Most television series highlight characters who deeply care for one another or form great bonds. Within the plotlines of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, there were heartwarming and comical episodes featuring Constable Odo and Jadzia Dax. Odo was quite enamored with Jax, who held the Lieutenant Commander title. She took great pleasure in annoying him. This article deals with what the two of them have been up to since the cancellation of Deep Space Nine.
Recap of the Original Cast
Appearing in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series included a regular 1993-1999 cast of: Avery Brooks (as Capt. Benjamin Lafayette Sisko), appearing in 172 episodes; Alexander Siddig (as Dr. Julian Bashir), appearing in 168 episodes; Nana Visitor (as Col. Kira Nerys), appearing in 167 episodes; Rene Auberjonois (as Constable Odo), appearing in 164 episodes; Colm Meaney (as Chief Miles Edward O’Brien), appearing in 156 episodes; Armin Shimerman (as Quark), appearing in 154 episodes; Terry Farrell (as Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax), appearing in 145 episodes; Mark Allen Shepherd (as Morn), appearing in 83 episodes; Cirroc Lofton (as Jake Sisko), appearing 82 episodes; and Michael Dorn (as Lt. Cmdr. Worf), appearing in 101 episodes from 1995 to 1999.
Terry Farrell (Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax)
Hailing from Cedar Falls, Iowa, Terry Farrell began her acting career playing an Elite Model in the 1983 movie, “Portfolio.” Before landing the role of the love interest of Constable Odo on Deep Space Nine, she appeared in television shows, such as “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Cosby Show,” “Quantum Leap” and “Family Ties.”
After the cancellation of the Deep Space Nine TV series, she went on to appear in various made-for-television movies, including “One True Love” and “Crossing the Line.” She may seem most recognizable as her role in the TV series, “Becker,” which starred Ted Danson. In the series, Farrell played the comical, as well as down-in-love/luck character of Regina “Reggie” Kostos, who owned a diner, where the title character frequented. This role lasted from 1998 to 2003. Her last appearances on television are marked by a few movies: “Gleason” from 2002 and the 2003 picture, “Code 11-14.”
Did You Know?
1) In 1992, she landed the main character position in the film, “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.”
2) Before becoming an actress, Farrell modeled for three years during her late teenage years.
3) Farrell deep sea fishes for a hobby and is actually quite successful at it.
Rene Auberjonois (Constable Odo)
When I look at Auberjonois, I cannot help but to remember him in his role as Clayton Runnymede Endicott III in the popular 80s TV series, “Benson,” but the actor who we came to love as Constable Odo has appeared in many, many different projects. Beginning his acting career in 1962, Auberjonois provided a few voices for the cartoon, “The Jetsons.” His first credited role in film didn’t come until six years later when he played the role of a salesman in the movies, “Petulia.” The list of roles and appearances are rather long, including stints on “The Jeffersons,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Charle’s Angels.” He has also racked up a variety of voice work for many popular cartoons and animated productions.
After the cancellation of Deep Space Nine, Auberjonois appeared in “The West Wing,” “Frasier”, as well as a reoccurring role as Judge Jackson Keeler in “Judging Amy.” Today, you can still catch him on “Boston Legal,” as Paul Lewiston.
Did You Know?
1) He directed several Deep Space Nine episodes, including “Strange Bedfellows.”
2) He sung a song for the 1989 animated, “ The Little Mermaid.”
3) His mother is a descendent of Napoleon Bonaparte.