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Cast and credits of Nova

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Starring
Jay O. Sanders Jay O. Sanders
 Self - Narrator / ... 70 episodes, 2006-2020
Will Lyman Will Lyman
 Narrator / ... 24 episodes, 1988-2009
Neil Ross Neil Ross
 Narrator / ... 22 episodes, 2002-2008
Stacy Keach Stacy Keach
 Self - Narrator 18 episodes, 1992-2006
Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber
 Self - Narrator 16 episodes, 1999-2009
Eric Meyers Eric Meyers
 Self - Narrator / ... 12 episodes, 2012-2019
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas
 Narrator / ... 11 episodes, 1989-2014
David Ogden Stiers David Ogden Stiers
 Self - Narrator 8 episodes, 1996-2006
Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson
 Self / ... 8 episodes, 2004-2018
Edward Herrmann Edward Herrmann
 Narrator / ... 7 episodes, 1998-1999
John Lithgow John Lithgow
 Self - Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 2001-2010
Richard Donat Richard Donat
 Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 2004-2009
S. James Gates S. James Gates
 Self / ... 6 episodes, 2011-2015
Brian Greene Brian Greene
 Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 2003-2011
Corey Johnson Corey Johnson
 Narrator 5 episodes, 2011-2014
Zachary Quinto Zachary Quinto
 Self - Narrator 5 episodes, 2019
Joe Morton Joe Morton
 Self - Narrator 5 episodes, 1996-2018
Miles O Miles O'Brien
 Self - Narrator / ... 5 episodes, 2013-2019
Simon Schaffer Simon Schaffer
 Self - University of Cambridge / ... 5 episodes, 2005-2015
David Attenborough David Attenborough
 Self - Narrator / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2006
Kathryn Walker Kathryn Walker
 Narrator / ... 4 episodes, 2006
Roy Scheider Roy Scheider
 Narrator 4 episodes, 1997-2001
Demetri Goritsas Demetri Goritsas
 Self - Narrator / ... 3 episodes, 2012-2013
Kip Thorne Kip Thorne
 Self - California Institute of Technology / ... 3 episodes, 2006-2018
Keith David Keith David
 Narrator 3 episodes, 2004-2019
Carolyn Porco Carolyn Porco
 Self - Imaging Team Leader, Cassini / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2019
Salima Ikram Salima Ikram
 Self / ... 3 episodes, 2015-2020
Mark Lehner Mark Lehner
 Self / ... 3 episodes, 1992-2019
Hal Linden Hal Linden
 Narrator / ... 3 episodes, 1997-1998
Story Musgrave Story Musgrave
 Self / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2015
Ted Marcoux Ted Marcoux
 Narrator / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2016
Russell Schweickart Russell Schweickart
 Self - Apollo 9 Astronaut 2 episodes, 2013
Hal Holbrook Hal Holbrook
 Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1993-1997
Stockard Channing Stockard Channing
 Self - Narrator 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan
 Self / ... 3 episodes, 1978-2019
Jay Leno Jay Leno
 Self / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2017
Christian Rubeck Christian Rubeck
 Gustav Wiik / ... 2 episodes, 2005-2006
Richard Kiley Richard Kiley
 Narrator 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Robert Redford Robert Redford
 Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Gregory Marshall Smith Gregory Marshall Smith
 Self 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Peter Newman Peter Newman
