Brent Spiner Biography (1949-)

Full name, Brent Jay Spiner; born February 2, 1949, in Houston, TX; son of Jack (a furniture store owner) and Sylvia (a corporate vice president) Spiner;married Loree McBride; children: Jackson. Addresses: Agent: The GershAgency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 2, 1949
Houston, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Fan in lobby, Stardust Memories, 1980
  • Leonard Junger, Rent Control, Group S, 1981
  • (Uncredited) Corinne Burns' boss, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, 1981
  • Preacher Mann, Miss Firecracker (also known as Miss FirecrackerContest), Corsair/Rank Film Distributors, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Talk show guest, Shocker (also known as Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy), 1989
  • Brent Witherspoon, Corrina, Corrina, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: Generations (also known as Star Trek 7), Paramount, 1994
  • Dr. Brakish Okun, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Dr. Bob Niedorf, Phenomenon, Buena Vista Distribution Company, 1996
  • Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: First Contact (also known asStar Trek 8), Paramount, 1996
  • Upscale guy, Pie in the Sky, 1996
  • Gil Godwyn, Out to Sea, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Data and himself, Trekkies, Paramount, 1997
  • Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: Insurrection (also known asStar Trek 9), Paramount, 1998
  • Voice of Conan O'Brien, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (animated), Paramount, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Pierre, Dude, Where's My Car?, Twentieth Century-Fox,2000
  • Shoe salesman, I Am Sam, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Dating Service, 2001
  • Devlin Bowman, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002
  • Lieutenant Commander Data/B-4, Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount, 2002
  • Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master, 2003
  • Robert Gross, The Aviator, Miramax, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1987-1994
  • Voice of Puck, Gargoyles, syndicated, 1994-1996
  • Danny Schlecht, Deadly Games, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Preacher, "A Case of the Stubborns," Tales from the Darkside, 1984
  • Larry Stein, "The Life and Times of Dominic Florio, Jr.," Hill StreetBlues, NBC, 1985
  • Bob Wheeler, "Wheels of Justice: Parts 1 & 2," Night Court, NBC, 1985
  • Vaughn, "The Contract," Hunter, NBC, 1986
  • Bob Wheeler, "Hurricane: Parts 1 & 2," Night Court, NBC, 1986
  • Billy Bob Conroy, "Farewell, Frannie," Mama's Family, 1986
  • Billy Bob Conroy, "Fangs A Lot, Mama," Mama's Family, 1986
  • Draft dodger, "Dead Run," The Twilight Zone, 1986
  • Bob Wheeler, "Her Honour: Parts 1 & 2," Night Court, NBC, 1987
  • Bill Grand, "Never Love a Goalie: Part 2," Cheers, NBC, 1987
  • Lore, "Datalore," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1988
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1989
  • Lore/Dr. Noonian Soong, "Brothers," Star Trek: The Next Generation(also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1990
  • Computer system repair man, "Spirit of 76th and Park," Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • Dr. Noonian Soong, "Birthright: Part 1," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1993
  • Lore, "Descent: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1993
  • Bob, the dog agent, "Just My Dog," Mad about You, NBC, 1995
  • Gottschalk Late Night, 1995
  • Professor Davis, "The Deprogrammers," The Outer Limits, 1996
  • "Patrick Stewart," The Best of British, 1998
  • Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2002
  • Albert, "Lilith Needs a Favor," Frasier, NBC, 2003
  • James Campbell, "The One with Princess Consuela," Friends, NBC, 2004
  • Graham Barnes, "Shrink-Wrapped," Law & Order: Criminal Intent,NBC, 2004
  • Arik Soong, "Borderland," Star Trek: Enterprise (also known as Enterprise), UPN, 2004
  • Arik Soong, "CS-12," Star Trek: Enterprise (also known as Enterprise), UPN, 2004
  • Arik Soong, Star Trek: Enterprise (also known as Enterprise), UPN, 2004
  • Also appeared as Data in The Noser Show and The Secrets of theAway Zone (documentary).
  • Movies
  • (Uncredited) My Sweet Charlie, 1970
  • Hinnerman, Crime of Innocence, NBC, 1985
  • Jim Stevens, Manhunt for Claude Dallas, CBS, 1986
  • Ken McMahon, Family Sins, CBS, 1987
  • Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation--Encounter at Farpoint, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Buck Hanshaw, Crazy from the Heart, 1991
  • Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation--All Good Things,1994
  • (Uncredited) Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, 1995
  • Earl Mills, Introducing Dorothy Danridge, HBO, 1999
  • Stromboli, Geppetto, ABC, 2000
  • Ask Me No Questions, 2001
  • Dorris Grabney, "The Ponder Heart," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2001
  • Brad, An Unexpected Love (also known as This Much I Know),2003
  • Vernon, Jack, Showtime, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Tom Fink, Dashiell Hammett's The Dain Curse, CBS, 1978
  • Allard Lowenstein, Robert Kennedy and His Times, CBS, 1985
  • Bob, A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001
  • Specials
  • Franz and Dennis, "Sunday in the Park with George," Broadway on Showtime, Showtime, 1986, then American Playhouse, PBS, 1986
  • Data, Comic Relief VI, 1994
  • Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation, 1994
  • Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade, CBS, 1996
  • My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, PBS, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Clinton C. Waddle, Sylvan in Paradise, NBC, 1986
  • Brentwood Carter, What's Alan Watching? (also known as Outrageous), CBS, 1989
  • Stage Appearances
  • Kil, The Family, Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn, Westside Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Counselor two, Marco Polo, Phoenix Theatre, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Hank, A History of the American Film, ANTA Theatre, New York City,1978
  • Luke, Leave It to Beaver Is Dead, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • AA, Emigres, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Attic Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 1979
  • Older son, Table Settings, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New YorkCity, 1980
  • Konstantin Treplev, The Sea Gull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1980
  • Many roles, No End of Blame, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 73, NewYork City, 1981
  • Electrician, Marvelous Gray, Lion Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • John, The Philanthropist, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1983
  • The Cherry Orchard, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1983
  • Franz, Sunday in the Park with George, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1983, then as Franz and Dennis, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Aramis, The Three Musketeers, New York City, 1984
  • The Duke, Big River, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • John Adams, 1776, 1997
  • Hubert, Life (x) 3, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Also appeared in Every Good Boy Deserves Favor.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back (Data from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Sings), Bay Cities, 1991
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Operations Manager Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: TheNext Generation--A Final Unity, 1995
  • Voice of Milo, Chronomaster, 1995
  • Voice of Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: Generations, 1997
  • Voice of Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: Hidden Evil, Activision, 1999
  • Voice of Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 1999
  • Voice of Lieutenant Commander Data, Star Trek: Away Team, Activision, 2001
  • Taped Readings
  • Voice of all characters, The Gird.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplay Stories
  • Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, June 8, 1992, pp. 53-56
    • STAR TREK: The Magazine, October, 1999, pp. 14-20
    • TV Guide, December 7, 2002, pp. 36-39

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