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Brent Spiner

1949-02-02 Houston - Texas - USA

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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.


Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary Himself 2019-11-26
Brentwood Brent Spiner 2018-08-02
The Midnight Man Ezekiel 2016-03-01
Independence Day: Resurgence Dr. Brakish Okun 2016-06-22
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Coach Mackey (voice) 2012-12-02
Superhero Movie Dr. Strom 2008-03-27
Material Girls Tommy Katzenbach 2006-08-18
The Aviator Robert Gross 2004-12-17
Jack Vernon 2004-06-19
An Unexpected Love Brad 2003-03-24
Star Trek: Nemesis Lt. Commander Data 2002-12-13
The Master of Disguise Devlin Bowman 2002-08-02
I Am Sam Shoe Saleman 2001-12-28
The Ponder Heart Dorris Grabney 2001-10-15
My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs 2001-03-06
Geppetto Stromboli 2000-05-07
Dude, Where's My Car? Pierre 2000-12-15
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Conan O'Brien (voice) 1999-06-30
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Earl Mills 1999-08-21
Star Trek: Insurrection Lt. Commander Data 1998-12-11
Trekkies Himself 1997-10-18
Out to Sea Gil Godwyn 1997-07-02
Star Trek: First Contact Lt. Commander Data 1996-11-22
Phenomenon Dr. Bob Niedorf 1996-07-05
Independence Day Dr. Brackish Okun 1996-06-25
Corrina, Corrina Brent Witherspoon 1994-08-12
Star Trek: Generations Lt. Commander Data 1994-11-18
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation Himself 1994-05-21
Your Guide to Star Trek Generations Himself 1993-01-01
Shocker Talk Show Guest (uncredited) 1989-10-27
Family Sins Ken McMahon 1987-10-25
Manhunt for Claude Dallas Jim Stevens 1986-10-26
Sunday in the Park with George Franz / Dennis 1986-06-16
Rent Control Leonard Junger 1984-05-05
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Corinne's Boss 1982-10-01