Notorious Harry Mudd Will be in “Star Trek Discovery”

Rainn Wilson will play the TOS returning-character "Harry Mudd" in Star Trek Discovery

Rainn Wilson Cast as Harry Mudd

In what is certain to surprise many a Star Trek fan, CBS has announced that Rainn Wilson has been cast to play Harry Mudd (aka Harcourt Fenton Mudd*) in “Star Trek Discovery”.

Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series and The Animated Series will remember Harry Mudd as being a scoundrel.  Mudd is a known for always trying to pull off a con wherever he can.  He’s one of those characters that you just have to hate – or love to hate.

Harry Lives On

Harry Mudd is known to have an extensive police record of criminal activities
Harry Mudd is known to have an extensive police record of criminal activities

While he only appeared in a total of three episodes, Harry Mudd  has lived on in large part thanks to the many Star Trek novels. has a great profile writeup about him which can be found here.

* Here’s some more aliases Mudd goes by: H.F. Mudd, Harcourt Fenton, Leo Francis Walsh, Blackbeard Teach, Socrates, Grand Qaal of Eulus, Emperor Mudd the First, Harry Patton

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About Enrico Pastellio

Rico became a Star Trek fan after being introduced to it during Star Trek Enterprise's run. After finishing that series, he went back watching TNG, DS9, VOY, and most of the movies. He's a big fan of Star Trek (2009) for its action, but favors the cerebral nature of each tv series. When Rico first heard about the new Star Trek Discovery series (then just know as 'Star Trek'), he immediately wanted to start up a new site about the show. You can email him at