the idea. They fear the inappropriate casting of Murphy could torpedo Trek IV as irreparably as the selection of Richard Pryor sabotaged Superman III.
Although unwilling to substantiate the speculation, Nimoy still refuses to pubicly dismiss the notion of incorporating the unorthodox antics of the madcap Murphy into the sedate atmosphere of the Star Trek environment. "Why should I?," he asks, not entirely rhetorically. "What would be gained? Why should I try to reassue the fans who are worried about it? That would mean I was letting them dictate to me." [...] "I've been through this before." [...] "In other words, we are professional people doing a professional job. If we decide that Eddie Murphy should be in Trek IV, then the fans will have to trust us. Let us do our work."
Years later, it was confirmed that Murphy had expressed interest in the part and early scripts were written with Murphy in mind for the role of a major character, an eccentric professor who believed that aliens exist, who ultimately became Doctor Gillian Taylor. Ultimately a negative writing campaign coupled with story issues prompted the writers to drop the idea, and Murphy moved on to other projects. "I'm a Trekkie. I've always loved Star Trek and have wanted to do one of the films," says Murphy. "The script was developed, but we eventually dropped the idea. [The] Golden Child came along and I decided to do that film instead ... In retrospect, I might have been better off doing Star Trek IV." The character was ultimately rewritten as a woman and the part went to Catherine Hicks. (Starlog, October 1987, p. 8; The Trek 25th Anniversary Celebration; Trekworld, June 1999)
Since then, Murphy has continued a successful career in film, starring in such hits as Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Doctor Dolittle, Daddy Day Care, and the Shrek films. In 2006 he received his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Dreamgirls.
Susan Sarandon Edit
Susan Sarandon (born 1946) was one of "several other actresses [who] were considered for the role of Dr. Taylor [...] but Hicks fought through four auditions to land the part." At the time she was known for her work in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Starlog, March 1987, p. 39)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Edit
Kim Cattrall Edit
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Kim Cattrall (born 21 August 1956; age 60) was one of the final thirteen women who auditioned for the part of Vixis in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, but the role went to Spice Williams. (Source: Spice Williams-Crosby)
Sean Connery Edit
Sean Connery (born 1930) is a widely-popular Scottish actor who is perhaps best known for being the first to play James Bond in feature films. He portrayed Bond in seven films, beginning with Dr. No in 1962 and ending with Never Say Never Again in 1983. He has also acquired great fame as a movie star for his roles in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (1964, with Meg Wyllie), The Longest Day (1962, with Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Beymer, and John Crawford), The Man Who Would Be King (1975, co-starring Christopher Plummer), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Highlander (1986, with Clancy Brown), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, with John Rhys-Davies), The Hunt for Red October (1990, with Gates McFadden and music by Basil Poledouris), The Rock (1996, with Tony Todd), Entrapment (1999), and Finding Forrester (2000, with F. Murray Abraham and Michael Nouri). He also won an Academy Award for his supporting role in 1987's The Untouchables.
William Shatner originally wanted Sean Connery to play the role of Sybok in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Shatner had tremendous respect for Connery's acting talents, and knew that his presence would be a great bonus in that the film would draw a foreign box office business. Before Paramount could close the deal with him, Connery accepted a role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which was scheduled to film at the same time as Star Trek V. Shatner was deeply disappointed to learn of Connery's unavailability. Despite this, the writers kept the reference to Connery – Sha Ka Ree – in the film.
In Shatner's search for Connery's replacement, he looked at other foreign actors which might bring in overseas business. "We considered several people," he said, "and were especially intrigued by one well-known Swedish actor (Max von Sydow) who I consider very talented. But when we found out how expensive he was, that idea quickly flew out the window."
Shatner and Harve Bennett went back to the drawing board, and drew up a list of possible candidates for the role and began looking at the roles each had portrayed. One actor on the list, Laurence Luckinbill, caught Shatner's eye from his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in the PBS presentation "Lyndon Johnson", and he was eventually cast in Connery's place. (Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek Encyclopedia)
Rachel McLish Edit
Rachel McLish (born 1952) was one of the final thirteen women who auditioned for the role of Vixis in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, but the role went to Spice Williams. (Source: Spice Williams-Crosby)
McLish is a famous female bodybuilder and former Ms. Olympia who retired in 1984. She has acted in several movies such as Getting Physical (1984) alongside Spice Williams-Crosby and TNG guest actor Earl Boen and Raven Hawk (1996) with John de Lancie, Michael Champion, Ed Lauter, John Fleck, and Nicholas Guest, and published several books as well as many fitness instruction videos.
Max von Sydow Edit
Max von Sydow (born 1929) is a well-known Swedish actor who was considered for the role of Sybok when Sean Connery proved unavailable. According to William Shatner, the idea of using von Sydow "quickly flew out the window" when he discovered how high his expected salary was compared to the remaining production budget. (Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; Charting the Undiscovered Country: The Making of Trek VI)
Max von Sydow is known for his many collaborations with famed writer/director Ingmar Bergman during his early career, which included the acclaimed films Wild Strawberries (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957), The Magician (1958), The Virgin Spring (1960), and Through a Glass Darkly (1961). Perhaps von Sydow's best-known American film role is that of Father Merrin in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. He was received Golden Globe nominations for his work on both The Exorcist and the 1966 film Hawaii, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the 1987 Danish film Pelle the Conqueror.
By 1989, when he was being considered for a role in Star Trek V, von Sydow was no stranger to science fiction, having played Ming the Merciless in the 1980 film Flash Gordon. He also co-starred with Christopher Plummer in the 1984 sci-fi film Dreamscape and appeared as Dr. Kynes in David Lynch's 1984 film adaptation of Dune, which featured a number of future Star Trek alumni (Brad Dourif, Virginia Madsen, Dean Stockwell, and, most notably, Patrick Stewart). Since then, von Sydow's science fiction credits have included Judge Dredd (1995), Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2002) and appeared as Lor San Tekka in J.J Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. He has also ventured into the fantasy genre, including the role of King Osric in 1982's Conan the Barbarian.
His many other, non-genre film credits include the 1975 thriller Three Days of the Condor, the 1986 comedy Hannah and Her Sisters, the 1993 horror film Needful Things, and the dramas Awakenings (1990) and Snow Falling on Cedars (1999). More recent credits include Rush Hour 3 (2007) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Edit
Kirstie Alley Edit
- Main article: Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley (born 12 January 1951; age 66) was originally asked by director Nicholas Meyer to reprise her role as Saavik in the film, but her price was deemed to be too high. Other sources (most notably Meyer himself) say that she refused Meyer's requests because of weight problems, feeling she would look fat in a tight-fitting uniform. Finally Kim Cattrall was cast in the role, which was eventually reworked into the character of Valeris. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Special Edition) DVD audio commentary)
Most ironically, Cattrall was not available for the original part in Wrath of Khan, whereas it was Alley, who turned out to be unavailable for The Undiscovered Country. Alley's unavailability, was the reason why the character of Saavik was changed into that of Valeris, as Robin Curtis, who had also played the part of Saavik, had never been considered to reprise the role. (Cinefantastique, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 31)
Whoopi Goldberg Edit
- Main article: Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg (born 13 November 1955; age 61), eager to make a cameo appearance in the film, met with Nick Meyer to discuss the possibility of her appearing as a Klingon princess in Star Trek VI. This idea was vetoed by Leonard Nimoy, who feared that too many well known performers in the film's supporting cast might detract from the movie being the last to feature the regular TOS cast. Goldberg was also making recurring appearances as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation. (The View from the Bridge - Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood, hardcover ed., p. 211)
Jack Palance Edit
- Main article: Jack Palance
Jack Palance (1919 – 2006) was an American actor, originally approached to play Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He was scheduled to appear in the film City Slickers, which earned him an Academy Award, and David Warner was cast in the role instead. Palance appeared in many classic Hollywood films, including Shane (1953), which was briefly featured in DS9: "It's Only a Paper Moon". Elisha Cook, Jr. also appeared in the film. Other films of Palance include Austerlitz (1960, with Orson Welles), Le mépris (1963), Chato's Land (1972), Batman (1989), and Tango and Cash (1989, with Teri Hatcher, Marc Alaimo, and Michael J. Pollard).
Star Trek Generations Edit
DeForest Kelley Edit
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DeForest Kelley (20 January 1920 – 11 June 1999; age 79) was approached to appear as Leonard McCoy in the prologue sequence of Generations. He felt the part was rather just a cameo, and that the original characters made their exit well in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The script was re-written to feature Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) instead.
Leonard Nimoy Edit
- Main article: Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy (26 March 1931 – 27 February 2015; age 83) was approached to appear as Spock in the prologue sequence of Star Trek Generations and direct the film, but declined the offer. As Nimoy explained, "There were five or six lines attributed to Spock [...] but it had nothing to do with Spock. They were not Spock-like in any way. I said to Rick Berman, 'You could distribute these lines to any one of the other characters and it wouldn't make any difference.' And that is exactly what he did. There was no Spock function in the script. I have always tried to make a contribution to these movies. There was no contribution to be made in that movie. It was just sort of 'let's get Nimoy in here too.' I said there is nothing here I can do so I said 'thanks, but I'll pass'."  He was replaced by Montgomery Scott (James Doohan) in the scene.
Marlon Brando Edit
Marlon Brando (3 April 1924 – 1 July 2004; age 80) was interested in playing Tolian Soran, but his negotiating price was considered too high. Paramount CEO Sherry Lansing also felt Brando was too overweight for the part. 
Star Trek: First Contact Edit
Avery Brooks Edit
- Main article: Avery Brooks
Avery Brooks (born 2 October 1948; age 68) was planned to have a cameo appearance as Captain Benjamin Sisko in the film while it was still titled Star Trek: Destinies, but it didn't come to fruition. (Star Trek Monthly issue 15)
Tom Hanks Edit
Tom Hanks (born 1956) is the two-time Academy Award-winner American actor, who was originally approached to play Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact. Hanks, a self-admitted Trekkie had to turn down the offer, as he was busy working on his directorial debut, That Thing You Do! (which featured Clint Howard).
Hanks built a long and successful career in film, working as an actor, producer, writer and director. He started out in comedies, such as Splash (1984, with Charles Macaulay, Clint Howard, Bill Smitrovich and cinematography by Don Peterman), The Money Pit (1986, with Tzi Ma) and Big (1988, with Josh Clark), and also starred in Trek director Nicholas Meyer's 1985 film, Volunteers (with Clyde Kusatsu and music by James Horner). He turned to more serious roles in the early 1990s with such films as The Bonfire of Vanities (1990, with Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Kirsten Dunst, Jon Rashad Kamal, F. Murray Abraham, and Terry Farrell) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).
His big break came with two roles which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in two consequent years: Philadelphia (1993, with Charles Napier) and Forrest Gump (1994). Since then, Hanks appeared in a variety of well-received movies, including Apollo 13 (1995, with Clint Howard, Max Grodénchik, Steve Rankin, and John Wheeler, and music by James Horner), Saving Private Ryan (1998, with Leland Orser and John de Lancie), You've Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999, with James Cromwell and William Sadler), Cast Away (2000, with Michael Forest), Road to Perdition (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002, with Thomas Kopache and Malachi Throne), The Terminal (2004, with Zoe Saldana), The Da Vinci Code (2006), and Charlie Wilson's War (2007). He also lent his voice to a number of animated productions, including Toy Story (1995) and its two sequels, which also featured Wallace Shawn and Kelsey Grammer, The Polar Express (2004), and Cars (2006, with Paul Dooley).
Yaphet Kotto Edit
Adam Scott Edit
- Main article: Adam Scott
Adam Scott (born 3 April 1973; age 44) auditioned for the role of Lieutenant Hawk. Though he lost out to Neal McDonough for the role, he was given the role of the unnamed helm officer of the USS Defiant. 
Christopher Walken Edit
Academy Award-winning actor 'Christopher Walken' (born 1943) was considered for a part in the film (most probably Zefram Cochrane), while it was still titled Star Trek: Destinies. (Star Trek Monthly issue 15)
Walken is a highly accomplished actor, known for such films as Annie Hall (with Mark Lenard and John Glover), The Deer Hunter (co-starring John Savage), The Dead Zone (with Anthony Zerbe), A View to a Kill (with Walter Gotell), Batman Returns (with Vincent Schiavelli, Biff Yeager, Felix Silla and Anthony DeLongis), True Romance (with Christian Slater and Saul Rubinek), Pulp Fiction and Catch Me If You Can (with Thomas Kopache, Jimmie F. Skaggs, J. Patrick McCormack and Malachi Throne).
Star Trek Nemesis Edit
James Marsters Edit
James Marsters (born 1962) auditioned for the role of Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis, but the role ultimately went to Tom Hardy. Actress Marina Sirtis believes Marsters would have been more suitable in the role.  (X)
Marsters is best known for playing Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and Captain John Hart on the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood. He co-starred with Star Trek: Enterprise actress Jolene Blalock and TNG/DS9/VOY guest actor Tony Todd in the film Shadow Puppets and had a supporting role in the 2007 drama P.S. I Love You. In 2001, he played Charlemagne Bolivar in an episode of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. He also had a recurring role as Professor Fine/Brainiac in the CW series Smallville and also played the villain Piccolo in the live-action film adaptation of the popular anime series Dragonball.
Shanks is best known for playing Dr. Daniel Jackson on the long-running series Stargate SG-1, its direct-to-video spinoff films and television spin-off series. Shanks has also appeared on such shows as Smallville, Andromeda, and Burn Notice. 
Star Trek (2009) Edit
J.J. Abrams briefly considered adding a member of this Japanese band to the cast of the '09 movie after seeing them perform live. It never materialized.
Adrien Brody Edit
Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody (born 1973) was in talks to play Spock in Star Trek, the eleventh Trek film released in 2009. At first, his connection to the project was merely a rumor,  but Brody himself later confirmed that he had discussed playing Spock with the film's director, J.J. Abrams.  The role of Spock ultimately went to Zachary Quinto.
Brody had supporting roles in several popular films throughout the 1990s, including Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill, Disney's baseball fantasy Angels in the Outfield (working with Christopher Lloyd and Neal McDonough), Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line, and Spike Lee's Summer of Sam (with Bebe Neuwirth and Mike Starr). He also played the leads in a number of smaller films, including 1998's Restaurant, 1999's Liberty Heights, and 2002's Dummy.
Brody won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Polish Jewish musician Wladyslaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. He has since starred in such films as M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, Peter Jackson's King Kong, Allen Coulter's Hollywoodland, Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, the adventure comedy The Brothers Bloom, and the biographical drama Cadillac Records (with Gabrielle Union).
