J.G. Hertzler was born on March 18, 1950 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as John Garman Hertzler. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Zorro (1990) and BioShock (2007).
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Famous for his gravelly growling baritone voice.
When auditioning for the role of Martok for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), the casting director told him to show more anger so he threw a chair at a wall. The display cost him a thumbnail, but won him the role. He won the role over his best friend at the time, Ron Canada.
Good-natured, yet violent outbursts against furniture seem to be a specialty of his. During an interview for a German public access channel, he demonstrated what an outside linebacker (his position in college football) is, by suddenly throwing a table over.
He became an active fighter in finding a cure for scleroderma (a lethal disease of the skin) after his father died of this.
In November 2013, he was elected to the Ulysses (New York) Town Board for a two-year term. In 2016, he was elected to the town council board for a four-year term extending to 2020.
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My dad was career Air Force, my mother career Latin and French high school teacher. Never in a 1000 years would I have ever expected to be driving to my job through the arched gates of Paramount Studios, Hollywood.