William Shatner may not want to do a Star Trek cameo, but it looks like other celebs are ready to go. In yesterday’s chat with JJ Abrams, the Star Trek director revealed that his ‘good luck charm’ Greg Grunberg (pictured in MI3) will not be appearing in the his new movie. However, Abrams pal Grunberg says that there are plenty of others who are on board the new Enterprise.
Grunberg tells SyFy Portal
You will see some of the actors that J.J. likes to work with in the movie. I’m not talking about me in particular, but you will see some great cameos. You’ll never know who the people are, but they are all fans of the [Star Trek] shows, fans of the movies, and called up J.J. asking to be in the movie. They were monster celebrities from all over, and he’s put them all in disguises and put them into his movie.
So who could he be talking about. We already know about Tyler Perry’s cameo. Abrams friend and MI3 star Tom Cruise dropped by the set a couple of weeks ago, but indications are that he did not shoot anything. Grunberg’s Alias co-stars Jennifer Garner and Kevin Weisman have expressed an interest. Maybe some folks from Lost could drop by? And of course there are some big celebs who are also Trekkies, like Tom Hanks. This is an area where we will have to do some more sniffing around.
Star Trek cameos
Star Trek on TV has a long history of celebrity fan cameos. These have included John Tesh, James Worthy, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Melvin Beli, Jason Alexander, Seth MacFarlane, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), and Stephen Hawking. However in the Trek films cameos have mostly been winks to the fans of favorite characters, such Bob Picardo showing up as “The Doctor” in First Contact or Grace Lee Whitney as Rand in The Undiscovered Country. Go Go’s singer Jane Wiedlin appeared in The Voyage Home, director Bryan Singer appeared in Nemesis , and possibly the most famous cameo was Christian Slater in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Slater wakes up Captain Sulu in STVI
More from Grunberg on Trek at SyFy Portal