Cast and Crew of NOVA

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About NOVA

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Main Cast of NOVA

Jay O. Sanders
plays Narrator (voice) (39 episodes)

Lance Lewman
plays Narrator (voice) (24 episodes)

Secondary Cast of NOVA

Courtney B. Vance
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Courtney B. Vance as Narrator

Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. Vance started his career on the Broadway stage in ...

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Corey Johnson
plays Narrator (4 episodes)

Corey Johnson as Narrator

Corey Johnson (born John Johnson; May 17, 1961) is an American character actor largely active in the UK, known for hi...

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Craig Sechler
plays Narrator (19 episodes)

Demetri Goritsas
plays Narrator (3 episodes)

Demetri Goritsas as Narrator

Demetri Goritsas was born on August 24, 1971 and is currently 52 years old.

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Richard Smith
plays Host (4 episodes)

Bray Poor
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Michael Scott
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Ted Marcoux
plays Narrator (3 episodes)

Peter Thomas
plays Narrator (5 episodes)

Jim Carter
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Jim Carter as Narrator

James Edward Carter is an English actor. He is best known for his role in Downton Abbey (2010–2015) playing Mr Carson...

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Kenichi Nakamaru
plays Reporter (1 episode)

Shu Morino
plays Reporter (1 episode)

Brian Greene
plays Host (7 episodes)

Brian Greene as Host

Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, string theorist, and book author.

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Jamie Effros
plays Narrator (4 episodes)

Eric Meyers
plays Narrator (3 episodes)

John Lithgow
plays Narrator (6 episodes)

John Lithgow as Narrator

John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor. Prolific in films, television and on stage, Lithgow...

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John Mckenzie
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Henry Ian Cusick
plays Charles Darwin (1 episode)

Henry Ian Cusick as Charles Darwin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry Ian Cusick (born April 17, 1967) is a Scottish-Peruvian actor of stage,...

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Neil Ross

Frances O'Connor
plays Emma Darwin (1 episode)

Nigel Bennett
plays Sir Charles Lyell (1 episode)

Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber

Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and narrator. He ...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson
plays Narrator (1 episode) , Host (5 episodes)

Neil deGrasse Tyson as Narrator

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently th...

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Rushmore DeNooyer
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Mark Oliver Everett
plays Himself (1 episode)

Mark Oliver Everett was born on April 10, 1963 and is currently 61 years old.

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Stefanie E. Frame
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Kathryn Walker
plays Narrator (2 episodes) , (2 episodes)

Stockard Channing
plays Bible Reader (1 episode) , Narrator (1 episode)

Stockard Channing as Bible Reader

Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard) is an American stage, film and television actress. She is kn...

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John Benjamin Hickey
plays Narrator (1 episode)

John Benjamin Hickey as Narrator

John Benjamin Hickey is an American stage and screen actor.

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Alan Yentob
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Rob Tinworth
plays Narrator (1 episode)

David Slavin
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Ray Magliozzi
plays Host (1 episode)

Tom Magliozzi
plays Host (1 episode)

Harrison Ford
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Harrison Ford as Narrator

Legendary Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. His family history includes a ...

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E.O. Wilson
plays Himself (1 episode)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson
plays Percy Julian (1 episode)

Richard Donat
plays Narrator (5 episodes)

Aidan McArdle
plays Albert Einstein (1 episode)

Aidan McArdle as Albert Einstein

Aidan McArdle is an Irish stage, film and television actor. He's a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in L...

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Shirley Henderson
plays Mileva Maric (1 episode)

Shirley Henderson as Mileva Maric

Shirley Henderson is a Scottish film and television actress, best known for playing Moaning Myrtle in the "Harry Pott...

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Steven Robertson
plays Michael Faraday (1 episode)

Steven Robertson as Michael Faraday

Steven Robertson was born on January 1, 1980 and is currently 44 years old.

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Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator. He is most famous for his dramatic rol...

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Julian Rhind-Tutt
plays Antoine Lavoisier (1 episode)

Julian Rhind-Tutt as Antoine Lavoisier

Julian Alistair Rhind-Tutt (born 20 July 1968) is an English actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr "Mac...

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Ty Glaser
plays Marie Anne Lavoisier (1 episode)

Brendan Fleming
plays Hermann Einstein (1 episode)

Stephen Noonan
plays Marat (1 episode)

Anton Lesser
plays Voltaire (1 episode)

Emily Woof
plays Lise Meitner (1 episode)

Alex MacQueen
plays Chater (1 episode)

Alex MacQueen as Chater

Alexander Tulloch Macqueen (born 30 November 1973) is an English actor. He has appeared on television, film and radio...

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Samuel West
plays Humphry Davy (1 episode)

Robert Styles
plays Newman (1 episode)

Philip Herbert
plays Count de Amerval (1 episode)

Di Trevis
plays Baroness de la Garde (1 episode)

James Tovell
plays Manson (1 episode)

F. Murray Abraham
plays Narrator (1 episode)

F. Murray Abraham as Narrator

F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham; October 24, 1939) is an American actor. Known for his roles on stage and scre...

