He is one of only four actors to play seven different characters on “Star Trek,” including as a Klingon general, according to IMDb and Wikipedia.
And now John Hertzler will be on the Ulysses Town Board in Tompkins County, near Ithaca.
According to the Ithaca Times, Hertzler, known professionally as J.G. Hertzler, was introduced at the party’s caucus in August as the “the only Klingon general living in Ulysses.”
The paper said that Hertzler is an adjunct professor at Cornell University’s film and theater department. He once worked for the EPA in Washington, and now he opposes hydrofracking in New York.
On his campaign website, Hertzler said, “The immense and under-reported risks of environmental destruction of land, air and water quality due to this particular drilling technique is not compatible with human habitation and must not be allowed to happen here.”
He could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. No contact information was listed on his campaign website.
But his Wikipedia page has already been updated: “In September 2013, Hertzler announced his intention to run as a Democratic candidate for the town council of Ulysses, New York, and was elected to a two-year term on November 5.”
Updated: Here’s some video Nov. 8 with Hertzler on his election and career: