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Another Trek Actor Discovered January 14, 2008

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: ST09 Cast , trackback

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.

About Jeffery
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.

Comments

1. RoadSiren21/Manila, Philippines - January 14, 2008

care to speculate as to what his role was anyone?
uhm.. first?

2. AJ - January 14, 2008

Ensign Ricky? (Family Guy reference)

3. Alex Trekek - January 14, 2008

More news! Never heard of him, but eventually we’ll hear some juicy secrets from the inside guys like him! c’mon! Gimme some secrets!

4. Alex Trekek - January 14, 2008

And, sorry for being off topic, but I can’t wait for thursday night; bought my Cloverfield midnight tickets already. Excited for the flick, but mostly to see the Trek teaser! Whoa! 3 days!

5. S. John Ross - January 15, 2008

If nothing else it’s always good to hear of someone else becoming a Trek fan :) Welcome to the fold, Jeffery Hauser!

6. Charles Trotter - January 15, 2008

2 AJ — Did not see that one coming. :P

7. steve adams - January 15, 2008

I bet this film has even more actors we havnt heard of.
^
Hoping for the best!

8. Anthony Pascale - January 15, 2008

i am not saying I know anything, but something about this guy screams red shirt

From his clues: cool costume (probably a uniform), worked mostly with AD, etc….I am thinking lone guy manning some remote outpost that gets blown away by Nero

so Ensign Ricky sounds about right

nice find Chuck and Tom

9. Scott Xavier - January 15, 2008

I hope at least one red shirt bites the dust in this movie. Maybe a rabid tribble attack!

10. Lugosi - January 15, 2008

Could be a young Kirk. He certainly has the looks …

11. TOS Purist - January 15, 2008

OMG WOW we have ANOTHER cast member known!! And he plays Crewman Holding Wrench #2!! *freaks out*

Honestly…what’s with the big flap about EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. that is cast in this movie, no matter how small or insignificant their role actually is?? I mean, I can understand articles about who’s going to play Kirk, etc…but this is just getting ridiculous.

12. Luke Montgomery - January 15, 2008

This guy’s website is painful. I lived in LA for ten years and forgot how pointless and self-absorbed most actors are. LA is like a magnet for the meaningless. Hope he’s a red shirt :)

13. Tim Handrahan - January 15, 2008

Gary Mitchell?

14. oddballuk - January 15, 2008

cute

15. Charles Trotter - January 15, 2008

#12 Luke Montgomery

That was uncalled for. Jeffery is practically just starting out in this business, and a good way to get noticed is a web site with a resume, contact info and lotsa headshots. He’s not being pointless or self-absorbed; he’s seeking work. That’s what actors do. It’s a cutthroat business and they need to stay in the game, using anything they can to help them. A web site is one of those things.

16. Paul - January 15, 2008

Is it just me, or does he look more “Kirk” than Pine does? :o)

17. JTK - January 15, 2008

#10 I agree!!

18. Black Fire - January 15, 2008

#11… It’s almost a year to the release of the film. It helps pass the time.

Also, thank you so much Anthony for creating this site. I love to read the comments too. After all, the only thing that we as Star Trek fans can agree on is to disagree with one another. While I rarely post, I’ve followed some debates with a great amount of glee.

19. diabolk - January 15, 2008

#11… this is STAR TREK. Fans obsess about the smallest details.

I have an old CRACKED magazine from the late 70’s where Nanny Dickering (what a babe!) was interfiewing a Trek fanatic who lived in an Enterprise-shaped house. She also went to a convention where the fans were mobbing a janitor who worked on the show.! Funny stuff.

20. Jim - January 15, 2008

I’m a fan of the original series, plus TNG, DS9 and Enterprise. I hate this movie before it even comes out. The actors are too young. The original Kirk was in his mid 30’s when he took the helm of the Enterprise. These actors are what, maybe in their mid 20’s? The concept of a Starfeet Academy movie has been bantied about for years and it was a concept that I always HATED with a passion. This movie looks like it will be little better than that. I like the original actors that they were considering- Gary Sinise and Matt Damon….this new crew is still in diapers and it sucks….err it’s going to that is. I hope it bombs…(and it will). What a waste of $130 million.

