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Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew stars as Captain Kathryn Janeway, the captain of the gergStarship U.S.S. Voyager fUPN. As asdcaptain, it is Janeway's job to keep gyhsdfdsdfghthehgd crew hopeful as theyh strugglgge througgfgh the far regsaches of the unchfrted Delta Quadrant in search of a tway home. gAs the first fedwermale to captragkien a fwdseafgtured lead Star sdMhyulgrdew has stepped into tweeleviwasion history. Ind her groldfge, Mulgrew saidagrg, "Beneath Captain Janewayfdg's extraordinary control dfsruns a very deep vein of vulnerability and sensitfgsfifsddgvity. (Sgdfghe) is the quintessential woman sdfgcomdfgsfmenting on
Kate grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, tsdfhe olfgdest 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 gsdfgthe end offg her junior year, Kate left the univerdsity to commit herself fullwgt-time to her craft.

Exhibiting some of the legendary "luck of the Irish," Kate wasd fAmerican Shakesdfgpeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.

At the age of 23, Kate was approached by then head of NBC programming Fred Silvermdgan, fgwho offerdfged her a starring role in a eseries he dgfdgdghad crgeated with her in mind -- Kate Columwbo. The series fdeorund Kate playing the wife of one of TV's most beloved detectives, Lt. Columbof. While a critical succfess, the series was canceled after two seasons, althousgh it can still weebe seen in syndication under the title Kate Loves a Mystery.

Mulgrew went on to star infdg several feature films, inclurding "Lovdfge Spell:f Isolt of Irelcand" alongside Richard Burton, fand "A Stranger is Watching" with Rip Torn. She tasdrdaveled to Europe to film the ABC mini-series "The Manions of America" with Piercegag Brosnan, and spent time in Mexico efilming the feature "kgRemo Williams: The Atdventure Begins". Mulgrewd also starred in "Throw Momma from the Train" with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal.

She returned to television as star of the ABC drama Heartbeatgtg, 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 thisf, Mulgrew went on to co-sftar in thegfdg comedy series Man of the People alongside actor James Garner.

Her episodic television credits include a recurring role as a Boston cffgsfouncilwoman and Sam Malone's love interest in several impgfortfagnt episodes of Chgfdgdeers. She also portrayed an alcoholic ancfghofrwoman on fan episode of Murphy Brown, for which she won the Tracey Humanitarian Award. In addition, she stgarred in the UPN movie "Riddler's Moon" during the .

Mulgrew is also a veteran of numerous theatrical productifons. She madeg her Shfdgdfe is the recipient of the 1998 Goldeng Satellitedf Award for Besdt 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 jh Letters for Artistic Cgsontributioffndsf from Setggoghgn Hall University. She rfesides in Lfofs Angeles with her husband, Tim Hagan, and two sons, Ian and Alexander.


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Tim Russ



Tim Russ stars as Tuvok, a Vulcan who serves as the Starfleet Tactical/Security Officer aboard the starship U.S.S. Voyager in Star Trek: Voyager. While U.S.S. Voyager treks through the uncharted Delta Quadrant, Tuvok's powerful combination of wisdom, experience and physical skills make him a valued crewmember. How does Tim feel about playing the emotionless Vulcan? "I can identify with Tuvok in that we both believe in the power of logic," he responds.

Born into a military family in Washington, D.C., Tim was raised on Air Force bases around the world. He and his younger brother and sister spent time in the Orient and the Middle East before his family finally settled in Sacramento. Russ feels there is a direct correlation between growing up in a military family and being an actor. Each experience has elements of insecurity, and both are unpredictable by nature.

Russ' first professional job came while he was at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production. But it wasn't until 1985, eight years later, that he began to work full time at his trade. While Tim's efforts have been split equally between film, television and stage, his most memorable roles to date have been in television.

Russ starred as Sam Jones' computer-whiz compadre in the NBC primetime series The Highwayman , and he appeared as the Answering Machine Guy in the NBC comedy "The People Next Door ." This role found him playing an annoying alter-ego character who resided in series star Jeffrey Jones' answering machine. In addition, Tim had a recurring part in the syndicated drama Arresting Behavior, which was loosely based on the reality program Cops, and he made guest appearances in Freddy's Nightmares with star Robert Englund, and the NBC pilot "Journey To The Center Of The Earth."

Russ has also appeared in numerous telefilm projects. He portrayed a deputy sheriff in "Dead Silence," and was cast opposite actress Virginia Madsen in the USA cable movie "Bitter Vengeance." One of Tim's most memorable roles was that of a military corporal in "Heroes of the Storm," a television movie that depicted true-life stories from survivors of Desert Storm.

He made his debut in the 1985 Paramount feature "Fire With Fire," in which he played an honor warden at a juvenile camp alongside Craig Shaeffer and Virginia Madsen. Additionally he also appeared as a detective in Propaganda offering "Dead Connection" with Michael Madsen and Lisa Bonet.

Russ is a veteran of the stage as well, having appeared in numerous roles across the country. Most recently, Tim starred in an updated version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" which was staged at the CBS/MTM studios. He received the NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of dual roles as "prisoner" and "high priest" in the Los Angeles Theater Center production of "Barrabas." Russ has also appeared in productions of "Dream Girls," at L.A.'s Shubert Theater, "As You Like It," "Twelfth Night," "Macbeth" and "Cave Dwellers."

