The best one/two-episode characters/actors of Star Trek: TNG

by JohnSlash | created - 20 Jul 2015 | updated - 19 Mar 2016 | Public

In order from greatest to list.

(The order is not just about the skill of the actor, but of the character, itself, as well. So in itself it's a very loose order but I still loved each of their performances.)

1. Jonathan Del Arco

Actor | The Closer

Jonathan Del Arco was born on March 7, 1966 in Uruguay. He is an actor, known for The Closer (2005), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Major Crimes (2012).

Hugh/Third of Five

(I Borg/Descent: Part II)

2. James Sloyan

Actor | The Sting

James Joseph Sloyan was born on February 24, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana; his family moved to Europe when he was a young boy. James has lived in Rome, Capri, Milan, Switzerland and Ireland. When he was 17, his family moved back to the United States and settled in upstate New York where he managed...

Alidar Jarok/Future Alexander

(The Defector/Firstborn)

3. Richard Cox

Actor | Cruising

Richard Cox was born on May 6, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Cox Zuckerman. He is an actor, known for Cruising (1980), Alpha House (2013) and Looking for Richard (1996). He has been married to Sarah Boucher since May 23, 1997. They have two children. He was previously married to ...

Kyril Finn

(The High Ground)

4. Suzie Plakson

Actress | Star Trek: Voyager

Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a ...

K'Ehleyr

(The Emissary/Reunion)

5. David Ogden Stiers

Actor | M*A*S*H

David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...

Timicin

(Half a Life)

6. Shannon Fill

Actress | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Shannon Fill was born on June 13, 1971 in Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Source of Suction (1994) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).

Sito Jaxa

(Lower Decks/The First Duty)

7. Susan Gibney

Actress | Crossing Jordan

Born in Manhattan Beach, California, Gibney moved to Webster, New York at a young age. She graduated from Buffalo State College in New York with a major in theater and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. Living in New York after school, she appeared in several ...

Leah Brahms

(Galaxy's Child/Booby Trap)

8. Kerrie Keane

Actress | Hitting Home

Kerrie Keane has performed on stage and in film and TV for over 30 years. She graduated from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and studied acting with master teachers in Canada and the USA.

In film, she has starred opposite John Lithgow (Distant Thunder ...

Alexana Devos

(The High Ground)

9. Fionnula Flanagan

Actress | The Others

Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language ...

Juliana O'Donnell-Soong-Tainer

(Inheritance)

10. Terry O'Quinn

Actor | Lost

Terry O'Quinn was born on July 15, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA as Terrance Quinn. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), The Stepfather (1987) and The Rocketeer (1991). He was previously married to Lori O'Quinn.

Adm. Erik Pressman

(The Pegasus)

*Such an unlikeable character yet such a fantastic actor!

11. Ken Jenkins

Actor | Scrubs

A versatile veteran of film, television and theater, Ken Jenkins began his acting career performing in high school theater productions in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. "I was fortunate to discover the world through the words of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller and Tennessee ...

Paul Stubbs

(Evolution)

12. Paul Winfield

Actor | The Terminator

Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles'...

Dathon

(Darmok)

13. Harry Groener

Actor | Patch Adams

Harry Groener was born on September 10, 1951 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor, known for Patch Adams (1998), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996). He has been married to Dawn Didawick since September 19, 1978.

Tam Elbrun

(Tin Man)

14. Lisa Wilcox

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Lisa is BACK to acting full time after a furlough, raising her boys and married to corporate world for a couple decades. She is excited about a slew of 2016 projects including Clinger that was accepted at the Slamdance Film Festival 2015, Red Hallow, William Froste, Mystery Spot and Something ...

Yuta

(The Vengeance Factor)

15. Alexander Enberg

Actor | Junior

Alexander Enberg was born on April 5, 1972 as Alexander Philipp Enberg. He is known for his work on Junior (1994), America's Sweethearts (2001) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

Taurik

(Lower Decks)

16. Ashley Judd

Actress | Double Jeopardy

American actress and political activist Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known ...

Robin Lefler

(The Game/Darmok)

17. Margot Rose

Actress | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Margot was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & raised in Delaware & Northern Indiana. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Yale School of Drama & North Carolina School of the Arts, from which she received her BFA. She began her career in New York City, working in theatre & commercials. Margot was ...