Matt Damon Edit
Matt Damon (born 1970) is an American Academy Award-nominated actor and Academy Award-winning screenwriter who was approached to play James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk in Star Trek.  According to Abrams, Damon turned down the role for "most gracious and understandable and logical of reasons."  The role ultimately went to Chris Hemsworth.
Before this, Damon had long been rumored to be in the running for the role of James T. Kirk in the film. It was even rumored that he solicited William Shatner's aid in getting him signed up. (X) Damon himself denied having been approached for the role, although he later told Sci-fi Wire that he would be interested in playing a young Captain Kirk if the script met with his satisfaction. (X) In March 2007, Kurtzman, although not confirming that Damon would play Kirk, stated that he was "the hugest Matt Damon fan. If he became [Kirk], great."  In a subsequent interview with IGN, Damon stated that the filmmakers were looking for someone younger for the role.  Chris Pine was ultimately cast in the role.
Damon began acquiring fame in the 1990s with major roles in such films as School Ties (1992), Courage Under Fire (1996), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He and best friend Ben Affleck won an Academy Award for their screenplay to the 1997 drama Good Will Hunting, for which Damon also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Damon and Affleck later became executive producers on Project Greenlight, for which they received three Emmy Award nominations. Damon and Affleck have also worked together on several projects for director Kevin Smith, most notably the 1998 film Dogma.
In addition, Damon is known for his roles in two film franchises: he plays young thief Linus Caldwell in the Ocean's films (Ocean's Eleven in 2001, Ocean's Twelve in 2004, and Ocean's Thirteen in 2007), and also stars as amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the Bourne films (The Bourne Identity in 2002, The Bourne Supremacy in 2005, and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007). Had he been cast in Star Trek, it would have marked his second film with Karl Urban, whom he worked with on The Bourne Supremacy. It also would have been his second movie photographed by Daniel Mindel, after the 2003 comedy, Stuck on You.
Damon's other films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Syriana (2005, in which he acted alongside Star Trek: Deep Space Nine regular Alexander Siddig), Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning The Departed (2006, with Mark Rolston). He also lent his voice to such films as Titan A.E. (2000, along with Ron Perlman and Charles Rocket), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, with James Cromwell), and the English version of the Hayao Miyazaki film Ponyo.
Damon earned his second Academy Award in an acting category for his performance in Clint Eastwood's 2009 drama Invictus. He has since been seen in such films as Eastwood's Hereafter (2010), the Coen brothers-directed remake of True Grit (2010), the family drama We Bought a Zoo, and the hit 2011 sci-fi thrillers Contagion and The Adjustment Bureau. Damon also worked alongside Star Trek: Enterprise star Scott Bakula in two films directed by Steven Soderbergh: the 2009 comedy The Informant and the 2013 Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. In addition, Damon played the recurring role of airline pilot Carol Burnett on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.
Ricky Gervais Edit
Ricky Gervais (born 1961) is an English actor, comedian, producer, and director who turned down an unspecified role in Star Trek. He was approached by the film's director and producer, J.J. Abrams, whom Gervais previously worked with on an episode of Alias, but Gervais rejected a part in the film. He explained his reasons for doing so: "I was never a big fan, so I would've felt guilty taking the part just to be in a blockbuster. To what? Boost my profile?" 
Gervais is known for his work on two popular British comedy series: he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the original series of The Office (making two cameo appearances on its American remake as well – coincidentally, Spencer Daniels, who plays Johnny in the film, is the son of Greg Daniels, the executive producer of the American version), and then went on to do the same for Extras. These shows have earned Gervais two Emmy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe, and a British Comedy Award, among many other honors. Gervais has also starred in such films as Night at the Museum, For Your Consideration, Stardust, and Ghost Town. He even wrote and lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons.
Greg Haines Edit
- Main article: Greg Haines
Greg Haines is an actor who was originally cast and scheduled to portray an instructor at Starfleet Academy in 2009's Star Trek but was chosen to be the stand-in for actor Ben Cross. Haines had a wardrobe fitting but did not appear on screen. (Source: Greg Haines)
Jeffery Hauser Edit
Jeffery Hauser is an actor who was cast to have a supporting role as a Kelvin crewmember in 2009's Star Trek. He was cast in October 2007 and was on set to shoot his scenes a month later.   During the day of shooting he was asked to step down by the first AD and told that they had another scene in mind for him. But Hauser got no call back and saw a different actor saying his lines when he saw the film on DVD two years later. 
Hauser moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and appeared in a few stage productions. He got featured parts in Forest Whitaker's First Daughter (2004) and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal (2004), alongside Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana. He performed in several commercials, including one with Samuel L. Jackson, which was shown during the Super Bowl in 2004. 
Also in 2004 he was featured in the MTV show Your Face or Mine?, appeared in the music video "I'm not ready" from My Chemical Romance, and was featured in Wes Craven's thriller Red Eye, which also featured Angela Paton, Suzie Plakson, Dey Young, Beth Toussaint, and Scott Leva. 
Hauser has started to write his own scripts and to produce short films. He served as photo double for the drama Little Miss Sunshine (2006), was featured in three episodes of the daytime television series Days of Our Lives (2004-2005), and played a lead role in the independent film Broken Concrete (2006). 
After his experience in the new Star Trek film he called himself a "Star Trek freak". 
Joshua Jackson Edit
Joshua Jackson (born 1978) auditioned for two roles in Star Trek, including James T. Kirk. Although he was not cast, the audition won him a role in J.J. Abrams' subsequent science fiction series, Fringe.  
Jackson is best known for playing Pacey Witter in the television series Dawson's Creek from 1998 through 2003. He is also known for playing Charlie Conway in the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks and its sequels, D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and D3: The Might Ducks (1996, with Jeffrey Nordling). He has worked with Louise Fletcher in two films: 1999's Cruel Intentions and 2005's Aurora Borealis. His other film credits include Apt Pupil (directed by Bryan Singer and co-starring Bruce Davison), Urban Legend (with John Neville), The Skulls (with Christopher McDonald), Gossip (with Sharon Lawrence), The Laramie Project (with Clancy Brown), and Bobby (with Christian Slater).
Dominic Keating Edit
- Main article: Dominic Keating
Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962; age 54), best known for his role as Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise, auditioned for the role of Kirk's uncle Frank in 2009's Star Trek. He did not get the part. 
Josh Lucas Edit
Lucas had supporting roles in several acclaimed films, including American Psycho, A Beautiful Mind, and Secondhand Lions. He played the lead male role in 2002's Sweet Home Alabama and played the villain in 2003's Hulk, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and starring Eric Bana. He has since had lead roles in such films as Stealth, Glory Road, and Poseidon.
Paul McGillion Edit
- Main article: Paul McGillion
Paul McGillion (born 5 January 1969; age 48) auditioned for the role of Montgomery Scott in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.  The role ultimately went to Simon Pegg, but McGillion was cast in another role in the film.
Derek Mears Edit
- Main article: Derek Mears
Derek Mears (born 29 April 1972; age 45) is a stuntman and actor who was was the first choice for playing the long faced bar alien in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek but was unable to shoot his part because of his time schedule. He recommended Douglas Tait who got this part. 
Sydney Tamiia Poitier Edit
She is the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier and actress Joanna Shimkus (ironically, Zoë Saldana, who eventuallyed play Uhura, had starred in 2005's Guess Who, a comic remake, with the racial roles reversed, of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, the groundbreaking 1967 film starring Poitier's father). She has been seen in such films as True Crime (with Michael McKean and Anthony Zerbe), MacArthur Park (co-starring Lori Petty), and Nine Lives (with K Callan and Lawrence Pressman) and had recurring roles on Joan of Arcadia and Veronica Mars. She is best known for playing Jungle Julia in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof, one of the two films released as the 2007 anthology Grindhouse.
Chris Pratt Edit
Chris Pratt auditioned for the role of James T. Kirk in Star Trek, but the role went to Chris Pine.  Afterwards, he was cast as dim-witted Andy Dwyer on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, which aired from 2009 to 2015, co-starring Jim O'Heir and Adam Scott. In 2014, Pratt voiced the rotagonist Emmett in The Lego Movie. He referenced his audition for Star Trek while narrating a featurette on The Lego Movie Blu-ray in character. He also played Star-Lord that year in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, co-starring Zoe Saldana and Benicio del Toro. He subsequently starred in Jurassic World (2015), and his upcoming roles include a remake of The Magnificent Seven as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (both 2017).
Chris Prangley Edit
Prangley has appeared in several stage plays, commercials, and independent films and had a recurring role on the daytime series As the World Turns. 
Keri Russell Edit
Russell was the star of Abrams' series Felicity, for which she won a Golden Globe. She also appeared in Abrams' first film, Paramount's Mission: Impossible III with Simon Pegg. More recently, she starred in the acclaimed independent film Waitress and in the 2007 drama August Rush. Other film credits include the films We Were Soldiers, The Upside of Anger, The Girl in the Park, and Austenland.
Mike Vogel Edit
Mike Vogel (born 1979) is the American actor and former fashion model who was a leading candidate for the role of James T. Kirk in 2009's Star Trek.  He had already worked with that film's producer and director, J.J. Abrams, on the film Cloverfield. The role of Kirk ultimately went to Chris Pine.
Vogel was modeling for Levi's jeans that he won a recurring role in the FOX (and later WB) series Grounded for Life, whose regular cast included Richard Riehle. He made his film debut in the 2003 skateboarding comedy Grind which was followed by the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre later that year. Since then, Vogel has starred in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Rumor Has It..., and Poseidon with Jimmy Bennett, who played young James Kirk in the movie Vogel tried out for. Vogel also appeared in the comedy She's Out of My League, along with Alice Eve, and a regular role in the ABC series Pan Am. From 2013 to 2015, he was Dale Barbara, aka "Barbie", on the CBS summer series Under the Dome.
Mark Wahlberg Edit
Mark Wahlberg (born 1971) is an American actor and former rapper who was offered the role of George Kirk. He said "I remember [J.J. Abrams] asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek. I tried to read the script, but I couldn't even, I didn't understand the words or dialogue or anything, and I said, 'I couldn't do this. I think you're really talented but I couldn't do it.' Then I saw the movie and I was like, 'Holy shit, he did a great job."
Star Trek Into Darkness Edit
Benicio del Toro Edit
Benicio del Toro (born 1967) is a Puerto Rican-born Spanish actor who was offered the role of the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness.  Latino Review reported that del Toro would play Khan Noonien Singh, a report which J.J. Abrams said was "not true."  Soon thereafter, it was revealed that del Toro's deal fell through and that he would not be appearing in the film.  He was replaced by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch  and the role did ultimately turn out to be Khan Noonien Singh.
Del Toro first acquired recognition with his roles in such acclaimed films as Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects (1995; featuring Jack Shearer) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998; with Larry Cedar, Jenette Goldstein, Gregory Itzin, Richard Riehle, and Steve Schirripa). He won an Academy Award for his performance in the 2000 film Traffic, the cast of which also included Clifton Collins, Jr., Miguel Ferrer, Enrique Murciano, and Tucker Smallwood.
Del Toro is also known for his roles in such films as Snatch (2000), 21 Grams (2003, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination), Sin City (2005), the two-part biographical drama Che (2008), The Wolfman (2010) and Oliver Stone's Savages (2012). His upcoming films include the romance-thriller Paradise Lost, in which he plays infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice. He also appeared as the Collector opposite Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana in the sci-fi action film Guardians of the Galaxy, based on Marvel Comics characters. 
Michael Dorn Edit
- Main article: Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn (born 9 December 1952; age 64) played Worf and his grandfather in the previous films and television series, and was offered the part of "an officer – a soldier." He and his agent expressed interest, but "then time went by and we finally talked to them at maybe the end of January or February  and they said they had changed their mind." Dorn was unclear why, speculating "It could have been the casting people going 'Hey this would be a good idea' and they shot it up the road to JJ and he said 'No, we aren’t going to do that.' But I don't know. It is nothing nefarious. Nothing mean. They changed their mind, so I don't worry about it." 
The Next Generation Edit
Vaughn Armstrong Edit
- Main article: Vaughn Armstrong
Vaughn Armstrong (born 7 July 1950; age 66) was one of several actors who auditioned for the role of Commander William T. Riker, according to an interview with Armstrong in Star Trek: The Magazine in 2002. Late in the first season, Armstrong would finally win a role as the renegade Klingon Korris, the first of numerous alien roles, finally culminating in the recurring role of Admiral Maxwell Forrest in Star Trek: Enterprise. Armstrong also mentions in the interview he read for a number of other guest roles before getting his first appearance.
Michael Aron Edit
- Main article: Michael Aron
Michael Aron revealed at a convention appearance that he had been up for the role of Kamin's son Batai in "The Inner Light", which ultimately went to Patrick Stewart's real-life son Daniel Stewart.  He would not wait long before getting another chance at a Star Trek role, however, being cast as Jack London in the very next episode "Time's Arrow", and "Time's Arrow, Part II".
Jenny Agutter Edit
Jennifer Ann Agutter (born 20 December 1952; age 64) is a British stage and movie actress who was the second choice for the role of Doctor Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, but was beaten out by Gates McFadden. 
Agutter made her acting debut at the age of twelve in the drama East of Sudan. She continued and has played in films such as the Golden Globe winning A Man Could get Killed (1966), The Railway Children (1970), Walkabout (1971), Logan's Run (1976, with stunts by Bill Couch, Sr., music by Jerry Goldsmith, and adapted from the novel by George Clayton Johnson), Equus (1977), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987, with Robert Picardo and Ed Begley, Jr.), Darkman (1990, with Larry Drake), Child's Play 2 (1990, starring Brad Dourif), the television remake The Railway Children (2000), and the thriller Act of God (2007). More recently, she portrayed a member of the shadowy World Security Council in The Avengers (2012) (with Chris Hemsworth, Kenneth Tigar, and Jamie McShane) and would reprise the role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (with Alan Dale).
In 1972 she won an Emmy Award for her outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role in drama for The Snow Goose. Agutter has also guest-starred in a number of television series, including The Six Million Dollar Man (1977), Magnum, P.I. (1985), Murder, She Wrote (1986), The Twilight Zone (1986 and 1987, with Richard Kiley and Norman Lloyd), TECX (1990), Red Dwarf (1993), and Spooks (2002-2003).
