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SNL’s Bill Hader Has Star Trek Into Darkness Voice Cameo + More Tidbits From Cast Credits May 18, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

TrekMovie has got ahold of the official movie credits for Star Trek Into Darkness and there are some interesting tidbits in the cast listings including a voice cameo for SNL’s Bill Hader and another cameo for JJ Abrams’ dad. Plus find out the names (or lack of names) for some of the new characters. See below (but beware of minor spoilers).


Star Trek Into Darkness Cameos

Noldan North on the bridge of the Vengeance

Now we know what they are called…

Enterprise’s new navigation officer “Darwin” played by Aisha Hinds

Family and Friends

JJ Abrams father and father-in-law (seated Admirals) return for Star Trek Into Darkness

Other notable cast listings (or omissions)

Jason Matthew Smith (seen in 2009 Star Trek) returns for “Into Darkness” credited as “Cupcake” even though he was called “Hendorff”

More Into Darkness Easter Eggs and Analysis

TrekMovie has more articles taking a closer look at Star Trek Into Darkness. Keep an eye out for those coming soon.


1. VulcanCafe - May 19, 2013

Bill Hader was the computer voice on the Vengeance. I noticed that in the theater…

2. Snugglepuff - May 19, 2013

neat facts. Keep’em coming. Loved the movie.

3. Melllvar - May 19, 2013

I agree! I thoroughly enjoyed it. These people have done excellent work

4. Matthewbriggs - May 19, 2013

What is the song that’s playing when Scotty is in the bar

5. Jimtibkirk - May 19, 2013

Was that not huge Trekkie Rosario Dawson with the close up when the San Francisco crowd sees the Vengeance swooping in for its water landing?

6. Lieutenant - May 19, 2013

I KNEW it was Bill! I just saw it for the second time and couldn’t shake that feeling that it sounded just like him.

7. Anthony Pascale - May 19, 2013

The San Francisco crowd seen close-up woman was Cynthia Addai-Robinson, not Rosario Dawson

8. sean - May 19, 2013

Anthony, do you know who the girl with the platinum hair on the bridge was? I believe she was at one of the stations just to the side of the viewscreen. She looked familiar but I couldn’t place her.

9. Anthony Pascale - May 19, 2013

dont know that actress, she was one of the ones listed as Enterprise bridge crew so one of Gianna Simone, Jacqelynn King, or Jodi Johnson. I will try to put faces to names for the bridge crew at least.

The way they do it though, if you dont get a line you dont get a character name

10. Bucky - May 19, 2013

So are those screencaps from a bootleg? You can tell us in this thread, nobody will know…

11. Bucky - May 19, 2013

Also, maybe it’s just me, but the IDW issue “the Redshirt’s Tale” made me notice the point in the movie where Kirk called him “Hendorff” instead of “Cupcake”, so that was an oddly resonate note that probably played for 0.0001% of the entire STID viewing audience but, dammit, I was one of ’em!

12. Anthony Pascale - May 19, 2013

caps from officially released paramount images/trailers.

13. Copper Based Blood - May 19, 2013


The song that is played the scotty bar scene, is a different song depending on what country you have seen the film in:-
USA The Growl by Conway
UK The Rage Thats In Us All by Bo Bruce
Austrailia The Dark Collide by Penelope Austin
Mexico Noches Estriades by Rosana

there are some more that I am not aware of.

14. J - May 19, 2013

@8, @9 Re: platinum-haired girl (my favorite addition to the crew) – I believe this is Melissa Baldridge

15. Dismayed - May 19, 2013

Didn’t the Vengeance have a male computer voice saying something to the villain towards the end of the movie? I’ll have to watch again, but could this be Hader’s voice?

16. Nick Tierce - May 19, 2013

Platinum.blonde on the bridge is Jodi Johnson.

17. James - May 19, 2013

Did you not read the article above Dismayed? It is Bill Hader.

18. BeyondtheTech - May 19, 2013

Whatever happened to the two walk-on roles for Star Trek Into Darkness from the Super 8 Sweeps contest (

I entered religiously every day, convinced myself I could actually win, and at the end, I asked Bob Orci and Super 8 star Joel Courtney (we followed each other on Twitter), and even did the whole SASE of the winner’s list to Paramount, as per the official rules. Bob said he had no control over it, Joel couldn’t help, and I never got back any responses from Paramount. To this day, I don’t know if the contest really ever had a conclusion or the two winners, and I suppose it’s pointless to ask for the results again, since the request to receive the winner’s list had a statute of limitation to six months after the end of the contest.

