Almost 55 years after its original series debuted, Star Trek remains as strong and relevant as ever. With three ongoing CBS All Access shows (Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks), at least five series in development, and an upcoming film from Noah Hawley, the universe of the Gene Roddenberry-created franchise is expected to expand even more. While it’s always exciting to see new cast members join the beloved sci-fi property, original and older Star Trek cast actors hold a very special place in the hearts of longtime Trekkies. If you’re wondering where those actors are today, click through the Star Trek actors then and now slideshow to find out what the cast has been up to since starring in the franchise.
#1 Patrick Stewart
Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Picard
Character name: Jean-Luc Picard
Stewart is one of the older Star Trek actors who remain active in the franchise. After playing Picard in seven seasons of The Next Generation and its four subsequent films from 1987 to 2002, the English actor returned to the role for the CBS All Access series Picard in 2020. Filming for the show’s second season is expected to begin in February 2021.
During his Star Trek hiatus, Stewart starred as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series and Walter Blunt in the Starz sitcom Blunt Talk. He has also done a lot of voice works over the years. Apart from being the voice of Avery Bullock in the sitcom American Dad!, he has also lent his voice in the Ted film series, The Emoji Movie¸ and the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, among many others.