Jul. 7th, 1950
Sonora, California, USA
6' 0 1/2
Vaughn Armstrong's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Finding Amanda
2004 - Trekkies 2
1995 - The Net
1994 - Clear and Present Danger
1984 - The Philadelphia Experiment
1977 - Cinderella 2000
Guest TV Roles
Two of Nine
Security Guard #1
Vaughn Armstrong is one of the longest-serving actors in the Star Trek franchise, having appeared in every Trek series but the original. He has played twelve different characters over the years - a record unmatched by any other actor in Trek.
Armstrong's first appearance in Trek was in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Heart of Glory" in which he played Commander Korris, a renegade Klingon who stole a cargo ship and tried to use it to attack his fellow Klingons (whom he believed had gone "soft"). His other characters are:
Klingons: Commander Korris (Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Heart of Glory") Korath (Star Trek: Voyager episode "Endgame", also appearing in Star Trek: The Experience) Klaax (Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Sleeping Dogs")
Cardassians: Gul Danar (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Past Prologue") Seskal (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "When It Rains…" and "The Dogs of War")
Romulan: Telek R'Mor (Star Trek: Voyager episode "Eye of the Needle")
Borg: Lansor/Two of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager episode "Survival Instinct")
Vidiian: Vidiian Captain (Star Trek: Voyager episode "Fury")
Human: Admiral Forrest (recurring role on Star Trek: Enterprise) Captain Maximilian Forrest (Mirror Universe version of Admiral Forrest)
Hirogen: Hirogen-Alpha (Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flesh and Blood")
Kreetassan: Kreetassan Captain (Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Vox Sola" and "A Night In Sickbay")
While his most recent character, Admiral Forrest, was killed in action on Star Trek: Enterprise, Armstrong got the chance to play Forrest again in the two-part episode "In a Mirror, Darkly", in which the Mirror Universe version of Forrest appears.
Outside of Star Trek, Armstrong also appeared on Babylon 5 as a security guard affiliated with the Nightwatch in the 1996 episodes "Messages from Earth" and "Point of No Return". He appeared in an episode of Seinfeld as a detective, and in Quantum Leap, he guest starred in the episode "It's A Wonderful Leap" as Fred Trump (father of Donald Trump), alongside future Enterprise co-star Scott Bakula. Armstrong has also appeared in such classic feature films as Cinderella 2000 and The Philadelphia Experiment. He also appeared as President Krieger in Disruptor (video game) released in 1996.
Armstrong's talents also extend into the musical arena. He has mastered the ukulele, using a "banjo"-style ukulele he made himself. With it he entertains audiences with Civil War-era songs and roots music, leading into the blues music he plays with others. His Trek-related blues songs are popular at convention appearances. His filk-song band, The Enterprise Blues Band, includes fellow Trek actors Richard Herd (Owen Paris), Steve Rankin (Colonel Green and other roles), and Casey Biggs (Damar). He has joked onstage during conventions that he is the innovator of Klingon "gutbucket" music, and Andorian blues.
- Auditioned for the role of Commander William T. Riker on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv).
- Along with 'Jeffrey Combs' (qv), he is one of only two actors to played three characters in a single "Star Trek" season (_"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv) Season One).
- (June 2001) Reprised his role as the Klingon 'Korath' (from the 'Star Trek: The Experience' exhibit) on the series finale of _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv).
- Appeared in both the second ('Past Prologue') and second last ('Dogs of War') episodes of _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv). He played Gul Danar and Seskal respectively, both of whom were Cardassians.
- He has two grown sons.
- His _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv) character, Admiral Maxwell Forrest, was named after the late 'DeForest Kelley' (qv) who played Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy in the original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) series. Kelley died on June 11, 1999.
- As of December 2004, he has appeared on Star Trek 27 times, as 11 different characters of 8 different races (two Cardassians (Gul Danar, Seskal), a Vidiian, a Hirogen, a Romulan (Telek R'Mor), three Klingons (Korris, Korath), a former Borg drone (Two of Nine/Lansor), a Kreetassan, and a Human (Admiral Forrest)).
- Recently formed a blues band with Star Trek co-stars 'Richard Herd (I)' (qv) (Admiral Paris from _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv)), 'Casey Biggs' (qv) (Damar from _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv)) and 'Steve Rankin' (qv) (multiple roles).
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