(written from a Production point of view)
Judson Earney Scott (born 15 July 1952; age 66) is the actor who first appeared on a Star Trek production in 1982 portrayed in the uncredited role of Joachim in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. His lack of credit, according to Scott, was due to "a "foul up" with his agents who had requested that he be billed among the regular Trek characters, at the top of the picture. Then, rather than accept lower billing for their client, the agents waived billing. Scott believed that waiving billing meant being listed in the back of the credits instead of the front – and not as actually happened, not at all. "I went to the movie and I went...WOW, I know that was me!," he laughs." (Starlog #71, June 1983, p. 14-15)
Scott moved on and appeared in one episode each of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1988 and Star Trek: Voyager in 1997. For "Message in a Bottle", Scott filmed his scenes on Thursday 2 October 1997 and Tuesday 7 October 1997 on Paramount Stage 8 and 9.
Judson Scott is well-known for starring in the short-lived 1980s science fiction television series The Phoenix, on V in 1985 as Lt. James (with Jeff Yagher and Duncan Regehr), and on the 1980s late-night soap opera The Colbys (with Tracy Scoggins). He also appeared in an episode of the science fiction series Voyagers! as Lawrence of Arabia, and had guest appearances in other television shows as well. In 1982 he appeared in the film I, the Jury (with Paul Sorvino and Don Pike). In 1994, Scott appeared in the Babylon 5 episode "And the Sky Full of Stars", as Knight One (alongside Christopher Neame).
In 1991, he had a role in the action comedy K-9000 (with Anne Haney, David Renan, Ted Barba, James H. Burk, Kenny Endoso, Jeff Imada, Dave Perna, Nicholas Shaffer, Gregory J. Barnett, and Lane Leavitt) In 1998, he appeared in the action/sci-fi film Blade as the vampire elder Pallantine, alongside Sidney Liufau, Andray Johnson, and Jeff Imada.