Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Characters

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine features the most diversified cast of characters of any Trek series. The Starfleet-Bajoran mixed station crew comprises of most of the main characters, in addition to numerous supporting characters, both on and off the station.

Bareil Anton

A leading political and religious leader in the Bajoran Vedek Assembly. Chief rival to Winn Adami. Love interest to Kira Nerys...

Duration: Seasons 1-3 (Recurring); 6 (Mirror)

Benjamin Sisko

Widowed father, Starfleet officer, religious icon... Benjamin Sisko juggles the extreme challenges of his personal life and professional duties commanding one of the most important...

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Damar

Dukat's right-hand man, Damar is committed to pursuing the best interest of the Cardassian Union...

Duration: Seasons 4-7 (Recurring)

Dukat

Former Prefect of Bajor during the Cardassian Occupation, Dukat is the station’s primary nemesis, and occasional ally.

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Elim Garak

The only Cardassian living on Deep Space Nine following the Occupation, Garak, the tailor, is an untrusted outsider whom many believe to be a spy...

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (Recurring)

Ezri Dax

After the (spoiler alert!) death of Jadzia, Ezri becomes the new host of the Dax symbiont and joins the crew as the station's counselor. Unprepared...

Duration: Season 7

Female Changeling

The lead representative of The Founders - leaders of The Dominion.

Duration: Seasons 3-7

Ishka

Mother to Quark and Rom, Ishka is an unconventional female determined to evolve Ferengi culture.

Duration: Seasons 3-7 (Recurring)

Jadzia Dax

Current host of the Dax symbiont (as of series start), Jadzia has memories spanning several lifetimes. Dax's previous host, Curzon, was a friend and mentor...

Duration: Seasons 1-6

Jake Sisko

Benjamin Sisko's only child (at series start), Jake goes from a typical happy, go-lucky teenager to an important journalist in the Federation News Service while...

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Juian Bashir

Having graduated second in his class, the smug and arrogant Julian Bashir had his choice of nearly any post in The Federation. Seeking adventure, Bashir...

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Keiko O’Brien

Wife to Miles O'Brien, Keiko holds several roles throughout the series, including teacher and botanist...

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (on DS9; Recurring)

Kira Nerys

The Bajoran liaison officer assigned to Deep Space Nine and first officer aboard the station, former resistance leader Kira Nerys struggles between loyalty to her...

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Leeta

A Dabo girl at Quark's and eventual wife to Rom...

Duration: Seasons 3-7 (Recurring)

Martok

As a general for the Klingon Empire, Martok leads the Empire's war efforts amidst tensions between, at first, the Federation and, later, the Dominion...

Duration: Seasons 4-7 (Recurring)

Miles O’Brien

Knowledgeable and dedicated, Miles O'Brien serves as Chief of Operations aboard Deep Space Nine, where he has also established himself as a family man to...

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (on DS9)

Nog

Son to Rom, nephew to Quark, and best friend to Jake Sisko, Nog serves as a waiter at Quark's while aspiring to be the first...

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (Recurring)

Odo

A constable in the Bajoran militia, the no-nonsense Odo serves as Chief of Security aboard Deep Space Nine. Unsure of his roots, the shapeshifting Odo...

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Quark

An inhabitant aboard Deep Space Nine, the endlessly scheming Quark owns and manages bar and casino on the station's Promenade...

Duration: Seasons 1-7

Rom

As Quark's brother, Rom helps manage the bar and casino aboard Deep Space Nine. Later, he establishes himself as a maintenance crewmember. He is also...

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (Recurring)

Weyoun

A devoted and loyal servant to The Founders, Weyoun acts as both diplomat and leader for The Dominion, particularly during the war with The Federation...

Duration: Seasons 4-7 (Recurring)

William Ross

Assigned to oversee military operations during the Dominium conflict...

Duration: Seasons 6 & 7 (Recurring)

Winn Adami

The ambitious Winn Adami is a Bajoran spiritual leader who will stop at nothing to maintain her influence and authority over her people. Imprisoned for...

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (Recurring)

Worf

The only Klingon officer in all of Starfleet, Worf transfers to Deep Space Nine as its Chief Strategic Operations Officer at the onset of new...

Duration: Seasons 4-7 (on DS9)

Zek

The greedy leader of the Ferengi Alliance, Zek will do anything for profit.

Duration: Seasons 1-7 (Recurring)

Benjamin Sisko

Portrayed By: Avery Brooks

Rank: Commander/Captain

Race: Human

Widowed father, Starfleet officer, religious icon… Benjamin Sisko juggles the extreme challenges of his personal life and professional duties commanding one of the most important and most dangerous posts in The Federation.

