Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer


3/19/1969, Walla Walla, Washington, USA

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Connor Trinneer


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Connor Trinneer (born March 19, 1969 in Walla Walla, Washington) is an American television actor. He is best known for playing the role of Charles "Trip" Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise.

Trinneer went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. While there, he played college football until he…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Connor: (On his character "Trip" being killed off in the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise) If you're going to go out, go with a bang.

    • Connor: (on always been associated with the "Star Trek" phenomenon) I think it's great to be a part of any kind of history that's as long as that one is and as positive as that one has been. It's a little of a daunting thought to think of yourself as part of the lineage of a show like this, so it's a big idea for me to get my mind around. I try to do my job, day in and day out, and let the chips fall where they may.

    • Connor: (on how much he enjoys his job) My favourite thing in the world is getting up in the morning and going to the set. I really enjoy the process of acting. Whether you're performing onstage or in front of a camera, all actors want to practise their craft. Almost every day I'm given the chance to do just that. I'm one heck of a lucky guy.

    • Connor Trinneer: (on whether or not he had experienced a similar tragedy as his character on Enterprise) Have I lost a close relative? No, but you do draw from things that have either happened or things you can imagine happening. I played off that by imagining that happening to my sister, that's the emotional power behind those scenes, imagining it happening to my sister. I would have gone at it the same way, I was trying to tell it as truthfully as I could. Fortunately I have not had great tragedy, but we can all imagine.

    • Connor Trinneer: (on the website dedicated to him) ... its got little to do with me as a person and more to do with me as an actor, in a character, and you know every now and then I'll touch in and see what they've had to say ...

    • Connor Trinneer: (Connor speaking of his co-stars in Star Trek: Enterprise) Scott Bakula is just a great guy. He knows how it all works. He's somebody I've already learned a great deal from and I will continue to do that.

    • Connor Trinneer: (Speaking about losing the audience of Star Trek: Enterprise) I don't know exactly when they tuned out, but they did, obviously, somewhere along season one or two. We had a great season last year with the Xindi storyline and we still weren't able to get them back.

    • Connor Trinneer: (Speaking of his character on Star Trek: Enterprise) What I like most about that they give him enough rope to hang himself. He's allowed to be who he is; he's a bit emotional. He swings first and asks questions later, which I like. I also like the fact that his sense of humour has come through during the third season.

    • Connor Trinneer: (when asked if playing football at college level helped prepare him for the rigours of a TV show) There's definitely a correlation. There is a certain amount of performance in sports.

    • Connor Trinneer: (on when he first decided that he wanted to act) I went in for my first day of auditions and, literally the moment I walked out of there, the moment I had some time to reflect, I knew I had an understanding of it. I walked out of there and quit football the next day and became an actor.

    • Connor Trinneer: (when asked how mechanically inclined he was in real life) On a four-stroke engine, I'm fine, but on a nuclear power plant situation, I wouldn't be so good!

  • A naturally talented actor who can portray any role brilliantly. He'll have a long successful career.

    Connor Trinneer is the greatest actor I've seen, he can portray heroes and villains with what looks like a remarkable ease.

    I believe that he deserves to be the protaganist of his own show, and without a doubt he is a true inspiration. He has inspired me personally, and I'll bet countless others too.

    Personally my favourite role of his is Commander Charles Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise, it really shows how talented he is and the diversity of emotions he can carry off.

    My personal favourite actor of all time, and I believe we need to see more of him.moreless
  • Connor is so natural in character, I was surprised the first time I met him at how different he is from the roles he has played.

    Connor Trinneer tends to get a lot of attention in the sci-fi boards for being a hunk. But there are a lot of straight guys out there who count themselves among his fans. Watching Connor perform is a real treat. He's as natural in a funny scene as he is in a dramatic one and he has one of the most expressive faces I have ever seen.

    His characterizations as Trip Tucker in Star Trek: Enterprise, and as Michael the Wraith in Stargate Atlantis have earned him widespread respect among fans and producers throughout the sci-fi community.

    But that's all he can do. He has also portayed a gay man who is compromised in the Navy in "Far East"; a fugitive in "Numb3rs"; a public defender facing a difficult choice while representing a murderous racist in "Close to Home"; and a drug dealer/kidnapper in "NCIS." And he's going to be appearing in "Criminal Minds" and "24" this season.

    Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga said of him: "Connor's an incredible actor. He's one of those actors that comes to the set and nails it. And not only nails it, surprises you. And makes you want to write for him."

    Nothing I can add there!moreless