The makeup that Connor has to wear in his role as Michael in Stargate Atlantis has reacted badly with his skin, leaving it an angry red, and the only respite is ice cold water.
Connor was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor (Saturn Awards) in both 2002 and 2003 for his role in Enterprise.
Connor collects coins, though considers himself a novice.
Connor's stage appearances include Shakespeare's Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, as well as Far East, The Rover, Picnic and Arcadia.
Connor was the understudy for 'Vince' in the 1996 Broadway Production of Buried Child.
Linda Park said in an interview with Star Trek: Communicator (issue 147) that Connor pitched a story idea similar to the episode "Pulp Fiction", in which we'd see a situation from the aliens point of view, and the Enterprise crews language sounds like gibberish until they can find a way to communicate. Though it seems this episode wasn't approved, or they at least never got around to it.
He played in the acclaimed baseball drama 61*, in which he and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest star Dell Yount played a couple of writers. The movie also co-starred Bruce McGill, Christopher McDonald, Bob Gunton, Seymour Cassel, and Charles Esten.
He has lots of colourful shirts, and when complimented for his 'loud' shirt by a fan he said "I wear them for you guys!".
When asked what he would like to achieve in the future, Connor responded he would like to finish paying off the mortgage on his house.
He is 5'11" (1.80 m) tall.
Connor was Japan's "Mr. Wonderful" when he was in the advertisement campaign of Japan Tobacco (cigarette ads from 1998 to 2001). He never traveled to Japan to film the advertisements, but he was intrigued by the rigid hierarchy in Japan's business society when he met with the clients.
He speaks English and French.
He has a cat and a dog.
He has all the Star Trek: Enterprise cast seven-inch action figures in his house.
He earned himself the nickname "Chief Prop Breaker" on the Enterprise set due to his being a bit accident prone.
His favorite charities are the American Cancer Society, Pediatric AIDS, the Angel Food Network and the Seattle Children's Hospital.
His role as Tucker in Star Trek: Enterprise was his first ever starring role.
He hopes to have the chance to be a director someday.
He enjoys hiking, working out, surfing, snowboarding, reading and travelling.
He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University at Washington State with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting. He also attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Masters of Fine Art in Acting and Directing.
He has baby blue eyes.
On October 11th, 2005, Connor and his wife Ariana became proud parents of a little baby boy they named Jasper.
He married his wife Ariana Navarre on May 29, 2004.
Before it was cancelled, Connor had hoped to have the chance to direct an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.
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 Trip...is 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!
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