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The following is a list of unnamed characters appearing or mentioned in the holonovels based on the Dixon Hill series.

Alva's boyfriend

According to Slade Bender, who had been hired to kill Hill, this man hired Hill to find Alva, his girlfriend. (TNG: "Manhunt")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.

Bradley's daughter

The daughter of Arthur Clinton Bradley was the stepdaughter of Jessica Bradley. (TNG: "Manhunt")

Cleaning lady

A cleaning lady

The cleaning lady was a character in the Dixon Hill holoprogram belonging to Captain Picard. When Picard entered the program, she was mopping the floors in front of Dixon Hill's office. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

The cleaning lady was portrayed by an unknown actress.

Desk sergeant

A desk sergeant

The desk sergeant was a character in Picard's holoprogram of the private detective Dixon Hill. He was interested in Dr. Crusher who also was taking part in the program. He offered her a stick of chewing gum, which she accepted, and he said that she was a "hot broad." Crusher asked if that was good. He asked her if she liked Tommy Dorsey, and that he had two tickets for his show. Crusher did not take him up on his offer, and, not knowing what to do with chewing gum, she gave it a few chews, then swallowed it. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

The desk sergeant was played by actor Mike Genovese.


This landlord owned the building containing Dixon Hill's office. He came by Hill's office and left a message with secretary Madeline that either Hill paid the rent, or he would be evicted. (TNG: "Manhunt")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.

Madeline's family

Madeline's family consisted of her mother and her mother's cousin, a girl who lived in San Antonio. (TNG: "Manhunt")

These characters were only mentioned in dialogue.

McNary's kids

These children belonged to McNary and his wife Sharon. McNary invited Hill for supper, saying that his kids would love to see the private investigator sometime. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

They were never seen, only referenced in dialog.


These musicians performed at the nightclub Picard visited together with Lily while trying to escape two Borg drones. (Star Trek: First Contact)

News vendor

A news vendor

The news vendor, who wore a newsboy cap, was a friend of Dixon Hill who worked at a newsstand in 1940s San Francisco.

When Jean-Luc Picard was playing the role of Dixon Hill in his holoprogram, he wanted to buy a paper from him, and he referred to the vendor as "Mac". He didn't have any money, and the vendor told him to not worry about it and to catch him next time.

As Picard was reading the paper he mispronounced the name of Joe DiMaggio and Data corrected him. Data then mentioned DiMaggio's hitting streak which he said would reach 56 games before being stopped by players from the Cleveland Indians. The vendor said Data was nuts because Cleveland did not have any pitching. When Data further stated that the record would be broken in 2026 by a short-stop (Buck Bokai) of the London Kings, the vendor wanted to know where Data was from. Picard answered South America and the vendor sarcastically said Data had a nice tan. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

The news vendor was played by Dick Miller.
The script for "The Big Goodbye" describes this character as, "A GRIZZLED NEWS-VENDOR standing behind his open air stand". A later line states there is a sign on the stand that reads "Joe's News and Magazines" although this does not appear on-screen with Picard referring to the vendor as "Mac". [1]

Nicky's girls

These two girls accompanied Nicky the Nose during his visit to a nightclub when Jean-Luc Picard and Lily Sloane entered the holodeck, followed by two Borg drones. During the following shootout, they screamed and took cover behind a calm Nicky. (Star Trek: First Contact)

Both girls were played by background performers who received no credit for their appearance.

Nicky's henchman

The Nose's henchman

This man was Nicky the Nose's henchman. When Captain Jean-Luc Picard accessed the program in 2373 to escape Borg pursuit, he took the Thompson .45ACP submachine gun of this man to eliminate the two Borg threatening him and Lily Sloane. The henchman was amused when Picard strip-searched him but tried to intervene when Picard grabbed his gun. He was knocked unconscious by Lily who used a champagne bucket. (Star Trek: First Contact)

The henchman was portrayed by the film's stunt coordinator Ronald R. Rondell.

