Trek Untold-Episode 154: Jeff Yagher Sculpts His Own Destiny
Jeff Yagher Sculpts His Own Destiny
Jeff Yagher had a memorable role as Iden, leader of a rogue group of Holograms from the seventh season “Star Trek: Voyager” two-parter, “Flesh and Blood,” but these days, it's his hands that do the performing.
After a successful acting career, Yagher transitioned into an even more successful sculptor, creating amazing work sold by places like Sideshow Collectibles, among others. It's been a long road, but his work—whether on-screen or with a lump of clay—speaks for itself.
Jeff discusses his epic debut role as Kyle Bates in “V,” working with Angela Lansbury multiple times on “Murder, She Wrote,” getting beat up at Medieval Times while dressed as a knight by Chuck Norris on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” stories about Pat Morita, and more!
Plus, plenty of Trek Talk, including the role he auditioned for in TNG, tips from Trek alumni Spencer Garrett and his wife Meghan Gallagher, working with Robert Picardo on VOY as well as illustrating his Trek book, and more behind-the-scenes stories!
Then, we take a tour around his art studio and hear about his brother and renowned makeup artist Kevin Yagher and the story of how Jeff transitioned from acting into sculpting some of the coolest statues of horror and sci-fi icons and being one of the best at it.
Check out “The Yagher Army” group on Facebook to see more of Jeff's work or to buy some from yourself: – https://www.facebook.com/groups/256216365673881/
NOTE: This interview was done on the day the SAG-AFTRA strike was announced, so we were unsure of the union rules for this interview, but we decided to conduct it in good faith. No other interviews with actors on this podcast were recorded after the strike began unless they were discussing those specific events.
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