21. Stanky McFibberich - January 15, 2008

re: 20 Jim
How can you be so negative?

22. trekee - January 15, 2008

@20 – Have you met Stanky? ;-)

Anyhow…

The amount of pressure on these guys to blurb must be incredible – the lack of details is really quite astounding considering how long they’ve been shooting now.

I’m expecting a collecting explosion of factoids once the teaser hits (well, assuming it shows us anything and isn’t just a one line ‘dec 2008′ on a big screen sorta deal).

He’s not even allowed to hint if his uniform is kinda scarletty or not… or has a huge big target painted on the front of it. He just gets to say it’s cool (so it’s not an ‘Enterprise’ romper suit then)…

3 days eh?

23. trekee - January 15, 2008

@21 – awww – you beat me to it….

24. cameron - January 15, 2008

First off #20 go fall off a cliff, secondly this new guy could be playing Finigin ( think I just misspelled that).

25. Xindi1985 - January 15, 2008

I’ve added a tribute video on YouTube:
“The Doomsday Machine/ Planeten-Killer”
Hope you enjoy it.

Please comment!!!!

26. Captain Dunsel - January 15, 2008

#22–lol
#21–Good morning, Mr. Pot!
#20–Wrong site, buddy. I believe you would be happier at http://www.miredinthesixties.com.

Could this new guy represent the first red shirted Enterprice recruit ever to get blown away?

27. Irishtrekkie - January 15, 2008

@20 yea please lighten up , enough said .

@24 oh yea Finnegan from shore leave , the joker guy , hmm could be . i say that or Gary Mitchell sounds good to me , but man so many actors . i mean who does not have a part in this movie …………………..oh yea me………i just made myself sad ..

28. Irishtrekkie - January 15, 2008

does anybody remember in the first austin powers move , they had two bits where u saw the family and then the friends of two henchman that where killed, maybe we should do that with the redshirts , to show they are real people too XD

29. Jim - January 15, 2008

that’s why Star Trek is dead because of fan ‘boys’ like you….you don’t recognize a load of sh*t when you see it….betcha all loved Voyager too

30. Stef* - January 15, 2008

I fear there were nor redshirts in Pikes time. They all had ockre, yellow, mustard or washed out blue uniforms and they are not “awesome”.

My bet, he is an alien of some kind or some technician somewhere – he has this unintrusive look.

31. Charles Trotter - January 15, 2008

Don\’t feed the troll, folks.

32. DJT - January 15, 2008

Do you guys think his line might be something along the lines of …

“Argghhhhh!!!”

Just a thought.

It’s either that or “My bad.” :)

33. RaveOnEd - January 15, 2008

Maybe his line is, “Excuse me, Captain Pike, what does this baffle plate cover?”

34. Daoud - January 15, 2008

He’s a darker-haired Kirk-looking guy?

I’m guessing George Samuel Kirk, Jr… a/k/a “Sam” a/k/a “Claudius”, leaving Earth while still young with pregnant wife Aurelan to work on Deneva… giving up his potential career in Starfleet… saying farewell to his little brother Jimmy Tiberius.

I do see a passing resemblance to a dark-hair-wearing William Shatner of that time portraying a corpse… (Remember his best role ever, in Operation: Annihilate? One time he CERTAINLY wasn’t overacting… he was playing a corpse after all!)

35. Jim - January 15, 2008

Captain Kirk: “Wawww, wawwww
Mr. Spock: “Wawww., wawww

36. Cervantes - January 15, 2008

#21 Stanky McFibberich

Thankyou for today’s belly-laugh… :)

37. Thomas Jensen - January 15, 2008

I wish him success with the film and his new found interest in the original series…..;)

38. JeFF - January 15, 2008

Wow, most of you people are so miserable and crusty… how the hell did some Trek fans become so… jaded and bitter? What’s wrong with you people?! It’s embarrassing, really. Trek, at its core, is about optimism for the future.

You tear apart a kid you know nothing about. You tear apart a movie before seeing it. You rip into people here that have an ounce of optimism for this project.