Nightclub bartender

A bartender

This man was a bartender in the nightclub Dixon Hill visited often. When Captain Jean-Luc Picard accessed the program in 2373 to escape Borg pursuit, the bartender informed him Nicky the Nose hadn't been in the nightclub "for months", making Picard realize he had accessed the wrong chapter. (Star Trek: First Contact)

The bartender was played by C.J. Bau.
His costume was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [2]
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 228), the bartender's name, from the film's script, was "Eddie".

Nightclub maitre d'

The nightclub maître d'

This man was the maître d' of the nightclub Dixon Hill often visited. He welcomed the two Borg drones invading the program, was scanned by them and then thrown through the room. (Star Trek: First Contact)

The maître d' was played by Ethan Phillips, better known as Neelix from Star Trek: Voyager.
Phillips had in fact asked not to be credited – since it was his first Trek appearance without heavy prosthetics, he wanted to leave audiences guessing as to whether or not it was him.

Nightclub patrons

These patrons visited the nightclub, part of the Dixon Hill series story "The Big Good-Bye" when Jean-Luc Picard and Lily Sloane went onto the holodeck followed by two Borg drones. Several couples were dancing to the song "Moonlight Becomes You", performed by the singer and the band. Some were drinking at the bar and several tables. When Picard grabbed for a submachine gun and fired at the Borg the people were screaming and running away. Some of them were thrown through the room by the Borg drones. (Star Trek: First Contact)

All the dancers and patrons were played by background performers who received no credit for their appearances.
According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., p. 329) there were 120 background performers and fifteen stunt performers in these scenes.
According to his IMDb resume, Mike Boss also portrayed a nightclub patron.

Nightclub singer

A nightclub singer

This woman was a singer in the nightclub Dixon Hill visited often. When Picard visited the program with Lily Sloane she performed "Moonlight Becomes You". (Star Trek: First Contact)

The nightclub singer was portrayed by professional singer Julie Morgan.

Police officers

These three police officers were on duty at precinct 12 when Captain Jean-Luc Picard, portraying Dixon Hill, was interrogated by Detective Dan Bell. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

One of the police officers said "Come on Toots, let's go." These words were spoken by an unknown actor.

Police secretary

A secretary

This woman worked as a secretary at the police department precinct 12 in the story "The Big Good-Bye". She answered a phone call when Dixon Hill was interrogated by Dan Bell. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

This woman was played by an unknown actress.

Rex's Bar patrons

Five bar patrons were in Rex's Bar when Jean-Luc Picard used the Dixon Hill holoprogram to hide from Lwaxana Troi. They included two men at a table, a sailor and woman seated at the bar and a man at the bar. (TNG: "Manhunt")

The script identified these patrons with the following description: "a Sailor sits next to a Bleached Blond at the bar, a Couple of Hard Drinkers are at tables in the back. The jukebox is playing A Mournful Forties Torch Song, and Rex is pouring scotch into the glass of a Chinese-American Customer..."

San Francisco citizens

These San Francisco citizens were characters in Picard's Dixon Hill holonovel which he used to relax before meeting the Jarada of Torona IV in 2364. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

The first pictured passerby was played by regular background actor and stand-in Guy Vardaman in his very first Star Trek role.

Street passersby

Street passersby

These street passersby were seen outside Dixon Hill's office. (TNG: "Manhunt")

The passersby appeared in a film clip which was cut into the episode from a previous unknown film or television project.


A thug

The thug was a henchman of Cyrus Redblock in Picard's holoprograms of the Dixon Hill novels. After Whalen had been shot, he wanted to throw him out in the garbage. He also slugged McNary, a police officer friend of Hill who had stopped by Hill's office. After Redblock dematerialized when he left the holodeck, Data took the thug's gun, bent it, and punched the thug out. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

The thug was played by stunt actor Erik Cord.



"Toots" was a character in the Dixon Hill program called "The Big Good-Bye". Dr. Beverly Crusher, who was playing a character in the program, met her at Precinct 12. She watched her put on her make-up and fix her hair. Crusher copied her, and learned how to use a make-up compact. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

"Toots" was played by an unknown actress.