Brent Spiner

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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.

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2016 Independence Day: Resurgence as Dr. Brakish Okun
2016 Outcast(10 episodes)
2016 The Midnight Man as Ezekiel
2014 Star Trek The Next Generation - All Good Things as Lt. Commander Data
2012 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey as Coach Mackey (voice)
2011 Fresh Hell(20 episodes) as Brent Spiner
2011 Alphas(11 episodes) as Dr. Kern
2011 Alphas(1 episode)
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
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis as Lt. Commander Data
2002 The Master of Disguise as Devlin Bowman
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
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
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1990 Star Trek The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds as Data
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(4 episodes)
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(51 episodes) as Lore
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(205 episodes) as Data
1986 Sunday in the Park with George as Franz / Dennis
1985 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1985 Robert Kennedy and His Times as Allard Lowenstein
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times(0 episodes) as Allard Lowenstein
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1984 Night Court(5 episodes)
1983 Tales from the Darkside(1 episode)
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
1975 Ryan's Hope(0 episodes) as Doctor examining Kim
1900 The Dain Curse(0 episodes) as Tom Fink

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