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On this page I'll include biographical information about the cast of my favorite TV show. Here's a sample of the format and type of the information I might include.

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Kate Mulgrew,Captain Kathryn Janeway,

Kate Mulgrew stars as Captain Kathryn Janeway, the captain of the Starship U.S.S. Voyager on Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Voyager for UPN. As captain, it is Janeway's job to keep the crew hopeful as they struggle through the far reaches of the uncharted Delta Quadrant in search of a way home. As the first female to captain a featured lead Star Trek vessel in the franchise's 31-year history, Kate Mulgrew has stepped into television history. In commenting on her award-winning role, Mulgrew said, "Beneath Captain Janeway's extraordinary control runs a very deep vein of vulnerability and sensitivity. (She) is the quintessential woman of the future--both commanding and discerning."

Kate grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, the oldest girl in a family of eight. She left home at age 17 and traveled to New York City to study acting. There she enrolled at New York University and was accepted into the famed Stella Adler Conservatory. At the end of her junior year, Kate left the university to commit herself full-time to her craft.

Exhibiting some of the legendary "luck of the Irish," Kate was immediately cast as Mary Ryan on the ABC daytime drama Ryan's Hope (a job that lasted two years), while simultaneously earning the role of Emily in a production of "Our Town" at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.

At the age of 23, Kate was approached by then head of NBC programming Fred Silverman, who offered her a starring role in a series he had created with her in mind -- Kate Columbo. The series found Kate playing the wife of one of TV's most beloved detectives, Lt. Columbo. While a critical success, the series was canceled after two seasons, although it can still be seen in syndication under the title Kate Loves a Mystery.

Mulgrew went on to star in several feature films, including "Love Spell: Isolt of Ireland" alongside Richard Burton, and "A Stranger is Watching" with Rip Torn. She traveled to Europe to film the ABC mini-series "The Manions of America" with Pierce Brosnan, and spent time in Mexico filming the feature "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins". Mulgrew also starred in "Throw Momma from the Train" with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal.

She returned to television as star of the ABC drama Heartbeat, where she portrayed Doctor Joanne Springstein, the head of a medical clinic. This series, which aired for two seasons, won a People's Choice Award for Best Drama. Following this, Mulgrew went on to co-star in the comedy series Man of the People alongside actor James Garner.

Her episodic television credits include a recurring role as a Boston councilwoman and Sam Malone's love interest in several important episodes of Cheers. She also portrayed an alcoholic anchorwoman on an episode of Murphy Brown, for which she won the Tracey Humanitarian Award. In addition, she starred in the UPN movie "Riddler's Moon" during the 1998-99 television season.

Mulgrew is also a veteran of numerous theatrical productions. She made her Broadway debut in "Black Comedy," a play written by Peter Schaeffer that also starred Nancy Marchand and Peter MacNicol. Her other stage credits include starring roles in "Titus Andronicus" at the Shakespeare Theater in New York City's Central Park; and "Hedda Gabler" and "Measure for Measure" at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum.

She is the recipient of the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an actress in a dramatic TV series and the 24th Annual Saturn Award for Best Genre TV actress.

Mulgrew received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for Artistic Contribution from Seton Hall University. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Tim Hagan, and two sons, Ian and Alexander.


Kate Mulgrew stars as Captain Kathryn Janeway, the captain of the Starship U.S.S. Voyager on Paramount Network Television's Star Trek: Voyager for UPN. As captain, it is Janeway's job to keep the crew hopeful as they struggle through the far reaches of the uncharted Delta Quadrant in search of a way home. As the first female to captain a featured lead Star Trek vessel in the franchise's 31-year history, Kate Mulgrew has stepped into television history. In commenting on her award-winning role, Mulgrew said, "Beneath Captain Janeway's extraordinary control runs a very deep vein of vulnerability and sensitivity. (She) is the quintessential woman of the future--both commanding and discerning."

Kate grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, the oldest girl in a family of eight. She left home at age 17 and traveled to New York City to study acting. There she enrolled at New York University and was accepted into the famed Stella Adler Conservatory. At the end of her junior year, Kate left the university to commit herself full-time to her craft.

