Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatt Kaplowitz

"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.

Trek Untold-Episode 138: Michael Berryman

Michael Berryman Never Stops Smiling

Michael Berryman has an unmistakable look that has served him well for decades in Hollywood. His one-of-a-kind face helped him land two gigs in the Star Trek universe, but his career is certainly one where you've seen the man plenty of times, and now you get to know his story.

Berryman was a Starfleet communications officer in “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” and then Captain Rixx in the first season “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode, “Conspiracy,” where he played the first on-screen Bolian.

 Michael tells us about his early days, being discovered in an antique store by George Pal, his first gig in “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze,” stories from “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest” with Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, and the connection to the original Star Trek series with makeup artist Fred Phillips. From there, we discuss his time in Trek, the unique prosthetics he wore for those parts, spending time with Michael Westmore, and much more in this expansive career spotlighting the humble beginnings and explosive trajectory of the career of Michael Berryman. 

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