 Translator 2 episodes, 2003-2004
Gentry Lee Gentry Lee
 Self - Mars Program Chief Engineer, Jet Propulsion Lab / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Sebastian Thrun Sebastian Thrun
 Self / ... 2 episodes, 2006-2011
Harrison Schmitt Harrison Schmitt
 Self - Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2019
Michael J. Massimino Michael J. Massimino
 Self / ... 2 episodes, 2009-2015
Ramsey Faragallah Ramsey Faragallah
2 episodes, 2010
Tim Flannery Tim Flannery
 Self 2 episodes, 2013
Joann Fletcher Joann Fletcher
 Self 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Caprice Benedetti Caprice Benedetti
2 episodes, 2015
Parker Sawyers Parker Sawyers
 Self - Narrator 2 episodes, 2018
Ian McNeice Ian McNeice
 Geoffrey Perry 1 episode, 1989
Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum
 Narrator 1 episode, 1993
Richard Crenna Richard Crenna
 Narrator 1 episode, 1996
Rebecca De Mornay Rebecca De Mornay
 Narrator 1 episode, 2000
Henry Ian Cusick Henry Ian Cusick
 Charles Darwin 1 episode, 2009
Bray Poor Bray Poor
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2012
Sharon Washington Sharon Washington
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2014
Robert Ashby Robert Ashby
 Narrator 1 episode, 2015
Jan Maxwell Jan Maxwell
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2016
James Hazeldine James Hazeldine
 Derek Slater 1 episode, 1989
Sean Barrett Sean Barrett
 Narrator 1 episode, 1998
Derek Jacobi Derek Jacobi
 Sir Ernest Shackleton 1 episode, 2002
Aidan McArdle Aidan McArdle
 Albert Einstein 1 episode, 2005
Frances O Frances O'Connor
 Emma Darwin 1 episode, 2009
Trishna Trishna
 Self - Conjoined Twin 1 episode, 2012
Michael Maloney Michael Maloney
 George Marston / ... 1 episode, 2002
Shirley Henderson Shirley Henderson
 Mileva Maric 1 episode, 2005
Nigel Bennett Nigel Bennett
 Sir Charles Lyell 1 episode, 2009
Francis Collins Francis Collins
 Self - Director, NIH 1 episode, 2012
Rand Paul Rand Paul
 Self - Senator, Kentucky 1 episode, 2013
Celia Bannerman Celia Bannerman
 Mrs. Sinnett 1 episode, 1989
Steven Robertson Steven Robertson
 Michael Faraday 1 episode, 2005
Philip Jackson Philip Jackson
 Frank Wild 1 episode, 2002
Ron Donachie Ron Donachie
 Chippy McNeish 1 episode, 2002
Alex MacQueen Alex MacQueen
 Chater 1 episode, 2005
Jeremy Akerman Jeremy Akerman
 Parslow 1 episode, 2009
Cal Macaninch Cal Macaninch
 Alexander Macklin / ... 1 episode, 2002
Samuel West Samuel West
 Humphry Davy 1 episode, 2005
Danielle Noble Danielle Noble
 Self - Australian Youth Ambassador 1 episode, 2012
Tiriel Mora Tiriel Mora
 Frank Hurley 1 episode, 2002
Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson
 Self - Biographer 1 episode, 2015
Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer
 Self - Journalist 1 episode, 2013
Peter Singer Peter Singer
 Self - Brookings Institution 1 episode, 2013
Yukihiro Takahashi Yukihiro Takahashi
 Self - Hokkaido University 1 episode, 2013
John E. Mack John E. Mack
 Self - Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 1 episode, 1996
Emma Fielding Emma Fielding
 Emily Shackleton 1 episode, 2002
Michael Sarne Michael Sarne
 Proffesseur Fritz Muhlberg 1 episode, 2005
Lynn Rothschild Lynn Rothschild
 Self - NASA in Silicon Valley 1 episode, 2019
Ty Glaser Ty Glaser
 Marie Anne Lavoisier 1 episode, 2005
