TrekMovie.com has confirmed a couple of more actors in small roles in the new Star Trek movie. 32-year-old actress Darlena Tejeiro has an unknown part and 46-year-old actor and stuntman Paul Townsend is playing a Starfleet security officer. Both actors have extensive experience and for Paul, this is not his first time in the Star Trek universe.
Little is known about Tejeiro’s role in the film except that she has completed her work and she is not playing an Orion. After studying acting in New York, Darlena began her career in 1995 with a recurring role on the soap All My Children. Since moving to Los Angeles she has appeared on shows such as NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, Criminal Minds, Medium and Ugly Betty. Her most high profile films to date are 2004’s Starsky & Hutch and 2007’s I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, although she had a lead role in the direct-to-DVD horror movie Axe. More on Tejeiro at IMDb
Tejeiro, just guess that she will not be hidden under Vulcan robes
Paul Townsend seems to have a somewhat larger role and will appear in several scenes as a security officer. Townsend trained under actor Jeff Corey, who appeared as Plasus in the TOS episode “The Cloud Minders.” He has been seen in such films as Small Soldiers and A Mighty Wind and has made appearances on shows like The Bold and the Beautiful, Charmed, and Monk. His stunt work includes the films Beastmaster 3 and National Treasure. He was also a stuntman and featured performer on Star Trek: Enterprise, appearing as a gunfighter in the third season episode “North Star.” See IMDb for more on Townsend.
Townsend, keeping the ‘stache alive in the 23rd century
31 and more to come
Tejeiro and Townsend bring the total number of confirmed cast members to 31. TrekMovie.com will have more casting news later this week so stay tuned.
Special thanks to Memory Alpha’s Tom for contributing to this story
I’m not familiar with Darlena Tejeiro although I would like to be ;), but I do recognize Paul Townsend. I’ll have to check out “A Mighty Wind” this week.
Welcome aboard Paul and Darlena–Third!
Pity Darlena would have made a cool Orion.. I have seen Paul Townsend before, he’s quite a good actor.
More minor news
I just got one question. where is JJ digging up these people. some of them I never even heard of.
To EM number 4
is it just me or are people on this site acting more and more like spoiled children lately.
If there is some better website with MAJOR trek news out there that this site is missing please tell us about it and we will all go there.
So, he will be a RED SHIRT.
I hope he has a glorious death, lol
Who did Townsend play in A Mighty Wind? I’ve seen that movie a few times and I don’t recognize him.
I, for one, totally enjoy finding out about these lesser known characters and watching for them later on as they hone their craft and develop their careers.
Thanks again to Trekmovie.com for bringing all aspects of the production to us. I would love to hear from some of the production team on their downtime, such as the production designer, wardrobe, makeup, lighting grips, gaffers, etc.
It’s this team that JJ Abrams has around him that bring the magic to the screen. I would love it if Roberto could wrangle up a couple of quotes from these guys.
Just a thought.
Oh, and welcome, Paul and Darlena
she looks like jerri ryan in the first pic
I don’t know about Tejeiro not being hidden under Vulcan robes. I think her facial features that could do well for a Vulcan. Just because she’s good looking doesn’t mean she’s going to be in skimpy attire, right?
Nah! Who am I kidding? ;)
hey she could play carol marcus and be kirks first love or is that second or 3rd.oh well. or she could play ruth the woman we met in shore leave. would love to learn more about ruth and or carol marcus and how all that happened as well. twnsend an play chief of secrutry. he would make a tough officer.
It’s already been confirmed that Carol Marcus won’t be in the movie. She was in an earlier draft of the script but they changed it.
well done Michelle….love to see folks paying attention
there will be a quiz later
Day-um!!!!!!!!!! She’s one HOT Latina BABE!!!!
I guess I’m sort of resigned to the fact that Rand will all likelihood not be in this film, but I will be extremely surprised/disappointed if there is no NUMBER ONE in here. If they are going to have Pike, how could they not have her?
she might very well be the woman who harry mudd impregnates leading to the bastard child jimmy kirk. (note to #6: this event was confirmed earlier by trekmovie.com., you won’t find hotter news than that anywhere)
Nice pictures of Darlena, Chuck.
Every bit part is played by some body. TrekMovie is just reporting names of the actors playing those parts.
They could be Security officers, engineering or medical personnel, general background character’s with no lines, just walk on’s that you probably wouldn’t even notice anyway…crap, they could be bellhops at the Vulcan Embassy for all we know!
