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Brent Jay Spiner (/ˈspaɪnər/, born February 2, 1949, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, both in 1996, earned him a Saturn Award and Saturn Award nomination respectively.

He has also enjoyed a career in the theatre and as a musician.

Brent Jay Spiner was born February 2, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Sylvia and Jack Spiner, who owned a furniture store. After his father's death, Spiner was adopted by Sylvia's second husband, Sol Mintz, whose surname he used between 1955 and 1975. Spiner was raised Jewish. He attended Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas. Spiner became active on the Bellaire Speech team, winning the national championship in dramatic interpretation. He attended the University of Houston where he performed in local theatre.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Brent Jay Spiner (/ˈspaɪnər/, born February 2, 1949, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, both in 1996, earned him a Saturn Award and Saturn Award nomination respectively.

He has also enjoyed a career in the theatre and as a musician.

Brent Jay Spiner was born February 2, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Sylvia and Jack Spiner, who owned a furniture store. After his father's death, Spiner was adopted by Sylvia's second husband, Sol Mintz, whose surname he used between 1955 and 1975. Spiner was raised Jewish. He attended Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas. Spiner became active on the Bellaire Speech team, winning the national championship in dramatic interpretation. He attended the University of Houston where he performed in local theatre.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1949-02-02

Place of Birth Houston - Texas - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Independence Day: Resurgence as Dr. Brakish Okun
2016 Outcast(20 episodes) as Sidney
2016 The Midnight Man as Ezekiel
2015 Blunt Talk(2 episodes) as Phil
2013 Ray Donovan(1 episode) as Therapist
2012 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey as Coach Mackey (voice)
2011 Fresh Hell(20 episodes) as Brent Spiner
2011 Alphas(1 episode)
2011 Alphas(11 episodes) as Dr. Kern
2010 Generator Rex(1 episode)
2008 Leverage(1 episode)
2008 Superhero Movie as Dr. Strom
2007 The Big Bang Theory(1 episode) as Brent Spiner
2006 Material Girls as Tommy Katzenbach
2005 Threshold(13 episodes) as Dr. Nigel Fenway
2004 The Aviator as Robert Gross
2004 Jack as Vernon
2003 An Unexpected Love as Brad
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis as Lt. Commander Data
2002 The Master of Disguise as Devlin Bowman
2001 I Am Sam as Shoe Saleman
2001 The Ponder Heart as Dorris Grabney
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 Star Trek: Enterprise(4 episodes)
2001 My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs
2000 Geppetto as Stromboli
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge as Earl Mills
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut as Conan O'Brien (voice)
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection as Lt. Commander Data
1997 Trekkies as Himself
1997 Out to Sea as Gil Godwyn
1996 Star Trek: First Contact as Lt. Commander Data
1996 Phenomenon as Dr. Bob Niedorf
1996 Independence Day as Dr. Brackish Okun
1995 Deadly Games(13 episodes) as Danny Schlecht
1995 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1994 Star Trek: Generations as Lt. Commander Data
1994 Gargoyles(4 episodes)
1994 Friends(1 episode) as James Campbell
1994 Corrina, Corrina as Brent Witherspoon
1994 Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation
1993 Frasier(1 episode) as Albert
1993 Your Guide to Star Trek Generations as Himself
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Shocker as Talk Show Guest (uncredited)
1987 Family Sins as Ken McMahon
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(1 episode) as Lt. Commander Data / Frank Hollander / Eli Hollander / Henchman / Bandito / Annie Meyers
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(203 episodes) as Data
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(25 episodes) as Lore
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(1 episode)
1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas as Jim Stevens
1986 Sunday in the Park with George as Franz / Dennis
1985 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times(3 episodes) as Allard Lowenstein
1984 Tales from the Darkside(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1984 Rent Control as Leonard Junger
1984 Night Court(5 episodes)
1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains as Corinne's Boss
1982 Cheers(1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues(1 episode)
1978 The Paper Chase(58 episodes) as Student in Reese's class

Writing

2002 Star Trek: NemesisStory

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