J.G. Hertzler Poster


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Born in Savannah, Georgia, USA
Birth NameJohn Garman Hertzler
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

J.G. Hertzler was born on March 18, 1950 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as John Garman Hertzler. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Zorro (1990) and BioShock (2007).

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Famous for his gravelly growling baritone voice.

Trivia (6)

When auditioning for the role of Martok for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), 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. He won the role over his best friend at the time, Ron Canada.
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 became an active fighter in finding a cure for scleroderma (a lethal disease of the skin) after his father died of this.
Along with Jeffrey Combs, Randy Oglesby and Thomas Kopache, he is one of only four actors to play seven different characters on "Star Trek". He played the Vulcan captain of the USS Saratoga, General/Chancellor Martok, Roy Rittenhouse and Laas on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), a Hirogen hunter on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and Kolos and a Klingon captain on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
He portrayed a record-breaking eighth unique character on "Star Trek" when he played Kovol in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007).
In November 2013, he was elected to the Ulysses (New York) Town Board for a two-year term. In 2016, he was elected to the town council board for a four-year term extending to 2020.

Personal Quotes (1)

My dad was career Air Force, my mother career Latin and French high school teacher. Never in a 1000 years would I have ever expected to be driving to my job through the arched gates of Paramount Studios, Hollywood.

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