Connor Trinneer, from Walla Walla, Washington, USA, is best known for playing Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker III, the chief engineer of Enterprise NX-01, on Star Trek: Enterprise. He has received two Saturn Award nominations from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for his performance as Tucker. He attended Pacific Lutheran University on a football scholarship, graduating with a BFA in acting, then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he obtained an MFA in Acting and Directing. His grandparent on his mother’s side were all from southern Missouri and northern Arkansas and provided the inspiration for the southern accent for his role as Trip Tucker. Trinneer appeared in all 98 episodes of Enterprise, and his character was killed in the series finale. Following Enterprise, he had a recurring role on Stargate: Atlantis, where he co-starred with Voyager actor Robert Picardo. He has appeared in numerous television series including The Mentalist, 24, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Without a Trace, and Numb3rs.