The Cast of Prelude to Axanar
The world-famous actor and writer, Richard Hatch is best known for his roles in both the original as well as re-imagined versions of Battlestar Galactica, as well as for his tireless attempts keep the series alive in the public consciousness, notably in the form of his promotional trailer, Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, as well as in a number of critically acclaimed novels. As the Klingon general in Axanar, he is excited to be a part of the extended Star Trek universe, which inspired him as a young actor when he first encountered the original series.
Tony Todd will be forever memorable from his titular role from the Candyman horror franchise, but science fiction fans will also remember him from his vast array of roles. He’s been a character on all three of the Star Trek: The Next Generation era series, including the recurring character of Worf’s younger brother, Kurn. His roles on Babylon 5, X-Files, and Stargate SG-1 have made him a respected figure within the sci-fi genre. His credits include more than 100 television episodes and dozens of feature films. His love of the stage has also kept him busy both on and off-broadway. Todd’s considerable theater credits include the world premiere of award-winning playwright August Wilson’s “King Hedley II”, where he originated the title role in Pittsburgh, Seattle and Boston. Variety commented: “Todd’s King Hedley dominates the stage. A sour-faced mix of rage and resolve, anger and vulnerability.” we’re thrilled to have Tony joining Axanar where his firm determination and strength as Admiral Ramirez, supreme commander of Starfleet.
Kate has had an amazing career spanning more than three decades, from 80’s classics Pretty in Pink and Falcon Crest, to her recent renoun as Ellen Tigh on Battlestar Galactica, and as Vanessa Wheeler on Heroes. Never one to be typecast, Kate’s career has allowed her to work alongside many of TV and Film Industry leading writers, directors & producers such as Spike Lee, Peter Medak, Ronald D. Moore, David Eick, Joe Cacaci, David Weddle, Michael Nankin and John Woo. In Axanar, Kate will be Captain Sonya Alexander: Sonya is a firebrand and hard driver, with a reputation of fierce determination. She is second only to Garth in the number of Klingon ships destroyed during the war.
John has played a wide range of characters during his tenure on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Having been alternatively a Klingon, Vulcan, Hirogen, and a shape shifter, he brings a great background of experience in characterization to the cast of Axanar. Beyond the Star Trek franchise, he has also been on many other shows, including Six Feet Under, Charmed, Quantum Leap, and Highlander: The Series.
Gary has more than 80 credits to his name on television as well as movies, ranging from Moonlighting and Alien Nation to Nip/Tuck and the Jace Hall Show. We’re thrilled to have Gary with us as he will be reprising his role of the Vulcan Ambassador Soval, whom he previously played on Star Trek: Enterprise. He is also the author of Acting & Other Flying Lessons: A practical guide to acting on a film set.
The leader and visionary of the Axanar project, Alec is the epitome of someone who discovers their calling and succeeds in pursuing it. Making the jump from lawyer to NCAA and US National team volleyball coach to successful entrepreneur, developing a sports management firm, a technology company and a successful auction house. His passion for Star Trek in particular has led him to become a producer and actor. Alec had a cameo appearance as Garth of Izar in the Star Trek Phase II episode “Origins” which lead to the development of “Axanar”, which will explore the legend of the man who Captain Kirk considered his personal hero.