Voice actor Nolan North has a role in Star Trek 2 and it’s due to his voice work on a video game which caught the attention of J.J. Abrams and son.
North first mentioned the role on Twitter when a sharp-eyed fan asked about seeing his name in the credits for Star Trek 2. “Nolan_north is listed on IMDB as being in the new Star Trek, could this be true?” asked the fan.
“Tis True,” replied North. “Don’t get too ‘buzzed!’ Very small role! Still, a blast to work with JJ Abrams and the cast!”
According to North, his work on the video game Uncharted caught the attention of Abrams. “The reason I did that movie – it’s a very small role – but it’s because he and his son are huge fans of Uncharted,” said North. “I met him doing some work on Super 8 and he said ‘We’re doing Star Trek, you wanna do it?’ And I said I’d love to.
“He’s a huge fan of gaming and he was telling me how people just don’t understand [the medium] yet, but they’re going to catch up. They don’t understand how amazing this technology is and it doesn’t get the respect it deserves, but if it keeps making the money it makes you’re going to see more and more people converted.”