Leah Ayres Edit
Ayres made her screen acting debut in the Academy Award-winning 1979 film All That Jazz, in which she and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock actress Cathie Shirriff played nurses. (The film also featured Ben Vereen and Wallace Shawn.) Ayres is perhaps best known for her supporting role opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 1988 action film Bloodsport. Her other film credits include 1981's The Burning (with Jason Alexander), Eddie Macon's Run (1987, photographed by James A. Contner), and Robert Altman's The Player (1992, with Whoopi Goldberg, Dean Stockwell, Brian Brophy, Rene Auberjonois, Paul Dooley, Louise Fletcher, Teri Garr, Joel Grey, Sally Kellerman, Malcolm McDowell, Bert Remsen, Brian Tochi, and Ray Walston).
On television, Ayres portrayed Valerie Byson on the daytime serial The Edge of Night from 1981 through 1983. In 1983, she joined the cast of the 9 to 5 series, but it was canceled shortly thereafter. In the mid-1980s, she had a recurring role on the medical drama St. Elsewhere, on which she worked with Ed Begley, Jr., Norman Lloyd, Deborah May, Brian McNamara, Jennifer Savidge, and William Schallert. She then played Marcia Brady in the short-lived Brady Bunch spin-off, The Bradys. In addition, she has guest-starred on such shows as Fantasy Island (with Ricardo Montalban and Leigh McCloskey), The A-Team (starring Dwight Schultz), 21 Jump Street (with Geoffrey Blake), Freddy's Nightmares (with Dey Young), and Sliders (with Kelly Connell, Rae Norman, and Reiner Schöne).
Bunty Bailey Edit
Bunty Bailey is an English model, dancer, and actress who was among the contenders to play Tasha Yar.  The role ultimately went to Denise Crosby. Bailey began her career as part of the dance troupe Hot Gossip in the early 1980s. She is best known for appearing in two music videos from Norwegian pop band a-ha, "Take on Me" and "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." Her film acting credits include Dolls (1987), Rock and the Money-Hungry Party Girls (1988, with Judi M. Durand), Glitch! (1988, with Julia Nickson), and Spellcaster (1992).
Adrienne Barbeau Edit
- Main article: Adrienne Barbeau
Adrienne Barbeau (born 11 June 1945; age 71) is an actress who was considered for the role of Ardra in early stages of production for the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Devil's Due". Finally, Marta Dubois was cast. (The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 19, p. 10)
Patrick Bauchau Edit
Patrick Bauchau (born 6 December 1938; age 78) is a Belgian actor who was considered for the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He read for Gene Roddenberry for the role of Picard on 13 April 1987. Bauchau and Patrick Stewart were believed to be the favorites for the part; it was ultimately given to Stewart. 
Bauchau started his career in the French New Wave, playing the lead role in two films by Éric Rohmer, The Career of Suzanne (1963) and The Collector (1967). Later, he had roles in numerous films, including Wim Wenders' The State of Things (1982), A View to a Kill (1985, with Daniel Benzali), Clear and Present Danger (1994, with Vaughn Armstrong, Reg E. Cathey, Raymond Cruz, Elizabeth Dennehy, Ellen Geer, Aaron Lustig, John Putch, Cameron Thor, Harley Venton, and Harris Yulin), The Cell (2000, with Musetta Vander), Panic Room (2002), Secretary (2002, with Stephen McHattie), Ray (2004), and 2012 (2009, with John Billingsley and Stephen McHattie).
In 2003, he appeared in the semi-documentary The Five Obstructions by Danish directors Lars von Trier and Jørgen Leth. He is also known for playing Sydney on the NBC series The Pretender and for his role as Professor Lodz on the HBO series Carnivàle. The latter also featured such performers as Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, John Fleck, Robert Knepper, John Carroll Lynch, Scott MacDonald, Diane Salinger, and John Savage.
Fran Bennett Edit
- Main article: Fran Bennett
Fran Bennett (born 14 August 1937; age 79) is the actress who portrayed Fleet Admiral Shanthi in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Redemption II" in 1991. Bennett was scheduled to reprise this role for the fifth season episode "Unification I" and was up to film her scene with Patrick Stewart on Monday 16 September 1991 on Paramount Stage 8. Because of unknown reasons, Bennett was replaced by Karen Hensel as Admiral Brackett and the scene was filmed several days later. Joyce Robinson worked later as Bennett's stand-in. (Source: Call sheet)
William O. Campbell Edit
- Main article: William O. Campbell
William O. Campbell (born 7 July 1959; age 57) auditioned for the role of Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jonathan Frakes got the part and Campbell was the second choice. Both were among the five finalists for the role. According to the studio executives, Campbell was considered to be "too soft" for role of Riker. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)
John Carrigan Edit
John Carrigan is an actor, martial artist, and stuntman who was on set to appear as an operations division officer in an early episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was on set and was fitted by William Ware Theiss as Gene Roddenberry thought he was "Starfleet material". Unfortunately, Carrigan was taken off the set as he was just a fan and had no union card. 
More recently, he portrayed two different Klingons in the Star Trek fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, directed by Tim Russ, and appeared in seven episodes of the fan-made series Star Trek: New Voyages (2004-2013), portraying Klingon Captain Kargh and other parts. On New Voyages, Carrigan performed alongside Trek actors James Cawley, Jeffery Quinn, Barbara Luna, William Windom, Malachi Throne (who played his father), Sam Witwer, Leslie Hoffman, Walter Koenig, Mary Linda Rapelye, Larry Nemecek, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Denise Crosby, and Bill Blair. His wife Anne Carrigan appeared as a background character and worked as key costumer and production assistant on this series.
Born in Great Britain, Carrigan started studying martial arts in 1972 and also traveled to the United States to learn more about this discipline. While working as a security for several stars, including some of the cast from Star Trek: The Original Series, he met Gene Roddenberry, who inspired him to become an actor. He became a member of the Stunt Action Service, a stage stunt team and toured through the countries. He also studied at the Brian Sterling Stunt and Stage School and acting at The Actor's Center in London and Manchester. Today he is still working as a martial arts instructor and is holding several qualifications such as a Black Belt 3rd Dan in Shabumi Freestyle Karate and a Black Belt 1st Dan in Khan Do.
Among his feature film and television series performances are several independent films, British television series and specials, and Star Trek related appearances, including Blue Peter Star Trek Special as a Klingon, Watchdog as a Klingon, and as presenter in the QVC Star Trek Hour. Carrigan was also part of the cast of Star Trek: The Exhibition in London, Manchester, and Birmingham.
In 2003 he portrayed Marshall in the science fiction film Advanced Warriors, a movie on which he also worked as associate producer and special makeup effects artist and appeared along Chase Masterson. More recently he published his book, "The Other Side of Harry", an own life survival story, and appeared in the short film Cowboy Creed (2012, with Anthony DeLongis and Doug Drexler), the comedy Z-Listers (2014), and the science fiction film Humber City: The Rising Tide (2016, with Tim Russ and Rico E. Anderson).
Rosalind Chao Edit
- Main article: Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao (born 23 September 1957; age 59) was among the actresses auditioned for the role of Natasha Yar, but the role was eventually given to Denise Crosby. At one point, Chao was considered "the favorite for Tasha".  She later appeared on the series (and also on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as a semi-regular, playing Keiko O'Brien.
Mark Lindsay Chapman Edit
Chapman is best known for starring as Dr. Anton Arcane in the 1990-1993 television series Swamp Thing, with Dick Durock playing the title role. He also appeared as Chief Officer Henry Tingle Wilde in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic (with Shay Duffin, Greg Ellis, Michael Ensign, Victor Garber, Jenette Goldstein, and David Warner) and played John Lennon in the 2007 film Chapter 27.
Chapman had recurring roles on the primetime soap operas Dallas (working with James Avery, Joseph Campanella, Glenn Corbett, and Leigh Taylor-Young) and Falcon Crest (with Steven Anderson, Sierra Pecheur, Tony Plana, Richard Riehle, Jimmie F. Skaggs, and David Spielberg). Several of his episodes in the latter series were directed by Reza Badiyi; one was directed by Robert Scheerer. More recently, Chapman played the recurring role of Agent Spector on NBC's daytime soap Days of Our Lives.
His other television credits have included guest spots on Max Headroom (with Matt Frewer, George Coe, Ron Fassler, and Jenette Goldstein), Silk Stalkings (with Charlie Brill and Harley Venton), Weird Science (directed by Les Landau), UPN's The Burning Zone (starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Nash Bridges (with Leslie Jordan, Caroline Lagerfelt, and Cress Williams), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (with Teri Hatcher, K Callan, and J.G. Hertzler), and multiple episodes of Murder, She Wrote (with Ian Abercrombie, Shay Duffin, George Hearn, Thomas Kopache, Dakin Matthews, Christopher Neame, Richard Riehle, Mark Rolston, and Wendy Schaal). He also starred in the 1986 science fiction made-for-TV movie Annihilator (with Earl Boen) and co-starred with Dean Stockwell in the 1995 TV movie The Langoliers.
Jeffrey Combs Edit
- Main article: Jeffrey Combs
Jeffrey Combs (born 9 September 1954; age 62) was also one of several actors who auditioned for the role of Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Though he lost to Jonathan Frakes, Frakes would remember him years later when he cast Combs in the role of Tiron in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Meridian", a role that lead to numerous other roles, most notably Brunt, Weyoun, and Shran. (DS9 Season 5 DVD, Special "Hidden File 10")
Denise Crosby Edit
- Main article: Denise Crosby
Denise Crosby (born 24 November 1957; age 59) was the main candidate for the role of Deanna Troi before the producers switched her roles with Marina Sirtis, and she eventually got to play Natasha Yar. A casting memo dated 13 April, 1987 claims that Crosby "seems to be the only possibility for the role of Troi at this point". 
Robin Curtis Edit
- Main article: Robin Curtis
Robin Curtis (born 15 June 1956; age 60) was originally offered the role of K'Ehleyr in the second season episode, "The Emissary". Curtis would have very much liked to take the part, but she was making another film at the time, and her schedule conflicted with the filming of the episode, so she had to turn the offer down.  That role ended up going to Suzie Plakson.
Previously, Curtis appeared as Saavik in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and later indeed made a guest spot on The Next Generation, as Tallera in "Gambit, Part I" and "Gambit, Part II".
Jonathan Del Arco Edit
- Main article: Jonathan Del Arco
Jonathan Del Arco (born 7 March 1966; age 51) auditioned for the part of Wesley Crusher at the beginning of Star Trek: The Next Generation but the part went to Wil Wheaton. ("Intergalactic Guest Stars" ("Profile: "Hugh" Borg"), TNG Season 5 DVD special feature)
Robert Englund Edit
Robert Englund (born 6 June 1947; age 69) is an actor who is best known for playing Freddy Krueger in the first seven A Nightmare on Elm Street films (1984-1994) and in the crossover Freddy vs. Jason (2003). Back in October 1986, Englund was one of David Gerrold's recommendations for the role of Data in The Next Generation, a part which ultimately went to Brent Spiner. (Creating the Next Generation: The Conception and Creation of a Phenomenon)
Born as Rober Barton Englund in Glendale, California, the Saturn Award nominated actor started his career in the early 1970s and landed the role of Willie in the science fiction television movie V (1983) and its following spin-offs V: The Final Battle (1984, with Michael Durrell, Richard Herd, and Andrew Prine) and the television series V (1984-1985). Beside guest roles in episodes of Charlie's Angels (1980, with Michael Cavanaugh), CHiPs (1981, with Robert Pine, Lou Wagner, and Michael Dorn), Hunter (1985, with Bruce Davison), and Knight Rider (1986, with Patricia McPherson) and the lead role in the horror film The Phantom of the Opera (1989), Englund resprised his role as Freddy Krueger in the television series Freddy's Nightmares (1988-1990).
Englund's further credits include the short lived horror series Nightmare Cafe (1992), the horror film Night Terrors (1995), guest roles in Walker, Texas Ranger (1996, with Noble Willingham), Babylon 5 (1996, with Bill Mumy, Katherine Moffat, and John Vickery), and Sliders (1996, with John Rhys-Davies, Jeff, and Jerry Rector), the horror films Wishmaster (1997, with Tony Todd and Kane Hodder), Urban Legend (1998, with John Neville), and Hatchet (2006, starring Kane Hodder), guest roles in The Simpsons (1999), Charmed (2001), Justice League (2002), Masters of Horror (2005), The Batman (2005-2007), and The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2009).
In 2009 he portrayed Dr. Andover in the horror series Fear Clinic, with Kane Hodder and Lisa Wilcox. He then guest starred in Bones (2010), Chuck (2010, with Bonita Friedericy), Supernatural (2010, with Jim Beaver), Hawaii Five-0 (2011, with Daniel Dae Kim and Autumn Reeser), and Criminal Minds (2012) and appeared in the horror films Inkubus (2011), Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012), and Zombie Mutation (2012).
Genie Francis Edit
Genie Francis (born 26 May 1962; age 55) is the wife of The Next Generation star Jonathan Frakes. The couple married on 28 May 1988 and has two children. During the production of the second season it was in talks that Francis could have a guest spot on the series and this was welcomed by Frakes. He also calls his wife a "longtime Star Trek fan". ("Jonathan Frakes - Commander William Riker", The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 5, p. 11)
Born as Eugenie Ann Francis in Englewood, New Jersey, USA, Francis is probably best known for her starring and recurring roles as Laura Spencer in General Hospital (1977-2008), Brett Maine Hazard in North & South (1985, 1986, and 1994), and as Genevieve Atkinson in The Young and the Restless (2011-2012). For these appearances she received several award nominations and won a few including a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1997 and a Daytime Emmy Award in 2007. Beside a starring role in the television drama series Bare Essence (1983) on which she first worked with her future husband Frakes, Francis also appeared in episodes of Family (1976, with Kenneth Mars and Jerry Hardin), Fantasy Island (1982, with Ricardo Montalban), Hotel (1984 and 1987, with Michael Spound and Melinda Culea), Mike Hammer (1987, with William Frankfather), and Murder, She Wrote (1984, 1986, and 1990, with James Sloyan, David Ogden Stiers, and Ken Olandt).
Francis portrayed Ceara Connor Hunter in the television drama series Loving (1991) and All My Children (1990-1992) and voiced Betty Ross in several episodes of the animated television series The Incredible Hulk (1996). Other appearances beside her husband include episodes of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1995, with Teri Hatcher, K Callan, and Michael Harris), 3rd Rock from the Sun (2000), and Roswell (2000, with William Sadler), the comedy Camp Nowhere (1994, with John Putch, Christopher Lloyd, and Kate Mulgrew) and the live-action remake Thunderbirds (2004).
