Connor Trinneer has played angels, aliens, and more since Star Trek.
An expert engineer who’s intellectually curious, full of awe at the universe’s wonders and an indomitable “can-do” attitude, and deeply loyal to his friends, Charles “Trip” Tucker III proved one of the most popular characters on Star Trek: Enterprise.
Actor Connor Trinneer brought such energy, humor, and warmth to the role that Trek fandom refused to accept Trip’s death in the series’ divisive finale. Thanks to Section 31’s machinations, Trip is alive and well, albeit incognito, in multiple Enterprise continuation novels.
But what has Trinneer himself been up to in the nearly 20 years since Trip stopped tending the NX-01’s engine?
He’s been in a Tom Cruise movie, for one, showing up as a young George W. Bush in American Made (2017). And he’s been a frequent face on TV, with guest roles on such popular shows as Numb3rs, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, Pretty Little Liars, and The Resident.
Since 2018, Trinneer has had an occasionally recurring role as prank-prone Jessie on the first responder procedural drama 9-1-1.
In his first appearance, Jessie had to be extracted from a microwave that had been cemented to his head, according to 9-1-1.fandom.com. (Sounds like an engineering challenge Trip would have appreciated!)
But he has also made many memorable marks in genre projects. So let’s take a warp five tour through the science fiction, fantasy, and horror roles Connor Trinneer has played since Enterprise ended its run.