Most likely they will be Red Shirts that will be picked offed any way during landing party scenes…LOL
The only thing that matter’s is who is playing the major character’s, since the movie will be about them, not some bit player walk on actor who’s getting paid for a day or two of work.
#4 EM “more minor news”
Ah, crap! Don’t tell me there are KIDS in this movie!
(stomach gurgling, lunch rushing to surface…)
Looking at the photos….I would judge Darlena Tejeiro to be a shy and innocent type who needs the help and guidance of an older, more experienced male…..Darlena would only benefit from the wisdom a mature man could share with her…………………..
……………….I think we could become good friends! :)
I’ve never called “first” on this site, but, hey, I’m calling “first dibs” on her!!!
Now she’s a nice corn feed gal.
What, it’s nickname is “corn” now???
Hey! If only she could give me a mind meld..maybe she might be one of old jimmy boys flames.
She does have a striking jawline for a Vulcan?? Interesting, what if she was Number One??! Ha Ha!
I certainly hope Darlena doesn’t read this forum… holy hell…
#19 — Thanks, but Anthony chose the clearer images. My images are the ones that are blurred because they were originally smaller, lol
Oh, and twenty-eighth.
Sounds like you’d rather be with Jimmy!
Excellent choice, casting dept..
I’m certain she is as talented as she is beautiful.
Re: #6. Sisko Is The Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him
My goodness! #2 (EM) may have just been expressing a little bit of disappointment. Why are you reacting as if he/she was having a full-blown tantrum?
Like #9 and #20 have stated, we welcome any and all news although I’m sure many of us would like something more substantial than minor players, some of whom we’ve never heard of. But, we’ll have to take it as it comes and – – we may get a bit antsy. We’re just a little Trek-starved, that’s all.
It would make sense if she chided Spock for not returning to Vulcan.
Number One… wouldn’t make sense: she’d be in her 40’s at the time of the transition, or thereabouts.
Trek starved? starved? really?
have you looked on the front page…over 20 stories in the last week, most of which are exclusive to this site
and you are starved?
I dont know what else we can do
Chuck- You can hardly blame the guys, Chuck. I’m inspired to rummage in my closet for a black slip and schedule a photography session.
Townsend will bring MIGHTY MUSTACHE POWER to Star Trek!
Unless they make him shave it.
Or unless those ‘staches were just studio property to begin with.
But I can hope. Twenty-Third Century ‘Stache Awesomeness!
Paul Townsend will be playing me in the movie.
#34 Denise de Arman — Oh, I never said I didn’t agree with ’em. ;)
#35 — He will have the ‘stash in the film, from what I hear. And it is his.
sounds like pictures of the suggestion already exist……….
Please…..PUHLEASE…..send me some samples!!??
#37: You are the bearer of very encouraging news. My odds of seeing this film just jumped from 55% to 57.3%
Faran Tahir, Anthony? Please?
It was a pleasure for me, Charles. ;)
Re: #33 Anthony
“Trek starved? starved? really?…”
Don’t take that the wrong way – – I meant for new movies, TV series, new Trek film. I wasn’t making a comment on this website’s reporting. You’re seeing flamers and trollers and whiners (oh my) everywhere.
I’m crazy for Star Trek and even though I have all the old stuff I can’t get enough so when I heard about the new movie and stumbled across this website I was ecstatic. I meant that maybe some of us get restless because we’re dying to see new adventures on film.
Luv ya, Ant.
Anthony#33- I don’t think Katie meant to imply anything toward Trekmovie, Anthony. I know I am continually awed by the sheer amount of info you guys bring to us every day and am very appreciative of your efforts. It is as though you feed us without expecting anything in return. I think what she meant was, with the premiere being pushed back, there are those of us who want more info from JJ and his team. At least that’s how I interpreted her message. You do know how grateful we are, don’t you Anthony?
Eric Bana with shaved head on the Tonight Show, says it is for lice at first but then reveals its for his Star Trek role.
Harry#38- I do so love it when I make you whimper, Harry.
Eric Bana with shaved head?
Nah, anything but Nemesis all over again!!!!!!!
since I can’t “throw you a bone”, how about you obliging and giving me my birthday present early, there’s a sweetie………..
40…what did i tell you about patience
I just saw Eric with shaved head on Jay Leno. I think he said he wore a hair piece or wig for the Star Trek movie.
Harry#47- That was so bad Harry, hardly even worthy of you. And if I did oblige you and give you a birthday present early, I doubt if you would have the energy to utter a single word, much less call me “sweetie”…