Bruce Horak was 18 months old when he was diagnosed with an eye cancer. His treatment was successful in saving his life but left him legally blind. However, that didn’t stop the Calgary-born actor from pursuing a career in theatre and independent film.
Now, more than 25 years into his career, Horak has managed to land his first big role in a major television production. Horak plays Chief Engineer Hemmer in the new series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, starring Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn.
This new role also makes him the first legally blind actor to play a recurring character in a Star Trek series.
Bruce Horak joined Lisa Wilton on Traffic Jams to discuss his exciting new role on the beloved sci-fi series: