Brent Spiner an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television and movie series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
He played a recurring character on “Night Court” named Bob Wheeler, patriarch of a family of West Virginia hicks. In 1986, Spiner also made two appearances as characters in “Mama’s Family”. Since his success in Star Trek, he has also acted in film, including a notable role in the movie as Dr. Brackish Okun (chief scientist at Area 51) in Independence Day.
In 1997, Spiner returned to the Broadway stage, playing the leading role of John Adams in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the musical 1776. His performance met with generally positive reviews, and the production was nominated for a Tony Award. In 2004, Spiner returned to the world of Star Trek when he appeared as Dr. Arik Soong in a “Star Trek: Enterprise”.
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