With so many Star Trek series and movies already out, and more in the works, it’s hard to keep it all straight. Even if you are a deep Trekkie, keeping track of where all of the actors playing your favorite (or most hated) characters ended up would take a crew itself. We’ll beam up all of the info on the cast of Star Trek: Enterprise for you.
The only show in the Star Trek universe to not be thrown off course by the 2009 Star Trek movie, Enterprise sees the crew on their journey before the ship is technically ready thanks to a Klingon crashing on Earth. But the show also sees the first starship from Earth to travel at warp five speed. Throughout the show the crew meets all of the known aliens and creatures, like Andorians and Klingons, for the first time.
Where does Enterprise fall on the Star Trek timeline?
Star Trek: Enterprise is set as a prequel to the adventures of Captain Kirk and his bestie Spock. This specific journey covers the start of the Star Trek timeline, taking place during the years 2151 to 2161, making it the first to watch in chronological viewing order.
How long was the show on the air? How Many Episodes?
This voyage first beamed in our living rooms on September 26th, 2001, on the still new UPN (United Paramount Network) to replace the void that the end of Star Trek: Voyager was going to leave viewers with. For four seasons and 98 episodes, the crew of Enterprise kept viewers tuning in.
What did Star Trek fans think about the show?
Critics and fans liked Enterprise initially. The pilot episode drew an astounding 12.5 million viewers to a television near them. The first season averaged just under six million views, but ratings steadily declined until the show ended.
While the viewers and critics may have been divided, the show sure grabbed the attention of those little things called awards. Enterprise was nominated for a total of 17 Emmy Awards, winning four, and was nominated for 16 Saturn Awards, winning two. While it may not have been the most popular Star Trek series, it definitely wasn’t the worst according to fans.
Why did Star Trek: Enterprise get canceled?
Enterprise was almost stranded in deep space after the second season when ratings started to tank. A revamp, darker themes, and a bit more violence allowed the crew to remain on course until it was announced in February of 2005 that the fourth season would be its last. Maybe not using Star Trek in the title until the third season didn’t help so much.
Did the cast of Star Trek Enterprise get along?
Did the cast get along? Yes. The cast seemed to be friendly and looked up to veteran Scott Bakula on set. Did the cast get along with the direction the show was taking? Not exactly. The cast didn’t feel characters were developed enough and didn’t think the network was ever really behind the show.
Scott Bakula as ‘Captain Jonathan Archer’
By the time Scott Bakula played the main role of Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise, he’d been gracing our screens for decades. Having been in note-worthy hits like the TV show Quantum Leap and the 1999 movie American Beauty, Bakula was one of the main faces of Enterprise.
Since his Trek days, he’s been swamped making appearances in about every TV show out there. From pop-ups on State of the Union and Chuck, you might know him best from 2009 to 2011s Men of a Certain Age or most likely from NCIS: New Orleans from 2014 to 2021.
John Billingsley as ‘Dr. Phlox’
John Billingsley is no stranger to the sci-fi world, having guest starred in episodes of The X-Files, The Others, and Roswell before playing Dr. Phlox in Star Trek: Enterprise. Since his days in space, Billingsley’s face can be seen on shows like Stargate SG-1, Angel, Cold Case, Prison Break, and Grey’s Anatomy. His longest stints since Enterprise were on the shows True Blood and Intelligence.
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While he has been in movies here and there over the years, he mostly spends his time popping in for a quick guest spot on popular TV shows like 24, Suits, and Station 19, then retreats back to his blissful married life.
Jolene Blalock as ‘T’Pol’
Model and actress Jolene Blalock played T’Pol for the run of Star Trek Enterprise, but that was far from her first time on camera. Aside from a successful modeling career, by the time Blalock had beamed aboard the Enterprise she’d made appearances in shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and JAG.
After she prospered on Enterprise, Blalock was in a few episodes of Stargate SG-1, CSI: Miami, and Legends of the Seeker.
Her last time on screen was in the 2017 TV movie My Favorite Bachelor. Now she lives the mom life raising three kids with her husband Michael Rapino, the CEO of Live Nation.
Jolene also cofounded a charity called The Rapino Foundation, which helps populations in the developing world.
Dominic Keating as ‘Lt. Malcolm Reed’
Before playing Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise, Dominic Keating had already established himself as a British TV star on the hit Desmond’s. After beaming back to Earth, Keating was seen here and there on shows like Heroes, Prison Break, and Sons of Anarchy.
