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What The Cast Of Andromeda Looks Like Today

Although he's best remembered for his contributions to science-fiction television for creating the world of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry had many more ideas for TV shows—many of which never got off the ground. After his death in 1991, his widow Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi from The Next Generation) discovered a cache of Roddenberry's scripts and other notes for some of these proposed shows—one of which found a home on the Sci-Fi Channel under the name Andromeda. The futuristic television series was a hit, with over 100 episodes aired between 2000 and 2005. If you're like us, you may be wondering what the stars of Andromeda are up to today, more than a decade since the show ended. Keep on reading to find out!

Kevin Sorbo - Captain Dylan Hunt

As one of the elite High Guard of the democratic federation of planets known as the Systems Commonwealth, Captain Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo) and his starship Andromeda Ascendant are responsible for protecting the planets and inhabitants of three galaxies. During the first battle in the violent Nietzschean uprising, Hunt was forced to evacuate his crew—but he and the ship were later caught in the event horizon of a black hole, which left him frozen in time. Some 300 years later, the Andromeda and Hunt were recovered by a salvage ship, and Hunt convinced its crew to join him on a mission to restore the Commonwealth.

Along with his part as the title character in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kevin Sorbo's role as Dylan Hunt in Andromeda remains one of his most memorable. After the series ended, Sorbo has continued a prolific acting career that includes appearances in The O.C., Meet the Spartans, and many others. Additionally, Sorbo has lent his voice to several video game characters in titles like Skylanders: SuperChargers, Smite, Cloudberry Kingdom, and by reprising his role as Hercules in the God of War game franchise. Most recently, you can spot Sorbo in several recurring appearances as Lar Gand in the superhero TV series Supergirl.

Lisa Ryder - Beka Valentine

Beka Valentine (Lisa Ryder) had never been interested in saving the galaxy—until she crossed paths with Captain Dylan Hunt. Beka and her crew on the salvage ship Eureka Maru pull him and Andromeda Ascendant out of the black hole that trapped them for 300 years. Although skeptical of Hunt and his proposed mission at first, Valentine later embraced her new role fully—becoming a loyal member (and the First Officer) of the Andromeda crew.

These days, the Canadian-born Ryder is still working as an actress—she's appeared in over a dozen different roles on television shows and in films since Andromeda ended, most recently as Nurse Greenwood in two episodes of the FX horror series The Strain. Additionally, Ryder has returned to the theatre industry where she got her start, working as a show producer and playwright. Her play Wild Oxen was featured in a workshop reading during the September 2017 Groundswell Festival at the Nightwood Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.

Laura Bertram - Trance Gemini

At the start of the series, the purple-skinned humanoid alien Trance Gemini—played by Canadian actress Laura Bertram—had a bubbly and effusive personality, often serving as the crew's moral support and comic relief with her innocent and childlike ways. She seemingly had some precognitive abilities as well, which helped her to locate the long-missing Captain Dylan Hunt and also to assist the crew out of a number of sticky situations. Later, Trance underwent a transformation that revealed much more of her true nature and additional abilities.

Since the end of Andromeda, Bertram has continued with a successful acting career. You may have spotted her in guest roles on the popular shows Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, or in her recurring part as Mary Dunbar on the Hallmark Channel's period drama series When Calls The Heart. Additionally, Bertram is a high school teacher in British Columbia and works as an instructor for Biz Studio, a screen-acting school in Vancouver for young-and-upcoming actors.

Gordon Michael Woolvett - Seamus Harper

After the fall of the Commonwealth, Earth became essentially a dystopian society ruled by a class of genetically engineered humans called the Nietzscheans. For the Boston-born Seamus Harper (Gordon Michael Woolvett) and other non-engineered humans like him, life under the Nietzscheans was unbearable, so Harper ran away and eventually ended up as a crewman for Beka Valentine's Eureka Maru. The quirky, socially awkward, and extremely intelligent Seamus worked as the engineer aboard Andromeda, using his neural implant to assist him by directly connecting to computers and other electronic interfaces.

Since Andromeda, Woolvett has continued to pursue his acting career, appearing in a number of TV shows and films. Like his former co-star Laura Bertram, Woolvett has appeared on the popular CW fantasy horror series Supernatural. He also reunited with another Andromeda castmate, Steve Bacic, on the set of the Canadian drama show The Guard, where Woolvett played Barry Winter in 20 episodes from 2008-2009. In 2017, you may have spotted Woolvett as guest character James Weckler in three episodes of another CW horror series, iZombie. In addition to his acting chops, Woolvett is also a successful director. Keep an eye out for his 2017 documentary Around the World in 80 Anthems, which follows 11-year-old Capri Everitt as she travels the world to sing the national anthem of 80 different countries in order to raise awareness and money for the SOS Children's Villages charity.

