Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Cast – Where Are They Now?

Star Trek Deep Space Nine Cast

In the vast universe of “Star Trek,” the “Deep Space Nine” (DS9) series stands as a beacon of intricate storytelling, complex characters, and a unique take on the beloved sci-fi franchise.

Premiering in 1993, DS9 took us on a seven-year voyage through the challenges and triumphs of life on a space station at the crossroads of the galaxy.

The ensemble cast brought life to this space opera, leaving an indelible mark on Trekkies worldwide.

But as the wormhole closed and the credits rolled on the series finale, many fans were left wondering: where did the stars of DS9 journey next? As we warp forward to the present, let’s embark on a voyage of discovery to find out where the cast of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” is now.

Avery Brooks as ‘Captain Benjamin Sisko’

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Avery Brooks starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko, marking the series’ first Black-American lead.

During his time on DS9, Brooks enjoyed some film roles including The Big Hit with Mark Wahlberg and Christina Applegate, and American History X with Edward Norton. Brooks also appeared in 2001 action film 15 Minutes alongside Robert De Niro.

Brooks clinched a few other minor roles after DS9, but his acting career seemed to disappear after Star Trek. In December 2020, fellow castmate Cirroc Lofton alleged in an interview with Orville Nation that Brooks was subject of discrimination and that his departure from acting was due to Hollywood blacklisting. No explicit details were shared.

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(photo: What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Instead, Brooks became a professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, teaching theater arts. Although he appeared infrequently in film and movies, he returned to theater and starred in a number of productions.

Brooks also dabbled in music, releasing an album in 2009 that included jazz, blues, and spoken word.

René Auberjonois as ‘Constable Odo’

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René Auberjonois played Constable Odo and is best remembered for his shapeshifting abilities and facial prosthetics. Auberjonois appeared in various TV shows and films after DS9, including a main cast role on ABC’s Boston Legal alongside William Shatner.

Auberjonois was featured in the films Inspector Gadget, The Patriot, Certain Women, and Raising Buchanan, as well appearances on Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Enterprise, Warehouse 13, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Beyond live appearances, Auberjonois also worked as a voice actor on Xyber 9: New Dawn, Legend of Tarzan, and Pound Puppies.

Rene Auberjonois now

Unfortunately, Auberjonois passed away in 2019 from metastatic lung cancer. In 2020 over a Zoom call, his castmates honored his memory by sharing and recounting stories of Rene.

Alexander Siddig as ‘Dr. Julian Bahir’

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Alexander Siddig played Dr. Julian Bahir in DS9 and enjoyed an extensive career following the show’s culmination. Notable TV roles include 24, Game of Thrones, 24, and Peaky Blinders, whereas he was featured in films such as Hannibal, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven, Clash of the Titans, and 21 Bridges.

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Siddig remains active as a television and movie actor to this day.

Colm Meaney as ‘Miles O’Brien’

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Originally introduced on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Colm Meaney reprised his role as Miles O’Brien on Deep Space Nine. Meaney’s career stayed hot following wrap on DS9 and he landed a number of film roles including Layer Cake, The Damned United, and Get Him to the Greek.

Meaney was equally successful on TV, landing roles in shows such as Random Passage, Stargate Atlantis, and Will. Between 2011 and 2016, Meaney portrayed Thomas “Doc” Durant on AMC’s Western series Hell on Wheels, a role for which he received 2 award nominations.

In 2016, Meaney appeared in a drama called The Journey in which he played real-life politician Martin McGuinness, a role for which he earned an Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Actor in 2017.

Colm Meaney now

He is regarded as one of Ireland’s best actors and remains working in film and TV today. When asked if he would reprise the role of O’Brien for Star Trek: Picard, Meaney stated that he would be willing to appear if there was “a good and valid reason” for the character to be present. 

Nana Visitor as ‘Kira Nerys’

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Nana Visitor played Kira Nerys, a terrorist turned Major turned Colonel aboard the Deep Space Nine. In 1995 while the show was filming, Visitor sparked a romance with co-star Alexander Siddig and the two were married in 1997 before a 2001 divorce.

Visitor remained an actress, clinching notable roles such as Madame X on Dark Angel and Jean Ritter on ABC Family’s Wildfire. She would lend her voice to miscellaneous character’s on Seth McFarlane’s incredibly popular cartoon series Family Guy, working alongside him once more in 2015’s Ted 2.

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(photo: What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Although she remains an actress but has not appeared in TV or film since 2018.

Armin Shimerman as ‘Quark’

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Armin Shimerman portrayed Quark in DS9, a Ferengi bartender with little regard beyond his own welfare and interests.