Needless to say, if you couldn’t tell, I really, really wanted that chance to don a uniform and be on the set, or the bridge of the Enterprise. Maybe if Mr. Orci reads this, he’ll find a way for Star Trek ’16.

19. Brian Louie - May 19, 2013

Im really curious who voiced the Enterprise computer. You only heard it once and that was in the engine room near the end with Kirk and Scotty.

20. HubcapDave - May 19, 2013

So, has Cupcake been using Rogaine? I remember him being bald up top, but in STID, he’s got a full head of hair.

21. AJ - May 19, 2013

Did Del Trame make the credits?

Will catch the film later this week.

22. J - May 19, 2013

@16: Isn’t her last name spelled “Johnston”? (That’s what IMDB says)

23. J - May 19, 2013

FYI “Jodi Johnston” is also known as “Jodi Ilene” and it looks like that’s precisely the platinum haired girl.

24. Ciaran - May 19, 2013

Well whoever the platinum blonde girl is, I thought she was absolutely gorgeous! Lol. When I first saw her on screen, i thought to myself, “Hello!” Lmao! She gave me even more reason to look forward to scenes on the bridge! Lol.

25. Platitude - May 19, 2013

Thats funny, I totally thought I heard Bill Hader’s voice in there but doubted myself! Now I know its not just because of my obsession with Stefon. :p

26. Grand Marshal Skaldak - May 19, 2013


27. The Gorn Identity - May 19, 2013

Speaking of ancillary characters, was the bald crew member with the electronic voice on the Enterprise bridge an android?

28. Michael - May 19, 2013

Does anyone know who “Moto” is or where she appeared in the film? She was played by Heather Langenkamp, best known as Nancy from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series, whose company did effects work on the film.

29. Sterjulie - May 19, 2013

I taught a Long Tran in the 80s. He used to beat me on the multiplication drills…

30. 8of5 - May 19, 2013

I could have sworn I saw Mindy Kaling in a shot in engineering. Did I imagine that?

31. Brett - May 19, 2013

I also have to chime in re: Mindy Kaling. The camera lingered briefly on her, and I’ve been hunting it down online ever since.

32. Robnhud - May 19, 2013

Two Klingons? I remember the one talking to Uhura (Blackmor), which one was the other (Tarabay)?

33. Lords Of Kobol Book - May 19, 2013

#32 —

The one stepping on Kirk’s face:

34. porthoses birch - May 19, 2013

I mentioned before that I swear the first ship on Marcus’ desk in Fireball XL-5 . Also thought I glimpsed Thunderbird 1 there.

During the tracking shot in the bar. There is a woman who bares a striking resembalance to Kaitlin Dar (STV).

Interesting note is when Khan gives the Vengence the order to go to Starfleet headquarters. After 9/11 the makers of the game Flight Simulator changed the programming so you couldn’t crash into buildings.

35. CmdrR - May 19, 2013

AJ – Been asking in several threads. No answer yet.

36. Lords Of Kobol Book - May 19, 2013

SPOILER question …

Did anyone see what, exactly, happened to Hendorff and the other redshirt on Qo’noS?

37. JohnRambo - May 19, 2013

Nolan North is In EVERYTHING!

38. NFXstudios - May 19, 2013

“Moto” is the security officer in the Enterprise brig. The green alien with the big head.

Heather Langencamp has mostly been a makeup effects artist the past several years, so that’s her under all the makeup.

39. Ronnudtx - May 19, 2013

@33 Gracias!

40. rm10019 - May 19, 2013

Fun thread! Thanks Anthony!

41. Capt. of the USS Anduril - May 19, 2013

Anime voice actor Beau Billingslea(Cowboy Bebop) played the Starfleet Captain that Spock was temporarily assigned to.

42. Dismayed - May 19, 2013

@17 / James: the article didn’t say that when I posted my comment. Anthony must have confirmed it and updated the article.

43. sean - May 19, 2013


Ahh thanks, that’s definitely her! They kept showing her so I kind of expected her to have a larger role than she did.

44. Dances With Klingons - May 19, 2013

Perhaps it was just me, or did STID put many visual jokes as tributes to all the previous ST movies? The “seat belts” from the deleted scene in Nemisis, Cat girls from STV:TFF? Scotty seeing a “whale” of a fish. I nearly cried out “There be whales here!”

