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Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner, whose primary claim to fame is his portrayal of the beloved android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), was born and raised in Houston, Texas. His parents, Sylvia (Schwartz) and Jack Spiner, owned and operated a furniture store, and were both from Jewish immigrant families (from Austria, Hungary, and ... See full bio »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Commander Data / Lore / Dr. Noonien Soong / Annie Meyers / Bandito / Dr. Ira Graves / Eli Hollander / Frank Hollander / Henchman / Lt. Cmdr. Data / Sherlock Holmes
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 2016/I The Midnight Man
 2015 The Librarians (TV Series)
- And the Point of Salvation (2015) ... Puck (voice, uncredited)
 2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
The Sandman
 2014-2015 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
Gall Trayvis
- Call to Action (2015) ... Gall Trayvis (voice)
- Vision of Hope (2015) ... Gall Trayvis (voice)
- Empire Day (2014) ... Gall Trayvis (voice)
- Rise of the Old Masters (2014) ... Gall Trayvis (voice)
 2014 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
- S U C K (2014) ... Therapist
- Gem and Loan (2014) ... Therapist
- Yo Soy Capitan (2014) ... Therapist
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Data (voice)
 2013 Wendell and Vinnie (TV Series)
Brent Spiner
- Swindle & Vinnie (2013) ... Brent Spiner
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Dr. Noonien Soong / Gondola Jack / Medic
- Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) ... Dr. Noonien Soong / Gondola Jack / Medic (voice)
 2010-2013 Generator Rex (TV Series)
Dr. Gabriel Rylander / additional voices
- End Game: Part 2 (2013) ... Dr. Gabriel Rylander / additional voices (voice)
- Endgame Part 1 (2013) ... Dr. Gabriel Rylander / additional voices (voice)
- Target: Consortium (2012) ... Dr. Gabriel Rylander / additional voices (voice)
- Dark Passage (2010) ... Dr. Gabriel Rylander (voice)
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Them, Robot (2012) ... Robots (voice)
 2011 Young Justice (TV Series)
The Joker
- Revelation (2011) ... The Joker (voice)
 2011 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Brent Spiner
- The Russian Rocket Reaction (2011) ... Brent Spiner (uncredited)
 2011 Alphas (TV Series)
Dr. Kern
- Blind Spot (2011) ... Dr. Kern
 2011 The Guild (TV Series)
Brent Spiner
 2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
Coach Mackey (voice)
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
William Quint
- The Juror #6 Job (2009) ... William Quint
 2005 Joey (TV Series)
Brent Spiner
- Joey and the Premiere (2005) ... Brent Spiner (uncredited)
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Graham Barnes
- Shrink-Wrapped (2004) ... Graham Barnes
 2004 Jack (TV Movie)
 2003 An Unexpected Love (TV Movie)
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
 2002 Star Trek: Bridge Commander (Video Game)
Commander Data (voice)
 2001 I Am Sam
Shoe Salesman
 2001 The Ponder Heart (TV Movie)
Dorris Grabney
 2001 Ask Me No Questions (TV Movie)
 2001 Star Trek: Away Team (Video Game)
Lt. Commander Data (voice)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
 2000 Dude, Where's My Car?
Pierre (uncredited)
 2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Geppetto (2000) ... Stromboli
 1999 Star Trek: Hidden Evil (Video Game)
Lt. Cmdr. Data (voice)
 1997 Star Trek: Generations (Video Game)
Lt. Cmdr. Data (voice)
 1997 Out to Sea
Gil Godwyn
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
- Possession (1996) ... Puck (voice)
- The Gathering: Part 2 (1996) ... Puck (voice)
- Future Tense (1996) ... Puck (voice)
- The Mirror (1995) ... Puck
 1996 Pie in the Sky
Upscale Guy
 1996 Dream On (TV Series)
Dr. Strongwater
- The Spirit of 76th & Park (1996) ... Dr. Strongwater
 1995 Chronomaster (Video Game)
Milo (voice)
 1995 Deadly Games (TV Series)
Danny Schlecht
- The Practical Joker (1995) ... Danny Schlecht
 1995 Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1995 Mad About You (TV Series)
Bob, the Dog Agent
- Just My Dog (1995) ... Bob, the Dog Agent
 1994 Corrina, Corrina
Brent Witherspoon
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1989 Shocker
Talkshow Guest (uncredited)
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Preacher Mann
 1989 What's Alan Watching? (TV Special)
Brentwood Carter
 1987 Family Sins (TV Movie)
Ken McMahon
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
- The Spa Who Loved Me (1987) ... Soldier (uncredited)
 1987 Cheers (TV Series)
Bill Grand
- Never Love a Goalie: Part 2 (1987) ... Bill Grand
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Willie Vaughn
- The Contract (1986) ... Willie Vaughn
 1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas (TV Movie)
Jim Stevens
 1986 Sylvan in Paradise (TV Movie)
Clinton C. Waddle
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Franz / Dennis
- Sunday in the Park with George (1986) ... Franz / Dennis
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Draft Dodger (segment "Dead Run")
- The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run (1986) ... Draft Dodger (segment "Dead Run")
 1985 Crime of Innocence (TV Movie)
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Larry Stein
- The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr. (1985) ... Larry Stein
 1985 Robert Kennedy and His Times (TV Mini-Series)
Allard Lowenstein
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Allard Lowenstein
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Allard Lowenstein
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Allard Lowenstein
 1984 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Ralph Harley
- Episode dated 17 December 1984 (1984) ... Ralph Harley
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Reverend Peabody
- A Case of the Stubborns (1984) ... Reverend Peabody
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Student in Reese's Class
- The Advocates (1984) ... Student in Reese's Class
 1984 Rent Control
Leonard Junger
 1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
Corinne Burns's Boss (uncredited)
 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Doctor examining Kim
- Episode #1.1442 (1981) ... Doctor examining Kim (uncredited)
 1980 Stardust Memories
Fan in Lobby
 1979 Family (TV Series)
- Prelude (1979) ... Fred
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Fink
 1970 My Sweet Charlie (TV Movie)
Local (uncredited)
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The Three Musketeers. Musical (revival). Music by Rudolf Friml; Lyrics by Clifford Grey and P.G. Wodehouse. Book by William Anthony McGuire. New book by Mark Bramble. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Music, vocal and fight arrangements by Kirk Nurock. Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox. Dance arrangements by Wally Harper ... See more »

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[September 12, 2006] I don't think I should play Data anymore. I think I'm too old to play him anymore to be honest. I think it would look stupid putting that make-up on me at this point. There certain characters that I think work in a youthful way and I think I really skated along the edge in the last couple movies as it was. See more »


He is the only actor to be nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice in the same year, for both Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Independence Day (1996); he won for the former. See more »


Lieutenant Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

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