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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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Known For

Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence Dr. Brakish Okun
(2016)
Independence Day
Independence Day Dr. Brakish Okun
(1996)
Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek: Nemesis Data / B-4
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 Justice League Action (TV Series)
Edward Nigma / Riddler
- E. Nigma, Consulting Detective (2017) ... Edward Nigma / Riddler (voice)
 2016-2017 Outcast (TV Series)
Sidney
- This Is How It Starts (2017) ... Sidney
- Mercy (2017) ... Sidney
- Alone When It Comes (2017) ... Sidney
- Fireflies (2017) ... Sidney
- The Common Good (2017) ... Sidney
 2017 The Blacklist (TV Series)
The Architect
- The Architect (No. 107) (2017) ... The Architect
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
Dr. Brakish Okun
 2016/I The Midnight Man
Ezekiel
 2015 The Librarians (TV Series)
Puck
- 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 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (TV Series)
Silver Surfer
- Fear Itself (2014) ... Silver Surfer (voice)
 2014 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Therapist
- 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 / 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 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
Brother Adrian
- We All Fall Down (2012) ... Brother Adrian
- The Ones You Love (2012) ... Brother Adrian
- Endless Wonder (2012) ... Brother Adrian
- There's Always a Downside (2012) ... Brother Adrian
- An Evil Within (2012) ... Brother Adrian
 2011-2012 Fresh Hell (TV Series)
Brent Spiner
- Dakota Leaving (2012) ... Brent Spiner
- The Jolinda Show (2012) ... Brent Spiner
- An Actor Prepares (2012) ... Brent Spiner
- The Billionaire (2012) ... Brent Spiner
- The Birthday Party (2012) ... Brent Spiner
 2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series)
Zebediah Killgrave / Purple Man
- Emperor Stark (2012) ... Zebediah Killgrave / Purple Man (voice)
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Robots
- 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 short)
Brent Spiner
- Ends and Begins (2011) ... 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
 2008 Superhero Movie
Dr. Strom
 2006 Material Girls
Tommy Katzenbach
 2005-2006 Threshold (TV Series)
Dr. Nigel Fenway
- Alienville (2006) ... Dr. Nigel Fenway
- Vigilante (2006) ... Dr. Nigel Fenway
- Outbreak (2006) ... Dr. Nigel Fenway
- The Crossing (2006) ... Dr. Nigel Fenway
- Progeny (2005) ... Dr. Nigel Fenway
 2004-2005 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Dr. Arik Soong / Lt. Commander Data
- These Are the Voyages... (2005) ... Lt. Commander Data (voice, uncredited)
- The Augments (2004) ... Dr. Arik Soong
- Cold Station 12 (2004) ... Dr. Arik Soong
- Borderland (2004) ... Dr. Arik Soong
 2005 Joey (TV Series)
Brent Spiner
- Joey and the Premiere (2005) ... Brent Spiner (uncredited)
 2004 The Aviator
Robert Gross
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Graham Barnes
- Shrink-Wrapped (2004) ... Graham Barnes
 2004 Jack (TV Movie)
Vernon
 2004 Friends (TV Series)
James Campbell
- The One with Princess Consuela (2004) ... James Campbell
 2003 An Unexpected Love (TV Movie)
Brad
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
Albert
- Lilith Needs a Favor (2003) ... Albert
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
Data / B-4
 2002 The Master of Disguise
Devlin Bowman
 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)
Bob
 2000 Dude, Where's My Car?
Pierre (uncredited)
 2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Stromboli
- Geppetto (2000) ... Stromboli
 1999 Star Trek: Hidden Evil (Video Game)
Lt. Cmdr. Data (voice)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Earl Mills
 1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Conan O'Brien (voice)
 1997 Star Trek: Generations (Video Game)
Lt. Cmdr. Data (voice)
 1997 Out to Sea
Gil Godwyn
 1996 Independence Day
Dr. Brakish Okun
 1996 Phenomenon
Dr. Bob Niedorf
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Professor Trent Davis
- The Deprogrammers (1996) ... Professor Trent Davis
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Puck
- Possession (1996) ... Puck (voice)
- The Gathering: Part 2 (1996) ... Puck (voice)
- Future Tense (1996) ... Puck (voice)
- The Mirror (1995) ... Puck (voice)
 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 Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity (Video Game)
Lt. Commander Data (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
 1987-1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Lt. Commander Data / Lore / Dr. Noonien Soong / ...
- All Good Things... (1994) ... Lt. Commander Data
- Preemptive Strike (1994) ... Lt. Commander Data
- Emergence (1994) ... Lt. Commander Data
- Bloodlines (1994) ... Lt. Commander Data
- Firstborn (1994) ... Lt. Commander Data
 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
 1985-1987 Night Court (TV Series)
Bob Wheeler
- Her Honor: Part 3 (1987) ... Bob Wheeler
- Her Honor: Part 2 (1987) ... Bob Wheeler
- Her Honor: Part 1 (1987) ... Bob Wheeler
- Hurricane: Part 2 (1986) ... Bob Wheeler
- Hurricane: Part 1 (1986) ... Bob Wheeler
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Soldier
- The Spa Who Loved Me (1987) ... Soldier (uncredited)
 1986-1987 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Billy Bob Conroy
- Fangs a Lot, Mama (1987) ... Billy Bob Conroy
- Farewell, Frannie (1986) ... Billy Bob Conroy
 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)
Hinnerman
 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)
Fred
- Prelude (1979) ... Fred
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Fink
 1970 My Sweet Charlie (TV Movie)
Local (uncredited)
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Other Works:

In 1984, he appeared in the Broadway musical "Sunday in the Park With George" with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 9 Articles | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his action figure of Lt. Commander Data] At first, I was reluctant. But then I figured, if it's good enough for Alec Guinness, then it's good enough for me. See more »

Trivia:

He was the only Houstonian, and for that matter, the only Texan, who appears in The Aviator (2004), whose subject, Howard Hughes, was born in Houston. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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