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While not on TV since 2012, Keating has been on the bigger screen as recently as 2020 in the movies The Host and Greyhound. You can hear his voice often as he lends it to video games, the latest being Diablo 3.
He also hosts a Star Trek podcast, ShuttlePod, with his Enterprise costar Connor Trinneer.
Anthony Montgomery as ‘Travis Mayweather’
Star of stage, film, TV, music, and more, Anthony Montgomery has been busy doing it all. What better way to start a TV career than on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood? By the time he was Ensign Travis Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise, Montgomery had been on JAG, Stargate SG-1, Frasier, and Charmed.
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After his last stop aboard the Enterprise, Montgomery had a great run as a regular on General Hospital from 2011 to 2019 which he was nominated for one Emmy. Most recently he had a leading role in the 2021 show All the Queen’s Men and was in 2022s Without Ward.
Linda Park as ‘Hoshi Sato’
Playing Ensign Hoshi Sato on Star Trek: Enterprise was Linda Park’s first big TV role, and third television role at all.
Once on Enterprise though, demand for her acting skills hit warp speed. Her longer-lived roles were on shows like Raines, Women’s Murder Club, Crash, and Bosch.
All while raising a child and battling lupus, this actor-ballerina also is a co-founder of the Underground Asylum Theatre. Park was recently on a few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy in 2021.
Connor Trinneer as ‘Cmdr. Charles ‘Trip’ Tucker III’
Most people who audition for a show like Star Trek have at least a basic understanding of how huge it is. But not Conner Trinneer. When he auditioned to be Commander Charles Tucker III, he didn’t know what he was getting himself into.
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He must have enjoyed his time on Enterprise, because he then joined another sci-fi world with a spot on Stargate Atlantis from 2006 to 2008. Since then you’ve seen him on shows like Criminal Minds, 24, The Closer, and 911. In 2020 Trinneer popped up in an episode of The Resident and that was the last time we’ve seen him on screen, big or small.
He also hosts a Star Trek podcast, ShuttlePod, with his Enterprise costar Dominic Keating.
Vaughn Armstrong as ‘Adm. Maxwell Forrest’
When Star Trek calls, Vaughn Armstrong answers. Portraying Admiral Maxwell Forrest in Star Trek: Enterprise, was just one role in a galaxy of roles for Armstrong. He was able to travel across time and space more than four times in the Star Trek universe and transform into over a dozen characters along the way for the franchise.
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But if you take the Trek roles out, Armstrong has recently beamed in and out of shows like Mad Men, Modern Family, The Fosters, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Gary Graham as ‘Soval’
By the time Gary Graham landed on the Enterprise as Ambassador Soval, he had already been in dozens and dozens of shows, even a one-episode spot on Star Trek: Voyager.
Since Enterprise, Graham appeared on shows like Nip/Tuck, Universal Dead, and a long run on The Jace Hall Show. He was in two episodes of Star Trek: Renegades from 2015 to 2017. Like a lot of Trekkies, Graham was in the Star Trek spoof Unbelievable!!!!! in 2020.
Randy Oglesby as ‘Degra’
When Randy Oglesby isn’t busy being in some pretty awesome movies like Independence Day, Pearl Harbor, and Argo, he is all over the Star Trek world. He had been in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager before joining the Enterprise crew as Degra/Trena’L.
After his Trek days, he was in dozens of shows from JAG to Mad Men to Castle, then landed roles in some amazingly gritty miniseries like Godless and Sharp Objects. He was most recently in a few episodes of WandaVision in 2021 and the 2022 movie For All Mankind.
Jeffrey Combs as ‘Thy’lek Shran’
Playing Shran/Krem on Star Trek: Enterprise wasn’t the first rodeo into space for Jeffery Combs. He was in the main cast of Deep Space Nine and was in one episode of Voyager.
After finishing on Enterprise, Combs has been busy, busy, busy, mostly lending his voice out. You can hear him in the animated series Justice League Unlimited, Transformers Prime, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as lots of video games.
In 2021 Combs voiced an episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks and is in the yet-released-but-finished horror flick Stream.
Solomon Burke Jr. as ‘Billy’
Solomon Burke Jr. hasn’t had the success (or crazy life) that his famous father had, and that seems to suit him just fine. While appearing in Star Trek: Enterprise as an Ensign Billy he landed a role in the 2002 movie White Oleander.
Burke was in Pretty Little Liars in 2010 and The United State of Tara in 2011 for one episode each, and that’s about the last time we’ve seen him on screen.