Eline

(The Inner Light)

18. Howie Seago

Actor | Jenseits der Stille

Howie Seago is one of the most engaged deaf actors in the USA. For more than 20 years he's been working as an actor, director and producer all over the world. Deaf from birth, Seago started to develop his mimic abilities as a child with the help of his mother, before he stepped on stage before the ...

Riva

(Loud as a Whisper)

19. Melinda Culea

Actress | The X Files

Melinda Culea was born in a suburb of Chicago on May 5, 1955. At the age of 20, she moved to New York to join a prestigious modeling agency; her first marriage broke up in the process. After four years in New York, she moved to California to break into the TV industry. After doing a number of ...

Soren

(The Outcast)

20. Olivia d'Abo

Actress | Conan the Destroyer

Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is an actress, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Justice League: Doom (2012) and Point of No Return (1993). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.

Amanda Rogers

(True Q)

21. John Snyder

Actor | Akira

Anyone lucky enough to have seen his work never forgets the incredible richness that John Snyder brings to film. With his uncanny Christopher Lee demeanor, Joe Strummer looks, and James Mason-esque gaze, it is perhaps his haunting and indelible voice that makes his career so legendarily paved.

Born ...

Aaron Conor

(The Masterpiece Society)

22. Eileen Seeley

Actress | Batman Forever

Eileen Seeley is an actress, known for Batman Forever (1995), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1987).

Ard'rian McKenzie

(The Ensigns of Command)

23. Saul Rubinek

Actor | Unforgiven

Saul Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany, where his father ran a Yiddish Repertory Theatre company. Saul started his professional career as a child actor in theater and radio in Canada. By the time he was 20, he was a member of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival company in Stratford, ...

Kivas Fajo

(The Most Toys)

24. Jean Simmons

Actress | Spartacus

Demure British beauty Jean Simmons was born January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, London. As a 14-year-old dance student, she was plucked from her school to play Margaret Lockwood's precocious sister in Give Us the Moon (1944), and she went on to make a name for herself in such major British productions ...

Admiral Norah Satie

(The Drumhead)

25. David Warner

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He was born out of wedlock and often accepted to be raised by each of his parents, eventually settling with his father and stepmother. His father changed jobs often and moved ...

Gul Madred

(Chain of Command)

26. Marc Alaimo

Actor | Total Recall

Marc Alaimo was born on May 5, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Michael Anthony Alaimo. He is an actor, known for Total Recall (1990), Tango & Cash (1989) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Gul Macet

(The Wounded)

27. J.C. Brandy

Actress | Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

J.C. Brandy was born on November 15, 1975 in Chelsea, London, England as Justine Chelsea Brandy. She is an actress, known for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and God's Helper (2001). She has been married to Nathaniel Kunkel since July 7, 2005. ...

Marta Batanides

(Tapestry)

28. Dan Gauthier

Actor | Teen Witch

Dan Gauthier was born on December 2, 1963 in Prineville, Oregon, USA as Daniel Lester Gauthier. He is an actor and director, known for Teen Witch (1989), Tour of Duty (1987) and One Life to Live (1968). He has been married to Lisa Fuller since April 22, 1990. They have one child.

Sam Lavelle

(Lower Decks)

29. Lycia Naff

Actress | Lethal Weapon

Lycia Naff began her Hollywood career as a lead dancer on the T.V. series, Fame (1982). She was given the opportunity to act on the series. That's when the acting bug bit. After three seasons on "Fame", Lycia went on to star in a number of plays, including "Closely Related", at the Southcoast ...

Ensign Sonja Gomez

(Q Who/Samaritan Snare)

30. Daniel Davis

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

This Arkansas native was born on 26 November 1945 to parents who owned a movie theater. He often felt that his desire to become an actor came from the fact that he spent so much time in the theater's "crying room" for babies - and listening to the likes of Tyrone Power and others. His first "...

James Moriarty

(Elementary, Dear Data/Ship in a Bottle)

31. Jeremy Kemp

Actor | Top Secret!

