Star Trek actors Then and Now

Where are your favorite Star Trek cast members today?

#23 Avery Brooks

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Credit: (Right Photo) X-PRIZE / Wikimedia Commons

Star Trek series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Character name: Benjamin Sisko

Age: 72

The lead actor of Deep Space Nine, Brooks played the role of Sisko, the commanding officer of the titular space station in the Bajor sector. After starring in the series for seven years from 1993 to 1999, Brooks only managed to land a few TV and movie projects. He, however, appeared in several theatrical productions, including The Oedipus Plays, King Lear, Othello, and Tamburlaine.

In a December 2020 interview with The 7th Rule podcast on the YouTube channel Orville Nation, host Cirroc Lofton, who also appeared on Deep Space Nine, said that Brooks has not retired from acting and would return in front of the camera if offered a role. Lofton went on to reveal that Brooks has been blacklisted from Hollywood and is without any agent or agency. This prompted fans to start the hashtag #WeWantAvery on Twitter, hoping that the actor would get a resurgence in Hollywood.