Director JJ Abrams offered the veteran video game voice actor a role in the upcoming sequel because he was a big fan of Uncharted, North told Eurogamer.
"I just worked on Star Trek 2 with JJ Abrams. The reason I did that movie - it's a very small role - but it's because he and his son are huge fans of Uncharted," revealed North.
"I met him doing some work on Super 8 and he said 'We're doing Star Trek, you wanna do it?' And I said I'd love to.
"He's a huge fan of gaming and he was telling me how people just don't understand [the medium] yet, but they're going to catch up.
"They don't understand how amazing this technology is and it doesn't get the respect it deserves, but if it keeps making the money it makes you're going to see more and more people converted."
"I mean, Gary Oldman, one of the greatest actors on the planet, did Call of Duty. He wouldn't have done it 10 years ago. It's a new age dawning, and I'm just really proud to be part of it," he added.
The Star Trek sequel will be released in cinemas in May 2013, with Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Zoe Saldana joined by cast newcomers Alice Eve, Noel Clarke and Peter Weller.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will play one of the series' most iconic villains in the upcoming movie.
Nolan North's next video game appearance, meanwhile, is as Captain Martin Walker in 2K's Spec Ops: The Line.
Spec Ops: The Line will release on June 29 in Europe and June 26 in North America on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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