Known For Acting
Known Credits 176
Day of Death 2019-12-08 (79 years old)
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Also Known As
- René Murat Auberjonois
- Rene Auberjonois
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René Murat Auberjonois (June 1, 1940 – December 8, 2019 , Height: 6' 0" [1.83 meters]) was an American actor and director who was known for his versatile and nuanced performances across stage, television, and film. He was particularly celebrated for his portrayal of Constable Odo on the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), a role that earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fan following.
Auberjonois's stage career took off in the 1960s, and he quickly gained recognition for his captivating performances. In 1969, he originated the role of Sebastian Baye in the André Previn-Alan Jay Lerner musical Coco, opposite Katharine Hepburn. His performance earned him both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award, solidifying his position as a leading actor on Broadway.
Auberjonois's success on stage paved the way for a prolific television and film career. He appeared in numerous television shows, including Maude, Benson, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His portrayal of Constable Odo, a shapeshifting alien security officer on Deep Space Nine, earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and became one of his most iconic roles.
In film, Auberjonois starred in a diverse range of projects, including Joe Versus the Volcano (1984), Silverado (1985), and The Abyss (1989). He also lent his voice to animated projects, including the Disney film Lilo & Stitch (2002) and the series Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006).
His work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine remains particularly cherished, as he breathed life into the complex and enigmatic character of Constable Odo. Auberjonois's legacy extends beyond his acting accomplishments, as he was also a respected director and a passionate advocate for the arts. His contributions to the entertainment industry will continue to be appreciated for generations to come.