Shimerman’s resume is extensive indeed, featuring guest spots, often as a judge, on a plethora of TV shows including Boston Legal, Charmed, The West Wing, ER, Crossing Jordan, Nip/Tuck, The Young and the Restless, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Predominantly, Shimerman pivoted to voice acting, lending his voice to characters in Regular Show, The Tick, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Justice League Action. He also provided voices in video games including the iconic Ratchet and Clank series and as primary antagonist Andrew Ryan in the original BioShock.

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Beyond his work in entertainment, Shimerman is also an author. He co-wrote a series of books between 2000 and 2003 called The Merchant Prince featuring The Merchant Prince, Outrageous Fortune, and Capital Offense. In 2020, he released another book entitled Illyria: Betrayal of Angels.

Andrew Robinson as ‘Elim Garak’

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Andrew Robinson played Garak on Deep Space Nine, a Cardassian tailor and Promenade shopkeeper, for 37 episodes on the show.

After Deep Space Nine, Andrew Robinson has appeared in various televisions shows including, Martial Law, The Profiler, Jag and Without a Trace.

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In 2020 he reprised his role as Garak in a Zoom based production ‘Alone Together: A DS9 Companion‘. He acted alongside his former costars, Alexander Siddig, Andrew Robinson, Cirroc Lofto and Armin Shimerman.

In 2022, he lent his voice to the Netflix series Dota: Dragon’s Blood.

Terry Farrell as ‘Jadzia Dax’

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Terry Farrell played Jadzia Dax on Deep Space Nine for six seasons before a contract negotiation deteriorated and led to her departure from the show.

In 1998, Farrell landed a role on CBS’s Becker alongside Ted Dansen following DS9 and remained part of the main cast for 4 out of 6 of their seasons.

After Becker, Farrell met Brian Baker, an actor known predominantly for his role as the Sprint’s spokesperson in the late ‘90s, and the two were married in 2002. Farrell officially retired from acting in 2002 to focus on her family. She and Baker had a son together, Max.

Terry Farrell Now

(photo: What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

In 2015, Farrell and Baker were divorced and Farrell began a relationship with Adam Nimoy, the son of the late and great Leonard Nimoy. The two were married in 2018 on Spock’s 87th birthday, but the couple divorced in 2022.

Michael Dorn as ‘Worf’

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Michael Dorn’s Worf remains one of the most iconic characters in all Star Trek history, having been featured in 11 seasons, 277 episodes, and 5 films. Starting in the season 4 premier, Worf was added to the cast of Deep Space Nine and remained a regular until the series finale.

Dorn remains open to continuing appearing as Worf in any current and future iterations of Star Trek. After DS9, Dorn landed a recurring role on Castle. He also worked as a voice actor on shows such as Justice League, Kim Possible, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Ben 10, Adventure Time, and Family Guy.

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Dorn also landed a recurring role as the Sandman in both The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

Aron Eisenberg as ‘Nog’

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Aron Eisenberg donned the essential Ferengi facial prosthetics to assume the recurring role of Nog on DS9. Following Deep Space Nine, Eisenberg landed a few minor movie roles and an occasional guest appearance on TV, but his acting career essentially fizzled.

By 2013, Eisenberg shifted his focus full-time to photography and opened his own gallery. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2015, but recovered after receiving a transplant that same year.

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(photo: What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Tragically, it wouldn’t be long until he died suddenly of a heart failure in 2019. He had recently begun podcasting with former co-star Cirroc Lofton. He was 50 years old, and left behind a wife and two sons.

In 2020 over a Zoom call, his castmates honored his memory by sharing and recounting stories of Aron.

Cirroc Lofton as ‘Jake Sisko’

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Cirroc Lofton played Jake Sisko on DS9, son of the Commander then Captain Benjamin Sisko. This would be the longest acting role of his career, and work would be scarce following Star Trek’s wrap.

In 1999, Lofton would portray Curtis Thorpe on a Showtime drama The Hoop Life, but the show was canceled after 1 season. Lofton enjoyed guest roles in shows such as 7th Heaven, Days of Our Lives, Invasion, and CSI:Miami.

Cirroc Lofton now

In 2010, Lofton opened a cafe in Culver City, California named “Cafe Cirroc,” but it closed down after some time. As of 2019, Lofton hosts a Star Trek podcast calledThe 7th Rule.

Nicole de Boer as ‘Ezri Dax’

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Nicole de Boer joined Deep Space Nine as Ezri Dax in the last season of the show as a replacement for Terry Farrell.

Following Deep Space Nine, Nicole would have a significant role as Sarah Bannerman on the television show ‘The Dead Zone’, where she appeared in 72 episodes.

She also appeared in one episode of Stargate: Atlantis as ‘Dr. Alison Porter’. Her next significant role would come in 2016 as ‘Becca D’Orsa’y on the television show ‘Private Eyes’.

Nicole De Boer now

Recently Nicole has obtained her real estate licenses and is a real estate agent in Los Angeles.

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