In more recent years, Francis portrayed Peyton McGruder in the television movies The Note (2007), Taking a Chance on Love (2009), and Notes from the Heart Healer (2012) and Dr. Kate in the comedy series Pretty the Series (2011-2012).
Clarence Gilyard, Jr. Edit
Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (born 24 December 1955; age 61) was among the actors considered for the role of Geordi La Forge before the part went to LeVar Burton.  He is best known for his roles as Conrad McMasters on Matlock and as James Trivette on Walker, Texas Ranger. The latter series also starred Noble Willingham, who guest-starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Gilyard was a also regular on CHiPs during the show's final season, playing Officer Benjamin Webster. His co-stars on this series included Robert Pine, who played his character's boss. In addition, Gilyard had supporting roles in the hit 1980s films Top Gun (as Sundown) and Die Hard (as Theo). More recently, he was seen as Pastor Bruce Barnes in the 2001 Christian film Left Behind and its 2002 direct-to-video sequel, Tribulation Force.
Kevin Peter Hall Edit
- Main article: Kevin Peter Hall
Kevin Peter Hall (9 May 1955 – 10 April 1991; age 35) was considered for the roles of two TNG characters: Data and Geordi La Forge.  The former went to Brent Spiner, while the latter was given to LeVar Burton. Hall did eventually appear on TNG, playing Leyor in the third season's "The Price". Best known for playing The Predator in 20th Century Fox' hit Predator films, and as Harry in Harry and the Hendersons, Hall died in April 1991, while TNG was in its fourth season.
Barrie Ingham Edit
- Main article: Barrie Ingham
Barrie Ingham (10 February 1932 – 23 January 2015; age 82) was the British actor who was considered for the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.  The role went to Patrick Stewart instead after Ingham was called back for a second testing. Ingham later guest starred as Danilo Odell in the second season episode "Up The Long Ladder". Known for his Shakespeare stage work and for guest roles in television series such as Doctor Who, The A-Team, and Murder, She Wrote, Ingham passed away after a short illness on 23 January 2015.
Gregory Itzin Edit
- Main article: Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin (born 20 April 1948; age 69) successfully auditioned for an unspecified guest role in "The Big Goodbye" (possibly McNary or Whalen), but elected to accept a guest role on L.A. Law instead. Years later, Itzin acknowledged that "The Big Goodbye" is now considered a "classic" episode and regretted turning it down. 
Itzin later appeared in five different guest roles on various Star Trek series, but is best known as the disgraced President Charles Logan on 24.
Reggie Jackson Edit
Reggie Jackson (born 18 May 1946; age 71) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who, in 1987, was under consideration for the role of Geordi La Forge. In a memo to Paramount Television President John Pike, Director of Programming and Development John Ferraro believed Jackson was a favorite to play La Forge.  The role ultimately went to LeVar Burton.
Jackson, nicknamed "Mr. October," played for four different teams over his twenty year career in the MLB. Jackson debuted with the Kansas City Athletics in June 1967, helping the team defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-0. The Athletics moved to Oakland the following season, but Jackson remained with the team until 1975, helping them win three consecutive World Series titles. He briefly played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1976, after which he was signed to the New York Yankees. He helped the Yankees win two consecutive World Series titles (1977 and 1978) before joining the California Angels in 1982. He briefly rejoined the Oakland Athletics in 1987, after which he retired from the game at the age of 41.
Jackson's achievements include winning both the regular-season and World Series Most Valuable Player awards in 1973 and winning a second World Series MVP award in 1977. He was the first player to receive the World Series MVP on two different teams. He and Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley hold the record for most home runs in a single world series (five). Jackson's crowning achievement was the three home runs he hit in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, the most home runs ever by a player in a single World Series game. Over twenty years, Jackson had 563 home runs, 2,584 hits, and 1,702 runs batted in, with a batting average of .262. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.
Jackson has appeared in several films and television series over the years, especially after his retirement. He has guest-starred on such television shows as Diff'rent Strokes, The Love Boat, Archie Bunker's Place (working with Barry Gordon, Bill Quinn, and Jason Wingreen), The Jeffersons, MacGyver, and Malcolm in the Middle. In film, he appeared as a right fielder for the California Angels in the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, in which Ricardo Montalban played the villain. (Lawrence Tierney appeared as the manager of the Angels.) Jackson later played a baseball coach in the 1994 family comedy Ri¢hie Ri¢h, which also featured a Star Trek film actor as the villain, John Larroquette.
Yaphet Kotto Edit
Yaphet Kotto (born 15 November 1939; age 77) was among those considered to play Captain Jean-Luc Picard before the role went to Patrick Stewart.  He came to regret not accepting the role.  He is known for his numerous film roles, including Mr. Big in Live and Let Die, Parker in Alien (1979), William Laughlin in The Running Man (1987, with Mick Fleetwood), and FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely in Midnight Run (1988). He is also known for his role as Lt. Al Giardello on the NBC drama series Homicide: Life on the Street.
In addition, Kotto co-starred with TOS actress Nichelle Nichols in the film Truck Turner. Kotto's other film credits include 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, 1970's The Liberation of L.B. Jones (with Anthony Zerbe), 1978's Blue Collar (with Ed Begley, Jr.), 1979's Alien, 1983's The Star Chamber (with Larry Hankin and James B. Sikking), and 1994's The Puppet Masters (with Julie Warner, Sam Anderson, J. Patrick McCormack, Andrew Robinson, and Michael Shamus Wiles). He has also guest-starred on such TV shows as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O (with Jeff Corey), Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban), and The A-Team (starring Dwight Schultz). In 1977, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the TV special Raid on Entebbe, which co-starred Tige Andrews, Robin Gammell, Stephen Macht, and David Opatoshu.
Liane Langland Edit
Langland performed on Broadway in the play A Talent for Murder in 1981, working with Shelly Desai and Leon Russom. She has appeared in several TV movies, including 1983's Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story (with Christian Slater and Noble Willingham), 1987's Desperate (starring John Savage, Meg Foster, and Andrew Robinson), Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988, with David Ogden Stiers and Jim Beaver), and 1991's Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (with Don Keefer and Alan Oppenheimer). She also appeared in the 1984 mini-series Master of the Game with Cliff de Young and Mark Rolston). Her only feature film credit is 1987's The Squeeze, with Leslie Bevis.
Jared Leto Edit
Leto found fame with the musical group "Thirty Seconds to Mars". In the early 1990s, he had television roles, but by the turn of the millennium he was playing notable supporting rôles in films such as Fight Club (1999). His portrayal of a heroin addict in Requiem for a Dream (2000), was acclaimed, and he has appeared in a steady stream of films since then, notably Suicide Squad (2016).
Leto won an Academy Award for Supporting actor in his role in Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
John Lone Edit
John Lone (born 13 October 1952; age 64) was one of the early candidates for the role of Data in October 1986. (Creating the Next Generation: The Conception and Creation of a Phenomenon) The part ultimately went to Brent Spiner.
Born as Leung Kwok Ng in Hong Kong, Lone became well-known for his roles in the 1984 science fiction drama Iceman and the 1985 crime drama Year of the Dragon (with Caroline Kava and Jack Kehler). Further film credits include the drama The Last Emperor (1987, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), the drama Echoes of Paradise (1989, with Wendy Hughes), the romance M. Butterfly (1993), the comic adaptation The Shadow (1994, with Aaron Lustig, Ethan Phillips, Larry Hankin, and Patrick Fischler), the comedy sequel Rush Hour 2 (2001, with Harris Yulin an Lisa LoCicero), and the crime thriller War (2007, with Saul Rubinek).
Victor Love Edit
Victor Love (born 4 August 1957; age 59) was among the actors considered for the role of Geordi La Forge before the part went to LeVar Burton.  He is perhaps best known for starring as Bigger Thomas in the 1986 film Native Son, an adaptation of the novel by Richard Wright. This film also featured appearances by Arell Blanton, William Boyett, Chuck Hicks, and George D. Wallace.
Love's other film credits include It's My Party (with Dennis Christopher, Bruce Davison, Ron Glass, Sally Kellerman, and Joel Polis), Gang Related (with Brad Greenquist, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., Jimmie F. Skaggs), A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (with Jim Metzler and Time Winters), Shadow of Doubt (with Tony Plana), and Velocity Trap (with Ken Olandt and Craig Wasson). He also co-starred with Christopher Lloyd and Bruce McGill in the 1995 interactive short film Mr. Payback.
Love appeared as a telepath in two episodes of the science fiction series Babylon 5, working with Robin Atkin Downes, Andreas Katsulas, Leigh J. McCloskey, Tracy Scoggins, Patricia Tallman, and Walter Koenig. He also played the recurring role of Mike the reporter on The West Wing and voiced Bobby Fitzgerald and Bobby on the HBO animated series Spawn. His other television appearances include Spenser: For Hire (starring Avery Brooks), L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake), JAG (with Steven Culp, Claudette Nevins, and Leon Russom), Seven Days (with Alan Scarfe), and 7th Heaven (starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks).
Keye Luke Edit
- Main article: Keye Luke
Keye Luke (18 June 1904 – 12 January 1991; age 86) was considered for the role of Dr. Noonian Soong in "Brothers", when it was thought having Brent Spiner play three different characters in the episode would not be feasible. Two decades prior Luke played Donald Cory in the original series episode "Whom Gods Destroy". (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)
Gregg Marx Edit
Gregg Marx (born 3 April 1955; age 62) was considered for the role of William T. Riker before it went to Jonathan Frakes.  Marx is best known for his work on daytime soap operas, notably David Banning on Days of Our Lives from 1981 through 1983 and Tom Hughes on As the World Turns from 1984 through 1987. He received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for the latter, of which he won the second.
In addition, Marx guest-starred in a 1984 episode of Hotel (along with Mary Crosby), appeared in the 1991 TV movie Daughter of the Streets (starring Harris Yulin), and made several appearances on Doogie Howser, M.D. (on which Lawrence Pressman and James B. Sikking were regulars). His latest on-screen appearance was in the 1993 mini-series The Secrets of Lake Success, which also featured Lanei Chapman, Samantha Eggar, Stan Ivar, Brian Keith, Jeff Rector, Liz Vassey, and Ray Wise.
Chip McAllister Edit
McAllister acted in several films and television shows during the 1970s and 1980s. He made his screen acting debut as a young Muhammad Ali in the 1977 film The Greatest, which also featured David Clennon, Malachi Throne, and Paul Winfield. His only other film credits were two comedies in the 1980s: he starred in 1984's Weekend Pass and then appeared in the 1985's Hamburger: The Motion Picture, the latter of which starred Leigh J. McCloskey.
On television, McAllister co-starred opposite Raphael Sbarge on the short-lived CBS sitcom Better Days. He also appeared on such shows as Police Woman (with Theodore Bikel, Richard Hale, and series regular Charles Dierkop), The Facts of Life, and Tour of Duty (with Dan Gauthier).
McAllister is best known not for his acting but for winning the fifth installment of the reality television series The Amazing Race. On the show, he and his wife, Kim, competed against ten other teams of two in a race around the world. They became the first African American contestants to win the race.
Patrick McGoohan Edit
Patrick McGoohan (1928 – 2009) was approached to play the role of Ira Graves in TNG: "The Schizoid Man", but turned down the role, which was ultimately played by W. Morgan Sheppard. The episode took its name from an episode of McGoohan's TV series, The Prisoner. (Star Trek Encyclopedia)
Born in the US, McGoohan is best remembered for his British television work, starring as John Drake in the spy drama Danger Man (broadcast in the US as Secret Agent) and as mysterious Number 6 in the SF series The Prisoner, which he co-created with George Markstein. McGoohan is also remembered for his work in various 1960s-era projects for Walt Disney, including Three Lives of Thomasina. In the 1970s, he won an Emmy for his guest-starring role in Columbo, though an attempt at a new series with Rafferty failed, as did a Prisoner-esque film called Kings and Desperate Men. Later appearances included The Phantom, Treasure Planet, Braveheart, and one of his final acting roles was parodying Number 6 for an episode of The Simpsons.
Eric Menyuk Edit
- Main article: Eric Menyuk
Menyuk guest-starred in three episodes of The Next Generation as The Traveler.
Kim Miyori Edit
Kim Miyori (born 4 January 1951; age 66) is an actress who was one of David Gerrold's early recommendations for the role of Data in The Next Generation in October 1986. (Creating the Next Generation: The Conception and Creation of a Phenomenon) The part ultimately went to Brent Spiner. Miyori is the only known female actor considered for the role of Data.
Miyori was born Cheryl Jane Utsunomiya in Santa Barbara, California and is well known for her leading role as Dr. Wendy Armstrong in the first two seasons of the drama series St. Elsewhere (1982-1984). She appeared in a number of television series including Cagney & Lacey (1982, starring Meg Foster), Magnum, P.I. (1982 and 1984), Airwolf (1985, with Robert Ito, Branscombe Richmond, and Irene Tsu), T.J. Hooker (1985 and 1986, starring William Shatner, James Darren, and Richard Herd), Murder, She Wrote (1987, with Fionnula Flanagan, Lenore Kasdorf, and Gail Strickland), L.A. Law (1988, starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake), MacGyver (1989, with Nick Dimitri), Melrose Place (1992, with Malachi Throne), Babylon 5 (1996, with Bill Mumy, Andreas Katsulas, and Phil Morris), 24 (2001, with Leslie Hope, Jude Ciccolella, and Penny Johnson), Crossing Jordan (2002, with Miguel Ferrer and Hilary Shepard), JAG (2004, with Steven Culp, Scott Lawrence, Zoe McLellan, and Claudette Nevins), and Cold Case (2007, with Patti Yasutake).
Miyori's film credits include the musical Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), the leading role in the television drama John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985), the comedy The Big Picture (1989, with Michael McKean and Teri Hatcher), the comedy Loverboy (1989, with Robert Picardo and Kirstie Alley), the thriller Body Shot (1994, with Ray Wise, Jonathan Banks, Charles Napier, and Kenneth Tobey), the action comedy Metro (1997), and the horror sequel The Grudge 2 (2006, with Joanna Cassidy).
Richard Mulligan Edit
Richard Mulligan (1932 – 2000) was the actor sought by Maurice Hurley for the antagonist role in TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease". The role was instead taken by Earl Boen, but the character's name, Nagilum, remained as an homage to the actor: Mulligan in reverse, minus an "l". (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion) Mulligan did voice Xenti in the video game Star Trek: Judgment Rites.
Mulligan was perhaps best known for his Emmy Award-winning roles on the sitcom series Soap and Empty Nest. He has also starred in such films as Little Big Man (1970), The Big Bus (1976), Scavenger Hunt (1979), S.O.B. (1981), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Teachers (1984), Micki + Maude (1984), Meatballs, Part II (1984), The Heavenly Kid (1985), and A Fine Mess (1986) and voiced Einstein in the 1988 Disney film Oliver & Company.
