Characters and Crew Bios of Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery Crew

Star Trek Discovery Character & Crew Bios

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First Officer Michael Burnham

Sonequa Martin Green as First Officer Michael Burnham in Star Trek Discovery
Sonequa Martin Green as First Officer Michael Burnham in Star Trek Discovery
Name: Michael Burnham
Bio: Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham, Xenoanthropologist
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: First Officer
Assignment: First Officer of the USS Shenzhou NCC-1227
Species: Human
Date of Birth: 2226
Other: First human to attend Vulcan Learning Center as a child
and Vulcan Science Academy as a young woman.  Has worked
under Captain Philippa Georgiou for 7 years.  Parents were
killed when she was a child while being hosted at the
Vulcan Academy during a Klingon attack. Adopted parents
Sarek and Amanda Grace. Adoptive sister to Spock.
Xenoanthropologist and inherently a first contact
specialist.

Captain Philippa Georgiou

Michelle Yeoh, Captain Han Bo/Georgiou, Star Trek Discovery
Michelle Yeoh, Captain Philippa Georgiou, Star Trek Discovery
Name: Philippa Georgiou
Bio: Georgiou is a captain serving Starfleet.  Details around
her specifics are unknown.
Organization: Starfleet  
Designation: Captain
Assignment: USS Shenzhou, NCC-1227
Species: Human
Date of Birth: 2202
Other: A war veteran.

Lieutenant Saru

Doug Jones, Lt. Saru, Star Trek Discovery
Doug Jones, Lt. Saru, Star Trek Discovery
Name: Saru
Bio: Saru is a Lieutenant and Science Officer.  A 
member of Starfleet.
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Lieutenant, Science Officer
Assignment: USS Shenzhou, NCC-1227
Species: Kelpien
Other: First Kelpien in Starfleet. Kelpiens are a prey species.
Has heightened survival instincts. Species have hooves for
feet, making Saru 6'8" in height. Species has anatomy called
threat ganglia that go off when a threat is unseen.
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Lieutenant Paul Stamets

Anthony Rapp, Lt. Paul Stamets Star Trek Discovery
Anthony Rapp, Lt. Paul Stamets Star Trek Discovery
Name: Paul Stamets
Bio: Stamets, a Lieutenant assigned to the USS Discovery.
An Astromycologist by training, Lt. Stamets specializes in 
fungus.
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Lieutenant, Science Officer, Astromycologist
Assignment: USS Discovery, NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other: Character is openly gay. Love interest is Dr. Hugh
Culber of the USS Discovery

Dr. Hugh Culber

Wilson Cruz, Dr. Hugh Culber, Star Trek Discovery
Wilson Cruz, Dr. Hugh Culber, Star Trek Discovery
Name: Hugh Culber
Bio: Dr. Hugh Culber is a medical doctor
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Medical Office
Assignment: USS Discovery, NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other: Character is openly gay. Love interest is Lt. Paul
Stamets of the USS Discovery

Admiral Brett Anderson

Star Trek Discovery - Terry Serpico as Admiral Brett Anderson
Star Trek Discovery – Terry Serpico as Admiral Brett Anderson
Name: Brett Anderson
Bio: Anderson, a Starfleet Admiral
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Admiral
Assignment: Engage the Klingons aboard the USS Europa
Species: Human
Other: A high-ranking Starfleet official

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nambue

Star Trek Discovery - Maulik Pancholy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nambue, USS Shenzhou
Star Trek Discovery – Maulik Pancholy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nambue, USS Shenzhou
Name: Nambue (first name unknown)
Bio: Dr. Nambue, Chief Medical Officer
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Chief Medical Officer
Assignment: Chief Medical Officer of the USS Shenzhou, NCC-1227
Species: Human (assumed, by name)
Other: None

Ensign Danby Connor

Star Trek Discovery - Sam Vartholomeos, Ensign Danby Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy, USS Shenzhou
Star Trek Discovery – Sam Vartholomeos, Ensign Danby Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy, USS Shenzhou
Name: Danby Connor
Bio: Ensign Connor is enrolled at Starfleet Academy
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Ensign
Assignment: Junior Officer (Ops) on the USS Shenzhou, NCC-1227
Species: Human
Other: While Connor is enrolled at Starfleet Academy, he has
been placed on the USS Shenzhou crew as a junior officer.

