Brent Spiner | Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Star Wars: Rebels
Brent Spiner is the actor best known for playing android Lieutenant Commander Data, on the highly successful television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in four Star Trek films, and off-screen in "These Are the Voyages...", the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. He also played Lore, Data's "brother", and "father" Doctor Noonian Soong, in various episodes of Next Generation. In 2002, he played B-4 in Star Trek Nemesis. He most recently appeared as Arik Soong in a three-episode arc on Enterprise.
His career has spanned music, theatre, television and film, including the role of Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day (1996). Post-Star Trek, he could be seen using his comedic skills on a variety of sitcoms like Friends, Mad About You, Frasier and Family Guy. In 2005, he appeared in a short-lived science-fiction television series Threshold, alongside Peter Dinklage and Carla Cugino.
In 2011, he appeared as Dr. Kern in an episode of the Syfy/Space series Alphas and as himself in the episode "The Russian Rocket Reaction” of The Big Bang Theory. Spiner has also guest starred on the Syfy/Space series Warehouse 13 as Brother Adrian in the third and fourth seasons. In episode 7 of season 4, the character Pete Lattimer jokingly describes another obsessively tidy, character as "Commander Data".Spiner has also done some voice work, including the animated TV series Gargoyles, along with TNG castmates Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn, guest-starred in the Young Justice providing the voice of the Joker, and gall Trayvis on Disney XD’s upcoming Star Wars: Rebels animated series.
This summer, fans will see him return to the role of Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day: Resurgence.