Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

His role as the android Lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Brent Spiner played the android Lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and was featured in the four ST: TNG motion pictures "Star Trek Generations," "Star Trek: First Contact," "Star Trek: Insurrection" and "Star Trek Nemesis." The character of Data possesses super-strength and an incredible memory. He's virtually an encyclopedia, but only in terms of information, not behavior. Data may be totally innocent, but he does possess a sense of question and wonder that allows him to evolve.Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Spiner moved to New York after college, where he performed in numerous off-Broadway plays. "The play that finally pushed me over into the serious-actor category was a public theater production of 'The Seagull' [Anton Chekhov] for Joseph Papp," he says. Spiner eventually won roles in the Broadway musical productions of "Sunday in the Park with George," "The Three Musketeers" and "Big River," which was based on the story of Huckleberry Finn.After moving to Los Angeles in 1984, Spiner appeared in the Westwood Playhouse production of "Little Shop of Horrors." His other credits include the Woody Allen film "Stardust Memories," a cameo in the movie "The Miss Firecracker Contest" and guest-starring roles in such television series as Cheers, Twilight Zone, Night Court and Hill Street Blues. Spiner has also featured in the films "Phenomenon," "Independence Day," "Out to Sea" and Oscar-nominated, Martin Scorcese-directed "The Aviator." He his also slated to appear in the Duff-sister's movie "Material Girls."During the fourth season hiatus of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Spiner co-produced and released his first album. Entitled "Ol' Yellow Eyes is Back," the album features some of the most popular classic standards ever recorded. Included on the album is the single "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie," which has background vocals provided by the "The Sunspots," more familiar to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans as Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn.Following on from his Star Trek duties, Spiner has performed in a variety of capacities. His vocal talents can be heard impersonating late night talk show host Conan O'Brien in the feature length animated movie "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." He has also appeared in "Introducting Dorothy Dandridge," the movie based on the tragic life of the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Oscar ("Carmen Jones" 1954). Spiner plays her faithfull manager Earl Mills. In 2000, Brent portrayed Stromboli in Disney's musical live action version of "Geppetto." Spiner also appeared in the 2000 mini-series "A Girl Thing."Spiner returned to the Star Trek fold for a three-episode arc in Enterprise's fourth season playing Dr. Arik Soong. In 2005, Brent was tapped to play a part in a new series that is co-produced by Brannon Braga called "Threshold."Source: startrek.com
So from the first year to the fifth year, we've seen Data get closer to basically being human-but he's not.More Brent Spiner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No, actually I'm trying to stay away from the big screen.More Brent Spiner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any job you can go to and have a laugh everyday has got to be a good job.More Brent Spiner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it's really just the oppositeMore Brent Spiner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no question that everybody who works in show business is lucky because of the number of people who wish they where working in show business.More Brent Spiner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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