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"I am deeply humbled and still a little startled to have been given the honor of playing the inimitable James T Kirk. Ever since I was a kid, I have been awed by the imaginative world Gene Roddenberry created."
– Paul Wesley, on his casting as James T. Kirk (15 March 2022, Twitter)

Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski (born 23 July 1982; age 42), better known by his stage name of Paul Wesley, is the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds first season episode "A Quality of Mercy" and second season episodes "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" and "Lost in Translation". His second season performance earned him a 2024 Saturn Award in the "Best Guest Star in a Television Series" category.

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Outside of the franchise he starred in the series The Vampire Diaries, in the movie Amira and Sam alongside veteran actor David Rasche, among other titles.

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