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Overview (3)

Born in Luling, Texas, USA
Birth NameMichiel Dorn
Height 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).

Trade Mark (2)

Deep resonant voice
Lieutenant Commander Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)

Trivia (25)

Owns and operates an old Air Force T-33 trainer jet, one of the first jet aircraft in the United States inventory; this is often referred to as his "starship".
Is an accomplished pilot and the owner of several aircraft. He has flown with the Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Precision Flight team.
Provides the voice of the Captain on the icebox.com series "Starship Regulars".
Owns and flies an old F-86 Sabre jet that he acquired from the South African Air Force. He flies out of Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, California.
Has appeared on-screen in more Star Trek episodes and movies as the same character, than anyone. (Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) Seasons 4-7, Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)).
Along with Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Colm Meaney and Jeffrey Combs, he is one of only six actors to appear in the finales of two different "Star Trek" series (Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)).
Has stated that his favorite episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) is Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Drumhead (1991).
Along with Armin Shimerman, he is one of only two actors to appear in eleven different seasons of "Star Trek" (Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) Seasons One through Seven and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) Seasons Four through Seven).
Has played the same character (Worf) on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) for eleven non consecutive years from 1987-1994 and 1995-1999.
Has worked with two Captain Von Trapps. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), he worked opposite Christopher Plummer, who starred in the film The Sound of Music (1965). The role was originally played on stage by Theodore Bikel, who played his foster father on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
Has appeared with Rene Auberjonois in six different productions: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Aladdin (1994), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), The Savage Dragon (1995), Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996) and Fallout: New Vegas (2010).
Previously appeared with four of his future Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) co-stars on "Star Trek" before joining the cast of that series. He appeared with Colm Meaney in many episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Armin Shimerman in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episodes "Haven", "The Last Outpost", "Peak Performance" and "Firstborn", Rene Auberjonois in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Alexander Siddig in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode "Birthright, Part I" (although he and Siddig did not share any scenes).
Made a grand total of 280 "Star Trek" appearances. He appeared in 175 of the 178 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), 100 of the 176 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). He also directed the following episodes: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In the Cards (1997), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Inquisition (1998), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: When It Rains... (1999) and Star Trek: Enterprise: Two Days and Two Nights (2002). The 275 episodes of Star Trek he appeared in means he has appeared in more episodes of Sci-Fi Television than any other actor.
His voice grew deeper, as a result of inflecting a bass tone for his character, Lt. Commander Worf. He also developed a mild condition for his years of wearing his Next Generation makeup, for which the departments use a different type for alien effects.
The Klingon proverb his character Worf is fond of: "It is a good day to die!" has been included in the StarCraft computer game dialog when the flying Corsair unit has completed production.
The role of Worf was a last minute decision and had no written character as such. Dorn was told to create his own character and was given the history, being rescued by humans, etc. The rest is down to him.
Studied radio and television production at Pasadena City College. From there, he pursued a career in music as a performer in several rock bands, traveling from San Francisco and then back to Los Angeles.
Has played a great deal of police officers in his early career, and grew tired of them very quickly.
At a science fiction convention, he told the audience that he thinks of Worf as Hamlet.
He was considered for the role of the Master in the television movie Doctor Who (1996), which went to Eric Roberts.
Has played the same character (Lieutenant / Lt. Commander Worf) on four different series: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Webster (1983), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Family Guy (1998).
Is a huge fan of South Park (1997) and admitted in an interview that he wished they had asked him to guest voice himself in his appearance in the episode "Fun with Veal".
Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
Best friends with Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) co-star, Marina Sirtis.
Currently serves as a member of the Air Force Aviation Heritage Foundation.

Personal Quotes (6)

But now they have the series down to a real science where it's about an hour.
When you're on a series, it's tough to go on and do something else afterward. If you're smart, save your money and you can wait out the bad times, until something else comes along.
I'd love to star in a television series of my own. I love the idea of living with a character for a number of years, watching him grow. I have not been recognized.
When fans asked me for advice, here's what I tell them: "If you're a director, always wear comfortable shoes to work.".
I like plays, movies, everything. It doesn't matter. I love good comedy. I don't like bad comedy.
Unlike my most famous role, I'm a vegan in real life.

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