Edit
Armin Shimerman Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (2) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (10) | Personal Quotes (2)

Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 November 1949Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Armin Shimerman was born on November 5, 1949 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), The Hitcher (1986) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

Spouse (1)

Kitty Swink (? - ?)

Trivia (10)

Was the first actor, ever, to play a Ferengi on "Star Trek", as "Letek" on the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Outpost (1987). Five years later, he was offered the role of "Quark" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), the first Ferengi character in the main cast of any Star Trek series and a role that he would play for seven years.
In Judging Amy (1999), he played a lawyer who was trying to argue that demons exist. His Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) character, Principal Snyder, was eaten by a demon.
Was on the set of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) during a large earthquake in Los Angeles. He rushed to go home to check on his family, so he did not have time to get his makeup removed. His Ferengi makeup "scared the living shit out of people" as he says at conventions.
Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara and Richard Poe, he is one of six actors to play the same character on three different 'Star Trek' series. He played Quark in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
When the first wave of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) action figures were released, he did a commercial for the figures dressed as Quark, his character on the series. It showed him in his bar, picking up each character figure and quickly talking about it.
Along with Mark Allen Shepherd, Patrick Stewart and Colm Meaney, he is one of only four actors to appear in the pilots of two different 'Star Trek' series. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995)).
Along with Michael Dorn, he is one of only two actors to appear in eleven different seasons of "Star Trek" (Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) Seasons One, Two and Seven, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) Seasons One through Seven and Star Trek: Voyager (1995) Season One).
Along with Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Tim Russ and Ethan Phillips, he is one of only four "Star Trek" regulars to appear in three different "Star Trek" series (Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995)).
Former Beauty and the Beast (1987) co-star Ron Perlman gave him advice on how to emote effectively under full-head prosthetic appliances when he landed the role of Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
Parents: Herbert and Susan Shimerman.

Personal Quotes (2)

"I didn't take anything from the set, at the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). I wanted to remember everything the way it was".
"We were right across from each other for years on the lot, but I never met Jeri Ryan until Boston Public (2000).

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page