Ben Murphy Edit
Ben Murphy (born 6 March 1942; age 75) was among the actors considered for the role of William T. Riker before it went to Jonathan Frakes.  Murphy is perhaps best known for starring in the 1971-1973 western series Alias Smith and Jones, in which he played Jed "Kid" Curry, alias Thaddeus Jones.
Murphy has starred in several other television series, including Griff (with Vic Tayback), the short-lived Gemini Man, and the primetime soap opera Berrenger's (with Leslie Hope). He also made frequent appearances on The Love Boat (working with Ellen Bry, Teri Hatcher, Leigh McCloskey, and Diana Muldaur) and had a recurring role on JAG (his episode of which featured Corbin Bernsen, Scott Lawrence, Zoe McLellan, Jennifer Parsons, and Ned Vaughn), in addition to guest-starring on many other television series.
In addition, Murphy had roles in such mini-series as The Chisholms (working with Brett Cullen, Brian Keith, Mitchell Ryan, and Anthony Zerbe) and The Winds of War (with Michael Ensign, Stefan Gierasch, Jeremy Kemp, George Murdock, Lawrence Pressman, and Logan Ramsey). His TV movie credits include 1976's Riding with Death (co-directed by Don McDougall and co-starring Alan Oppenheimer and Andrew Prine; his feature film credits include 1968's Yours, Mine and Ours (photographed by Charles F. Wheeler) and 1982's Time Walker (with Antoinette Bower).
Julia Nickson Edit
- Main article: Julia Nickson
Julia Nickson (born 11 September 1958; age 58) was among the actresses considered for the role of Natasha Yar. The role finally went to Denise Crosby.  Nickson later guest-starred on Star Trek as Ensign Lian T'Su in TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom" and as Cassandra in DS9: "Paradise".
John Nowak Edit
- Main article: John Nowak
John Nowak was scheduled to work as stunt double for Patrick Stewart as Locutus of Borg, but the moment was ultimately never shot. Nowak recalls, "In "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II", they had a big stunt planned where they would capture Picard/Locutus, but at the last minute they ran out of time, so I was there, got my four hours of makeup and sat around another 12 hours in the stuff, but never got filmed as the Borg." (Starlog Science-Fiction Explorer, issue #8)
Michael O'Gorman Edit
Michael O'Gorman was a candidate for the role of William T. Riker. John Ferraro, the Director of Programming and Development at Paramount Television, believed O'Gorman was the favorite to play Riker before the part went to Jonathan Frakes. According to Ferraro, O'Gorman was "sort of an atypical choice, however, a good one." 
O'Gorman has few film and television credits. His only known film work was in the 1987 drama Ironweed (with Jake Dengel). On television, he appeared on Miami Vice in 1987, in an episode directed by Gabrielle Beaumont. He also appeared in a 1989 Winrich Kolbe-directed episode of A Man Called Hawk, which starred Avery Brooks. He later had a supporting role in the 1991 mini-series A Woman Named Jackie, which featured Stephen Collins and Bob Gunton. 
O'Gorman has also performed on Broadway. He was part of the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Woman of the Year in 1983. He then acted with Jeff McCarthy and Ruth Williamson in the musical Smile from November 1986 through January 1987. For his performance in this production, O'Gorgan was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. In 1992, he was Tim Curry's understudy on My Favorite Year, which also featured Andrea Martin and Ethan Phillips. 
Edward James Olmos Edit
Edward James Olmos (born 1947) is an Emmy-winning, Academy Award-nominated actor who was among the finalists for the role of Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Battlestar Galactica Panel, FedCon XIV, 24 May 2015; ) He was previously considered for the role of Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock but the role ultimately went to Christopher Lloyd. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Special Edition) special features)
On film, Olmos is known for playing Gaff in the 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner and for his Oscar-nominated role in 1988's Stand and Deliver. He received two Emmy nominations – winning his first – for his supporting role as Lt. Martin Castillo on Miami Vice. Now he has acquired new fame for his portrayal of Admiral Adama in Ronald D. Moore's hit re-imagining of the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, which originally aired on SyFy.
Eric Pierpoint Edit
- Main article: Eric Pierpoint
Eric Pierpoint (born 18 November 1950; age 66) was one of several actors who auditioned for the role of Commander William T. Riker, according to an interview with Pierpoint for StarTrek.com.  Pierpoint was first cast as Ambassador Voval in "Liaisons" and would later be cast in various roles on all four modern Star Trek series before playing the recurring Section 31 operative Harris in Star Trek: Enterprise.
Christina Pickles Edit
Christina Pickles (born 17 February 1935; age 82) is the actress who auditioned for the role of Doctor Katherine Pulaski on the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The role ultimately was given to Diana Muldaur.  
Born as Christine Pickles in Yorkshire, England, she is best known for her recurring roles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal in 137 episodes of St. Elsewhere (1982-1988) and as Courteney Cox' mother Judy Geller on Friends (1994-2003). In 1987 she portrayed the Sorceress in the popular comic adaptation Masters of the Universe, alongside Trek performers Meg Foster, Robert Duncan McNeill, Anthony De Longis, and Frank Langella.
As a six time Emmy Award nominee, Pickles has appeared in dozens of television series, including The Guiding Light (1970-1972), Another World (1977-1979), Roseanne (1988), Family Ties (1988), Matlock (1992), Sisters (1994), The Nanny (1995), Murder She Wrote (1995), The Pretender (1998), Party of Five (1998), JAG (1998-2000), The Division (2004), and Medium (2006). Among her acting credits are also several television movies and films such as Legends of the Fall (1994), Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996), the comedy The Wedding Singer (1998), and more recently the animated movie Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) (2008).
David Rappaport Edit
David Rappaport (1951 – 1990) was a popular British actor who was cast as Kivas Fajo in the episode "The Most Toys" but he attempted suicide over the weekend after a few days of filming were completed. Director Timothy Bond stated, "There was a story going around that they had found him in his car with a tube running from the exhaust." ("Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages") Saul Rubinek was recast in the part and all the scenes that featured Rappaport were refilmed. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)
David Rappaport continued to suffer from acute depression and successfully committed suicide two months later, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Los Angeles park on 2 May 1990.  His death occurred just five days before "The Most Toys" premiered. Footage of David Rappaport as Kivas Fajo is included on the TNG Season 3 Blu-ray release.
Rappaport is perhaps best remembered for playing bandit leader Randall in Terry Gilliam's 1981 film Time Bandits, which co-starred David Warner. He also co-starred opposite Clancy Brown in 1985's The Bride and starred as Simon McKay on the short-lived CBS series The Wizard (Gates McFadden, credited as Cheryl McFadden, guest-starred in the episode "El Dorado") – ironically "The Wizard" was a former weapons designer who designed fantastic toys that helped him defeat villains. He also made appearances on shows such as Hardcastle and McCormick, Mr. Belvedere, and L.A. Law. Shortly before his death, he lent his voice to a few episodes of Captain Planet and the Planeteers, which also featured the voices of LeVar Burton and Whoopi Goldberg.
J.D. Roth Edit
As an actor, Roth has appeared on such television series as The Equalizer (with Robert Joy and Robert Lansing) and Melrose Place (acting with Stanley Kamel and Gail Strickland and directed by Chip Chalmers). He also voiced the title character on the 1996-1997 animated series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (which also featured the voices of John de Lancie, Robert Foxworth, and Frank Welker). His few film credits include the 1984 drama Firstborn, starring Teri Garr and Peter Weller.
Roth is best known for his work as a host and producer of reality programming. He hosted the children's game show Fox's Fun House from 1988 through 1990. He later received three Daytime Emmy Award nominations as executive producer of the Endurance series of children's reality programs, which he also hosted. Most notably, he is the co-creator, executive producer, and narrator of the hit NBC reality show The Biggest Loser.
Tim Russ Edit
- Main article: Tim Russ
Tim Russ (born 22 June 1956; age 60) was the runner-up for the role of Geordi La Forge, according to Rick Berman in an interview in the 1995 special Star Trek Voyager: Inside the New Adventure. Russ went on to play the mercenary characters Devor and T'Kar and a lieutenant aboard the USS Enterprise-B before finally winning the regular role of Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager. The would-be casting of Russ was almost indirectly referenced on-screen; in some very early drafts of "Death Wish" – in which the TNG character affected by Quinn was La Forge instead of Riker – Q would have revealed that, were it not for Quinn's actions, the chief engineer of the USS Enterprise-D would've been Tuvok, not La Forge.
Mitchell Ryan Edit
- Main article: Mitchell Ryan
Mitchell Ryan (born 11 January 1928; age 89) was among the candidates considered for the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, before it eventually went to Patrick Stewart.  Ryan guest-starred as Kyle Riker in the second season episode "The Icarus Factor".
Wesley Snipes Edit
Snipes made his film acting debut in the 1986 sports comedy Wildcats (working with Bruce McGill). He acquired fame with his role as Willie Mays Hayes in the hit 1989 baseball comedy Major League, acting alongside Corbin Bernsen.
Major League marked the first in a succession of box office hits for Snipes, which included the 1991 crime thriller New Jack City (co-starring Bill Cobbs), Spike Lee's 1991 drama Jungle Fever, the 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can't Jump, the 1992 action-thriller Passenger 57 (co-starring Bruce Greenwood and Robert Hooks), 1993's Rising Sun (opposite Sean Connery, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Ray Wise), the 1993 science fiction actioner Demolition Man (with Bill Cobbs and Bob Gunton), the 1995 comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, and 1998's U.S. Marshals (directed by Stuart Baird).
Snipes is perhaps best known for his role as vampire hunter Blade in the Blade film franchise, based on the Marvel Comics character. The second film in the series, 2002's Blade II, co-starred Ron Perlman. Snipes' other recent films have included 2000's The Art of War (with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), 2010's Brooklyn's Finest, and several direct-to-video releases.
Stella Stevens Edit
Stella Stevens (born 1 October 1938; age 78) is an actress who was considered for the role of Ardra for the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Devil's Due". Like fellow candidate Adrienne Barbeau she was beaten out by Marta Dubois. (The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 19, p. 10)
Born as Estelle Caro Eggleston in Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA, she started her acting career in the late 1950s with a contract with 20th Century Fox. The contract was dropped after her first two supporting roles in the musical Say One for Me (1959, with Ray Walston) and in the drama The Blue Angel (1959, with Theodore Bikel). She then received a contract for Paramount Pictures. In 1960 she won a Golden Globe in the category Most Promising Newcomer - Female, shared with Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson and Janet Munro. She was also the January 1960 Playmate of the Month for Playboy.
From the early 1960s on Stevens worked both, as model and actress with appearances in television series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960), Bonanza (1960), Ben Casey (1964, with John Anderson), Banacek (1973, with Ted Cassidy), Police Story (1975), Wonder Woman (1975, with Henry Gibson and Kenneth Mars), and Hart to Hart (1979, with Eugene Roche) and films such as the musical comedy Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962, with Laurel Goodwin), the comedy The Nutty Professor (1963), the comedy Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968), the action film The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and the action film Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975).
Between 1980 and 1982 she portrayed Lute-Mae Sanders in the drama series Flamingo Road where she worked with John Beck and Bob Bralver. Further television work includes episodes of The Love Boat (1983, with Joan Collins and Monte Markham), Fantasy Island (1983, with Ricardo Montalban), Highway to Heaven (1984), Murder, She Wrote (1985, with William Windom), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1988, with Clive Revill), Santa Barbara (1989-1990), The Commish (1993), Highlander (1995), Silk Stalkings (1996, with Charlie Brill and Robert Pine), General Hospital (1996 and 1999), Viper (1998, with J. Downing), and Twenty Good Years (2006) and films such as the television thriller Amazons (1984), the action comedy The Longshot (1986), the comedy Down the Drain (1990), the comedy The Nutt House (1992), the thriller Illicit Dreams (1994) on which she worked with her son, actor and director Andrew Stevens, the science fiction film Star Hunter (1996), the western The Long Ride Home (2003), the horror film Glass Trap (2005, with Andrew Prine), and the comedy Popstar (2005).
Roy Thinnes Edit
Thinnes is perhaps best known for starring in the science fiction series The Invaders, which aired from 1967 through 1968. He reprised his role from this series in the 1995 TV movie follow-up, which starred Scott Bakula.
Thinnes also starred in the 1965-1966 series The Long Hot Summer and the 1971 NBC series The Psychiatrist. He later played the recurring role of Nick Hogan on Falcon Crest, where he worked with Robert Foxworth. More recently, he played Roger Collins in the 1990s revival of Dark Shadows and appeared as Jeremiah Smith in three episodes of The X-Files (working with Brian Thompson and director Kim Manners).
In addition to his television work, Thinnes has acted in such films as Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969), Airport 1975 (1974), and The Hindenburg (1975). The latter also featured Rene Auberjonois and Alan Oppenheimer. Thinnes appears in the 2001 Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind, as well, as does Christopher Plummer.
Tony Todd Edit
- Main article: Tony Todd
Anne Twomey Edit
Anne Twomey (born 7 June 1951; age 65) is an American actress who was up for the role of Doctor Beverly Crusher, but she lost out to Gates McFadden.  Twomey received a Tony Award nomination and won a Theatre World Award for her performance in the 1980 play Nuts. She made her film debut co-starring opposite Michael Nouri in the 1986 thriller The Imagemaker. Her subsequent film credits have included Wes Craven's 1986 horror film Deadly Friend (featuring stunt work by Tony Cecere and Leslie Hoffman), the 1988 thriller Last Rites (with Paul Dooley), the 1994 comedy The Scout, the 1997 romantic comedy Picture Perfect (with Ivar Brogger and Faran Tahir), and the 1999 drama The Confession (with Kevin Conway).
On television, Twomey has had recurring roles on the NBC dramas L.A. Law (as Linda Salerno) and Third Watch (as Catherine Zambrano). On the former, she worked with the likes of Edward Laurence Albert, Sam Anderson, Susan Bay, Corbin Bernsen, Robert Curtis Brown, Tony Cecere, Larry Drake, Samantha Eggar, Marva Hicks, Robert Hooks, Salome Jens, Stephen McHattie, Richard Riehle, Don Stark, Lawrence Tierney, Kenneth Tigar, and Tom Wright. Twomey also played Rita Kearson in two episodes of NBC's hit sitcom Seinfeld (starring Jason Alexander) and guest-starred in three episodes of NBC's Law & Order.