Lexa Doig - Andromeda Ascendant

Known affectionately by the crew as "Rommie," the android avatar of the powerful artificial intelligence within the ship Andromeda Ascendant was portrayed by Toronto native Alexandra (Lexa) Doig. Created by the crew's brilliant engineer Seamus Harper (who was more than a little bit infatuated with her), it soon became clear that Rommie was somewhat of a distinct entity from the ship's core AI system. Much like another famous sci-fi android—Lt. Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation—Rommie possessed superhuman abilities, like super-strength and speed, heightened senses, and resistance to injury. However, unlike Data, Rommie was constructed with the ability to feel and exhibit human emotions—which sometimes caused conflicts with the other Andromeda crew members.

Following her stint on Andromeda, Lexa Doig has continued to work on several science fiction television shows, including The 4400, Stargate SG-1, V, and Continuum. She also appeared in a 2009 episode of Supernatural. You may remember her as the lead female character, Rowan, in the 2002 horror film Jason X. Most recently, Doig guest-starred on the fifth season of the superhero series Arrow as the morally ambiguous Talia al Ghul. She also stars as the complicated and high-powered Hollywood producer DeAnn Anderson in E!'s drama series The Arrangement.

Keith Hamilton Cobb - Tyr Anasazi

Among the Andromeda crew, ruthless Nietzschean mercenary Tyr Anasazi (Keith Hamilton Cobb) was definitely one of the more complicated characters to pin down. As previously mentioned, the genetically engineered Nietzscheans were partially responsible for the downfall of the Commonwealth and treated non-engineered beings with extreme disdain. Despite his frequently combative attitude, Tyr and Captain Dylan Hunt managed to reach a certain level of mutual respect during Tyr's time with the Andromeda crew.

Keith Hamilton Cobb left the Andromeda series after the fourth season, and immediately transitioned into a long-running role as Damon Porter, a chemist who comes to fictional Genoa City, Wisconsin to work for Jabot Cosmetics in The Young and the Restless. Cobb appeared in 139 episodes of the soap opera between 2003-2005, later had a recurring role on the Logo channel dramedy Noah's Arc, and appeared in a 2007 episode of CSI: Miami. In recent years, Cobb has returned to the theatre, penned a number of short stories and other written works, and developed a one-man play—American Moor—which he's been performing in theaters around the country.  

Steve Bacic - Telemachus Rhade

Nietzschean weapons officer Telemachus Rhade (Steve Bacic) was a latecomer to the Andromeda crew, having joined Captain Dylan Hunt in season two after the Andromeda's visit to Rhade's homeworld, Tarazed. Interestingly, Telemachus was the genetic reincarnation of Gaheris Rhade—who was also played by Bacic in a number of flashbacks. Gaheris Rhade had previously served as Captain Hunt's executive officer on the Andromeda some 300 years before, and his betrayal contributed heavily to the downfall of the Commonwealth. Luckily for Captain Hunt, Telemachus was much more loyal than his distant ancestor.

Following his stint on Andromeda, Bacic has had a quite-prolific acting career on television and in film. You may have spotted him in the short-lived Blade: The Series, alongside Andromeda castmate Gordon Michael Woolvett in The Guard, or as Goran in the popular HBO drama series Big Love. Bacic also stars as Jason Shannon in the Hallmark Channel's series of Garage Sale Mystery television movies. Most recently, he reunited with another Andromeda costar, Lexa Doig, when they both appeared in the season five episode "Second Chances" on the popular superhero drama series Arrow.

Brent Stait - Rev Bem

Along with the Nietzschean uprising, an ongoing war with the bloodthirsty alien Magog species was largely responsible for the downfall of the Systems Commonwealth. Therefore, it might be surprising to find a Magog among the Andromeda crew. However, unlike much of the rest of his people, the Reverend Behemial Far Traveller (known affectionately as "Rev Bem") was a devout follower of a pacifist religion—refusing to give in to the baser instincts of his violent species.

Canadian actor Brent Stait played Rev Bem on Andromeda, but he was forced to leave the role in the middle of season two due to the exhaustive work of performing in the full prosthetics and hair-covered costume the character required. He did return for a couple of guest appearances on the show in seasons three and four. Stait went on to appear in several other sci-fi shows, like Battlestar Galactica, The 4400, Stargate: Atlantis, and Blade: The Series (alongside Steve Bacic). Over the years, he's performed in dozens of other television shows and movies, including TRON: Legacy and Final Destination 5. If you're a fan of the CW's Arrow spinoff superhero series Legends of Tomorrow, you might have spotted Stait not that long ago when he played the 1870's outlaw gang leader Jeb Stillwater in the season one episode "The Magnificent Eight."

Brandy Ledford - Doyle

The android Doyle (Brandy Ledford) was a late addition to the Andromeda crew, built by engineer Seamus Harper in season five when he was stranded in a planetary system with a malfunctioning Rommie. He put several fragments from Rommie's core AI into Doyle, which led the two androids to have a fairly contentious relationship later on. In contrast to Rommie, Doyle was kept unaware of her artificial nature by Seamus—which was quite upsetting to her when she finally learned the truth.

Former model Brandy Ledford also continued acting after her short run on Andromeda ended. She appeared in an episode of Stargate: Atlantis in 2006, and in a recurring role as Shelby Varland in the Canadian mystery drama Whistler from 2006-2007. More recently, she appeared in a 2009 episode of Modern Family and a 2013 episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.