I mean seriously… you people make Admiral Nechayev look like a fairy godmother. It really is no wonder that Trekkers and Trekkies have an image of nerds/geeks that never get laid. I don’t even like reading what you type, much less being around people like you… in person. How sad.

I hope that in your everyday lives, many of you at least smile.

…and as for the kid in the movie, good for him. He’s playing by the rules by not leaking anything that he shouldn’t. If he does get vaporized or crushed or impaled or if he’s working on a broken desk terminal in the back of a scene… at least he’s doing it with style and he’s IN THE MOVIE. Jesus. Now, he’s claiming to be a Trek Freak because of his experience in the movie. Remember how we need to gain new younger fans? This is a good thing… but honestly, why would anyone want to be counted amongst the ranks of such unhappy, crotchety people?

39. diabolk - January 15, 2008

Hear, hear! There’s a place for these kind of fans…. it’s called AICN.

40. Jordan - January 15, 2008

Kirk’s brother?!

41. manrum - January 15, 2008

How many actors are in film?? It seems that each week it becomes that there are five further people JJ’s film movie. Even little role, but still wows! There must be like a musical hollywood or one of those with thousand thrown members. Still wondering on the coupon.

–Manrum

42. Michael - January 15, 2008

#38 Well said. Its folks like those that made it difficult for the rest of us at times.

43. manrum - January 15, 2008

I believe Kirk having a brother having mention, that on the TOS at someone.

–Manrum

44. sean - January 15, 2008

I don’t think he’d be Kirk’s brother, or any other relation to the main crew. He said his scenes didn’t involve any of the ‘main’ actors. I think Anthony is right, he’s probably some nameless ensign that gets phasered in the first 15 minutes.

45. CanuckLou - January 15, 2008

@8 Anthony – my thoughts exactly.

@20 Jim – is the glass half full or, in your case, totally empty?
Have a great day!;)

46. section9 - January 15, 2008

Nawwwwww. The kid is just another Red Shirt.

Nice handsome kid. Big target on his back. Romulan bait.

47. Shaun - January 15, 2008

I think he’ll play Ensign Red Shirt #39, and get mauled by a mugato before the end of the movie’s first hour. Or maybe Captain Dunsel?

Sorry, but this casting of (mostly) pretty kids who look like they’re barely out of their teens is doing *nothing* to alleviate my skepticism towards this movie. Yeah, I know Nimoy’s in it. Doesn’t matter. I really dislike who they’ve picked for Kirk… Chris Pine looks like he’d go crying for his mommy the first time a Klingon wants to pick a fight with him.

I just hate the idea of throwing a bunch of actors together and asking us to accept them as the characters we’ve known and loved all our lives. It’s just wrong. I always knew, someday, someone would decide to re-create the original Trek. I just didn’t think it would it happen this soon. I thought it would be years from now, perhaps long after the original cast had all passed on (which I hope won’t be any time soon). I’m just not willing to accept these other actors (pretenders). I mean, the guy who played Eomer as Dr. McCoy? Huh?

Call me closed-minded, but I just can’t get behind this. I feel like this looking back, when Trek should be about looking forward. It’s part of why ENT never clicked with me.

Maybe I’ll be proven wrong and this will be a huge success both critically and commerically. But I still resent the fact that this movie is getting the budget that the original cast (and TNG cast for that matter) never got, and I resent that DS9 — my favorite Trek of them all — never got the publicity it deserved and it will never make the big screen.

More people watched DS9 then watched Firefly, yet they got a movie made. DS9 was also more popular B5 and they got TV movies and mini-series made. Farscape got a mini-series, and there’s been talk of trying to take it to theaters as well. I wasn’t happy with DS9’s ending, but it was left wide open for a return someday. What a shame it will never happen, and that more people won’t recognize how brilliant that show was.

48. section9 - January 15, 2008

Let’s put it this way:

Someone’s got to feed the Horta.

49. Jim - January 15, 2008

I would venture to say that I am the only one amongst you that loves Star Trek….the rest of you love pablum

50. I HATE DRAGON WARS - January 15, 2008

and that annoying pop-up!!!

