John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on "Days of Our Lives" (1965) and the iconic, all-powerful Q on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).IMDb Mini Biography By: Ron181 (RHall96319@aol.com)
|Marnie Mosiman||(20 March 1984 - present) 2 children|
Deep resonant voice
Towering height and slender frame
In seven seasons, made eight appearances on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).
Was a spokesman for Compaq computers. His son, Keegan de Lancie, appears in commercials for Dell computers.
Good friends with fellow "Star Trek" alumna Kate Mulgrew.
Formed "Alien Voices" in 1996 with Leonard Nimoy and writer-producer Nat Segaloff. "Alien Voices" does audio remakes of classic science fiction and fantasy stories including The Time Machine, The Lost World, etc.
Was both the first and last guest star seen on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).
Along with Marc Alaimo, Rosalind Chao, Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Frakes and Tim Russ, he is one of only six actors to appear in ten different seasons of "Star Trek": "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) Seasons One through Four, Six and Seven, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) Season One and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) Seasons Two, Three and Seven.
Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, Michael Ansara, Richard Poe and Mark Allen Shepherd, he is one of seven actors to play the same character on three different 'Star Trek' series. He played Q in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995).
Was the first actor to ever use the word "trek" on "Star Trek" (in the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) series finale "All Good Things..."). However, James Cromwell is the only actor to utter the words "star trek" in the franchise (in Star Trek: First Contact (1996)).
In addition to his acting career, he hosts the children's series of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 
One of his first Star Trek conventions after playing the role of "Q" was with George Takei at "Starbase 21" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA in 1987.
His Trek character "Q" was named for British fan Nancy Quarton and close friend of the late Gene Roddenberry.
One of 25 actors that have acted in both the Doctor Who franchise and the Star Trek franchise.
[on "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (2010)] Roddenberry warned me that I had no idea what I was getting into with Star Trek. Someone should have warned me about My Little Pony! Egads!
(March 2004) (San Diego, California) Playing General Felix Barriaux in 'Arthur Miller''s "Resurrection Blues" during its West Coast Premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego, California. The show runs from March 22, 2004 through April 25, 2004.
(April 2005) Appearing in "A Naked Girl on the Appian Way" at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California.
(November 2005) Appearing as Clarence Darrow in "The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial" at Rudder Theater in College Station, Texas.
(June 2008) He helped create and co-hosts "Star Trek: The Music", a concert presentation with narration, with the Toronto Symphony. His co-host is fellow actor Robert Picardo, who portrayed the Doctor on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995).
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