DEEP SPACE NINE
CAST > Nog
BY: Aron Eisenberg
FULL NAME: Nog
POSITION/OCCUPATION: Worker at Quark's bar (1st three seasons);
Starfleet cadet and officer (rest of series)
RANK/TITLE: As Starfleet officer, rose from cadet to ensign to
lieutenant (at end)
BIRTHPLACE: Ferenginar (presumably)
PARENTS: Rom (father); Prinadora (mother)
OTHER FAMILY: Quark (uncle); Ishka (grandmother); Gant (cousin)
A Ferengi, Rom's son and Quark's nephew; grandson of Ishka; who at first
did various odd jobs around his uncle's bar. Nog had a far from spotless
record; in fact, in "Emissary", he was caught fleeing after looting the
assay office, and was used by Sisko to blackmail Quark into staying on
the station. Not long after that (in "A Man Alone"), Nog and Jake met,
and became inseparable, much to Sisko's chagrin.
During the first two seasons, Nog and Jake were quite the terrible
twosome. Among other things, they were partners in a business venture
that ended up with 5 bars of latinum ("Progress"); and they tried to
pilot a runabout together after Sisko and Quark were captured by the
Jem'Hadar ("The Jem'Hadar").
Then, in 2371 ("Heart of Stone"), after undergoing his Attainment
Ceremony, Nog suddenly declared that he wanted to become a Starfleet
officer, offering Sisko latinum to become his apprentice. Sisko finally
agreed to write him a letter of recommendation to the Academy, after Nog
proved he could work hard, and after the young Ferengi admitted his real
reason for wanting to join Starfleet: he didn't want to repeat his
father's mistake of going into business without having the lobes for it.
Finally, in "Little Green Men", Nog was taken to the Academy by his
father and uncle, though they took an inadvertent side trip through a
time warp to 1947 Earth.
For a year, Nog attended the Academy, and was seen only in "Homefront"/"Paradise
Lost". Then, in "The Ascent", he returned to DS9 for a year of field
study (though he never did go back to the Academy), and he and Jake
became roommates. Nog's first bridge position on the Defiant was
relaying orders from the bridge to engineering in "For the Uniform". He
was one of the Starfleet officers who evacuated the station in "Call to
Arms", but not before he attended his father's wedding to Leeta.
Nog, who had been field-promoted to Ensign, returned to the station
again (in "Sacrifice of Angels"), and later that year was one of the Ferengi team that Quark put together to rescue Ishka ("The Magnificent Ferengi"). In "Valiant", he was also sent with Jake to Ferenginar with a
diplomatic message for the Grand Nagus; but they were attacked by a
Jem'Hadar ship, and rescued by the Valiant. Nog was caught up in it all
when Watters made him chief engineer and a Lt. Commander; however, after
all the other officers were killed, he chose to escape with Jake and
In "The Siege of AR-558", Nog was doing recon when he was shot by the
Jem'Hadar, and had to have the lower half of his left leg amputated.
After returning to DS9 with his new biosynthetic leg, Nog took refuge in
a holosuite, in the Vic Fontaine program ("It's Only a Paper Moon").
Finally, though, after a confrontation with Vic in which he confessed
his fears, he was able to face reality again. He returned the favor to
Vic by helping pull off a holographic casino robbery ("Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang").
After Nog proudly watched his father become Grand Nagus ("The Dogs of
War"), he helmed the new Defiant in the final battle against the
Dominion, and was made a lieutenant. Putting Nog in for the promotion
had been one of Sisko's last official acts ("What You Leave Behind").
Nog's year of birth was never stated, but he was older than Jake. He did
not know how to read until Jake taught him in "The Nagus". Nog was seen
as a Starfleet captain in an alternate future in "The Visitor".
taking on the role of Quark's nephew on DS9, Aron had already featured
in leading roles on various television series including "The Wonder
Years", "Amityville - The Evil Escapes", "The Liars Club", "The Horror
Show", "Streets" and "Beverly Hills Brats".
But it was in theatre that Aron really excelled, receiving a Zony award
for best supporting actor in "Minor Demons" and also starred in "The
Indian Wants" and "On Borrowed Time". Aron has also had a go at
directing, like "The Business of Murder" which played at the Conejo
In his spare time, Aron enjoys mountain biking, soccer, and spending
time with his family.