J. G. Hertzler


J. G. Hertzler

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • Noon – Photos Sessions – Markham (In Costume)
  • 2pm-4pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 11am – Main Stage – York (In Costume)

Sunday July 8

  • 10am – Photos Sessions – Markham (Not in Costume)
  • 2pm-4pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 1pm – Main Stage – York (Not in Costume)

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.

Mr. John Garman “J.G.” is an actor from Savannah, Georgia, best-known role is ‘Martok,’ whom he played for four seasons on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9).  He also wrote the continuation of his character’s story in The Left Hand of Destiny novel diptych with Jeffrey Lang.

In addition, Hertzler has provided voice-over roles on several Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek: Armada and Star Trek: Armada II as the voice of Martok. Hertzler also played the role of ‘Koval’ in the independent production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. In 2007, it was announced that Hertzler would play ‘Harry Mudd’ in a forthcoming edition of Star Trek: New Voyages, which he would also direct.

Hertzler has since guest-starred on such shows as The Adventures of Brisco Country, Jr., Diagnosis Murder, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Seinfeld, Charmed, Roswell and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

He has since appeared in two films starring Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch: 2005′s The Great War of Magellan (which Hatch also wrote, produced, and directed) and InAlienable. The former movie also starred Brad Dourif and Richard Lynch, while the latter project was written by Walter Koenig and featured fellow Star Trek alumni Erick Avari, Gary Graham, Richard Herd, Andrew Koenig, Judy Levitt, Lisa LoCicero, Courtney Peldon, Jeff Rector, Alan Ruck, and Marina Sirtis.

In addition to his film and television work, Hertzler has supplied his voice to a number of video games, in addition to the Star Trek games mentioned above. He and his DS9 co-star Armin Shimerman both had voice-over roles in the 2007 computer game BioShock.

In a special feature on the DS9 7th Season DVD set (disc 7), Hertzler remarks, “You know, the thing about Star Trek is they use more theater people, Shakespearian-trained (I’ve done a lot of Shakespeare — most of the Klingons have done a lot of Shakespeare) and that’s something that Star Trek was unique. Is unique. They tend to go with people who can operate in a strangely heightened reality and somehow make it as close to reality as you can. That’s sci-fi, you know, that’s what you need.”

You too can be made up to look like a Klingon by John Paladin by entering the Klingon Make-up Contest.

Membership Name for Raffle Draw ($5 per)

You can get a picture with yourself, J.G. Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly, in their Klingon Make-up (by John Paladin)  Saturday during our Guest Photo session

Polaris and TCON Promotional Society would like to thank Mr. J.G. Hertzler for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.


Mr. J.G. Hertzler’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012 (In Costume)

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

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