George Pataki George Pataki
 Self - Governor of New York State, 1995-2006 1 episode, 2013
Alex Wagner Alex Wagner
 Self - Buffalo Airways 1 episode, 2012
Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg
 Self - Mayor of New York City, 2001-2013 2 episodes, 2013
Anne Wojcicki Anne Wojcicki
 Self - Co-founder, 23andMe, Inc. 1 episode, 2012
Stephen Noonan Stephen Noonan
 Marat 1 episode, 2005
Juliette Kayyem Juliette Kayyem
 Self - The Boston Globe 1 episode, 2013
Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
 Self - Harvard University 1 episode, 2013
Rowan Schlosberg Rowan Schlosberg
 Besso 1 episode, 2005
Hélène de Fougerolles Hélène de Fougerolles
¬†Emilie du Ch√Ętelet 1 episode, 2005
Ian Duncan Ian Duncan
 Charles de Breteuil 1 episode, 2005
David Hughes David Hughes
 Reverend Innes 1 episode, 2009
Marilu Henner Marilu Henner
 Self - Memory Study Participant 1 episode, 2016
Andrew Gillies Andrew Gillies
 Uncle Jos Wedgwood 1 episode, 2009
George Layton George Layton
 Emilie's Father 1 episode, 2005
Anton Lesser Anton Lesser
 Voltaire 1 episode, 2005
Emily Woof Emily Woof
 Lise Meitner 1 episode, 2005
Wolf Kahler Wolf Kahler
 Horlein 1 episode, 2005
Bernard Arcand Bernard Arcand
 Self 1 episode, 1974
Duncan Carse Duncan Carse
 Self (narrator) 1 episode, 1974
Wernher von Braun Wernher von Braun
 Self 1 episode, 1977
Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke
 Self 1 episode, 1978
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov
 Self 2 episodes, 1980-2019
Dudley Moore Dudley Moore
 Self 1 episode, 1980
James Whitmore James Whitmore
 Self (narrator) 1 episode, 1981
Richard Feynman Richard Feynman
 Self 2 episodes, 1983-2008
Robert McNamara Robert McNamara
 Self - Former Secretary of Defense 1 episode, 1983
Richard Perle Richard Perle
 Self - Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs 1 episode, 1983
Debbie White Debbie White
 Narrator 1 episode, 1983
Jane Alexander Jane Alexander
1 episode, 1984
Edwin Newman Edwin Newman
1 episode, 1984
Sam Waterston Sam Waterston
 Self (narrator) 1 episode, 1987
Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 1988
Wendy Carlos Wendy Carlos
 Self 1 episode, 1989
Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch
 Host 1 episode, 1989
Avery Brooks Avery Brooks
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 1990
Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris
 Self - Host 1 episode, 1991
James Randi James Randi
 Self 1 episode, 1993
Andrew Bicknell Andrew Bicknell
 Narrator 1 episode, 1994
Tsarina Alexandra Tsarina Alexandra
 Self 1 episode, 1995
Cliff Robertson Cliff Robertson
 Narrator 1 episode, 1997
Chuck Scarborough Chuck Scarborough
1 episode, 1997
Jodie Foster Jodie Foster
 Narrator / ... 1 episode, 1998
Patrick Malahide Patrick Malahide
 John Harrison 1 episode, 1998
Sherry Stringfield Sherry Stringfield
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 1998
Michael Byrne Michael Byrne
 Richard Rampton 1 episode, 2000
John Castle John Castle
 David Irving 1 episode, 2000
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde
 The Hon. Mr. Justice Gray 1 episode, 2000
Kate Dillon Kate Dillon
 Self / ... 1 episode, 2000
Ian Holm Ian Holm
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2000
Fred A. Leuchter Jr. Fred A. Leuchter Jr.
