Alak Tarr
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Alak Tarr in season 1
Season(s) 1, 2
Portrayed by Jesse Rath
First appearance Pilot
Latest appearance Past Is Prologue
Episode count 9
Status Alive
Species Castithan
Residence Tarr Residence, Defiance
Parents Stahma Tarr (mother)
Datak Tarr (father)
Spouse(s) Christie McCawley

Alak Tarr is a recurring character in the first and second seasons. He is portrayed by Jesse Rath, and makes his debut in the series premiere.

Alak is a male Castithan from the Shanje liro, the son of Stahma and Datak Tarr, and the husband of Christie McCawley.



Alak Tarr, the son of Defiance’s subversive Castithan power couple, is a young man caught in the middle, chafing against tradition in a world full of new possibilities. Secretly dating the daughter of his father’s enemy, Alak stands at odds with his family’s conventional doctrines and a way of life steeped in long-standing animosities and intense pride.[1]


Season 1 appearances
Pilot Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go The Devil in the Dark A Well Respected Man The Serpent's Egg Brothers in Arms
Goodbye Blue Sky I Just Wasn't Made for These Times If I Ever Leave This World Alive The Bride Wore Black Past Is Prologue Everything Is Broken


Every photo of Alak Tarr on this wiki can be seen here.

Family treeEdit

Datak Tarr
Stahma Tarr
Alak Tarr
Christie McCawley

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Jesse Rath has to shave his arm and leg hair off for the role of Alak.[2]


  1. "Alak Tarr | Defiance". Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  2. "Shearing Alak" Syfy Sync. Retrieved June 30, 2013.