Twomey's other television credits include guest appearances on The Cosby Show, Magnum, P.I. (in an episode directed by Russ Mayberry), The Equalizer (with Susan Gibney, Robert Lansing, and Keith Szarabajka), Spin City (starring Alan Ruck), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (opposite Robert Foxworth), and Wonderland (starring Michelle Forbes) and such TV movies as 1989's Day One (directed by Joseph Sargent and co-starring David Ogden Stiers), and 1992's The Secret (with Brock Peters). In 2003, she reunited with Michael Nouri for an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
James Louis Watkins Edit
- Main article: James Louis Watkins
James Louis Watkins (born 7 November 1944; age 72) was alongside Michael Dorn and James Avery among the three finalists for the role of Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was beaten out by Michael Dorn and guest-starred as Hagon in the TNG first season episode "Code of Honor". (X)
Robin Williams Edit
Robin Williams (1951 – 2014) was a popular American actor and stand-up comedian for whom the character of Berlinghoff Rasmussen in the TNG episode "A Matter of Time" was originally written. According to Rick Berman, "I developed the show with Robin Williams in mind. He had said he wanted to do a show and when it got finished his wife was 8 1/2 months pregnant and they were about to go and he had just finished Hook and was starting something else and couldn't do it." (Great Birds of the Galaxy: Gene Roddenberry and the Creators of Trek, pg. 143) Other sources state that Williams had to decline the role to play Peter Banning/Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's film, Hook (1991). (Star Trek 30 Years; TNG Season 5 DVD special features)
Williams first rose to fame for his Emmy-nominated role as the alien Mork on the television sitcom Mork & Mindy, which ran from 1978 to 1982. While working on this series in 1979, Williams rode his bicycle over to the soundstage of Star Trek: The Motion Picture while the film was in production. He explained to the Star Trek cast that he was a big fan of the show and was invited in onto the bridge of the Enterprise. According to Walter Koenig, "his wide-eyed admiration not withstanding, his squeaky-voiced reaction to all the buttons and panels is, "Hmmmm, microwave!"" (Chekov's Enterprise)
As a stand-up comedian, Williams was known for his improvisational style, impersonations, and manic, rapid-fire delivery. He also had a successful career as a film actor, winning acclaim and accolades for both dramatic and comedic roles. His first film was 1980's Popeye, in which he worked with Paul Dooley, Richard Libertini, and Ray Walston. With the end of Mork & Mindy, Williams quickly established himself as a serious dramatic actor with his performances in The World According to Garp (1982, also featuring George Ede) and Moscow on the Hudson (1984, on which Pato Guzman was production designer). He went on to earn Academy Award nominations for his leading roles in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, with Noble Willingham), Dead Poets Society (1989, co-starring Norman Lloyd), and The Fisher King (1991, featuring John de Lancie) before winning his first and only Academy Award for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting (1997).
Other films for which Williams was known and praised include Awakenings (1990, with Steve Vinovich), the aforementioned Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993, with Anne Haney), The Birdcage (1996, with Tim Kelleher), Patch Adams (1998, co-starring Bob Gunton and Harve Presnell), Insomnia (2002, with Paul Dooley), One Hour Photo (2002), and World's Greatest Dad (2009). His many other film credits include The Best of Times (1986, with Tony Plana), Club Paradise (1988, with Joanna Cassidy and Andrea Martin), Cadillac Man (1990, with Lori Petty), Fathers' Day (1997, with Bruce Greenwood), What Dreams May Come (1998, with Rosalind Chao), Bicentennial Man (1999, with Stephen Root), Death to Smoochy (2002, with Vincent Schiavelli), RV (2006, with Rob LaBelle and Brian Markinson), August Rush (2007, with William Sadler), and Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013, with Clarence Williams III).
Williams is also remembered for his voice-over roles in a number of animated family films, most notably The Genie in Disney's Aladdin (1992) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), Batty Koda in FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992, also featuring the voice of Christian Slater), and Ramon and Lovelace in Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet Two (2011). He starred in many family-oriented live-action productions, as well, many of which featured Star Trek alumni. He worked with Kirsten Dunst in Jumanji (1995), Clancy Brown and Wil Wheaton in Flubber (1997), and appeared in The Earth Day Special (1990), which included appearances by Christopher Lloyd and Kelsey Grammer. More recently, he played Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum (2006) and its sequels, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
In 2013, Williams began starring in the CBS comedy series The Crazy Ones, his first series regular work since Mork & Mindy ended in 1982. Although The Crazy Ones had the highest-viewed premiere of the 2013-2014 season,  ratings plummeted over the course of the season and the show was canceled on 10 May 2014.  Three months later, on 11 August 2014, Williams – who had been battling alcohol addiction, acute depression, and dementia with Lewy bodies (misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease) – was found dead at his Northern California home, having committed suicide by hanging. He was 63.  
Kelvin Han Yee Edit
Kelvin Han Yee is an actor who was considered for the role of Data before it went to Brent Spiner.  Yee made his screen acting debut in the 1986 film A Great Wall, which was the first American film shot in China. He has since appeared in such films as Patch Adams (1998, starring Robin Williams and featuring Harry Groener, Bob Gunton, Richard Kiley, Randy Oglesby, and Harve Presnell), True Life (1999, with Jack Kehler, Michael McKean, William Windom, and Anthony Zerbe), Sweet November (2001, with Robert Joy and Frank Langella), The Island (co-written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and featuring Ethan Phillips, Kevin McCorkle, Tim Halligan, Glenn Morshower, Noa Tishby, Katy Boyer, and Randy Oglesby), Lucky You (2007, starring Eric Bana), and Milk (2008, with Cully Fredricksen, Victor Garber, and Kelvin Yu).
On television, Yee has made recurring appearances on the soap operas The Bold and the Beautiful (as Dr. Ying) and The Young and the Restless (as Dr. Jun). He also had a recurring role on the Starz series Crash, working with Seymour Cassel, Boris Lee Krutonog, Tom Wright, Keone Young, and directors David Barrett and Terrence O'Hara. In addition, Yee has guest-starred on such shows as 24 (with Michael Bofshever, Roger Cross, and Lawrence Monoson), Chuck (with Tony Todd), The Mentalist (with Steven Culp and Jeffrey Nordling), Entourage (with Alan Dale), and Criminal Minds (with Jason Brooks).
Deep Space NineEdit
Richard Dean AndersonEdit
Anderson is best known for playing Jack O'Neill in the television series Stargate SG-1 from 1997 through 2007, Stargate Atlantis from 2004 to 2007 and Stargate Universe from 2009-2010. He is also known for playing the title character in the television series MacGyver from 1985 to 1992.
Jeff Conaway (1950 – 2011) was reportedly approached for an unspecified guest role on either Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or Star Trek: Voyager, but declined. Conaway mentions the offer in the DVD audio commentary for the Babylon 5 TV movie Thirdspace. Conaway was a series regular as Security Chief Zack Allan on the Babylon 5 series, along with Andreas Katsulas, Bill Mumy, Patricia Tallman, Robert Rusler, and Tracy Scoggins. He also reprised the role in the aforementioned Thirdspace (which co-starred Clyde Kusatsu), River of Souls (with Joel Brooks), and A Call to Arms (with Tony Todd). Conaway is best known for his role as Kenicke in the 1978 film adaptation of the musical Grease and as taxi-driver/struggling actor Bobby Wheeler on the sitcom Taxi (with Christopher Lloyd).
- Main article: Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn (born 9 December 1952; age 64) was to appear as the mirror universe counterpart of his Next Generation character, Worf in "Crossover". The schedule conflicted with the filming of TNG. 
- Main article: Michelle Forbes
Michelle Forbes (born 8 January 1965; age 52) was originally planned to reprise her role as Ro Laren in the series, turning the character into a regular (possibly the first officer of Deep Space 9). Forbes turned down the offer, and the character became the basis for Major Kira Nerys. (Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages)
As Forbes explained: "It was, again, about wanting variety in my career. If I'd gone on to do DS9, I might not have had the variety I've been lucky to have in my career. That's not to say I wasn't grateful for the opportunity; I genuinely was. However, I had to make a choice that felt right for me, which was a difficult one, especially as a young actor being offered a steady job." (TV Zone Magazine, January 2005)
- Main article: Robert Foxworth
Robert Foxworth (born 1 November 1941; age 75) auditioned for a guest role in "Hippocratic Oath" (most likely as Goran'Agar). He would be cast later in the season as Admiral Leyton in the two-part "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost", as well as Vulcan administrator V'Las in the Star Trek: Enterprise season four episodes "The Forge", "Awakening" and "Kir'Shara". (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
- Main article: Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg (born 13 November 1955; age 61) was approached to do a cameo as Guinan in "Rivals" (where Martus Mazur would be revealed to be her wayward son), but had to turn it down as it conflicted with the filming of other projects (Goldberg also did not appear in any Next Generation episodes in the 1993-94 season). All references to Guinan were then removed from the episode's script. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
Robert Goulet (1933 – 2007) was a Canadian singer and actor, who was approached to play Vic Fontaine after Frank Sinatra, Jr. turned down the role. He also passed on the offer. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
Goulet played a variety roles in film and television, including the TV-movie version of the musicals Brigadoon (1966), Carousel (1967), and Kiss Me Kate (1968), and appearances on such series as Mission: Impossible, Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban), The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote (starring William Windom). He also appeared in movies like Beetle Juice (1988, with Winona Ryder) and The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear (1991, with Peter Mark Richman, Tim O'Connor, and John Fleck). Goulet provided his singing voice for the animated film Toy Story 2 (2000), which also featured the voices of Wallace Shawn and Kelsey Grammer.
- Main article: Martha Hackett
Martha Hackett (born 21 February 1961; age 56) auditioned for the role of Jadzia Dax, but lost out to Terry Farrell. She was subsequently cast as the Terrellian pilot Androna in the final Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "All Good Things...", only to have her scene cut from the episode. Nevertheless, she was cast on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, months later as the Romulan T'Rul in "The Search, Part I" and "The Search, Part II". Soon after, she was approached for yet another role, this time on Star Trek: Voyager, in the role of the treacherous Seska.
Charles Hallahan (1943 – 1997) was a veteran character actor who was cast to play Liam Bilby in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Honor Among Thieves". He and actor Nick Tate were both up for the role, but director Allan Eastman (who had suggested Tate for the role) and producer Ira Steven Behr (who suggested Hallahan) chose Hallahan due to his resemblance to Miles O'Brien actor Colm Meaney, which they believed would give the characters a father-son quality to them. Sadly, Hallahan died of a heart attack before production began, and Tate assumed the role in Hallahan's memory. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
Hallahan is best known for his role in John Carpenter's The Thing. His other film credits include Silkwood (1983), Pale Rider (1985), Fatal Beauty (1987, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Harris Yulin), True Believer (1989), Stuart Baird's Executive Decision (1996), and Dante's Peak (1997). He also made guest appearances on shows like Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Law & Order, Murder, She Wrote, and NYPD Blue and had recurring roles on Hunter, The Paper Chase, and Grace Under Fire.
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- Main article: Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen (born 5 November 1965; age 51) is believed to have been offered the role of Jadzia Dax but she turned it down, wanting to focus on a film career rather than television. She had previously played Kamala in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Perfect Mate". The role of Jadzia Dax eventually went to Terry Farrell. Interestingly the forehead ridges seen on Trill in "The Host" were discarded in favor of spots similar ones seen on Kamala. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
She went on to play Jean Grey in the wildly successful X-Men film franchise (with Patrick Stewart).
James Earl JonesEdit
During a career which spans nearly fifty years, Jones appeared in numerous film and television projects. He is probably most famous for voicing the character of Darth Vader (played by David Prowse) in the original Star Wars trilogy and subsequent films and video games – a role which in the radio dramatizations of the films was handled by Brock Peters, who, in fact, played Sisko's father during DS9's run. He also lent his voice to the acclaimed animated feature The Lion King (1994), which also featured the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Madge Sinclair, Frank Welker, and Brian Tochi. In live-action, Jones played the first African-American president in The Man (1972), which was directed by Joseph Sargent and also featured William Windom, Barry Russo, Garry Walberg, Vince Howard, and music by Jerry Goldsmith. His other feature film credits include Swashbuckler (1976, with Sid Haig and directed by James Goldstone), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977, with Louise Fletcher), Coming to America (1988, with Madge Sinclair), Three Fugitives (1989, with Alan Ruck, Bruce McGill, and Brian Thompson), The Hunt for Red October (1990, with Gates McFadden and Daniel Davis), Patriot Games (1992, with music by James Horner) and Sommersby (1993, with William Windom). His television credits include guest roles in series such as L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen), Stargate SG-1, and Homicide: Life on the Streets (starring Michelle Forbes). He also appeared in miniseries such as Jesus of Nazareth (1977, with Christopher Plummer) and Roots: The Next Generations (with Percy Rodrigues, Jason Wingreen, Brock Peters, Paul Winfield, Logan Ramsey, Bill Quinn, Patricia Smith, music by Gerald Fried, and partially directed by John Erman).
Eriq La SalleEdit
La Salle is best known for his role as Dr. Peter Benton on the highly acclaimed medical drama ER, which he played from 1994 to 2002. Outside ER he appeared in guest roles in series such as Spenser: For Hire (starring Avery Brooks), Quantum Leap (starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell), The System, Without a Trace and 24. He also made appearances in feature films, including Coming to America (1988, with Madge Sinclair), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Color of the Night (1994, with Scott Bakula, Brad Dourif, and Jeff Corey), and One Hour Photo (2002).
- Main article: Chase Masterson
Chase Masterson (born 26 February 1963; age 54) auditioned for the role of Mardah, Bajoran Dabo girl and girlfriend to Jake Sisko in "The Abandoned". Actor Avery Brooks, who was directing the episode, did not find their age difference between her and Cirroc Lofton plausible as a love interest for Jake. Nevertheless, producers liked Masterson's playful performance enough that they would later bring back as another Bajoran dabo girl and love interest, Leeta, who, unlike the single-appearance Mardah, would recur in seventeen episode over five seasons.
- Main article: Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell (born 13 June 1943; age 73) wanted to play a role on Deep Space Nine. He only wanted to appear in an episode directed by his nephew, Alexander Siddig, and after his appearance as Doctor Tolian Soran in Star Trek Generations, he would have to play an alien, which he did not want to do.