Captain Lorca

Star Trek Discovery - Jason Isaacs, Captain Lorca, Captain of the USS Discovery
Star Trek Discovery – Jason Isaacs, Captain Gabriel Lorca, Captain of the USS Discovery
Name: Gabriel Lorca
Bio: Lorca is a captain serving Starfleet.  Specifics are
unknown.
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Captain
Assignment: Captain of the USS Discovery, NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other: Formerly in command of the USS Buran.
Considered to be a brilliant military tactician. Spent
some time in prison with Lt. Tyler and Harry Mudd, possibly
as a POW.

Cadet Sylvia Tilly

Star Trek Discovery - Mary Wiseman, Cadet Tilly, Starfleet Academy
Star Trek Discovery – Mary Wiseman, Cadet Tilly, Starfleet Academy
Name: Sylvia Tilly
Bio: Cadet in Starfleet Academy
Organization: Starfleet Academy
Designation: Cadet
Assignment: Cadet aboard the USS Discovery, NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other: Cadet Tilly is in her final year (fourth-year) 
at Starfleet Academy. Room mate of Michael Burnham, works
in engineering along with Lt. Stamets and Cmdr Burnham.

Lieutenant Ash Tyler

Star Trek Discovery - Shazad Latif, Lieutenant Tyler
Star Trek Discovery – Shazad Latif, Lieutenant Tyler
Name: Ash Tyler
Bio: Lieutenant in Starfleet, security officer
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Lieutenant
Assignment: Specifics unknown
Species: Unknown (likely human)
Other: Originally cast to play Kol, Klingon. Tyler is a former
prisoner of war.  Was locked in prison with Gabriel Lorca and
Harry Mudd.

Commander Landry

Star Trek Discovery - Rekha Sharma, Commander Landry
Star Trek Discovery – Rekha Sharma, Commander Landry
Name: Landry (first name unknown)
Bio: Chief Security Officer
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Commander
Assignment: Chief Security officer aboard USS Discovery NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other:

Amanda Grayson

Star Trek Discovery - Mia Kirshner, Amanda Grayson (Spock's human mother)
Star Trek Discovery – Mia Kirshner, Amanda Grayson (Spock’s human mother)
Name: Amanda Grayson
Bio: Teacher
Organization: Unknown
Designation: Teacher
Assignment: N/A
Species: Human
Other: Mother of Spock, married Sarek, moved to Vulcan

Commander Airiam

Star Trek Discovery - Sara Mitich, Commander Airiam
Star Trek Discovery – Sara Mitich, Commander Airiam
Name: Airiam
Bio: Human-like bridge crew
Organization: Starfleet  
Designation: Lieutenant Commander
Assignment: Spore Drive Operations Officer, USS Discovery
NCC-1031
Species: Unknown alien, with some augmented synthetics
Other: 

(Not Yet Announced) Starfleet Admiral

Star Trek Discovery Beams Aboard Wendy Crewson
Star Trek Discovery Beams Aboard Wendy Crewson
Name: Unknown
Bio: An Admiral in Starfleet
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Admiral
Assignment: Unknown
Species: Unknown
Other: Likely based out of Stafleet Headquarters in San
Francisco

Keyla Detmer

Star Trek Discovery - Emily Coutts, Keyla Detmer
Star Trek Discovery – Emily Coutts, Keyla Detmer
Name: Keyla Detmer
Bio: A Helmswoman in Starfleet
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Lieutenant
Assignment: Conn Officer USS Shenzhou NCC-1227, USS Discovery
NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other: Is an augmented human with an electronic head gear
component. Likely needed due to injury aboard USS Shenzhou
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Osnullus

Osnullus
Osnullus
Name: Osnullus (assumed as name, not species)
Bio: N/A
Organization: Starfleet  
Designation: Unknown
Assignment: USS Discovery NCC-1031
Species: Unknown
Other: Has an unusually-large head

Lieutenant Jira Narwani

Lieutenant Jira Narwani
Lieutenant Jira Narwani
Name: Jira Narwani
Bio: N/A
Organization: Starfleet  
Designation: Junior tactical officer
Assignment: USS Shenzhou NCC-1227
Species: Human
Other: Has a helmet that assists with tactical

