Playing Edgar Allen Poe in a one-man play: "Nevermore - An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe" at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, California
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Jeffery Combs | Jeff Combs
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on being typecast] You get known for something, and then they pigeonhole you. They don't want to view you as being particularly versatile. They just want you to do that thing you did before. It perpetuates itself. You can certainly say no, but then you're not working. So a long time ago, I just told myself I'd just turn everything, even if it's all stuck in a particular genre, I'd try to expand ...
Auditioned for the role of Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). Although he did not get the role, Jonathan Frakes
, who did get the role, remembered Combs when directing an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) and cast him in a guest role in that episode. The producers liked his performance so much he was later cast in two different recurring roles on the show.