Cirroc Lofton plays Jake Sisko, the 18-year-old son of Captain Sisko, and the youngest regular cast member of any "Star Trek" series. An army brat who doesn't remember life on Earth, Jake had been aboard four different starships before his arrival on Deep Space Nine.
Born in Los Angeles, Cirroc entered the acting arena at the age of nine, when he appeared in an educational program entitled, "Agency for Instructional Technology." Cirroc describes his acting debut, "I have always loved to act, in fact I starred in our elementary school plays -- I even portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr."
Cirroc's ability to portray a variety of characters enabled him to do national commercials for McDonald's Corporation, Tropicana Orange Juice, Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Capri Sun. In 1990, Cirroc appeared in the Universal film "Beethoven," starring Charles Grodin.
A vivacious youth, Cirroc enjoys basketball and bike riding. He acknowledges the warm relationship he has developed with on-screen father Avery Brooks, "We have become very close," he continues, "I enjoy Avery's companionship on and off the set." Fame hasn't spoiled this recent high school graduate, as Cirroc maintained a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend UCLA in the fall with aspirations to someday become a director. Cirroc resides in Los Angeles with his mother and sister.