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Bruce Horak (born 5 August 1974; age 49) is a Canadian actor and artist, who played Hemmer in the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. He reprised the role in an episode of the second season, where he also made a guest appearance as Garkog.

He is legally blind, having lost over 90% of his eyesight to childhood cancer. [1]

Horak has been performing on stage for over 25 years, having appeared in numerous productions in Canada, the United States, and Europe. His stage credits include an award-winning role in Evil Dead: the Musical and his original one-man show, Assassinating Thomson, in which he creates a painting live on stage.

He has also been active as a painter since 2011, exhibiting his work in various venues.

His only screen credits prior to his role in Strange New Worlds were the 2009 short film Glitch and a guest appearance in a 2010 episode of Warehouse 13, which starred Saul Rubinek and featured Mark A. Sheppard and Dana Jones.

In 2022, Horak also guested in two episodes of the mystery series In the Dark, alongside Billy MacLellan and Thamela Mpumlwana. In 2023, he co-starred in the Canadian TV movie Family History Mysteries: Buried Past.

Star Trek appearances

Appearances as Hemmer

Other appearances

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