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Brent Spiner

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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Feb 2, 1949 In Houston - Texas - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Dain Curse 1978-05-22
Latest Project:
Series Star Trek: Picard 2020-01-23
Known For
Poster of Outcast
Poster of Fresh Hell
Poster of The Paper Chase
Poster of The Dain Curse
Series Star Trek: Picard Dr. Noonien Soong 2020-01-23
Movie Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary Self 2019-11-26
Movie Brentwood Brent Spiner 2018-08-02
Movie The Midnight Man Ezekiel 2016-03-01
Movie Independence Day: Resurgence Dr. Brakish Okun 2016-06-22
Series Outcast Sidney 2016-06-03
Series Blunt Talk Phil 2015-08-22
Series Ray Donovan Therapist 2013-06-30
Movie Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Coach Mackey (voice) 2012-12-02
Series Alphas Unknown 2011-07-11
Series Fresh Hell Brent Spiner 2011-11-02
Series Generator Rex Unknown 2010-04-23
Series Warehouse 13 Brother Adrian 2009-07-07
Movie Superhero Movie Dr. Strom 2008-03-28
Series Leverage William Quint 2008-12-07
Series The Big Bang Theory Brent Spiner 2007-09-24
Movie Material Girls Tommy Katzenbach 2006-08-18
Series Threshold Dr. Nigel Fenway 2005-09-16
Movie Jack Vernon 2004-06-19
Movie The Aviator Robert Gross 2004-12-17
Movie An Unexpected Love Brad 2003-03-24
Movie The Master of Disguise Devlin Bowman 2002-08-02
Movie Star Trek: Nemesis Lt. Commander Data 2002-12-13
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Dr. Arik Soong 2001-09-26
Movie My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs Self 2001-03-06
Movie A Girl Thing Bob 2001-01-19
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie I Am Sam Shoe Saleman 2001-12-28
Movie The Ponder Heart Dorris Grabney 2001-10-15
Movie Geppetto Stromboli 2000-05-07
Movie Dude, Where's My Car? Pierre 2000-12-15
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Earl Mills 1999-08-21
Movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Conan O'Brien (voice) 1999-06-30
Movie Star Trek: Insurrection Lt. Commander Data 1998-12-11
Movie Trekkies Himself 1997-10-18
Movie Out to Sea Gil Godwyn 1997-07-02
Movie Phenomenon Dr. Bob 1996-07-05
Movie Independence Day Dr. Brackish Okun 1996-06-25
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Lieutenant Commander Data 1996-11-22
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Star Trek: The Next Generation - Gambit Lt. Cmdr. Data (archive footage) 1995-05-08
Series Deadly Games Danny Schlecht 1995-09-05
Movie Journey's End - The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation Self 1994-05-15
Movie Corrina, Corrina Brent Witherspoon 1994-08-12
Movie Star Trek: Generations Lt. Commander Data 1994-11-18
Series Friends James Campbell 1994-09-22
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Movie Your Guide to Star Trek: Generations Himself 1993-01-01
Series Frasier Albert 1993-09-16
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Movie Shocker Talk Show Guest (uncredited) 1989-10-27
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Data 1987-09-28
Movie Family Sins Ken McMahon 1987-10-25
Movie Sunday in the Park with George Franz / Dennis 1986-06-16
Movie Manhunt for Claude Dallas Jim Stevens 1986-10-26
Series Robert Kennedy & His Times Allard Lowenstein 1985-01-27
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Series Night Court Unknown 1984-01-04
Movie Rent Control Leonard Junger 1984-05-05
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Movie Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Corinne's Boss 1982-10-01
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Stardust Memories Fan in Lobby 1980-09-26
Series The Dain Curse Tom Fink 1978-05-22
Series The Paper Chase Student in Reese's class 1978-09-09