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The following is a list of all unnamed Klingon individuals who do not serve as part of the Klingon Defense Forces.

For a list of unnamed Klingon military personnel, see:
For a complete list of all individuals, see Category: Klingons.

22nd century

Goroth's starship personnel

Klingon chancellor

The Klingon chancellor

Klingon Chancellor (2151)

This Klingon chancellor of the High Council was present in 2151 when Enterprise brought Klaang back to Qo'noS with evidence that the Suliban Cabal was attempting to pit the Klingons against each other. When Archer brought Klaang to him, the chancellor cut Klaang's palm, and the evidence was in the DNA of Klaang's blood. He then walked over to Archer, put his dagger by Archer's throat, and uttered something in his native language. Archer said he hoped it meant thank you. Hoshi Sato told him that he did not want to know what the chancellor said. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

The Klingon Chancellor was played by actor Peter Henry Schroeder.
By mid-2153, he had apparently been succeeded by another chancellor, possibly M'Rek. (ENT: "The Expanse", "The Augments")

Klingon Chancellor, The Expanse

The Klingon chancellor

Klingon Chancellor (2153)

This Klingon chancellor of the Klingon High Council served in 2154 when Duras was ordered to pursue the Enterprise into the Delphic Expanse. He said that Archer had escaped them twice and that the Klingon magistrate should have never commuted Archer's death sentence. (ENT: "The Expanse")

The Klingon Chancellor was played by actor Dan Desmond and could be M'Rek, the chancellor mentioned in "The Augments". However, given their very similar cranial ridges and general appearance, it could have been intended to be the same Chancellor as in "Broken Bow", simply portrayed by a different actor.

Klingon council member, broken bow

Klingon Council Member

Klingon Council Member (2151)

This individual served on the Klingon High Council in 2151. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

The Klingon council member was played by Matt Williamson.

Klingon council chamber

Klingon Council Members

Klingon Council Members (2151)

These Klingon Council Members were present when Jonathan Archer returned Klaang to the Klingons' homeworld, Qo'noS. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

The Klingon council members included Klingon Chancellor and the Klingon Council Member (2151), the rest of the council members were played by unknown actors.

Klingon council member, the expanse

Klingon Council Member

Klingon Council Member (2153)

This individual served on the Klingon High Council in 2153. When Duras was ordered to capture Archer, the council member chided him, saying that Archer had made a fool of him after Archer disabled Duras' ship when Duras was pursuing rebels. (ENT: "The Expanse")

This Klingon council member was played by Gary Bullock.

Klingon council member-2, the expanse

Klingon Council Member

Klingon Council Member 2 (2153)

This individual served on the Klingon High Council in 2153. He was present when Duras was given orders to capture Archer. (ENT: "The Expanse")

The Klingon was played by an unknown actor.


Klingon Council Members

Klingon Council Members 3 and 4 (2153)

These Klingon Council Members were present when Duras was given orders to capture Jonathan Archer. (ENT: "The Expanse")

The Klingons were played by unknown actors.

Phlox is captured

Klingon guards

Klingon Guards

Klingon guards restrained Doctor Phlox after he was kidnapped from Earth. They brought him to the laboratory of Doctor Antaak, a Klingon scientist. (ENT: "Affliction")

The Klingons were played by unknown actors.

Korok's Freighter Personnel

Klingon Prisoner

In 2154, a Klingon prisoner was one of the subjects which Doctor Antaak experimented on in an effort to find a vaccine for the Augment virus. The Klingon prisoner had been convicted of a criminal act, although the magistrate who had presided over the prisoner's trial ruled that the death sentence would be commuted. Shortly thereafter, the Klingon prisoner was brought into a laboratory on Qu'Vat colony, where Antaak and General K'Vagh worked. As the doctor injected the Klingon prisoner with a green substance, the prisoner's cranial ridges began to ripple and seethe. (ENT: "Affliction")

The Klingon prisoner was played by actor Marc Worden.

