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 90: Howie Seago on The Deaf Actor’s Experience

The second season Star Trek TNG episode “Loud As A Whisper” is a unique entry in the Trek franchise, with a premise unlike any others in the show history that included having a deaf actor be integral to the plot. In a very rare and unique interview, we are joined by Howie Seago, the actor who portrayed Riva in that episode, to discuss his hand in the creation of it and behind-the-scenes stories of how it all came together with truly untold tales about Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and more. In addition, we discuss his origins in performing, some of his theatrical work like “Hamlet,” “Ajax” and “To Kill A Mockingbird” with an examination of how some of that affected what he did on Star Trek, and the trials and tribulations of being a deaf actor in a hearing-abled world.

Special thanks to American Sign Language Interpreter Paul Bert for interpreting for Howie.

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