Kira Nerys

Portrayed By: Nana Visitor

Rank: Major/Colonel

Race: Bajoran

The Bajoran liasan assigned to Deep Space Nine and first officer aboard the station, former resistance leader Kira Nerys struggles between loyalty to her people and loyalty to her commanding officer… Benjamin Sisko.

Jadzia Dax

Portrayed By: Terry Farrell

Rank: Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander

Race: Trill

Current host of the Dax symbiont, Jadzia has memories spanning several lifetimes. Jadzia is close friends to Benjamin Sisko, having previously served as mentor while Curzon Dax, Jadzia serves as the station’s Chief Science Officer.

Juian Bashir

Portrayed By: Alexander Siddig

Rank: Doctor (Lieutenant)

Race: Human

Having graduated second in his class, the smug and arrogant Julian Bashir had his choice of nearly any post in The Federation. Seeking adventure, Bashir established himself aboard Deep Space Nine as Chief Medical Officer.

Miles O'Brien

Portrayed By: Colm Meaney

Rank: Chief of Operations

Race: Human

Knowledgeable and dedicated, Miles O’Brien serves as Chief of Operations aboard Deep Space Nine, where he has also established himself as a family man to his wife, daughter, and (later) son.

Odo

Portrayed By: Rene Auberjonois

Rank: Constable

Race: Changeling/Founder

A constable in the Bajoran militia, the no-nonsense Odo serves as Chief of Security aboard Deep Space Nine. Unsure of his roots, the shapeshifting Odo desperately seeks out clues about his people, who ultimately prove to be one of the Federation’s greatest threats.

Quark

Portrayed By: Armin Shimerman

Rank: None

Race: Ferengi

An inhabitant aboard Deep Space Nine, the endlessly scheming Quark owns and manages a bar and casino on the station’s Promenade.

Jake Sisko

Portrayed By: Cirroc Lofton

Rank: None

Race: Human

Benjamin Sisko’s only child, Jake goes from a typical happy, go-lucky teenager to an important journalist in the Federation News Service while hanging tight with best friend Nog.

Worf

Portrayed By: Michael Dorn

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Race: Klingon

The only Klingon officer in all of Starfleet, Worf transfers to Deep Space Nine as its Chief Strategic Operations Officer at the onset of new hostilities between the Federation and Klingons.

Ezri Dax

Portrayed By: Nicole de Boer

Rank: Lieutenant

Race: Trill

After the (spoiler alert!) death of Jadzia, Ezri becomes the new host of the Dax symbiont and joins the crew as the station’s counselor. Unprepared to be a joined Trill, Ezri struggles to adjust and establish her identity.

Rom

Portrayed By: Max Grodénchik

Rank: None

Race: Ferengi

As Quark’s brother, Rom helps manage the bar and casino aboard Deep Space Nine. Later, he establishes himself as a maintenance crewmember. He is also father to Nog.

Nog

Portrayed By: Aron Eisenberg

Rank: Cadet/Ensign/Lieutenant

Race: Ferengi

Son to Rom and nephew to Quark, Nog serves as a waiter at Quark’s while aspiring to be the first Ferengi to serve in Starfleet.

Dukat

Portrayed By: Marc Alaimo

Rank: Gul/Legate

Race: Cardassian

Former Prefect of Bajor during the Cardassian Occupation, Dukat is the station’s primary nemesis, and occasional ally.

Elim Garak

Portrayed By: Andrew Robinson

Rank: None

Race: Cardassian

The only Cardassian living on Deep Space Nine following the Occupation, Garak, the tailor, is an untrusted outsider whom many believe to be a spy from the Obsidion Order.

Weyoun

Portrayed By: Jeffrey Combs

Race: Vorta

A devoted and loyal servant to The Founders, Weyoun acts as both liasan and leader for The Dominion, particularly during the war with The Federation.

Martok

Portrayed By: J.G. Hertzler

Rank: General/Chancellor

Race: Klingon

As a general for the Klingon Empire, Martok leads the Empire’s war efforts amidst tensions between, first, the Federation and later the Dominion.

Damar

Portrayed By: Casey Biggs

Rank: Glinn/Gul/Legate

Race: Cardassian

Dukat’s right-hand man, Damar is committed to pursuing the best interest of the Cardassian Union.

Keiko O'Brien

Portrayed By: Rosalind Chao

Rank: None

Race: Human

Wife to Miles O’Brien, Keiko holds several roles throughout the series, including teacher and botanist.

Leeta

Portrayed By: Chase Masterson

Rank: None

Race: Bajoran

A Dabo girl at Quark’s and eventual wife to Rom.

Admiral Ross

Rank: Admiral

Race: Human

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