Narendra III personnel

Rura Penthe inhabitants

23rd century


Klingon Ambassador on Earth in 2293

Klingon Ambassador

In the late 23rd century, the Klingon ambassador was the official representative of the Klingon Empire in the Federation. He was a hotheaded, but effective, diplomat who spoke with dramatic hyperbole. He made no secret of his dislike for James T. Kirk and had a personal dislike for Sarek.

In early 2286, the ambassador loudly protested the Federation's development of the previously classified Project Genesis, which he claimed was central to a plot aimed at annihilating the Klingon species. His claims were debunked by Sarek, as he pointed out that Genesis was named for creation of life and accused the Klingons of committing murder in their attempt to learn its secrets. The Klingon ambassador defended their actions, proudly stating that they had a right to preserve their race. When Sarek tried to speak on behalf of Kirk, the Klingon ambassador accused Sarek of harboring a personal bias, as Kirk had rescued Sarek's son, Spock. When the Federation Council refused to prosecute Admiral Kirk for supposed war crimes against the Klingons in defending the USS Enterprise from a Klingon attack on the Genesis Planet, the Klingon ambassador proclaimed, "There will be no peace as long as Kirk lives!" As he and his aides left, someone in the Council referred to him as a "pompous ass."(Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In 2293, the Klingon ambassador defended his government's reasons for arresting Kirk and Leonard McCoy and charging them with the assassination of Gorkon, the chancellor of the Klingon High Council, under the rules of interstellar law. The ambassador was also present at the Khitomer Conference, where the first peace treaty between the Federation and the Empire was signed, begrudgingly applauding Kirk's efforts in preventing the assassination of the Federation President and the new Klingon Chancellor, Azetbur. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)


Background information

According to Starlog (issue #138, p. 30), Eddie Murphy was at one point expected to portray the Klingon Ambassador in Star Trek IV, although John Schuck – who wound up portraying the character – had no idea about this situation until after his own involvement in the film's production. Schuck recalled how he first learned of the role, noting, "I was interested in reading for the part in Star Trek IV." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 114,  p. 28)

Leonard Nimoy and John Schuck

John Schuck, as the Klingon Ambassador, with Leonard Nimoy

Somewhat due to his ex-wife, a friend of Leonard Nimoy's, John Schuck was called in to read for the role of the Klingon Ambassador, after Nimoy agreed to see him and take the interview. "The first thing he said when I walked into the office," recalled Schuck, "was, 'I don't think this is going to work.'" This statement, of course, did not set Schuck at ease for the rest of the interview. (Starlog, issue #138, pp. 28-29) He nevertheless read a scene for Nimoy. "He said, 'Thank you John, that was very good but we can't use you." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 114,  p. 28) When Schuck asked Nimoy why not, Nimoy professed that he thought Schuck was too young for the part. (Starlog, issue #138, p. 29)

John Schuck noticed that, on Leonard Nimoy's desk, there was a drawing of the Ambassador, clad in his Klingon robes. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 114,  p. 28) As Nimoy informed Schuck, the illustration had been drawn by Costume Designer Bob Fletcher. "Bob had shown an awful lot of facial hair; the Ambassador had a beard that was white with grey," remembered Schuck. (Starlog, issue #138, p. 29) His immediate reaction was to exclaim to Nimoy that a six- or ten-year old boy could get dressed in the costume and thereby look the right age. (Starlog, issue #138, p. 29; Star Trek: Communicator issue 114,  p. 28)

After reminding Leonard Nimoy that he would very much like to try the role, John Schuck's audition continued. "I ended up reading – and I ended up getting the part," he related. "Now that was very, very nice."

