Commander Charlie ’Trip’ Tucker, III, Chief Engineer
Trip is described as a Southerner in his early 30s who enjoys using his "country" persona to disarm people. He has an offbeat, often sarcastic sense of humor (like McCoy?).
He was hand-picked by Captain Archer, who is something of a mentor to him.
Though he is a brilliant Engineer and an outstanding officer, he has very little first-hand experience with alien cultures, and will often be a "fish out of water" on the series. He is extremely curious about everything and cannot wait to find new cultures and technologies to learn about.
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“Don’t get your antennaes in a twist” - Andorian Incident
Trinneer is probably best-known to the general public for his role as Zeus Zelenko on the long-running One Life to Live television series. However, he has also had guest roles on series such as Sliders, Touched by an Angel, FreakyLinks and Gideon's Crossing, and last year appeared in the TV adaptation of the 'Far East' play. Prior to appearing on television, Trinneer enjoyed a successful career on the stage.
Born in Walla Walla, Washington, Connor Trinneer attended Pacific Lutheran University in Washington where he played college football and ultimately discovered the theatre. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Acting and then went on to receive an M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
Trinneer's television credits include guest-starring roles on several series including Freaky Links, Gideon's Crossing, Melrose Place, Touched by an Angel, Pensacola and ER. He also played roles in the independent film "Duncan's Shadow" and the PBS film "Far East," and appeared in the HBO film "*61."
Trinneer's theatre background includes several off-Broadway and regional productions including "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Far East," " The Rover," "The Tempest," "Picnic," "Julius Caesar" and "Arcadia." He is a member of the Circle X Theater Company in Los Angeles where he starred as Edward II (right) as well as other roles.
Trinneer currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, working out, surfing, snowboarding, reading and traveling, and is a novice coin collector.
Fan Mail Address:
- Connor Trinneer
5555 Melrose Avenue,
Hollywood, CA 90038-3197