James Sloyan - "Alidar Jarok"
Born: Feb 14, 1940
"Alidar Jarok" appeared in thre Star Trek:
Next Generation episode "The Defector". Sloyan also
appeared in the series as K'Mtar/Alexander Rozhenko (at age 50) in
"Firstborn". He also appeared as Dr. Mora in "Star
Trek: Deep Space 9" episodes "The Alternate" and
"The Begotten", and as Ma'Bor Jetrel in "Star Trek:
Voyager", episode "Jetrel".
The fellow who played Alidar
Jarok, in ST: TNG's "The Defector" was performed by James
Sloyan. You can find out more about Admiral Jarok, at Memory
James Joseph Sloyan portrayed several Star Trek characters over the
span of three series. His largest, most frequent role is Mora Pol, the
Bajoran scientist who first studied Odo, appearing in Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine's second and fifth seasons.
James Sloyan was born in Indianapolis, Indiana; his family moved to
Europe when he was a young boy. James has lived in Rome, Capri, Milan,
Switzerland and Ireland. When he was 17 his family moved back to the
States and settled in upstate New York where he managed a theater. He
received a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and
after two years he went to work for Joseph Papp at the New York
Shakespeare Festival. in 1962 James was drafted into the army; after 4
years he returned to the NYSF and performed in 28 plays and
choreographed all the onstage fights. James also did the original
off-Broadway play, "One
Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". One of Sloyan's earliest feature
film credits was the 1973 classic The Sting. This film also featured
the late Ray Walston, who later played Boothby on several episodes of
Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. He also played
the role of Barnard "Barney" Smith in the 1979 Buck Rogers
in the 25th Century two-parter episode "The Plot to Kill a
City" (with Frank Gorshin, Felix Silla, Anthony James, Seamon
Glass and Tim O'Connor). In 1970, he appeared in The Traveling
Executioner with Graham Jarvis, Marianna Hill, Stefan Gierasch, Logan
Ramsey, and James Greene.
Sloyan had a role in the 1978 mini-series
Centennial. This series featured other Trek alumni, including Michael
Ansara, Cliff DeYoung, Brian Keith, Sally Kellerman, Morgan Woodward,
and Anthony Zerbe. He co-starred with Robert Picardo in the 1981
made-for-TV movie The Violation of Sarah McDavid and was also once a
regular on the TV series Ryan's Hope, as was Kate Mulgrew. Sloyan's
voice is familiar to many as he is the spokesperson for Lexus.
Sloyan made several appearances as Avery Baltus on the TV series Party
of Five. He played Dr. Frank Nollette in The X-Files episode
"Roland". He also guest starred in an episode of Quantum
Leap, starring Scott Bakula, and appeared as Superintendent Hazen on
several episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, starring Barbara
ore can be found on Mr. Sloyan on IMDB.
IMDB and Memory
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