Rick Worthy is an American actor best known for his appearing in three Star Trek television series, a Star Trek video game and the 1998 movie Star Trek: Insurrection.
A native of the Detroit area, Worthy graduated from Southfield Senior High School in 1985, and then from the University of Michigan in 1990 after studying film and drama.
First a stage actor in Detroit, Worthy later moved to Chicago where he performed at several prestigious theatres, including The Goodman Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theater.
His first television appearance was breakdancing on the dance contest TV show, Dance Fever. He and his 20-year-old brother, Tim were billed as The Floor Masters. He was 19 at the time.
He landed his first screen role as News Reporter in the 1994 film Richie Rich. Bit parts followed in the 1995 feature films Losing Isaiah and While You Were Sleeping, as well as in the made-for-TV movie Moment Of Truth: Eye Of The Stalker.
His first involvement with the Star Trek franchise was voicing a role in the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon.
In the same year his career began to take off, after he landed a guest role on the television series NYPD Blue; a role in the movie Trigger Effect with Kyle MacLachlan and Elisabeth Shue; a guest starring role as Automated Personnel Unit 3947 on Star Trek: Voyager (the 13th episode of Season 2, entitled "Prototype"); and a major recurring role in the series Murder One.
Worthy starred as Ricky Latrell in eight episodes of Murder One, from 1996 to 1997.
In 1997 he landed his third Star Trek role, this time as a guest in the 21st episode of the 5th season of Star Trek Deep Space Nine, entitled "Soldiers Of The Empire".
In the same year he also guest starred on The Gregory Hines Show, and appeared in the movie Steel.
In 1998, Worthy appeared in an episode of the television series Maximum Bob, and in the movie Star Trek: Insurrection, playing the minor role of Elloran Officer #1.
He also landed his first leading role in a television series, playing Nathan Jackson in the western series The Magnificent Seven, based on the 1960 feature film of the same name. He appeared in all 22 episode of the series, from 1998-2000.
In 1999 Worthy guest starred in an episode of Touched By An Angel, and returned to Star Trek: Voyager for a two-episode turn as Crewman Noah Lessing in the episodes Equinox: Part 1 and Equinox: Part 2.
Aside from working on the final season of The Magnificent Seven in 2000, Worthy also had three guest starring television roles that year: in City Of Angels, The Hughleys and Seven Days.
Worthy began 2001 with a role in the made-for-TV movie Earth Angels, which he followed up with a minor role in the feature film thriller Antitrust.
Thereafter he began a four-episode recurring role in the television series Felicity, playing Jeremy Cavallo in four episodes that year.
In 2002 he had guest roles in five television series: Stargate SG-1, Any Day Now, Sheena, Dark Angel and Odyssey 5. He also had a role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Collateral Damage.
2003 brought guest starring roles on Boomtown, The Lyon's Den and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as a role in the movie Holes. He also joined the cast of Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise) in the role of Jannar, starting in the third season premiere and appearing in another seven episodes until May 2004.
In 2004 Worthy landed a guest spot on CSI: Miami, and voiced two roles in the video game X-Men Legends.
In April 2005, Worthy began a recurring role on the television drama Eyes, which would carry through until 2007. He also had a five-episode recurring role on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, which carried him through 2006 as well.
Also in 2006, Worthy appeared in the made-for-TV movie Fallen, before joining the cast of a television spin-off series of the same name in 2007.