The Klingon Ambassador's costume was fitted at Western Costume. This procedure involved many people, because boots had to be specifically made for John Schuck to play the role. Also designed and fitted especially for the scenes including the Ambassador, which were to be shot over two days, were gloves and an extraordinary amount of jewelry. "It was very exciting to be attended to in that way, and be able to give input into the character," stated Schuck. However, he was very concerned – since mistakes had repeatedly happened – that the cape be of a lightweight design, later commenting, "The cape had to be weighted properly, so that it didn't pull me backwards and, at the same time, without knowing what the blocking was, if I had a quick movement I didn't want to find 10 yards of material under my feet to fall over." (Starlog, issue #138, p. 29)

Klingon Ambassador makeup

John Shuck's Klingon makeup is adjusted

The makeup for the Klingon Ambassador also had to be created and undergo some subtle fine-tuning. "Putting it on for the first time, seeing what areas were weak, how it worked involved a good half-day," John Schuck remembered. Putting his skin at risk, Schuck insisted on maintaining the color consistency between the prosthetic pieces and his skin. "I said that I was only going to be there for two days, so use the same [base] on my face as the latex. They warned me about it, and indeed by the end of the second day, I had very little of my original skin left, but I felt that it contributed strongly to the look." Contrastingly, Schuck also remarked with a big grin, "I didn't feel I looked that different in the makeup. I said, 'Four-and-a-half hours and look, no difference.'"

Despite the Klingon Ambassador being a relatively small role in Star Trek IV, John Schuck gave a notably strong performance in the part. He related, "I had seen Christopher Lloyd do nothing but talk Klingonese and I realized I didn't have to do that. I needed to make the Ambassador as human a character as possible. I didn't think of him as a bad person, but someone with a point of view, a person of accomplishment. In my actor's mind, I thought of King Lear, so I made him quite theatrical." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 114,  p. 28) Schuck also stated, "My image was of a man of the stature of King Lear or any of the Shakespearean greats, a man of passion and conviction, so that what we did not have in this scene was a man who was just crying out in the world merely because Klingons are mad, angry people. I wanted to have someone of passion, who was convinced that his people were justly wronged. I felt that was a very positive attitude to have [....] I used a very vocal approach to the Ambassador, and felt that I did do him as a very stentorian orator, extremely skilled and shrewd in how he chose his words, and he loved doing it. There was that sense of being on stage about the character. I don't know whether I took the scene–I wasn't trying to–but I certainly felt that I commanded attention as someone of stature, and that was primarily all I wanted to do for that small amount of time. And Leonard went along with all that. As a director, he was very, very supportive." Even though the scene featuring the Ambassador required only two days to film, Schuck remained pleased to have the role. (Starlog, issue #138, pp. 29 & 30)

Gene Roddenberry approved of John Schuck's take on the Klingon Ambassador in Star Trek IV, the actor subsequently reporting, "[He] loved the humanness I brought to the character." Aside from interviews, Schuck had absolutely no public recognition, by 1989, for portraying the Klingon Ambassador in the 1986 movie, owing to the elaborateness of the character's Klingon makeup. "I've heard people say that they realized it was me only when they recognized the voice," relayed Schuck. Many viewers of the movie expected the Ambassador to return at the end of the film, as did Schuck himself. (Starlog, issue #138, p. 30)

In the reference book Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years (pp. 150 & 151), this character is named "Kamarag." The same book (p. 151) states that, in 2289, he was approached by the same Federation President who appears in Star Trek IV, as the President was interested in seeking one final chance at negotiations between the two powers, and that Kamarag consequently consulted his government, which agreed to welcome a Federation delegation on Korvat colony, beginning peace talks (as mentioned in DS9: "Blood Oath") which proceeded the Khitomer Conference.


The novelizations of the Klingon Ambassador's movie appearances, written by J.M. Dillard, also refer to the character as "Kamarag." The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives his name as Kamarag, as well.

Klingon judges

Klingon judges

Klingon Judge

The albino Klingon judge

Klingon judges

In 2293, these three Klingon judges presided over the trial of Captain James Kirk and Doctor Leonard McCoy after they were accused of involvement in the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon. The trio of judges consisted of an albino Klingon speaker and two other judges who, like the albino, wore hoods embroidered with Klingon lettering but, unlike most Klingons (including the speaker), were not bearded. Kirk and McCoy were found guilty, but the albino judge commuted the sentence to life imprisonment on Rura Penthe, in light of the circumstantial nature of the evidence and to foster amity in the peace talks. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

The albino Klingon judge, listed in the end credits of Star Trek VI simply as "Klingon Judge", was played by actor Robert Easton. The Klingon judge on his left was played by Trent Christopher Ganino.


Klingon translator

Klingon Translator

This Klingon translated General Chang's spoken Klingonese into English for the benefit of Captain Kirk and Doctor McCoy during their trial for the death of Chancellor Gorkon in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

The Klingon translator was played by Todd Bryant, who previously played Klaa in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The Star Trek Encyclopedia stated that this was in fact Klaa.

Rura Penthe inhabitants

24th century

Female Klingon


A female Klingon

This female Klingon was in Quark's when Odo and Quark teased Miles O'Brien and Julian Bashir about being "a couple centimeters shorter" after their runabout was reduced in size while investigating an anomaly. (DS9: "One Little Ship")

This Klingon was played by an unknown actress.

Female Klingon at conference

Female Klingon at conference

A female Klingon

This female Klingon attended the Trade Agreements Conference on Betazed in 2366 and also the banquet in Ten Forward aboard the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Ménage à Troi")

This Klingon was played by an unknown actress.

Gowron's aide

Gowrons aide, 2367

Gowron's aide

This female Klingon was Gowron's aide in 2367. She was present during Picard's ceremony as Arbiter of Succession in the Great Hall, which was interrupted by the Duras sisters Lursa and B'Etor, and Toral, the illegitimate son of Duras. (TNG: "Redemption")

This Klingon was played by regular background actress Cameron who received no credit for her appearance.
The call sheet for the day of shooting, 15 April 1991, is listing her as Gowron's Aide.
Parts of this costumje were also worn by Spice Williams-Crosby in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and by Gabrielle Union in DS9: "Sons and Daughters". The costume was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]

Great Hall bystander

These three Klingons were present in the Great Hall in 2367 when Toral challenged Gowron for the title of chancellor of the Klingon Empire. (TNG: "Redemption")

Great Hall guards

These two Klingon guards of the Great Hall served as guards during Captain Picard's Rite of Succession ceremony in 2367. (TNG: "Redemption")

Both actors received no credit for their appearance.

Klingon ambassador

This Klingon ambassador represented the Klingon Empire on Farius Prime in the 2370s. During the Dominion War, he advocated breaking off the alliance with the Federation and focusing on defending the Empire. In 2374, the Dominion recruited agents of the Orion Syndicate to assassinate the ambassador and make appear that the assassination had been ordered by Chancellor Gowron, who was committed to the alliance. They hoped the ambassador would become a martyr for his cause and the Klingons would eventually pull back into their own territory, leaving only the Federation for the Dominion to contend with. Fortunately, operatives of Starfleet Intelligence intercepted the plan and warned the Klingons in time to prevent the assassination. (DS9: "Honor Among Thieves")

Klingon citizens

These seven Klingons lived on Qo'noS in 2366. They passed Captain Jean-Luc Picard near the house of Kahlest. (TNG: "Sins of the Father")

Klingon criminal

Unnamed Klingon criminal

An unnamed Klingon criminal

A Klingon criminal was displayed in Odo's security office on Deep Space 9 on a wanted poster. It was not known what crime the Klingon was guilty of. (DS9: "Vortex", "If Wishes Were Horses", "The Forsaken", "Dramatis Personae", "Duet", and more)

The actor on this image is unknown. This image is a make-up continuity photo, used by the make-up department during the shoots.

Klingon Council members (2366)

These fourteen Klingon Council members served on the High Council in 2366 along with Duras and chancellor K'mpec. They were present when Lieutenant Worf faced the accusations of his father Mogh in betraying his people to the Romulans following the destruction of the outpost at Khitomer. They were also present during the dishonoring ceremony of Worf later. (TNG: "Sins of the Father")

Klingon Council members (2367)

These seven Klingon Council members served on the High Council in 2367. They attended the Rite of Succession ceremony held by Captain Picard and witnessed the claims of the Duras sisters Lursa and B'Etor. Except one, all were loyal to the House of Duras. (TNG: "Redemption")

Beside Bass and Lotterman there were five other actors playing council members. The call sheet gives six more last names of the actors R. Bruce, Cusimano, Geletko, Green, Moore, and R. Torre. It is unknown which of these six actors doesn't appear on screen.