Lieutenant Joann Owosekun

Star Trek Discovery - Oyin Oladejo, Lieutenant Joann Owosekun
Star Trek Discovery – Oyin Oladejo, Lieutenant Joann Owosekun
Name: Joann Owosekun
Bio: N/A
Organization: Starfleet
Designation: Junior grade Lieutenant
Assignment: Ops Officer, USS Discovery NCC-1031
Species: Human
Other: 

Sarek

James Frain, Sarek (Spock's father), Star Trek Discovery
James Frain, Sarek (Spock’s father), Star Trek Discovery
Name: Sarek
Bio: Astrophysicist, Vulcan Ambassador to United Federation of
Planets. Also worked at Vulcan Science Academy
Organization: Vulcan High Command
Designation: Scientist, Ambassador
Assignment: Unknown
Species: Vulcan
Other: Father of Spock and adoptive father of Michael Burnham.

T’Kuvma, Leader of the Klingon Empire

Chris Obi, T'Kuvma, Leader of the Klingon Empire, Star Trek Discovery
Chris Obi, T’Kuvma, Leader of the Klingon Empire, Star Trek Discovery
Name: T'Kuvma
Bio: T'Kuvma is leader of the Klingon Empire
Organization: Klingon Empire
Designation: Unknown designation, possibly Chancellor or King
Assignment: Unknown
Species: Klingon
Other: Desires to unite the 24 great Klingon Houses to halt
the encroachment of others. His elaborate clothing honors
ancient Klingon ways and the path of honor set forth by
Kahless the Unforgettable.

Voq – Klingon Empire

Javid Iqbal, Voq, a Klingon Torchbearer of T'Kuvma House
Javid Iqbal, Voq, a Klingon Torchbearer of T’Kuvma House
Name: Voq
Bio: Voq is a Klingon Warrior from House of T'Kuvma
Organization: Unknown
Designation: Unknown
Assignment: Torchbearer
Species: Klingon (may be albino)
Other: Voq has taken on the role of Torchbearer for his house.
He may be an albino Klingon

Commander Kol

Kenneth Mitchell, Kol, Commanding Klingon Officer, Star Trek Discovery
Kenneth Mitchell, Kol, Commanding Klingon Officer, Star Trek Discovery
Name: Kol
Bio: Commanding Officer of the Klingons
Organization: Klingon Empire
Designation: Commander
Assignment: Protégé of T'Kuvma
Species: Klingon
Other: Leader of the Klingon House of Kor.  An alpha amongst
Klingon leaders.

Commander L’Rell

Mary Chieffo, L'Rell, Klingon Battle Deck Commander, Star Trek Discovery
Mary Chieffo, L’Rell, Klingon Battle Deck Commander, Star Trek Discovery
Name: L'Rell
Bio: L'Rell is the Battle Deck Commander of a Klingon ship
Organization: Klingon Empire
Designation: Battle Deck Commander
Assignment: Unknown
Species: Klingon
Other: Belongs to two houses. Father was House T'Kuvma, 
mother was House Mo'Kai

Dennas

Star Trek Discovery - Clare McConnell, Dennas
Star Trek Discovery – Clare McConnell, Dennas
Name: Dennas
Bio: Dennas is a Klingon leader
Organization: Klingon Empire
Designation: Leader (unknown type)
Assignment: Unknown
Species: Klingon
Other: None

Ujilli

Star Trek Discovery - Damon Runtan, Ujilli
Star Trek Discovery – Damon Runtan, Ujilli
Name: Ujilli
Bio: Ujilli is a Klingon leader
Organization: Klingon Empire
Designation: Leader (unknown type)
Assignment: Unknown
Species: Klingon
Other: None

Harry Mudd

Rainn Wilson will play the TOS returning-character "Harry Mudd" in Star Trek Discovery
Rainn Wilson will play the TOS returning-character “Harry Mudd” in Star Trek Discovery
Name: Harry Mudd (and many aliases)
Bio: Harry Mudd, scoundrel, con artist
Organization: None
Designation: Criminal
Assignment: Never known until too late
Species: Human
Other: Harry Mudd first appeared in Star Trek: The Original
Series.  He is a well established character. May have been
a Prisoner of War (POW) along with Capt. Lorca and Lt. Tyler.

 

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