51. Pragmaticus - January 15, 2008

We got 7 seasons of DS9. There was only half a season of Firefly. And Firefly was a brilliant show that deserved a long run. What the TNG-era films SHOULD have done was try to incorporate characters from TNG, DS9, and VOY. That would have made them less stale after FC.

52. Kev-1 - January 15, 2008

Nothing against the youth of the actors, but the unabashedness with which the producers of this movie are playing to this “mainstream” — i.e. big sets and set pieces, sexy young faces, violence (conjectural spoiler warning–obvious death of Kirk family)– makes me wonder if Star Trek the creation will be as well served as Star Trek: The License to Print Cash (TM) It’s not like the original series hasn’t held up better than any of the newer spinoffs. Obviously that wasn’t because of what they’re doing with this one. But, I haven’t seen it yet.

53. mctrekkie - January 15, 2008

I’m with #48

He’s horta food. (or Bantha Fodder)

Hedging my bets: Young Kirk or Mitchell.

54. NCC-73515 - January 15, 2008

@25, Xindi1985

I watched it and also left a comment.

As for Kirk’s brother: if i’m informed correctly, he was a biologist!

55. CmdrR - January 15, 2008

“a separate scene from the other main actors.”

So, he’s the voice saying, “AG section acknowledge. AG section acknowledge. Gravity’s down to point-8!”

Hell, I’d settle for that. Welcome aboard, obscure actorman. Drop a line in 15 years when you’re famous. God speed.

56. I AM THX-1138 - January 15, 2008

Gosh, Jim, thanks. I sure didn’t know what to do with my opinion till you started posting and set us all straight. Your Kung-Fu really is the best.

BTW, since you’re so pre-cognizant, could I please get the winning Power-Ball numbers from you.

Anthony, I think you should rename the site “Jim is a Better Fan Than You”.

57. Turgenev - January 15, 2008

Unkwown actors in roles allows for less speculation. Right? I guess not.

If they had announced that the corpse of Orson Welles was going to be in the new film, I suppose we would go after that- “Oh, Orson is too rotted.”… “Oh, Orson has no tongue to say any lines.”

Good to have not well-known actors in the parts. That way you can see tem as their character rather than their celebrity.

This is a news site… any news, great or small I assume, will be posted. I hear the phasers will be made out of chocolate! : )

58. Dr. Image - January 15, 2008

#51- You are so right. But it was for the best DS-9 was left alone.
It is unto itself a brilliantly written (but not more so than Firefly) show.
Besides, if they would have incorporated DS-9 characters into the TNG movies, they would’ve been written by B&B- a fate worse than death!

Now, on another subject… I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE ENTERPRISE!!
I’m sure the eventual thread about it will generate posts the likes of which God has never seen.

59. sean - January 15, 2008

#52

Where do you get that the film will have a lot of violence or feature the death of Kirk’s family?

60. ShawnP - January 15, 2008

I love that he became a “total Star Trek freak” after doing the film. See, it’s not that hard to garner new fans. Just give ‘em a line in the movie!

61. Turgenev - January 15, 2008

Perhaps he will play Kirk’s half brother- Sy-Kirk.

62. Kirk Thatcher - January 15, 2008

no news about the teaser trailer?

63. ShawnP - January 15, 2008

#62 – Is your name just a name you use for this site, or are you really the punk on the bus from ST:IV?

64. NCC-73515 - January 15, 2008

#62: if you are, could you give me the song you created for that scene?

65. Turgenev - January 15, 2008

This is really odd.
Seeing the character list suddenly gave me a jolt…
When I was little I used to read all the Spider-Man comics and when I say SpiderMan 1 and 2, a rush of memories came to me of plotlines they took from the old funny books.
Perhaps that is what ST will do. “Look- a tribble… look it’s Capt. Pike…look, it’s TJ Hooker!”
Well, unless, of course, we keep dwelling on the little things and ruin the surprises for ourselves.

But hey- I’m too darn curious myself to let it go…

66. Woulfe - January 15, 2008

So Ensin Ricky here falls down a flight of stairs in the new film and he’s happy to be in Star Trek ;)

Kirk : And here’s Ensin Ricky ( accidently bumps Ensin rick as he does Shatner-like geturing while speaking )

Ricky ( as he falls down the stairs ) : Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ( WHANG ! ) Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh ( WHANG ! ) Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh ( WHANG ! ) ~ and so forth and so on ~

– W –
* Hey, it could happen *

67. Kirk Thatcher - January 15, 2008

I hate you?