 Self 1 episode, 2000
Eleena Melamed Eleena Melamed
 Self / ... 1 episode, 2000
Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2000
Paul G. Allen Paul G. Allen
 Presenter 1 episode, 2001
Henrik Dahl Henrik Dahl
1 episode, 2001
Hector Elizondo Hector Elizondo
 Narrator / ... 1 episode, 2001
William Hootkins William Hootkins
 Voice of Methuselah 1 episode, 2001
Roger McGough Roger McGough
 Narrator / ... 1 episode, 2001
Simon Callow Simon Callow
 Galileo 1 episode, 2002
Emmanuel Bonami Emmanuel Bonami
 Translator 1 episode, 2003
Patrick Dougherty Patrick Dougherty
 Maurice Wilkins 1 episode, 2003
Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver
 Narrator 1 episode, 2003
Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain
 Self 1 episode, 2004
George H. Diller George H. Diller
 Self - NASA Countdown Voice, Kennedy Space Center 1 episode, 2004
Marian Tomas Griffin Marian Tomas Griffin
 Mary Mallon 1 episode, 2004
Celeste Oliva Celeste Oliva
 Translation voice 1 episode, 2004
Oliver Platt Oliver Platt
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2004
Michele Proude Michele Proude
1 episode, 2004
Richard Snee Richard Snee
1 episode, 2004
Joshua Wurman Joshua Wurman
 Self 1 episode, 2004
F. Murray Abraham F. Murray Abraham
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2005
Rosa Flores Rosa Flores
1 episode, 2005
Scott Handy Scott Handy
 Isaac Newton 1 episode, 2005
Henry Kissinger Henry Kissinger
 Self 1 episode, 2005
Eriq La Salle Eriq La Salle
 Voice 1 episode, 2005
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim
 Voice over 1 episode, 2005
Yu Beng Lim Yu Beng Lim
 Voice over 1 episode, 2005
Sebastian Roché Sebastian Roché
 Louis Blériot 1 episode, 2005
Féodor Atkine Féodor Atkine
1 episode, 2006
Paul Bandey Paul Bandey
 Co-Pilot Robert Bragg 1 episode, 2006
Gregory Benford Gregory Benford
 Self 1 episode, 2006
Maureen Bennett Maureen Bennett
 Lady Franklin 1 episode, 2006
Kåre Conradi Kåre Conradi
 Roald Amundsen 1 episode, 2006
Thom Fell Thom Fell
 James Fitzjames 1 episode, 2006
Michael Hofland Michael Hofland
 Captain Van Zanten 1 episode, 2006
Darri Ingolfsson Darri Ingolfsson
 Godfred Hansen 1 episode, 2006
Bohdan Poraj Bohdan Poraj
 Francis Crozier 1 episode, 2006
Bruce Van Barthold Bruce Van Barthold
 Co-Pilot Klaas Meurs 1 episode, 2006
Jay Benedict Jay Benedict
 Judge John Jones 1 episode, 2007
Matthew Chapman Matthew Chapman
 Self - Great Great Grandson of Charles Darwin 1 episode, 2007
Anthony Edridge Anthony Edridge
 Robert Muise 1 episode, 2007
Michael Fitzpatrick Michael Fitzpatrick
 Scott Minnich 1 episode, 2007
Jeff Harding Jeff Harding
 Kenneth R. Miller 1 episode, 2007
Mark Kochanowicz Mark Kochanowicz
 Julian Lab Chemist 1 episode, 2007
Richard Laing Richard Laing
 Alan Bonsell 1 episode, 2007
Ryan McCluskey Ryan McCluskey
 Vic Walczak 1 episode, 2007
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Ruben Santiago-Hudson
 Percy Julian 1 episode, 2007
Courtney B. Vance Courtney B. Vance
 Narrator 1 episode, 2007
Paul Venables Paul Venables
 Kevin Padian 1 episode, 2007
Debora Weston Debora Weston
 Barbara Forrest 1 episode, 2007
Lisa Wolfinger Lisa Wolfinger
 Narrator 1 episode, 2007
Glenn Wrage Glenn Wrage
 Patrick Gillen 1 episode, 2007
Eileen Collins Eileen Collins
 Self - Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Mark Oliver Everett Mark Oliver Everett
 Self 1 episode, 2008
Harrison Ford Harrison Ford
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2008
Stefanie E. Frame Stefanie E. Frame
 Narrator / ... 1 episode, 2008
John Benjamin Hickey John Benjamin Hickey
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2008
Tom Magliozzi Tom Magliozzi
 Self 1 episode, 2008
James Balog James Balog
 Self - Extreme Ice Survey 1 episode, 2009
Ellen Becker-Gray Ellen Becker-Gray
 Opthamologist 1 episode, 2009
Mark Bedell Mark Bedell
 Terrorist 1 episode, 2009
Ed Begley Jr. Ed Begley Jr.
