Remembering Aron Eisenberg, 1969-2019
The Nog actor passed away today at age 50.
StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Aron Eisenberg, the beloved actor who portrayed Nog in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Eisenberg’s wife, Malíssa Longo — confirmed on Facebook that he passed away today, on September 21, at the age of 50.
Eisenberg, described himself as “actor, filmmaker and proud father” and was a professional photographer who shot landscapes, concerts, corporate photography, portraits and more. Eisenberg’s earliest credits included an episode of the series Straight Up, the TV movie Amityville: The Evil Escapes and the features The Horror Show, Playroom and Beverly Hills Brats, all in the late 1980s.
When he was cast as Nog, the producers told him nothing about the character, nor was he aware of how many episodes he’d be called upon to do. As he told StarTrek.com in a 2012 interview, “I thought every episode I was doing might be my last episode.” Eisenberg ultimately played Nog in more than 40 episodes of DS9. He also portrayed Kar, the young Kazon-Ogla, in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Initiations.”
Condolences to his family and friends.