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Species / Race / Gender / Ethnicity Breakdown
|Race of Actor||Nationality of
|James T. Kirk||Captain||TOS||M||Human||White||American|
|William Riker||1st Officer||TNG||M||Human||White||American|
|Kira Nerys||1st Officer||DS9||F||Bajoran||White||Bajoran|
(character is Native American)
|CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS|
|Leonard McCoy||Chief Medical Officer||TOS||M||Human||White||American|
|Beverly Crusher||Chief Medical Officer||TNG||F||Human||White||Scottish|
|Katherine Pulaski||Chief Medical Officer||TNG||F||Human||White||American|
|Julian Bashir||Chief Medical Officer||DS9||M||Human||Born in Sudan, Africa of an English mother and a Sudanese father|
|The Doctor (EMH)||Chief Medical Officer||Voy||M||Hologram||White||Starfleet|
|Phlox||Chief Medical Officer||Ent||M||Denobulan||White|
|Montgomery "Scotty" Scott||Chief Engineer||TOS||M||Human||White||Scottish|
|Geordi La Forge||Chief Engineer||TNG||M||Human||Black||African Confederation|
|Miles O'Brien||Chief Engineer||TNG/DS9||M||Human||White||Irish|
|B'Elanna Torres||Chief Engineer||Voy||F||Human/Klingon||mixed|
(Her character's human father is Hispanic)
|Charlie Tucker||Chief Engineer||Ent||M||Human||White||American (Southern)|
|CHIEF SECURITY/TACTICAL OFFICERS|
|Natasha Yar||Chief of security/tactical officer||TNG||F||Human||White||Ukrainian/Turkana IV|
|Worf||Chief of security/tactical officer||TNG/DS9||M||Klingon||Black||Klingon|
|Odo||Chief of security||DS9||M||Changeling||White||Bajor|
|Tuvok||Chief of security/tactical officer||Voy||M||Vulcan||Black|
|Malcolm Reed||Armory Officer||Ent||M||Human||White||British|
|HELM/NAVIGATION/FLIGHT CONTROL OFFICERS|
|Travis Mayweather||Helm/Navigation||Ent||M||Human||Black||American ("Boomer")|
|Jadzia Dax||Science Officer||DS9||F||Trill||White|
|Neelix||Chef/Chief Morale Officer||Voy||M||Talaxian||White|
|Seven of Nine||Misc.||Voy||F||Human/Borg||White|
Out of 42 principal cast members, 17 (or 40%) have been non-human or partially non-human. This includes two entirely artificial lifeforms: Data (an android) and the Doctor (a hologram). It also includes 3 human/alien hybrids: Spock (half Vulcan), Torres (half Klingon), and Troi (half Betazoid). These list of 17 "non-human" crew members also includes Seven of Nine, who is, biologically, fully human, but became, through technological modification, Borg, and lived most of her life within the Borg collective.
There are actually only eleven (26%) fully alien, non-artificial principal cast members: Worf, Kira, Odo, Quark, Jadzia Dax, Ezri Dax, Kes, Neelix, Tuvok, T'Pol and Phlox.
The most common alien race among principal cast members is Vulcan. There are two full-blooded Vulcans (T'Pol and Tuvok), as well as Spock, a half-Vulcan who fully embraced his Vulcan side with regards to culture and philosophy.
There are two Trill cast members, although, in a peculiarly Trill way, Jadzia and Ezri Dax are partially the same character.
There are two Klingon cast members. Worf, who was a principal cast member on Star Trek for more seasons than any other character, is full-blooded Klingon and fully embraces his Klingon culture, although he was actually raised by humans. Torres is half-human/half-Klingon, and mostly favored her human side culturally, although she grew to appreciate her Klingon side.
Data and the Doctor might be considered "two artificial life forms," although the android and the doctor are not the same form of technology.
|Kira Nerys||Bajoran||1st Officer|
|Seven of Nine||Borg/Human||Misc.|
|Odo||Changeling||Chief of security|
|Phlox||exotic alien||Chief Medical Officer|
|The Doctor (EMH)||Hologram||Chief Medical Officer|
|Worf||Klingon||Chief of security/tactical officer|
|B'Elanna Torres||Klingon/Human||Chief Engineer|
|Neelix||Talaxian||Chef/Chief Morale Officer|
|Jadzia Dax||Trill||Science Officer|
|Tuvok||Vulcan||Chief of security/tactical officer|
Women have served in most major postions: captain, 1st officer, science officer, tactical, chief medical officer, chief engineer and pperations/communications. The only "major" Star Trek position women have never held is helm / navigation / pilot, which is typically a low-ranking, less important position.
Two women have served as first officers: Kira and T'Pol. Two women have served as communications officer: Uhura and Hoshi Sato. Two women have served as chief medical officer: Crusher and Pulaski, although they were on the same show and were replacements for each other.
|Kira Nerys||1st Officer|
|B'Elanna Torres||Chief Engineer|
|Beverly Crusher||Chief Medical Officer|
|Katherine Pulaski||Chief Medical Officer|
|Natasha Yar||Chief of security/tactical officer|
|Seven of Nine||Misc.|
|Jadzia Dax||Science Officer|
Of the 42 principal cast members, eleven (26%) can be classified as racial minorities.
There are six characters played by black actors: Sisko, Geordi La Forge, Travis Mayweather, Tuvok, Uhura, and Worf. (Should these actors be called African-Americans? Levar Burton, who played Geordi, was born in Germany. Uhura's character was African, not American.)
There are three Asian characters portrayed by Asian actors: Sulu, Harry Kim, and Hoshi Sato. Keiko O'Brien (Japanese) was also an important supporting character on "Deep Space: Nine", and there was a Japanese on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Torres is a Hispanic name, but Roxann Biggs-Dawson who played her is biracial (with one African-American parent and one white parent). Chakotay's character is very much a Native American (from South or Latin America) who devoutly subscribes to many of his culture's traditional religious beliefs and practices. The actor himself is of Mexican descent. So he does have Native American ancestry, although he is mestizo, and describes himself as Hispanic or Mexican.
|Name||Position||Race of Actor|
|Geordi La Forge||Chief Engineer||Black|
|Tuvok||Chief of security/tactical officer||Black|
|Worf||Chief of security/tactical officer||Black|
|B'Elanna Torres||Chief Engineer||Black/White|
|Julian Bashir||Chief Medical Officer||Arab (Sudanese)/English|
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