- Main article: Tracy Middendorf
Tracy Middendorf (born 26 January 1970; age 47) also auditioned for the role of Mardah in "The Abandoned", though Jill Sayre ultimately won the role. Middendorf would later become the second of three actresses to play Tora Ziyal, appearing once in "For the Cause"
Tim Blake NelsonEdit
Tim Blake Nelson (born 1964) is the American actor, writer and director who auditioned for the role of Quark. Nelson thought the role was a natural fit for him, asserting that he "basically [is] a Ferengi." The part went to Armin Shimerman, which Nelson claimed left him "heartbroken." He began finding steady film work years later with directors such as Joel and Ethan Coen who, according to Nelson, were looking for "Human Ferengis." As Nelson stated, his "Ferengi career came, it just came later." 
Nelson first achieved recognition for his role as Delmar in the Coen brothers' acclaimed 2000 comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? He has since had supporting roles in such films Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (with Patrick Kilpatrick, Neal McDonough, and George D. Wallace), Holes (with Eric Pierpoint, Jeff Ricketts, and Rick Worthy), Syriana (with Alexander Siddig, Christopher Plummer, Robert Foxworth, and David Clennon), The Astronaut Farmer (starring Virginia Madsen), and 2008's The Incredible Hulk. He has also written and directed such films as 2001's The Grey Zone (based on his own play) and Leaves of Grass (for which he cast Josh Pais).
- Main article: Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop (born 21 April 1947; age 70) was approached to play Grady in "Past Tense, Part II", but he was unavailable due to a music tour in Spain. Ira Steven Behr, a fan of his work, pushed Iggy Pop to be cast for a role in the series, which resulted in him getting to play Yelgrun in "The Magnificent Ferengi" three years later.
- Main article: Andrew Robinson
Andrew J. Robinson (born 14 February 1942; age 75) originally auditioned for the role of Odo, and was briefly considered for the role of Laas in "Chimera", before they ultimately decided on J.G. Hertzler for the part. The creative staff thought Robinson's voice was unmistakable, and fans of Garak were very protective of the character, and wouldn't allow Robinson to play another role. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
Martin Sheen (born 1940) is the multiple award-winning American actor, who was originally considered for the role of Section 31 operative Luther Sloan in "Inquisition" and consequent episodes. Producers finally chose William Sadler for the part. As Ira Steven Behr explained, "We needed someone who had real power as an actor, who could keep you from jumping to a final conclusion about his character." (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
Since the early 1960s, Sheen has established himself as a successful actor in both film and television. One of his earliest credits is "Nightmare", a 1963 episode of The Outer Limits, directed by John Erman, written and produced by Joseph Stefano and featuring Willard Sage, Whit Bissell, David Frankham, Bernard Kates, John Anderson, and Vic Perrin as the Control Voice. Also, Fred B. Phillips provided make-ups for the series, while Robert Justman served as first assistant director. His other television credits include episodes of Mission: Impossible ("Live Bait", with Dick Dial and John Crawford), Hawaii Five-O (including "Time and Memories", with Diana Muldaur), The F.B.I. (including "A Second Life", directed by Ralph Senensky and featuring George Sawaya, "Condemned" with James B. Sikking and "The Dynasty" with Ian Wolfe), Medical Center (starring James Daly, including "A Duel with Doom", with Marj Dusay), Columbo, and Two and a Half Men. In 1998 Sheen starred in the television film, Babylon 5: The River of Souls, based on the popular science fiction series running concurrent with Deep Space Nine. This telefilm also featured Tracy Scoggins. Sheen's most famous television role is that of President Josiah Bartlet in the popular series The West Wing, which ran from 1999 to 2006.
In feature films, Sheen has appeared in numerous acclaimed projects, including Francis Ford Coppola's classic Vietnam drama Apocalypse Now (1979), The Final Countdown (1980), Gandhi (1982), The Dead Zone (1983, with Anthony Zerbe), Wall Street (1987, with Saul Rubinek), Gettysburg (1993, with W. Morgan Sheppard), Dilinger and Capone (1995, with F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Davies, Catherine Hicks, Jeffrey Combs, Clint Howard, and Bert Remsen), Catch Me If You Can (2002, with Thomas Kopache and Malachi Throne), and The Departed (2006, with Mark Rolston).
Sheen has also branched out into video games with his portrayal of the Illusive Man in Mass Effect 2 (2010) and Mass Effect 3 (2012), which also featured the voices of Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, Robin Sachs, Keith Szarabajka, Michael Dorn, Armin Shimerman and Dwight Schultz.
Frank Sinatra, Jr.Edit
Frank Sinatra, Jr. (1944-2016) was an American singer, songwriter, conductor and occasional actor, the son of Frank Sinatra. He was originally approached to play Vic Fontaine during the fourth season, after he turned out to be a fan of the show. Despite finding the role interesting, Sinatra turned it down, saying he only wanted to play an alien character. Finally the role went to James Darren. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
Sinatra is best known as a vocalist and composer, who worked as his father's musical director and conductor from 1988. He also performed successfully with his own acts, touring thirty countries as early as 1968. Alongside his musical career, he occasionally appeared in film and television, including A Man Called Adam (1966, directed by Leo Penn), Zebra Force (1976, featuring Charles Dierkop and Anthony Caruso) and episodes of The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, Mercus Welby M.D., and The Love Boat. He also voiced himself in two episodes of Seth MacFarlane's animated series, Family Guy.
- Main article: Tony Todd
Tony Todd (born 4 December 1954; age 62) was one of the original actors considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko but was beat out by Avery Brooks. Besides appearing as Worf's brother Kurn in episodes of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, Todd played Sisko's son, Jake in "The Visitor". He also appeared later as a Hirogen in "Prey". He also provided his voice for a number of Star Trek video games.
Robert Walker, Jr.Edit
- Main article: Robert Walker
Robert Walker, Jr. (born 15 April 1940; age 77) was approached in 1997 by the producers for a role on the sixth season of Deep Space Nine. He turned down the offer, as he was "not interested in renewing his acting career." (AOL chat, 1997)
- Main article: David Warner
David Warner (born 29 July 1941; age 75) was approached by the producers for the role of Akorem Laan in "Accession". According to Ira Steven Behr, Warner wanted to do the role, but his wife talked him out of it, as they were on a vacation. (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages)
Previously Warner played three roles in Star Trek: St. John Talbot in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and Gul Madred in TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I" and "Part II".
Karen Austin Edit
- Main article: Karen Austin
Karen Austin (born 24 October 1954; age 62) is an actress who was according to a January 1995 article by Daniel Howard Cerone of the LA Times one of three actresses who were considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager. According to Voyager co-creator and executive producer Jeri Taylor, Kate Mulgrew was finally chosen for the role because she "simply had an ineffable quality that put her ahead of the pack". Austin ultimately went on to play Miral, the mother of B'Elanna Torres, in the Voyager episode "Barge of the Dead" as well as Kalandra in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Nor the Battle to the Strong".
Geneviève Bujold Edit
Geneviève Bujold (born 1 July 1942; age 74) from Montréal, Québec is a French-Canadian actress. She was the first choice of the producers of Star Trek: Voyager to play Captain Nicole Janeway. She quit after a day and a half of shooting, with the public reason being she was unaccustomed to the hectic pace of television filming. Other rumored reasons included dissatisfaction with her performance on the part of the producers and dissatisfaction with the character on the part of Bujold. As Rick Berman politely put it in the October 8-14, 1994 issue of TV Guide: "It was immediately obvious it was not a good fit." The producers subsequently hired TV veteran Kate Mulgrew, and changed the captain's first name from Nicole to Kathryn at Mulgrew's advice.
In 2006, Rick Berman shed more light on Bujold's departure from the series. "This was a woman, who in no way, was going to be able to deal with the rigors of episodic television." He tried telling his feeling about Bujold to Voyager co-creators Jeri Taylor and Michael Piller, who assured Berman that it was not going to be a problem. Berman recounted some of Bujold's problems on the set of "Caretaker", from her having trouble with memorizing seven pages of dialogue a day, to wanting to not have her hair touched up by hair dressers, to not wanting to have to work with a director she did not know. Berman also recalled that after working on the set during the second day of shooting, Bujold went to her trailer in tears. Later, both "Caretaker" director Winrich Kolbe and Berman met with her there and asked her to go home. 
In the 1960s, Bujold starred in international art films such as La guerre est finie (The War Is Over, 1966), Le roi de coeur (King of Hearts, 1966), and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), in which she played Anne Boleyn opposite Richard Burton as Henry VIII; for that role, she was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award. The latter film also co-starred John Colicos.
From the 1970s, Bujold concentrated more on Hollywood roles, in films such as Earthquake (1974, with George Murdock, Gene Dynarski, Jerry Hardin, and George Sawaya), Swashbuckler (1976, with Sid Haig and directed by James Goldstone), Coma (1978, with Lance LeGault, William Wintersole, Harry Basch and music by Jerry Goldsmith), Tightrope (1984, with Janet MacLachlan), and Dead Ringers (1988).
- Geneviève Bujold at Wikipedia
- Geneviève Bujold at the Internet Movie Database
- Bujold as Captain Nicole Janeway at YouTube
Joanna Cassidy Edit
- Main article: Joanna Cassidy
Joanna Cassidy (born 2 August 1945; age 71) is an actress who was considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, according to the TV Guide issue dated October 8-14, 1994. Cassidy went on to play T'Pol's mother, T'Les, in two fourth season episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise: "Home" and "Awakening".
Claudia Christian Edit
Christian's best known role is Commander Susan Ivanova in the science fiction series Babylon 5, which she played alongside Andreas Katsulas, Bill Mumy, and Patricia Tallman. She also appeared in guest roles on numerous television series, including Quantum Leap (starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell), Murder, She Wrote (co-starring William Windom), L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen), Family Law, Relic Hunter, and NYPD Blue.
Lindsay Crouse Edit
She was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress in a Supporting role for the 1984 drama Places in the Heart. Her other film credits have included All the President's Men (1976), Slap Shot (1977), The Verdict (1982), House of Games (1987), Desperate Hours (1990), Bye Bye Love (1995), The Juror (1996), The Insider (1999), and Mr. Brooks (2007). She is also known for her recurring role as Professor Maggie Walsh on the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Patty Duke Edit
Patty Duke (14 December 1946 - 29 March 2016) was an actress who was considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, according to the TV Guide issue dated October 8-14, 1994.
She is best known for her Academy Award-winning role as Helen Keller in 1962's The Miracle Worker, reprising her role from the original Broadway production. From 1963 through 1966 she was given her own sitcom series, The Patty Duke Show, co-starring William Schallert. She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in this series. She has since won three Emmy Awards and has received an additional four Emmy nominations. She has also starred in such films as Valley of the Dolls (1967), Me, Natalie (1969), The Swarm (1978), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), and Bigger Than the Sky (2005), in addition to a respectable career in television and on the stage.
Duke passed away on 29 March 2016. 
Chelsea Field Edit
Field had supporting roles in such films as Masters of the Universe (with Robert Duncan McNeill and Frank Langella, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, and The Last Boy Scout with Bruce McGill. Although she was not given the role of Captain Janeway on Voyager, she did marry Scott Bakula, the man who took over the captain's chair on the next Star Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise. The two met while working on the 1994 film A Passion to Kill; they married in 1996 and have two sons.
Jennifer Gatti Edit
- Main article: Jennifer Gatti
Jennifer Gatti (born 4 October 1968; age 48) was a runner up for the role of Kes before it was won by Jennifer Lien. (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages, p. 156) Gatti previously appeared as Ba'el in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Birthright, Part I" and "Birthright, Part II", and later played Libby, Harry Kim's girlfriend in the Voyager episode "Non Sequitur".
Susan Gibney Edit
- Main article: Susan Gibney
Susan Gibney (born 11 September 1961; age 55) was an early favorite of Rick Berman for the role of Kathryn Janeway, and is best known for playing Dr. Leah Brahms in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Booby Trap" and "Galaxy's Child" and Erika Benteen in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost". She filmed test scenes in full uniform on the mostly completed bridge set with some of the main cast members who had already been hired. Even with makeup to give her an older appearance Paramount felt she was too young for the part. Berman tried a second time when he brought her back for another screen test after Geneviève Bujold didn't work out. But, she was rejected again by Paramount on the same grounds. She also tested for Seven of Nine and the Borg Queen.
Gary Graham Edit
- Main article: Gary Graham
Gary Graham (born 7 June 1950; age 66) was considered for the role of Captain Janeway before the decision was made that the character was to be a woman. Graham was previously considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He later played Tanis in the Voyager episode "Cold Fire" and the recurring character Ambassador Soval in all four seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Erin Gray Edit
Erin Gray (born 7 January 1950; age 67) has stated at science fiction convention appearances and in interviews that she read for the part of Janeway. Gray is best known for her roles as Colonel Wilma Deering in the 1970s series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Kate Summers in the 1980s sitcom Silver Spoons. In 2009, she and her onetime co-star Gil Gerard participated in a test film for a James Cawley-produced reimagining of Buck Rogers.
Linda Hamilton Edit
Linda Hamilton (born 26 September 1956; age 60) is an actress who was considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, according to the TV Guide issue dated October 8-14, 1994.
She is best known for her Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Catherine Chandler opposite Ron Perlman on the television series Beauty and the Beast and for her role as Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator films. She also starred in such films as Children of the Corn (1984), Black Moon Rising (1986), King Kong Lives (1986), Mr. Destiny (1990), Silent Fall (1994), Separate Lives (1995), Dante's Peak (1997), Wholey Moses (2003), and The Kid & I (2005).
Kate Jackson Edit
Kate Jackson (born 1948) is the actress, director and producer who was considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, according to the TV Guide issue dated October 8-14, 1994.
She is best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Sabrina Duncan in the action television series Charlie's Angels. She later starred as Mrs. Amanda King on the CBS series Scarecrow & Mrs. King, earning another Golden Globe nomination. Her film credits include the 1989 comedy Loverboy with Kirstie Alley, Robert Picardo, and Vic Tayback.
Dominic Keating Edit
- Main article: Dominic Keating
Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962; age 54) auditioned for a guest role on Star Trek: Voyager but was never called back. Eighteen months later he auditioned for the regular part of Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise and was cast. (ENT Season 1 DVD)
Patsy Kensit Edit
She has starred in such films as Absolute Beginners (1986), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Twenty-One (1991), Blame It On the Bellboy (1992), Angels and Insects (1995), and The One and Only (2002). She was also the lead singer of the 1980s British pop band Eighth Wonder. She more recently starred in the long-running British television series Emmerdale and is currently a regular on the popular medical drama Holby City.
