TrekMovie.com has learned of another actor appearing in the new Star Trek film. Newcomer Jeffery Hauser was cast in the film in early October and his scenes were shot the following month. Hauser tells TrekMovie.com his is a small speaking role consisting of just few lines. Star Trek is the 23 year-old actor’s first big break in a feature film and it has turned him into a bit of a Trekkie.
Hauser naturally could not go into details regarding his role, but describes it as “a separate scene from the other main actors.” Hauser was excited to be in a JJ Abrams film, saying “JJ was very fun to work with and actor friendly, although I mostly talked with [1st Assistant Director] Tommy Gormley.”
The actor wouldn’t talk about the sets or wardrobe, but on his official site he states his costume “looks awesome.” While the role may not be big, Hauser has confessed on his MySpace page to becoming “a complete Star Trek freak” after the experience.
Since he started his acting career in 2003 Hauser has worked primarily in the independent film circle but he has had background roles in a number of major studio films including Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal, which featured Zoe Saldana (Uhura). He also had roles on the soap operas General Hospital and Days of Our Lives and will be appearing soon on an episode of Zoey 101 on Nickelodeon. Jeffery has directed two short films which are available on his YouTube Channel. More on Hauser at his Official site and MySpace page
Cast Count: 22
Hauser brings the total number of known cast members for Star Trek up to 22 (not including a couple of known roles that we are still trying to put actor’s names to). See the Star Trek cast page for more details.
Special thanks to Memory Alpha’s Tom for bringing this to our attention.