Life After Voyager: really an Endgame?
It’s an easy observation that our favorite characters from Star Trek: Voyager have been noticeably absent from most main stream media / television / movies after the franchise ended in 2001. But these actors are not terrible actors, so they’ve had to have landed some gigs, right? My friends joke that none of them have landed anything, so, on this uneventful Labor Day, as I finish season 3 of Voyager, I decided to look it up for myself. Was it really “Endgame” for their careers?
Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew)
Kate has done a significant amount of voice-over work since Voyager, not surprisingly her voice is both sexual and maternal. She’s currently working on two projects – “The Best and the Brightest” (currently in post production) and currently filming “The Captains”, directed by William Shatner. Not surprising, but Mulgrew has been involved in mostly sci-fi projects, even outside of the Star Trek franchise. For more, see here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000550/
Cmdr Chakotay (Robert Beltran)
After Voyager, Robert did some guest spots on popular shows such as “Medium” and “CSI: Miami”, but more excitingly he had a spot on Howard Stern on Demand – “Richard and JD at Chiller Theater” in 2007 – he always was my favorite, now I like him even more! More recently, he’s been a regular on HBO’s “Big Love”, he’s guest starred on 10 episodes since January 2009 as the character Jerry Flute.
Along with the small screen work he’s done, he’s also been active in stage work at the Latino Theater Company. WTF… he’s Latino?!
More info here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000296/
B’Elanna Tores (Roxann Dawson)
Roxann hasn’t done much in terms of acting since 2004. She had some guest spots on TV shows such as “Without a Trace”, and “Star Trek: Enterprise”. But her career is actually pretty busy behind the scenes. She’s taken up a fairly busy career directing and producing such shows as “Cold Case”, “Crossing Jordan”, “Heroes”, “Caprica”, “The Closer”, “Lost” and even an episode of “The OC”.
For complete details, see her on imdb here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0206259/
Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill)
Much like his Voyager counterpart (and Voyager wife), Robert has taken to more of a behind the scenes role since Endgame. His last time in front of the camera was in 2002 in a short movie called “Infested” basically about human eating bugs. Charming. Since then, things have looked a little brighter for his career as he’s directed 36 episodes of “Chuck”, an episode of “V”, and other shows such as “The Nine”, “Desperate Housewives”, and “One Tree Hill”.
It appears, however, that his time behind the camera has not done much for his looks…
Neelix (Ethan Phillips)
Ethan has kept himself busy in front of the camera since the Endgame, he’s had guest spots on shows like “8 Simple Rules… for dating my teenage daughter”, “JAG”, a spot on “Arrested Development”, “Criminal Minds”, “True Blood”, and he was in “Bad Santa”… did you know that? He’s got four things in post production, look here for more info http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680392/
I’d write more here, but he looks oddly like an old hippy in one of my yoga classes, and I was always on the fence about liking Neelix.
The Doctor (Robert Picardo)
After a great run as “The Doctor” on Voyager, Robert stared in 26 episodes of “Stargate: Atlantis”, a few episodes of “Smallville”, an episode of “Chuck” and “Pushing Daisies” here and there, as well as two episodes of “Castle”! He’s got several things now in post production, so I think we’ll be seeing more of him for quite some time. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000585/
**He is quite the sexy bitch, isn’t he.
Cmdr Tuvok (Tim Russ)
Let’s start with the 2006 movie “The Oh in Ohio” which was released in Mexico – but being an Ohio native I thought it was important to mention this first. Other ventures include daytime drama on “General Hospital” 2006-2007, “Hannah Montana”, “iCarly”, “Samantha, Who?”, “Secret Life of the American Teenager”, “CSI: Miami”, and he was apparently in “Live Free or Die Hard”. He’s also spent some time behind the camera as Writer / Director of “War of Heaven” and also directed “A Night at the Silent Movie Theater” (which also stars Ethan Phillips).
Full Curriculum Vitae at imdb
Harry Kim (Garrett Wang)
Well, can’t say much for Garrett Wang, his career probably peaked at Voyager. Since Endgame, he’s had a role in “Deja Vu” (which, BTW, was a superb movie). He also worked in “Demon Island”, and episode of a show called “Into the West”, “Star Trek” of Gods and Men”, “Why am I Doing This?”, “Acts of Violence” and “The Ride”. That’s it. My guess is Mr Wang has a day job. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0910897/
Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan)
Well, we all love Seven of Nine, particularly in full costume. She’s been quite the busy bee as well. Worth mentioning, she appeared as a judge on “Iron Chef America: Morimoto vs Eme, Lobster”. She has also guest starred on several episodes of “The OC”, “Boston Legal”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Psyche”, “Law and Order: SVU”, and also starring as Sonya Blade in “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” (2010 anticipated). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005394/
Kes (Jennifer Lien)
Well, she seems to like the Sci-Fi genre. After Voyager, Jennifer had two roles, one in the series “Men in Black” and another in “Battle Force: Andromeda”. But did you know that she had a role in American History X? Yeah, me either. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000497/
So, it seems that the majority of the Voyager crew have gone on to make the most of their talents with budding careers, we just haven’t been looking in the right place! I see a lot of mention of the show “Chuck”, perhaps I should tune in.
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