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J.G. Hertzler

J.G. Hertzler as Koval

JG Hertzler is portraying Koval, a ruthless, ambitious Klingon First Officer.

John Garman Hertzler is best-known for playing Chancellor Martok on Deep Space Nine. However, his "Star Trek" links go back to 1990, when he appeared in an episode of Quantum Leap opposite Scott Bakula, the man who became Jonathan Archer.

When auditioning for the role of Martok for Deep Space Nine, the casting director told him to show more anger so he threw a chair at a wall. The display cost him a thumbnail, but won him the role.

Good-natured, yet violent outbursts against furniture seem to be a specialty of his. During an interview for a German public access channel he demonstrated what an outside linebacker (his position in college football) is, by suddenly throwing a table over.

He is one of only four actors to play seven different characters on Star Trek. He played the Vulcan captain of the U.S.S. Saratoga, General/Chancellor Martok, Roy Rittenhouse and Laas on Deep Space Nine, a Hirogen hunter on Voyager, and Kolos and a Klingon captain Enterprise.

JG became an active fighter in finding a cure for sclerodermia (a lethal disease of the skin) after his father died of it. He also contributed voice acting to several Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek Klingon, Star Trek: Armada I and II and Star Trek: Elite Force II.

Biography courtesy of http://www.startrek.com/ and www.imdb.com

 
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