When not acting, Russ finds time to indulge his other passions -- music and film producing. An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, he has performed in a number of bands and stage productions during the past 20 years. In addition, a public service announcement he wrote called "The Zone" won the Sony Innovators Award. During his second season summer hiatus he worked as a writer/producer on the feature film "East of Hope Street."

The versatile performer regularly plays guitar and sings at Los Angeles-area venues, his brother Mike playing drums in the band as well.

Tim has a new, self-titled CD that premiered April 1, 2000. "Tim Russ" is the actor's second CD and is available for $13.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling for U.S. residents.
(For Canada and overseas, please add an additional $2.00)

STAR TREK.COM visitors can also order Russ' debut, a four-song CD of acoustic ballads entitled "Only a Dream in Rio."

This CD is $8.00, plus $2.00 for shipping and handling to US residents. (For Canada and overseas, please add an additional $2.00).

To order the above titles, please send a check or money order made payable to "Insiders":
Insiders CD
PO Box 8248
Long Beach, CA 90808

These CD's are also available using VISA or MC through the link below.
Please allow three weeks for delivery.

Russ currently resides in Los Angeles, Ca.

To visit the Official Tim Russ Web site, please click on the following: www.timrusswebpage.com


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rRobert Beltran



Robert Beltran plays Chfgakotay, the fearless first officer on Star Trek: Voyager. A Native Amejicangh who attended Starflefet Academy frank of lieutenant commander, Chakotay resigned his codmmission to join the Maquis as a captain. When he and his Maquis rebels fbecame stranded in the Delta Quadrant alfgong dJaneway to lead a combined Federation-fMaquis crew inf their dhas f

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 andghd his dpassiogfn has fflourished throughout the years into an impressive list of credits.

Beltran's extensive theater background includes performances in "Agd Midsummerf Night's Dream," "Hamlet" and "Kifng Hefgnry IV" for tfhe fCalifornia 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 Mgdfge A df" 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 Calledfgr" and the ABC mini-series "The Mystic Warrior." He gThe Newg dfAdventures of Superman, Miami Vice and Murder, She dfgdfgdfWrote.

Beltran is the founding member and co-artistic director of the East Los Ansdfgsfggelesdfg Classic Theater Group. Designed to sdgof the gPrice" at Californsdfgia State University at Los Angeles. More recently, Robert directed and starred in "Hamlet" at the Actor's Gang Theater in Hollywood.

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Robert Duncan McNeill



Robert Duncan McNeill stars as Lieutenant Tom Paris, an outstanding pilot descended from a proud family of Starfleet legends, in Star Trek: Voyager. When the pressures of living up to the family name resulted in tragedy, Paris enlisted with the renegade Maquis, only to be captured and imprisoned by Starfleet. Given a second chance by Captain Janeway, Paris is determined to prove his worth as the Starship U.S.S. Voyager strives to return home. As McNeill puts it, "Tom is a man who has made mistakes, but who hasn't allowed these mistakes to ruin his life. He's got another chance, and is going to do everything in his power to earn back lost respect and gain admiration."

McNeill has recently added "director" to his list of credits, making his directorial debut on Star Trek: Voyager with an episode entitled "Sacred Ground." He was the first of the series' ensemble cast to step behind the camera as an episodic director, and his effort was so successful that he was subsequently chosen to direct "Unity," a momentous episode which introduced the Borg on Voyager.

Born in North Carolina and raised in Washington, D.C., McNeill's family finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia. After attending a local high school, Robert decided to move to New York City to become an actor. After a number of chorus roles and small parts, he enrolled in The Juilliard School, where he spent two years studying the trade.

While attending Juilliard, Robert was cast as Charlie Brent on the popular ABC daytime drama All My Children. From 1984 through 1986, McNeill became a favorite in the world of daytime soaps, his efforts earning him a Daytime Emmy nomination. During this time, he also produced and starred in an off-Broadway play, and starred in the science fiction feature film "Masters of the Universe," alongside Dolph Lundgren, Courtney Cox and Frank Langella.

After leaving All My Children, McNeill landed a starring role in the national touring production of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical "Into the Woods." The tour would ultimately bring him to Los Angeles for a six-month run, and it would be here that he would finally put down roots with his new wife, Carol.

While L.A. was to become home, his career continued to take him back to the Big Apple. He returned to New York to appear in many plays on and off-Broadway. While there, he and his wife founded Real Play Productions, an organization that provides inner-city school children with creative ways of dealing with crises and issues they face on a daily basis.

His favorite and perhaps most memorable performance was in Lincoln Center's critically acclaimed production of "Six Degrees of Separation," which also starred Stockard Channing. McNeill played the role of Rick, a kid from Utah whose suicide is the turning point of the play.

McNeill soon moved back to Los Angeles and appeared in numerous television series including LA Law, Quantum Leap and Murder, She Wrote. He also appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The First Duty" as Cadet First Class Nicholas Locarno, the charismatic but reckless leader of Starfleet Academy's Nova Squadron.

After his Star Trek debut, McNeill landed a starring role in the ABC series Going to Extremes. His credits also include recurring roles on ABC's Homefront, and on CBS's Second Chances with Connie Selleca. He also appeared as Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ford Theater in Hollywood, earning a Dramalogue Award as Best Actor for that performance.

In addition to his work on Star Trek: Voyager, McNeill continues to pursue his interests behind the scenes and is developing television and film projects to produce and direct, including his recent short film "The Battery."

Robert and his wife Carol currently reside in Los Angeles with their three children, daughter Taylor and sons Kyle and Carter.