Star Trek has always attracted stars from outside of acting.
Star Trek has always been a popular series. It’s attracted fans from all walks of life, including politics, civil rights, sports, and real-life scientists. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone to find out that the world of Trek has also seen some of the biggest names in entertainment pop up from time to time.
While some of the more famous non-actors to join Trek have included the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (who later became an actor) and James Worthy, it also brought in names like Steven Hawking as well.
Yet, the world of music has also been well represented, at least through the Brannon Braga era. so we decided to take a look at some of the biggest names in music who have appeared on Star Trek. There may be some more musicians who aren’t as popular who have been in the franchise but we’re only looking at the three most popular today.
Three famous musicians who have appeared on Star Trek
Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mack)
Mick Fleetwood is the very same Fleetwood from the rock band Fleetwood Mack. For a time, however, he was an Antedean dignitary on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s episode, “Manhunt”. Fleetwood appeared in heavy makeup (a theme here), and his character is most well known for having a fish for a head. He had no lines, and his appearance was largely unknown to many.
Iggy Pop (The Stooges)
Iggy Pop, most known for his solo work and his stint with the Stooges, ironically appeared as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s regular stooge, a Vorda. Pop appeared as Yelrun in the episode “The Magnificent Ferengi”, like with the other two on this list, appearing in full makeup.
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)
Unlike both Pop and Fleetwood, Tom Morello was the only person to appear in Trek twice. Most will remember his time on Star Trek: Voyager, where he played Crewmen Mitchell in the episode “Good Shepard”. This was an obvious cameo as he was easily recognizable. What many may not know is that Morello also appeared in Star Trek: Insurrection two years prior, as an unnamed member of the Son’a.