Jeremy Kemp was born on January 3, 1935 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England as Edmund Walker. He is an actor, known for Top Secret! (1984), The Blue Max (1966) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

Robert Picard

(Family)

32. Beth Toussaint

Actress | Scream 3

Beth Toussaint was born on September 25, 1962 in Pleasant Hill, California, USA as Beth Janine Toussaint. She is an actress, known for Scream 3 (2000), Red Eye (2005) and Fortress 2 (2000). She has been married to Jack Coleman since June 21, 1996. They have one child.

Ishara Yar

(Legacy)

33. Maryann Plunkett

Actress | Blue Valentine

Maryann Plunkett was born in 1953 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for Blue Valentine (2010), The Squid and the Whale (2005) and Center Stage (2000). She has been married to Jay O. Sanders since October 1, 1991. They have one child.

Susanna Leijten

(Identity Crisis)

34. Carolyn Seymour

Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Carolyn Seymour was born on November 6, 1947 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Carolyn von Benckendorf. She is an actress, known for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), Congo (1995) and The Ruling Class (1972). She was previously married to Peter Medak.

Mirasta Yale/Toreth

(First Contact/Face of the Enemy)

35. George Coe

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

George Coe was born on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as George Julian Cohen. He was an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Stepford Wives (1975). He was married to Susan Allsopp ...

Avel Durken

(First Contact)

36. Megan Parlen

Actress | Hang Time

Megan Parlen began her acting career at the age of three. She continued to work consistently throughout her childhood and teens and eventually landed a starring role in the NBC series, Hang Time (1995), which she worked on for six years. After the series ended, Megan moved on from acting and ...

12 year-old Ro Laren

(Rascals)

37. Graham Jarvis

Actor | Misery

Born in Toronto, Canadian-American actor Graham Jarvis attended Williams College, before moving to New York to pursue a career in theatre. He studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and was an original member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. He appeared in film and television for ...

Klim Dokachin

(Unification I)

38. Scott MacDonald

Actor | Jarhead

Scott MacDonald is a veteran character actor with an extensive and eclectic list of credits in film, television, commercials, voice overs and on the legit stages of regional theaters across the U.S. and on Broadway.

MacDonald graduated from high school in the remote town of Libby in northwestern ...

N'Vek

(Face of the Enemy)

39. Scott Marlowe

Actor | The Subterraneans

Scott Marlowe was born on June 24, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Ronald Richard Deleo. He was an actor, known for The Subterraneans (1960), Executive Suite (1976) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He died on January 6, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Keeve Falor

(Ensign Ro)

40. Paul Sorvino

Actor | The Rocketeer

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as...

Nikolai Rozhenko

(Homeward)

41. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

Sergey Rozhenko

(Family)

42. Richard Riehle

Actor | The Man from Earth

Richard Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to Mary Margaret (Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle, an assistant postmaster. He is of German and Irish descent. Richard attended the University of Notre Dame, where he became heavily involved with the University Theatre. Appearing in ...

Batai

(The Inner Light)

43. John Anderson

Director | Emmerdale Farm

John Anderson is known for his work on Emmerdale Farm (1972), Coronation Street (1960) and Zdrada (1995).

Kevin Uxbridge

(The Survivors)

44. John Franklyn-Robbins

Actor | Emma

John Franklyn-Robbins was born on December 14, 1924 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Emma (1996), The Golden Compass (2007) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 21, 2009 in London, England.

Macias

(Preemptive Strike)

45. Jaime Hubbard

Actress | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Jaime Hubbard is an actress, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Platypus Man (1995) and The Hitch-Hikers (1989).

Salia

(The Dauphin)

46. Kimberly Cullum

Actress | Quantum Leap

Kimberly Cullum was born on November 29, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kimberly Claire Cullum. She is known for her work on Quantum Leap (1989), Maverick (1994) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

Gia

(Thine Own Self)

47. Isis Carmen Jones

Actress | Sister Act

Isis Carmen Jones is an actress, known for Sister Act (1992) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

12 year-old Guinan

(Rascals)

48. Ken Olandt

Actor | Summer School

Ken Olandt, an American actor, producer and co-founder of Unified Film Organization, LLC. Olandt is best known for starring roles in Summer School, Leprechaun and April Fool's Day.

Olandt was born on April 22, 1958 in Richmond California. The 2nd son of Robert H. Olandt, an oil executive and Beverly...

Jason Vigo

(Bloodlines)