Top 30 Star Trek Filmmakers

by muybueno16 | created - 09 Dec 2018 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Jonathan Frakes

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes, a professor. His parents moved with Jonathan and his younger brother Daniel to Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. There, his father taught English ...

2. Leonard Nimoy

Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...

3. Nicholas Meyer

Writer | Time After Time

Nicholas Meyer was born in New York City, the son of a psychoanalyst and a concert pianist. He attended the University of Iowa, home of the famous Writers Workshop.

Meyer's award-winning teleplays for ABC's JUDGE DEE & MONASTERY MURDERS and CBS's NIGHT THAT PANICKED AMERICA launched his ...

4. LeVar Burton

Actor | Star Trek: Generations

LeVar Burton was born on February 16, 1957 in Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Roots (1977). He has been married to Stephanie Cozart Burton since ...

5. Roxann Dawson

Director | Breakthrough

Roxann Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Rosalie Caballero. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Theater Arts major). She soon landed her first role as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line". During her acting career, she performed...

6. David Carson

Director | Star Trek: Generations

David Carson was born in England. He is a director and producer, known for Star Trek Generations (1994), Blood Wedding and From the Earth to the Moon (1998). He is married to Kim Braden. They have two children.

7. Robert Duncan McNeill

Actor | Masters of the Universe

Robert Duncan McNeill was born on November 9, 1964 in North Carolina, but raised in Washington, D.C. until his family finally settled down in Atlanta, Georgia. Later, he attended a local high school and, after he graduated, he moved to New York City and enrolled at Juilliard where he spent two ...

8. Michael Vejar

Director | Fantasy Island

Older brother of Darlyn Vejar.

9. Ira Steven Behr

Producer | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Graduate of Lehman College in New York City, Behr studied Mass Communications and Theater, and was offered a playwriting scholarship at Brandeis University. Instead, Behr elected to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in writing comedies for television and film. However, instead of comedies, ...

10. Ronald D. Moore

Producer | Battlestar Galactica

Ron Moore was a member of the Kappa Alpha literary society during his time at Cornell University. He dropped out of college during his senior year, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California, with a friend in hopes of becoming a working writer. He was two weeks away from joining the United ...

11. Gene Roddenberry

Writer | Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He was a writer and producer, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). He was married to Majel Barrett and Eileen...

12. René Echevarria

Producer | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

After graduating with a degree in History from Duke University in 1984, Rene Echevarria moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater. He joined the Circle Repertory Lab Company in 1985, where he assistant directed a production of Victor Muniz' play "Darts", and acted in a production of ...

13. Naren Shankar

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Naren Shankar is a producer and writer, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Outer Limits (1995) and The Expanse (2015).

14. Rob Bowman

Director | Reign of Fire

Rob Bowman was born on May 15, 1960 in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA as Rob Stanton Bowman. He is a producer and director, known for Reign of Fire (2002), The X Files (1998) and The X-Files (1993). He has been married to Dusty Dawn Bowman since October 5, 2005. They have one child.

15. Patrick Stewart

Actor | Logan

Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...

16. Adam Nimoy

Director | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Adam Nimoy was born on August 9, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Adam Brett Nimoy. He is a director, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Invisible Man (2000) and For the Love of Spock (2016). He has been married to Terry Farrell since March 26, 2018. He was previously ...

17. Michael Dorn

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).

18. James L. Conway

Director | The Magicians

James L. Conway was born on October 27, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Magicians (2015), Supernatural (2005) and Smallville (2001). He has been married to Rebecca Balding since February 15, 1981.

19. Michael Piller

Writer | Star Trek: Insurrection

Michael went to school in New York before taking a creative writing course. The professor for this course told everyone, "There are enough bad writers out there. There needn't be anymore". Michael recalls that the professor would rip up his writing and he would be so broken-hearted. This professor ...

20. Melinda M. Snodgrass

Writer | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Melinda M. Snodgrass was born on November 27, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Odyssey 5 (2002) and In the Fold (1996).

21. Marvin V. Rush

Cinematographer | Star Trek: Voyager

Marvin V. Rush was born in 1953. He is known for his work on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

22. Jesús Salvador Treviño

Director | Prison Break

Jesús Salvador Treviño was born on March 26, 1946 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He is a director, known for Prison Break (2005), American Playhouse (1981) and Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992).

23. Hiro Narita

Cinematographer | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Hiro Narita was born on June 26, 1941 in Seoul, Korea as Hiro Morikawa. He is known for his work on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), The Scorpion King (2002) and The Time Machine (2002). He was previously married to Barbara Parker.

24. Gayne Rescher

Cinematographer | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Gayne Rescher was born on December 19, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Jay Gayne Rescher. He is known for his work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Lucky Chances (1990) and Shooter (1988). He was married to Gail Ferguson, Darlene Agnes Keane and Ottilie Kruger. He died on February...

25. Matthew F. Leonetti

Cinematographer | Strange Days

Matthew F. Leonetti was born on July 31, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Matthew Frank Leonetti. He is known for his work on Strange Days (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and The Butterfly Effect (2004).

26. James Duff

Writer | The Closer

James Duff was born on September 3, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Daryl Wayne Rogers. He is a writer and producer, known for The Closer (2005), Major Crimes (2012) and Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992). He has been married to Phillip P. Keene since 2013.

27. Manny Coto

Producer | 24

Manny Coto is a producer and writer, known for 24 (2001), Dr. Giggles (1992) and Dexter (2006).

28. John Shiban

Producer | The X Files

John Shiban began his career with The X Files as a staff writer in its third season. After receiving a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles Mr. Shiban earned his M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. While at AFI, Shiban was chosen as the ...

29. Jonathan West

Cinematographer | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Jonathan West was born as John M. Wastaferro. He is known for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), What's Eating You? (2000) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

30. Winrich Kolbe

Director | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Winrich Kolbe was born on August 9, 1940 in Amsterdam, Netherlands as Winrich Ernst Rudolf Kolbe. He was a director and producer, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), 24 (2001) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He died in September 2012 in the USA.



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