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Ensign Torigan was a Starfleet officer who served in the command division and operations division aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the late 2360s.

Service history[]


He passed Lieutenant Worf and his son Alexander Rozhenko in a corridor shortly after the Klingon boy beamed aboard in 2368. (TNG: "New Ground")

Torigan walked past Geordi La Forge and Data in a corridor while the Ullian delegation was aboard. (TNG: "Violations")

He passed Lwaxana Troi's quarters aboard the Enterprise-D when the Betazoid had to deal with her daughter and future husband Campio. (TNG: "Cost Of Living")

He passed Ten Forward when Clara Sutter entered the bar and later shared a drink with a woman in Ten Forward when Counselor Deanna Troi talked to Guinan about Clara. (TNG: "Imaginary Friend")


Torigan talked to fellow officers in Ten Forward while the Enterprise-D investigated the disappearance of the USS Yosemite in the Igo sector. (TNG: "Realm Of Fear")

While talking to a fellow officer, he passed Lieutenant Commander Data in front of the sickbay. (TNG: "Schisms")

He shared a drink with a woman in Ten Forward while Amanda Rogers witnessed Commander Riker having a date. (TNG: "True Q")

Ensign Torigan was present in Ten Forward when Captain Jean-Luc Picard officially transferred command of the Enterprise-D to Captain Edward Jellico. (TNG: "Chain Of Command, Part I")

He was also in Ten Forward at the bar when Geordi La Forge and Lieutenant junior grade Aquiel Uhnari visited the bar (TNG: "Aquiel") and when Data and Worf talked about their fathers. (TNG: "Birthright, Part I")

Torigan was part of the Tilonian illusory reality created during the brainwashing of Commander Riker. In this reality he was in the audience of Beverly Crusher's play "Frame of Mind". (TNG: "Frame of Mind")

He passed the science lab shortly after Doctor Jo'Bril's death. (TNG: "Suspicions")

Torigan served as the night shift security officer on the bridge aboard the Enterprise-D in late 2369. Later he served as guard on the holodeck during the meeting of Chancellor Gowron and the clone of Kahless. (TNG: "Rightful Heir")

Reading a PADD, he passed Counselor Troi in front of the transporter room while she searched for her puzzle pieces from Thomas Riker. (TNG: "Second Chances")



Background information[]

Torigan was played by regular background actor Arvo Katajisto who received no credit for his appearances.

His name and rank were identified by Riker in the sixth season episode "Rightful Heir". The script notes simply described him as an "N.D. Ensign".