Exhibiting some of the legendary "luck of the Irish," Kate was immediately cast as Mary Ryan on the ABC daytime drama Ryan's Hope (a job that lasted two years), while simultaneously earning the role of Emily in a production of "Our Town" at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.

At the age of 23, Kate was approached by then head of NBC programming Fred Silverman, who offered her a starring role in a series he had created with her in mind -- Kate Columbo. The series found Kate playing the wife of one of TV's most beloved detectives, Lt. Columbo. While a critical success, the series was canceled after two seasons, although it can still be seen in syndication under the title Kate Loves a Mystery.

Mulgrew went on to star in several feature films, including "Love Spell: Isolt of Ireland" alongside Richard Burton, and "A Stranger is Watching" with Rip Torn. She traveled to Europe to film the ABC mini-series "The Manions of America" with Pierce Brosnan, and spent time in Mexico filming the feature "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins". Mulgrew also starred in "Throw Momma from the Train" with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal.

She returned to television as star of the ABC drama Heartbeat, where she portrayed Doctor Joanne Springstein, the head of a medical clinic. This series, which aired for two seasons, won a People's Choice Award for Best Drama. Following this, Mulgrew went on to co-star in the comedy series Man of the People alongside actor James Garner.

Her episodic television credits include a recurring role as a Boston councilwoman and Sam Malone's love interest in several important episodes of Cheers. She also portrayed an alcoholic anchorwoman on an episode of Murphy Brown, for which she won the Tracey Humanitarian Award. In addition, she starred in the UPN movie "Riddler's Moon" during the 1998-99 television season.

Mulgrew is also a veteran of numerous theatrical productions. She made her Broadway debut in "Black Comedy," a play written by Peter Schaeffer that also starred Nancy Marchand and Peter MacNicol. Her other stage credits include starring roles in "Titus Andronicus" at the Shakespeare Theater in New York City's Central Park; and "Hedda Gabler" and "Measure for Measure" at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum.

She is the recipient of the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an actress in a dramatic TV series and the 24th Annual Saturn Award for Best Genre TV actress.

Mulgrew received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for Artistic Contribution from Seton Hall University. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Tim Hagan, and two sons, Ian and Alexander.














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Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran plays Chakotay, the fearless first officer on Star Trek: Voyager. A Native American who attended Starfleet Academy and attained the rank of lieutenant commander, Chakotay resigned his commission to join the Maquis as a captain. When he and his Maquis rebels became stranded in the Delta Quadrant along with the U.S.S. Voyager, Chakotay agreed to serve under Captain Janeway to lead a combined Federation-Maquis crew in their quest to find their way home. "Chakotay is a passionate man who has earned Captain Janeway's respect as her friend and first officer," Beltran explains.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Beltran graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Theater Arts. His love for acting began in elementary school and his passion has flourished throughout the years into an impressive list of credits.

Beltran's extensive theater background includes performances in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Hamlet" and "King Henry IV" for the California Shakespeare Festival. He has worked with El Teatro Campesino, the theater company of famed writer/director Luis Valdez, where he appeared in "Corridos," "Rose of the Rancho," and "La Pastorela." At the Los Angeles Theater Center, Beltran performed to critical acclaim in the Luis Valdez play "I Don't Have To Show You No Stinkin' Badges."

His feature film credits include a critically acclaimed performance in "Eating Raoul," plus leading roles in "Gaby" and "Kiss Me A Killer." He also starred in "Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills" and portrayed John Sturges in Oliver Stone's "Nixon."

Prior to joining Star Trek: Voyager, Beltran appeared in the recurring role of Lieutenant Soto in Fox's Models, Inc. His television performances include the lead role in HBO's "Midnight Caller" and the ABC mini-series "The Mystic Warrior." He has also guest starred on numerous programs including Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Miami Vice and Murder, She Wrote.

Beltran is the founding member and co-artistic director of the East Los Angeles Classic Theater Group. Designed to provide cultural enrichment to the East Los Angeles community, the theater company has performed "A Touch of the Poet" and "The Price" at California State University at Los Angeles. More recently, Robert directed and starred in "Hamlet" at the Actor's Gang Theater in Hollywood.



If any of the cast members has a web site dedicated to just them, I might include a link to it here.