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Christian Pedersen
plays Otto Hahn (1 episode) , Gustav Wiik (1 episode)

Scott Handy
plays Isaac Newton (1 episode)

David Attenborough
plays Narrator (3 episodes)

David Attenborough as Narrator

Sir David Attenborough (8th May 1926) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of ...

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Anthony Garner
plays Sir John Franklin (1 episode)

Maureen Bennett
plays Lady Franklin (1 episode)

Thom Fell
plays James Fitzjames (1 episode)

Bohdan Poraj
plays Francis Crozier (1 episode)

Corey Conradi
plays Roald Amundsen (1 episode)

Darri Ingolfsson
plays Godfred Hansen (1 episode)

Darri Ingolfsson as Godfred Hansen

Snævar Darri Ingólfsson is an Icelandic actor. He is best known for his performance as Oliver Saxon in the TV series ...

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Marian Tomas Griffin
plays Mary Mallon (1 episode)

Jere Shea
plays George Soper (1 episode)

Natalie Rose
plays Josephine Baker (1 episode)

Keith David
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Keith David as Narrator

Keith David (born June 4, 1955) is an American film, television, and voice actor, and singer. He is perhaps most know...

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Gene Galusha
plays Narrator (6 episodes)

David Ogden Stiers
plays Narrator (8 episodes)

Jeremiah Kissel
plays Narrator (5 episodes)

Will Lyman
plays Narrator (12 episodes)

Will Lyman as Narrator

Will Lyman was born on May 20, 1948 and is currently 76 years old.

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Oliver Platt
plays Narrator (2 episodes)

Calvin Sims
plays Reporter (1 episode)

C. Scott Willis
plays Reporter (1 episode)

Edd Gasper
plays Narrator (2 episodes)

Simon Callow
plays Galileo (1 episode)

Simon Callow as Galileo

Simon Phillip Hugh Callow CBE (born 15 June 1949) is an English actor, writer, theatre and opera director. Descripti...

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Laura Nardi
plays Maria Celeste (1 episode)

John Fraser
plays Inquisitor (1 episode)

Alexa Jago
plays Voice of Maria Celeste (1 episode)

Cornelius Garrett
plays Voices of the Ambassador and Castelli (1 episode)

Tony Kahn
plays Narrator (2 episodes)

Sigourney Weaver
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Sigourney Weaver as Narrator

Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. Weaver is considered to be a pionee...

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Rena Baskin
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Vladimir Pozner
plays Host (1 episode)

Roger McGough
plays Narrator (1 episode)

William Hootkins
plays Voice of Methuselah (1 episode)

William Hootkins as Voice of Methuselah

William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s an...

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Joe Morton
plays Additional Narration (1 episode) , Narrator (2 episodes)

Joe Morton as Additional Narration

Joe Morton is an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his Emmy awarded role as Eli Pope i...

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Derek Jacobi
plays Voice of Ernest Shackleton (1 episode)

Derek Jacobi as Voice of Ernest Shackleton

Sir Derek George Jacobi CBE (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor. Jacobi is known for his work at the Royal Nat...

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Roy Scheider
plays Narrator (3 episodes)

Roy Scheider as Narrator

Roy Richard Scheider, born on November 10, 1932, was an American actor renowned for his versatile performances. He is...

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Ian Holm
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Ian Holm as Narrator

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE (12 September 1931 – 19 June 2020) was an English actor. After beginning his career on the ...

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Susan Sarandon
plays Narrator (voice) (1 episode)

Susan Sarandon as Narrator (voice)

Susan Abigail Sarandon (née Tomalin; born October 4, 1946) is an American actress and activist. She is the recipient ...

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Hector Elizondo
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Hector Elizondo as Narrator

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Héctor Elizondo (born December 22, 1936) is an American actor. Elizondo excel...

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John Hockenberry
plays Narrator (3 episodes)

Robert Krulwich
plays Correspondent (1 episode)

Hal Linden
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Hal Linden as Narrator

Born in 1931, Bronx-born Hal Linden was the son of Charles Lipshitz and Frances Rosen and had an older brother who w...

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John Hurt
plays Narrator (1 episode)

John Hurt as Narrator

Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned over five decades...

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Rebecca De Mornay
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Sally Kellerman
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Jeremy Akerman
plays Parslow (1 episode)

Jan Maxwell
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Salvatore Vecchio
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Kirk Johnson
plays Host (3 episodes)

Richard Allinson
plays Narrator (1 episode)

Lee Rogers Berger
plays Himself (1 episode)

Zeresenay Alemseged
plays Himself (1 episode)

Kostas Baras

Alkibiadis Bakogianis

Argirios Bangelis

Andreas Charitopoulos

Aristotelles Kariofillas

Kiriakos Kamaros

Elias Papadopoulos

Demetris Xilas

John Hawks
plays Himself (1 episode)

Zachary Quinto
plays Narrator (1 episode)

David Pogue

Laurence Golborne
plays Self (1 episode)

Talithia Williams
plays Self - Narrator (1 episode)

John Pallister
plays Self - USGS Geologist (1 episode)

Charlie Crisafulli
plays Self - USGS Geologist (1 episode)

Robert Michelson
plays Self (1 episode)

Reinhard Genzel
plays Self (1 episode)

Manfred von Richthofen
plays Self (archive footage) (1 episode)

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