45. smike - May 19, 2013

I still wonder whether Officer Darwin is actually Deltan and whether Science Officer 0718 is Rug from TOS “What Are Little Girls Made Off”…

46. smike - May 19, 2013

@44: Not to forget Praxis already destroyed in this timeline.

47. smike - May 19, 2013

The Vengeance weapon systems were highly reminiscent of the Scimitar, Scotty sabotaging that ship harked back to ST:III’s Excelsior sabotage, Sulu in the Captain’s chair is a hint at STVI, and this time Kirk didn’t fall off that railing as in GEN, due to Chekov’s superpowers. His “near death” scene reminded me a bit of the Shat’s goodbye on Veridian III. Yes, there are MANY visual references to TOS and the first ten movies…

48. drapera - May 19, 2013

This is the trivia stuff we live for…keep it coming!

Saw the film in IMAX 3D…going again today in 2D…need a second viewing to really get to grips with this new Trek. However, best special effects I have ever seen in a Trek film…and dare I say it, best EFX in a Sci-Fi film ever.


49. Martin - May 19, 2013

I hope the next issue of star trek magazine has interviews with all these little guys
peter weller noel clarke Nanzeen Contractor Anjini Taneja Azhar Joseph Gatt Aisha Hinds Amanda Foreman Jason Matthew Smith oh and who ever plays keenser.

50. Mad Mann - May 19, 2013

Did the Klingon characters have names? Also, did Marina Sirtis or Nichelle Nichols voice the computer?

51. Admiral Mike - May 19, 2013

There seems to be an android tripe character on the bridge. Any info on him??

52. Capt. of the USS Anduril - May 19, 2013

@44 McCoy helping a science officer perform surgery on a torpedo.

53. Admiral Archer's Prized Beagle - May 19, 2013

It would have been much cooler to see Arex replace Chekov on the bridge.

54. Moshe - May 19, 2013


I couldn’t help but notice that you didn’t mention the name of the character that Benedict Cumberbatch is credited as playing…

Is it the same character as the one listed in the IMDB cast listing?

55. Jason - May 19, 2013

what about Heather Langenkamp. she was an alien at a desk in front of the brig.

56. Jack - May 19, 2013

20. I was thinking hair transplant…

Wait, I thought everybody here was certain Nolan North would be playing Robert April?

57. Jack - May 19, 2013

Praxis being destroyed makes sense — they would have had loads of ships to replace after Nero, and they probably would have gone overboard on defense/offense/expansion. So rapid over-mining, less concern with safety etc. Why not?

The trouble with conspiracy theories — could a massive secret shipbuilding program exist without being discovered by somebody in Starfleet? A leak to the press etc.? Of course, the fleet and the whole darned Federation govt. could have been in on it… but…

58. Anthony Pascale - May 19, 2013

Answering some Q’s

Two Klingons are listed in the credits as “Klingons” they are the only ones that took off their helmets.

There is no computer voice for the USS Enterprise in Into Darkness. The Vengeance has a voice and that is Hader.

The “android” type is mentioned above, Joseph Gatt as Science Officer 0718 there is also link to interview with him

Del Trame is not in the credits. I will check with Bob where he is, I think on some display but not sure it made the cut or not.

59. welshtrek - May 19, 2013

Anyone else nitice the tiny reference to Dr. Boyce in STID? The medical computer console at very end of movie lists Kirk’s atttending physician as Dr, Boce, presumably the CMO aboard Pike’s “Prime Universe” Enterprise with three appearances in The Cage and Menagerie P1 & 2 – nice little fanboy touch

60. Dr. Image - May 19, 2013

And Chris Doohan had a LINE! Excellent! Off to see it again in2D. The film lends itself to repeat viewings- I know I’LL never get sick of it!

61. Ashley - May 19, 2013

I loved all the bridge crew members. I hope they all make it back for the next movie, and with more lines! Especially looking forward to seeing the blonde again. <3

Also, I guess the bar scene features different music in different countries? USA version is "The Growl" performed by Kassia Conway, oddly with a writing credit by Abrams. Love that song though. I keep playing it over and over. :)

62. danielcw - May 19, 2013

“Darwin” (Aisha Hinds) is just called “Aisha” in the German extra credits for the dubbing team.
Maybe her character’s name went through different stages like “Gatt2000″/”Science Officer 0718″.

