Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson

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Andrew Jordt Robinson (born February 14, 1942) is an American character actor and the former director of the Master of Fine Arts acting program at the University of Southern California. Originally a stage actor, he works predominantly in supporting roles on television and in low-budget films. He is known for his portrayals of the serial killer Scorpio in the crime film Dirty Harry (1971), Larry Cotton in the horror film Hellraiser (1987), and Elim Garak in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999). He and his wife Irene have a daughter, actress Rachel Robinson, who appeared in Deep Space Nine episode "The Visitor".

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Full name at birth
Andrew Jordt Robinson
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Claim to fame
Garak on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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Date of birth
14 February 1942
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Place of birth
New York, New York, USA
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Age
79
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Actor, Director
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5' 10" (178 cm)
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$500,000 USD
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  • University of New Hampshire
  • B.A. in English from the New School for Social Research in NYC
  • London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts
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You learn from your failures - at least I do. When things go right, you don`t sit down and analyze them. But when something goes wrong, I sit and analyze and consider and get introspective. In personal life or professional, not succeeding teaches you more.
  • Is the godfather of Nana Visitor and Alexander Siddig's son, Django El Tahir El Siddig.
  • Has a daughter, Rachel Robinson, who appeared in an episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) (as Melanie, an aspiring writer) and was a leading candidate for the role of Ezri Dax on DS9.
  • While it's tempting to make the connection, Andrew Robinson is not related to Edward G. Robinson. Andy's father died in WWII, when Andy was only three.
  • Along with Lawrence Dobkin, he is one of only two 'Star Trek' non-regulars to both appear in and direct an episode of 'Star Trek'. (He appeared in many episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and directed the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) episode, 'Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places' and the "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) episodes, 'Blood Fever' and 'Unforgettable').
  • Has an action figure made in his likeness of his character, Garak, on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).

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