68. I AM THX-1138 - January 15, 2008

Kirk Thatcher actually wrote the song used in that scene. So my guess is that it’s not really the same Kirk Thatcher.

69. Kirk Thatcher - January 15, 2008

68- wrote lyrics, not song

70. I AM THX-1138 - January 15, 2008

OK, Kirk, next question. Where was it recorded?

71. Tom - January 15, 2008

Has anyone heard of Majel Barrett will be the computer voice yet again? It would be nice to have her back on board for that.

— Tom O.

72. S. John Ross - January 15, 2008

#71 – I’ve been wondering the same thing.

73. LorienTheYounger - January 16, 2008

Yeah, I think this guy is an Ensign Ricky type.

#20 – I’ve calculated that the average age of the actors is 30 and one-seventh. Not counting Anton Yelchin (who, after all, is playing the very young Chekov), the average age is 32 and one-sixth. Now, I don’t know how long it took YOU to outgrow having to use diapers, but for normal people that tends to happen as a toddler.

74. steve adams - January 16, 2008

Good post #47!
May the Prophets be with you.
^
Tribble Chum

75. steve adams - January 16, 2008

#71, I have heard YES on that….
^
Working……

76. Kapitaen Stephan - January 16, 2008

Well, Gary Mitchell would be a logical choice.

Since in WNMHGB – The TOS Episode with this title, not the TNG one, it was established that both Kirk and Mitchell were at the Academy together and that Mitchell was Kirk`s best friend then. NOT Spock!!!!!

77. Daoud - January 16, 2008

^ Neither.

Mitchell was in a class or more below Kirk. Kirk was his instructor (I presume “teaching assistant”) in a course or two, and since Mitchell described Kirk as “walking book with legs”, I’m presuming he was TA’ing a math or physics lab course. Or perhaps computer simulation programming… (heh)

Their friendship may have begun there, but not as peers. Later, when Kirk got his first command (whatever ship before Enterprise), he asked for Mitchell.

That’s if you’re going with dialogue.

Spock *became* Kirk’s best friend, right before our eyes during the first season of TOS.

Mitchell is a logical choice too though, but it goes against it being stated he doesn’t interact (much?) with the major players. Perhaps if we’re seeing a flashback to Kirk taking the KM test, doing a semester “command line training” and serving as a TA as part of this responsibility… then Mitchell could be one of his students who might be involved in the “reprogramming”. In that regard, this would tie Mitchell, Marcus and Kirk together…. Now if we could only figure out if someone was assigned to portray Marcus. (Though, I still think the Orion girl character is a ruse to cover the appearance of Carol Marcus…)

(Wicked thought… could that RED uniform we’ve seen Chris Pine in be this “command line training” graduate student uniform, designed to contrast with the GREY of an undergrad at Starfleet?)

If he’s someone who interacts *only* with Kirk… Mitchell sort of doesn’t make sense, whereas Sam Kirk does make sense. Sam choosing not to follow his father’s career path into Starfleet, might just have been the reason a young 16-ish year-old wild child Jim Kirk suddenly straightens out and decides to pursue his father’s footsteps… At least that’s an “origins scene” I’d like to see for Jim Kirk. That would require a early 20’s actor to portray Sam.

78. Michael Foote - January 16, 2008

I think #20 is Shatner

79. Chris Dawson - January 17, 2008

I think he’s going to be gary Mitchell – he certainly looks like a younger version of him to me

80. army sgt - January 18, 2008

or a croupier at the fizzbinn table at some intergalactic casino

81. Smike van Dyke - January 19, 2008

#77: Nope. Spock will become Kirk’s friend in this movie and the potential sequels. That’s what this/these movie(s) is/are all about. By Season 1 of TOS, they will have already become friends…Maybe TOS are years 3,4 and 5 of Kirk’s five-year mission and wer are actually going to see its beginning on the big screen!

I hope Gary Mitchell will show up at some point since he has to be there. Kirk requested him for his first mission…

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