Klingon Council members (2371)

These nine Klingons were part of the Klingon High Council in 2371, headed by Gowron.

They witnessed the claims of D'Ghor regarding the House of Kozak and the following evidence against D'Ghor by Quark. They also took part in the ritual to dishonor D'Ghor for his dishonorable behavior. (DS9: "The House of Quark")

All Klingons were portrayed by background performers, who received no credit for their appearances.

Klingon guard (mirror universe)


A female Klingon guard

In the mirror universe, this female Klingon guard served under Intendant Kira Nerys aboard space station Terok Nor. When the Kira Nerys from our universe crossed over to the station in 2370, the imposing Klingon was detailed to guard her. (DS9: "Crossover")

This Klingon was played by an unknown actress.
The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives her name as Loreva.

Klingon mourner

Morn art and Bajoran mourner

A Klingon mourner

A Klingon mourner attended a funeral service for Morn which was held in Quark's Bar aboard Deep Space 9. The event was premature as his supposed death in an ion storm was revealed to be a hoax. (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?")

This Klingon actor was played by an unknown actor.

Klingon patrol guards (mirror universe)

These two Klingon patrol guards beamed aboard the runabout operated by Kira Nerys and Julian Bashir when it crossed over into the mirror universe. They dropped their weapons when they saw Kira and excused themselves because they mistook her for the Intendant Kira Nerys. (DS9: "Crossover")

Klingon Warrioress on DS9

Klingon warrioress at funeral

A Klingon warrioress

This Klingon warrioress attended alongside two other Klingons the funeral for Morn, held in Quark's in 2374. (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?")

She visited the promenade again the following year together with a male Klingon. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")

This Klingon was played by regular background actress Susie Stillwell who received no credit for her appearance.

Male Klingon guard (mirror universe)

Terok Nor ops, Crossover

Klingon guard on stairs

In the mirror universe, this Male Klingon guard guarded Kira Nerys on her way to the office of Intendant Kira Nerys aboard space station Terok Nor. (DS9: "Crossover")

This Klingon was played by an unknown actor.

Martok's aides

Planning the attack

Aides in background next to Starfleet officers

These two Klingons were present with Martok when Starfleet, Klingons, and Romulans were planning the attack into Cardassian space. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

The Klingons were played by unknown actors.

Martok's father

Martok's father was from the Ketha lowlands. He wanted his son to be an officer, not a warrior like he and his forefathers had been. He was able to find someone to sponsor Martok to become one. He was "embarrassed" when his son failed to become an officer due to Kor rejecting his application. Martok's father died sometime before the mid-2340s. (DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

Martok's father is called "Urthog" in several novels.


These Klingon pilgrims were at the monastery on Boreth trying to summon a vision of Kahless. They were exploring their spiritual roots and witnessed the appearance of the Kahless clone. (TNG: "Rightful Heir")

Among the Klingon pilgrims is a performer with the last name Ettinger.
The costumes of Diane Lee and David Keith Anderson were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [2] [3]

Priest on Boreth

Klingon priest on Boreth

A Klingon priest

This Klingon priest lived on the planet Boreth, where it was said that Kahless would return. He was present when the clone of Kahless appeared. (TNG: "Rightful Heir")

The Klingon priest was played by background actor Irving Ross who received no credit for his appearance.
His costume was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [4]

Ronara bar patron

Klingon on Ronara

A female Klingon bar patron

This female Klingon was a patron in a bar on Ronara Prime in 2370 when Lieutenant Ro Laren was on an undercover mission to infiltrate the Maquis. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

This Klingon was played by an unknown actress.

See also

25th century

Korath's guards

These two Klingons existed in an alternate timeline in 2404 and served as guards for Korath. They attempted to apprehend Admiral Janeway after she had stolen a chrono deflector so she could return USS Voyager to Earth in 2378. (VOY: "Endgame")

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