Robert O’Reilly


Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

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.

Robert O’Reilly is an actor best known for his portrayal of Klingon ‘Chancellor Gowron’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9).

His first Star Trek appearance was in 1989 and his last was in 2003. He played Gowron for nine years. When he first auditioned for the role, he attempted to portray him as cold and calculating, but feeling this was not as successful, at his next audition, he flared his eyes aggressively (which Gowron has now come to be known for) and successfully obtained the role.

At DS9′s wrap party, O’Reilly said DS9: “Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang” was his favorite DS9 episode.

Robert’s stage work has spanned a broad spectrum from Shakespeare (King Lear and Hamlet) and Sam Shepard (True West) to original plays (When The Bough Breaks) and the original production of The Grapes of Wrath. He is proud to have starred in the original productions of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 (plays written by and based on the books by Ray Bradbury, who has since become a friend).

O’Reilly has appeared in film and stage productions. He has also guest starred in numerous television series, including Cheers, Knight Rider, Sledge Hammer!, MacGyver, In the Heat of the Night, Max Headroom, T.J. Hooker, The Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Manimal, The Incredible Hulk, The Fall Guy and NYPD Blue.

Robert resides with his wife in Los Angeles. During his infrequent times of rest and recreation, you may find him playing a round of golf, attending an enjoyable game of baseball, or watching a good film or television show, particularly if it’s set in the Star Trek universe.

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. Robert O’Reilly for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.


Mr. Robert O’Reilly’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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