63. Hank - May 19, 2013

I would swear I saw Kal Penn in San Francisco just before the Vengeance crashed.

64. Zirclet - May 19, 2013

‘Darwin’ had a pretty serious 5 o’clock shadow on her head – pretty sure the makeup team woulda touched that up if she was truly meant to be a Deltan.

I know some people are taking issue with “Science Officer 0718″, etc., but I really liked the diverse and interesting secondary folks on the bridge this time around. That blonde girl with the Anime haircut was a particularly fresh addition!

65. John in Canada, eh? - May 19, 2013

I recognized Hader’s voice, twice, during the movie. Took me out of the moment a bit as I tried to place it.

66. Kev - May 20, 2013

Still cant believe the catwoman thing, there really going with the Kirk will screw anything female angle that everyone has joked about over the years lol

oh god wait a minute, wasnt there a cat woman in star trek 5…. put that out of your mind sorry, sorry, sorry

So wait a minute with the robot guy on the enterprise was that supposed to be an honorable and respectful replacement for Majel Barret?

it would explain a great deal.

also Darwin” played by Aisha Hinds that was kind of a what the hell moment for me, like a what, who the hell is this deal. Is she supposed to be of the same race as my oath of celibacy is on record Illia

at 8:40

that was kind of an akward person to put at the helm, really distracting

Also I dont remember seeing Christopher Doohan or his line unlike the robot guy

67. Kev - May 20, 2013

Actually scratch that with Captain Kirk and the Darwin woman being the same race as Illia thing. maybe her just blurting that out isnt too far out there in retrospect after the cat girls thing.

might become required paperwork under the command of Zap Brannagan, an official tails I can chase list for Kirk. oh dear lol

68. Jim Nightshade - May 20, 2013

keenser was deep roy same lil guy in the willy wonka redo playin all the oompa loopas….

so now nukirk has saved the earth/universe whatever twice…anybody add up how many times kirk prime saved the earth or more?

u know there was so much clapping n cheering n laughin by the sneak preview trekkie crowd i find it hard to believe that stid wont be bigger or more popular….

and the special 3d imax efx and stunts/various localed n stunning spectacular imagery was more n bigger n better lookin than any other movie made….that alone should make this a must see for most movie audiences… blows everything before it away…

69. Tony Young - May 20, 2013

Who was the bald Enterprise crew member with the augmented voice? I thought he was Deltan, and he actually could be.

70. Matt Wright - May 20, 2013

@69 – Story on him here, he’s not a Deltan:

71. Phil - May 20, 2013

Well, ILM did the FX work again. Has anyone spotted the Star Wars Easter egg? …and no, JJ doesn’t count.

72. Grand Marshal Skaldak - May 22, 2013



73. Matt Wright - May 22, 2013

ILM isn’t telling if they did or didn’t, I’m afraid we’ll probably have to wait for the home video release so people can go through all the VFX sequences with a fine tooth comb. Where did you see it Phil?

74. Jovius the Romulan - May 24, 2013

Anthony… Anthony please check for typos before submitting. :P

75. ElAuriano - May 25, 2013

Do they have the full credits list to bring to me? I need this for the spanish version of Memory Alpha Wiki… Thanks!

76. Shauna - May 27, 2013

Anyone else think Tim Russ (Tuvok, Voyager) was the officer on the Vengeance that told Admiral Marcus someone was on the ship. I also thought I saw him in the 2009 film as one of the Vulcans prepping Spock’s ship with the red matter in it.

77. Matt Wright - May 27, 2013

Nope, that’s a very tall dude that doesn’t look all that much like Tim Russ, and he doesn’t sound anything like him. Also they wouldn’t cast someone from a previous franchise in such a noticeable way that would be really confusing.

It’s this actor:

78. Shauna - May 27, 2013

Thanks Matt, guess I was just hop g

79. chris from YVR - May 29, 2013

Kal Penn (with cap on) in crowd scene when Vengence crashes.

Did no one else see that??

80. Sam - June 11, 2013

Does anyone know the voice that Joe Moses plays in the movie? Can’t find it anywhere.

81. Robert Stuart - June 12, 2013

+1 for also having seen Mindy Kaling in Engineering. I’m looking around the Internet for any other mentions. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.