Are there any actors who appeared in both Star Trek and Star Wars?

If so, who and how many?

(All series and films of Star Trek, and both Star Wars trilogies, are included. Upcoming productions such as The Force Awakens, for which some cast members have already been announced, are also included.)

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    Actors? My life is a lie. Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 0:50
  • So, the SW cartoons are excluded? Uncle George will be so disappointed.
    – Politank-Z
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 0:57
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    @Randal'Thor "Starring" is a fairly technical term that refers to a particular role or set of roles in a movie. "Appearing in" just means that they were there. Will Wheaton appeared in Star Trek, but he did not have a "Starring role" in any episodes (that I know of).
    – Matt
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 19:03
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    @Matt OK, fixed.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 0:09
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    @CandiedMango - The ship was a model, as big as this. Our nuetronium core was paper mache and christmas lights!
    – Jeff
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 0:42

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Simon Pegg was in the 2009 Star Trek as Montgomery Scott. He was also in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as Unkar Plutt.

Deep Roy was in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool. He was also in the 2009 Star Trek as Keenser. For an added bonus he was Mr. Sin in the 1977 Doctor Who story arc The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Sci-Fi trifecta!

Felix Silla played a Talosian in the first pilot for the original series, The Cage. He also played an Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

Christopher Lloyd played Kruge in Star Trek III, and Helgait in the Mandalorian


In the Expanded Universe of Star Wars we have Brock Peters who played Admiral Cartwright in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home & Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country & Joseph Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine who also voiced Darth Vader in Star Wars Radio.

Cartoon Series

George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in ToS, was in one episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he voiced Lok Durd.

Brent Spiner, the man behind Data in TNG, voiced Gall Trayvis in Star Wars Rebels.

Simon Pegg, who played Montgomery Scott in the 2009 Star Trek, voiced Dengar in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before he appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

Ian Abercrombie was in 2 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager once as Milo and once as Abbot. He was also the voice for Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Olivia d'Abo played Amanda Rogers in Star Trek: The Next Generation and then voiced Luminara Unduli in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Brian George played Richard Bashir in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Ambassador O’Zaal in Star Trek: Voyager. He then voiced Ki-Adi-Mundi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Ron Perlman played Viceroy in Star Trek: Nemesis and then voiced Gha Nachkt in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Sam Witwer played Sloth #3 in Star Trek: Enterprise in the episode The Shipment. He then voiced Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Rebels.

PC Games

Lastly, if you care about Star Trek: Starfleet Command III, the video game then you have Dee Bradley Baker who voiced Romulan Officer #2 and then voiced Captain Rex from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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    Simon Pegg is also rumored to be in the new SW films.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 1:49
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    Felix Silla deserves some sort of special mention: ST, SW, Buck Rogers (Twiki!), a Batman movie, Spaceballs, The Brood, Battlestar Galactica (maybe), the animated Lord of the Rings Movie, Demon Seed, Bewitched, Addams Family... sheesh! Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 3:13
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    "cannon cartoons" lol
    – Pat Lillis
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 12:18
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    I thought R2-D2 did some crossover work in J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek movies. Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 16:20
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    SImon Pegg was also in the Doctor Who episode "The Long Game". Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 2:15

The most notable actor is Simon Pegg; as Scotty in the newer Star Trek franchise, he also plays the scrap trader, Unkar Plutt at the start of Star Wars : The Force Awakens, albeit in heavy costume. He's the dude who pays far too few rations for all that hard earned scrap.

Interestingly enough, Simon Pegg is a massive true nerd whose a lover of both Star Wars and Trek so kudos.

  • Further to actors being in both Star Wars and Star Trek, Simon Pegg was also in Dr Who appearing as The Editor in "The Long Game" 2005 another added bonus.
    – user57641
    Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 22:47

You can add Greg Grunberg to that list. He played Commander Finnegan in the Star Trek Beyond movies and Snap Wexley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • He also seems to have a credit for the voice of "Stepdad" in Star Trek (2009). Not sure what that refers to though. Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 12:37
  • I think it refers to a deleted scene, when Jim as a child steals the car and we see his stepfather.
    – Rob Farley
    Commented Aug 27, 2016 at 2:19
  • Raphael Sbarge (ST Voyager - KOTOR/KOTOR 2/Republic Commando. All main roles.)
  • Jennifer Hale (ST Starfleet Command 3 (predates almost all of the Star Wars work.) - KOTOR/KOTOR 2/TOR. Main roles, she is in a LOT of Star Wars games.)
  • Greg Grunberg (Star Trek Beyond - Rogue One.)
  • Brian George (ST DS9 (Bashir's father.) - Ki-Adi Mundi in the TCW Series.)
  • Clive Revill (ST TNG (Sir Guy of Gisbourne.) - the ORIGINAL Palpatine for ESB. Is arguably the most famous voice for Alfred in the animated series world of Batman.)
  • Jason Wingreen (ST TOS (Doctor Linke) - original Boba Fett voice.)
  • Patty Maloney (ST Voyager (background role.) - SW Holiday Special. (She played Lumpy, Chewie's son.))
  • Clancy Brown (ST ENT (Zobral.) - Savage Opress. Probably one of the most recognisable person on this list. Who was Lex Luthor in the Animated Series, Kurgan in Highlander and Mr and is Mr Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants.)
  • Sam Witwer (ST ENT (background.) - (Do I really need to say this? Darth Maul in TCW/Rebels, Galen Marek and Emperor Palpatine in the Force Unleashed. Just to name three of them.))

There are probably more.

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