Hudson Leick Edit
Leick is best known for her performance as Callisto in the television series Xena, Warrior Princess (1996-2000) and The Legendary Journeys of Hercules (1997-1999). She has also performed in television series such as Law & Order, University Hospital, Melrose Place, Tru Calling, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and has played in films such as Knight Rider 2010 (1994), Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996, with David Graf), Denial (1998, with Jason Alexander), Chill Factor (1999, where she was doubled by Patricia Tallman), and A.I. Assault (2006, starring several Star Trek performers such as George Takei, Michael Dorn, Robert Picardo, Bill Mumy, and Joe Lando).
Robert Picardo Edit
- Main article: Robert Picardo.
Robert Picardo (born 27 October 1953; age 63) originally auditioned for the role of Neelix, however the part went to Ethan Phillips. The producers saw potential in Picardo and invited him to read for the part of The Doctor, which he eventually got. 
Rene Rivera Edit
Rene Rivera is an actor from San Antonio, Texas, who was considered for the role of Captain Janeway before the decision was made that the character was to be a woman. He was briefly seen in the Voyager Season 1 DVD special "The First Captain: Bujold".
Rivera had guest roles in television series such as Miami Vice (1989, with Robert Beltran and Sherman Howard), Law & Order (1993), Soldiers of Fortune, Inc. (1997, with Melinda Clarke and Mark A. Sheppard), Profiler (1999, with Timothy Carhart, Michelle Bonilla, Dennis Christopher, and Mark Rolston), Nash Bridges (2001), The X-Files (2002), NYPD Blue (2002), Monk (2003, with Tony Plana, Jorge Cervera, Jr., and Marcelo Tubert), Shark (2007, with Jeri Ryan), Prison Break (2008), and Rizzoli & Isles (2013, with Bruce McGill).
He also appeared in films including the comedy Suffering Bastards (1989), the romance It Could Happen to You (1994), the drama Basquiat (1996), the drama Desert Blue (1998), the crime drama The Salton Sea (2002), the sport drama Lords of Dogtown (2005), the thriller Disturbia (2007), and the drama Smashed (2012).
Tracy Scoggins Edit
- Main article: Tracy Scoggins
Tracy Scoggins (born 13 November 1953; age 63) is the actress who was considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, according to the TV Guide issue dated October 8-14, 1994. She previously played Gilora Rejal in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Destiny". She went on to play another captain, Elizabeth Lochley, on the final season of the sci-fi series Babylon 5 as well as in two television movies and the spin-off series Crusade. She is also well known for her role as Cat Grant during the first season of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Helen Shaver Edit
Helen Shaver (born 1951) is an award-winning actress and director. According to a January 1995 article by Daniel Howard Cerone of the LA Times, Shaver was among the three final actresses considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager.
She starred in the 1985 romantic drama Desert Hearts, co-starring TNG actress Denise Crosby, and had supporting roles in films such as The Amityville Horror (1979), The Color of Money (1986), and The Craft (1996). She also starred in the series Poltergeist: The Legacy. In addition, she has directed several episodes of the 1990s version of The Outer Limits and the 2001-05 series Judging Amy, which she also produced. Other shows she directed include The O.C., The 4400, Close to Home, Medium, and The Unit.
Lindsay Wagner Edit
Wagner is best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Jaime Sommers in the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman. She also received two Golden Globe nominations for the role, which she originated on The Six Million Dollar Man. Her other credits include the films The Paper Chase (1973), Two People (1974, directed by Robert Wise), Nighthawks (1981), and Ricochet (1991) and appearances on such television shows as Marcus Welby, M.D., The Fall Guy, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. She was once married to stuntman Henry Kingi, Sr. and was thus the stepmother of Henry Kingi, Jr.
Vaughn Armstrong Edit
- Main article: Vaughn Armstrong
Vaughn Armstrong (born 7 July 1950; age 66) originally auditioned for the role of Vulcan Ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise but was instead considered as the best choice to play Admiral Maxwell Forrest in Rick Berman's opinion. Armstrong later filled in for an unknown actor to play the Klingon captain in the first season episode "Sleeping Dogs". The original actor was either unavailable to do the re-shots or to fulfill his contract. (ENT Season 1 DVD special feature "Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage")
Brett Baker Edit
Brett A. Baker  is an actor who was cast for the role of "Crewman #1" in the Enterprise first season episode "Fight or Flight". Together with fellow actor Max Williams he had costume fittings and was in his uniform on set when the director decided that the scene involving Baker and Williams should be filmed the next day. On the next day of shooting the scene was completely removed and Baker did not appear in this episode. (Source: Max Williams via e-mail) Baker's role would've been the part of an engineer for scene 11 of the episode in which Tucker is looking for work in engineering. He was scheduled to film his scene on Friday, 13 July 2001 on Paramount Stage 18 with a makeup call at 5:00 pm and a set call at 6:00 pm.
Baker performed worked as stunt double for Corey Feldman on the 1991 thriller Edge of Honor, as stand-in for River Phoenix on the ward drama Dogfight (1991), as a photo double for Leonardo DiCaprio in James Cameron's Academy Award-winning Titanic (1997, with David Warner and Michael Ensign), and as stand-in for actor Billy Crudup on the drama Without Limits (1998).
He had supporting roles in the comedy The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1997, with Keely Sims, Guy Siner, Richard Beymer, and Rachael Harris), The Day Maggie Blew Her Head Off (1998), Return to Sender (1999), the thriller Avalanche (1999, with Hilary Shepard), the short comedy The Catch (2001), the comedy Memphis Bound... and Gagged (2002), and a guest role in the television soap Sunset Beach (1999).
More recent projects include the drama Big Miracle (2012, with Stephen Root and Maury Ginsberg), the comedy Identity Thief (2013, with John Cho, Jonathan Banks, and Gary Weeks), the crime thriller The Frozen Ground (2013, with Brad William Henke and Jason Collins), the short film West (2014), the horror thriller Repentance (2014), and the horror thriller Maggie (2014, with Wayne Pere).
Eric Close Edit
Eric Close (born 24 May 1967; age 50) was one of two finalists for the role of Charles Tucker III. Close was the studio's preferred choice, due to his work on the CBS drama series Now and Again (which co-starred Gerrit Graham). Executive producer Brannon Braga, however, preferred Connor Trinneer. Braga ultimately prevailed and Trinneer was cast in the role. Braga discussed the casting in the special features on the season one Blu-ray set.
Close would subsequently be cast in another CBS drama series Without a Trace (with Enterprise guest star Enrique Murciano) the following year, and later the ABC series Nashville (with Charles Esten). He had previously been the lead on another science fiction series Dark Skies, with Conor O'Farrell, Tim Kelleher, and Jeri Ryan.
Kelly Connell Edit
- Main article: Kelly Connell
Kelly Connell (born 9 June 1956; age 60) was the first actor cast to portray the Vulcan Kov in the Star Trek: Enterprise first season episode "Fusion" but was unable to fullfill this part. After he filmed his scenes on Friday, 7 December 2001 the part was recast with actor John Harrington Bland.
Henry Geller Edit
Henry Geller was a contest winner during the production of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise. Geller's name is listed on the call sheet for Monday 25 March 2002 for the episode "Two Days and Two Nights". According to the call sheet, Geller was up to portray a Risian bistro patron as part of the "Risan Bistro Night Group".
Simon MacCorkindale Edit
Simon MacCorkindale (12 February 1952 - 14 October 2010, age 58) was a British actor who was supposedly offered the part of Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise in 2001. He claimed to have turned down the offer to take the part of Dr. Harry Harper on the drama series Casualty on which he worked between 2002 and 2008 on 229 episodes. MacCorkindale explained, "Ironically I was offered, not Captain Picard, but whatever the Captain would have been, so before I did Casualty I made a choice of doing Casualty as opposed to whatever the Captain would have been on Star Trek. But I didn’t want to do that, I can’t do sci-fi. It just drives me up the wall, it’s all rubbish and spouting that gibberish every day, was no thank you very much." 
Born as Simon Charles Pendered MacCorkindale in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, he trained acting at the Theatre of Arts in London. He debuted at the West End in 1974 and appeared in British productions such as the mini series Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), the television movie Romeo and Juliet (1976, starring Christopher Neame), and the acclaimed television mini series I, Claudius (1976) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977, with Christopher Plummer). But it was in 1978 when MacCorkindale got his breakthrough for playing Simon Doyle in the crime drama Death on the Nile. In 1980 he received an Evening Standard British Film Award as Most Promising Newcomer - Actor.
MacCorkindale landed leading roles in the mini-series Quartermass (1979) and opposite Kate Mulgrew in The Manions of America (1981) and appeared in episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Fantasy Island (1981, with Ricardo Montalban, Wendy Schaal, and Robert Miano), Hart to Hart (1982, with Jeremy Kemp), and Dynasty (1982, with Joan Collins and Lee Bergere). He also acted in the fantasy film The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982, with Richard Lynch, Anthony DeLongis, Jeff Corey, and Joseph Ruskin) and in the horror sequel Jaws 3-D (1983, with John Putch).
The following years, MacCorkindale worked on three television series which are probably the ones he is best remembered for. He portrayed Professor Jonathan Chase in the science fiction series Manimal (1983), Greg Reardon in the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest (1984-1986, starring Robert Foxworth), a role which earned him a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 1986, and Peter Sinclair in the action series Counterstrike (1990-1993, starring Christopher Plummer).
In the 1990s, MacCorkindale appeared in a number of television movies, reprised his role from Manimal for the Night Man episode "Manimal" (1998, starring Matt McColm), was featured in the video game adaptation Wing Commander (1999, with David Warner), and guest starred in La Femme Nikita (1997), Poltergeist: The Legacy (1999), Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict (2000), and Relic Hunter (2001-2002). Between 2002 and 2008, he portrayed Dr. Harry Harper in the three British television series Casualty, Holby City, and Casualty @ Holby City.
MacCorkindale also worked as writer, director and producer on several television series such as Queen of Swords (2000), Relic Hunter (2001), and Adventure Inc. (2002-2003). Among his last work as actor are the thriller A Closed Book (2010), the horror film 13Hrs (2010), and a guest role in the television series New Tricks (2010).
Jordan Mann Edit
Jordan Mann was a contest winner during the production of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise. Mann's name is listed on the call sheet for Monday 25 March 2002 for the episode "Two Days and Two Nights". According to the call sheet, Mann was up to portray an alien bistro patron as part of the "Risan Bistro Night Group". His part is listed as "2MB Man" on the call sheet.
Marjorie Monaghan Edit
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Stephen Novik Edit
Stephen Novik was a contest winner during the production of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise. His name is listed on the call sheet for Wednesday 27 March 2002 for the episode "Two Days and Two Nights". According to the call sheet, Novik was up to portray an alien nightclub patron and is listed as "Male Alien 1M" - Contest Winner on the call sheet.
Ted Sutton Edit
Ted Sutton is an actor who was originally cast to portray the Andorian general in the third season episode "Proving Ground". Sutton was unable to do the re-shoots and actor Granville Van Dusen replaced him.  
Sutton had guest roles in television series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2001), Ed (2003, with William Sadler and Mike Timoney), 24 (2003, with Jude Ciccolella, Michelle Forbes, Sterling Macer, Jr., Gregg Henry, and Victor Rivers), 10-8: Officers on Duty (2004, with Rosalind Chao, Karole Selmon, and Richard Tanner), JAG (2004, with Robert Curtis Brown, Scott Haven, Freda Foh Shen, and Scott Alan Smith), Cold Case (2004, with John Billingsley, Blake Lindsley, Jamie McShane, and John Hayden), Charmed (2005, with Noa Tishby), Queens Supreme (2007, with Robert Foxworth), and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2009, with Henry T. Yamada). He also appeared on the soaps All My Children and The Young and the Restless.
His film credits include featured parts in the crime comedy Her Alibi (1989), the drama On the Block (1990), the science fiction film Maximum Xul (1991), the television drama In the Blink of an Eye (1996, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brian Markinson, and Mary Mara), the action drama G.I. Jane (1997), the science fiction sequel Species II (1998), the thriller Revolution #9 (2001), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the comedy Marci X (2003), Clint Eastwood's drama Million Dollar Baby (2004), the comedy Fat Cats (2005), and the comedy Fortunes (2005).
Peter Weller Edit
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Peter Weller (born 27 June 1947; age 69) was considered by Manny Coto as Phillip Green in an early incarnation of what would become the Augment arc. When the character Arik Soong was written into the episode instead, Weller went on to play John Frederick Paxton in "Demons" and "Terra Prime" instead. (citation needed • edit) He was later cast as Admiral Alexander Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Joseph Will Edit
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Joseph Will (born 4 November 1970; age 46) auditioned for the part of chief engineer Charles Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise and was beside Connor Trinneer among the two finalists. The part went to Trinneer and Will received the role of Michael Rostov in three episodes. (X)
Will had also been previously considered for several unspecified guest roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager before finally getting his first Trek role in the Voyager episode "Muse". (X)
Max Williams Edit
Max E. Williams  is an actor who was cast for the role of "Crewman #2" in the Enterprise first season episode "Fight or Flight". Together with fellow actor Brett Baker he had costume fittings and was in his uniform on set when the director decided that the scene involving Baker and Williams should be filmed the next day. On the next day of shooting the scene was completely removed and Williams did not appear in this episode. (Source: Max Williams via e-mail) Williams' role would've been the part of an engineer for scene 11 of the episode in which Tucker is looking for work in engineering. He was scheduled to film his scene on Friday, 13 July 2001 on Paramount Stage 18 with a makeup call at 5:00 pm and a set call at 6:00 pm.
Williams attended the Deerfield Academy and the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his BA in Journalism. He also played professionally ice hockey before he went into acting. Beside leading and supporting roles in dozens of stage plays, Williams had guest roles in the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, Arli$$ (2000), The District (2003, with Roger Aaron Brown and Jim Fitzpatrick), Serious Business, and Shameless (2011).
Among his feature and independent film work are Citation of Merit (1999), the horror film Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006), the television documentary Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006), the mystery thriller The Shadows (2007), the drama The Great Buck Howard (2008, with Patrick Fischler, Wallace Langham, Adam Scott, George Takei, and Amy Jo Traicoff), the short science fiction film The Lucky 7 (2008, with Kerrie Keane), and the drama Talking to Strangers (2008).
More recent credits include the horror thriller Alyce (2011, with Larry Cedar, Megan Gallagher, and Tracey Walter), the short thriller Loving Observation (2011), the short drama Elizabeth (2013), the science fiction film The Gunrunner Billy Kane (2014, with John Kassir and May Wang), a starring role as Gunter Vogler in the action series Bullet in the Face (2012), and a guest role in the television series Kickin' It (2014).