 Self - Actor 1 episode, 2009
Jason Box Jason Box
 Self - The Ohio State University 1 episode, 2009
Tomas Gonzalez-Torres Tomas Gonzalez-Torres
 Self - Lead Spacewalk Instructor 1 episode, 2009
Teo Halm Teo Halm
 Neanderthal Boy 1 episode, 2009
Christy Hansen Christy Hansen
 Self - NASA Astronaut Trainer 1 episode, 2009
Van Jones Van Jones
 Self - Green for All 1 episode, 2009
Olivia Judson Olivia Judson
 Self 1 episode, 2009
Richard Leakey Richard Leakey
 Self - National Geographic Grantee 1 episode, 2009
Adam LeWinter Adam LeWinter
 Self - Extreme Ice Survey 1 episode, 2009
Bill Nye Bill Nye
 Self - Science Educator 1 episode, 2009
Tad Pfeffer Tad Pfeffer
 Self - University of Colorado at Boulder 1 episode, 2009
Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
 Self - Governor of California 1 episode, 2009
Alan Yentob Alan Yentob
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2009
Adam Alexi-Malle Adam Alexi-Malle
 Mahroos 1 episode, 2010
Leonard Maltin Leonard Maltin
 Self - Film Critic and Historian 1 episode, 2010
Quinn McColgan Quinn McColgan
 Performer 1 episode, 2010
Richard Branson Richard Branson
 Self 1 episode, 2011
Lela Edgar Lela Edgar
1 episode, 2011
Hannah Fierman Hannah Fierman
1 episode, 2011
Al Gore Al Gore
 Self 1 episode, 2011
Ken Jennings Ken Jennings
 Self 1 episode, 2011
Zhengrong Shi Zhengrong Shi
 Self 1 episode, 2011
Alex Trebek Alex Trebek
 Self 1 episode, 2011
Migina Tsai Migina Tsai
1 episode, 2011
Heather Warren Heather Warren
 Multiverse Motel Desk Clerk 1 episode, 2011
Lewis D. Wheeler Lewis D. Wheeler
 Young Alan Guth 1 episode, 2011
Joseph Will Joseph Will
1 episode, 2011
Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin
 Self 3 episodes, 2007-2014
Carlito Arias Carlito Arias
 Self 1 episode, 2014
Gregory Berns Gregory Berns
 Self 1 episode, 2014
Jim Carter Jim Carter
 Self - Narrator 1 episode, 2014
Richard Castaldo Richard Castaldo
 Self 1 episode, 2014
Michael Collins Michael Collins
 Self 2 episodes, 2008-2014
Charles Duke Charles Duke
 Self 1 episode, 2014
Jane Goodall Jane Goodall
 Self 2 episodes, 2008-2014
Hal Needham Hal Needham
 Self 1 episode, 2014
Neil Affleck Neil Affleck
1 episode, 2015
Maria Chudnovsky Maria Chudnovsky
 Self 1 episode, 2015
James Comey James Comey
 Self 1 episode, 2015
Michael Cumpsty Michael Cumpsty
1 episode, 2015
Ranulph Fiennes Ranulph Fiennes
1 episode, 2015
Michio Kaku Michio Kaku
 Self 1 episode, 2015
Edward Snowden Edward Snowden
 Self 1 episode, 2015
Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Spalding
 Self 1 episode, 2015
David Vandervoort David Vandervoort
 Self - Boston College 1 episode, 2015
Cari Beauchamp Cari Beauchamp
 Self 1 episode, 2016
LeVar Burton LeVar Burton
 Narrator / ... 1 episode, 2016
John Markoff John Markoff
 Self 1 episode, 2016
Dan Snow Dan Snow
 Self 1 episode, 2016
Perry Yung Perry Yung
1 episode, 2016
Jane Evans Jane Evans
 Self 1 episode, 2017
Dan Ziskie Dan Ziskie
 Voice over 1 episode, 2017
Jami Tennille Jami Tennille
 Lady tasting tea 1 episode, 2018
Jamy Ian Swiss Jamy Ian Swiss
 Self (uncredited) unknown episodes
Stan Taylor Stan Taylor
 Self - Laboratory NCOIC (uncredited) unknown episodes


Written by
Brian Greene Brian Greene
(6 episodes, 2003-2011)
David Sington David Sington
(3 episodes, 2003-2016)
David Attenborough David Attenborough
(2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Llewellyn M. Smith Llewellyn M. Smith
(2 episodes, 2007-2017)
Richard Hudson Richard Hudson
(2 episodes, 2010)