Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

American actor
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Brent Spiner

Brent Jay Spiner (born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, musician and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. In 1997, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact, and was nominated in the same category for portraying Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, a role he reprised in Independence Day: Resurgence. He has also enjoyed a career in the theatre and as a musician.

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Full name at birth
Brent Jay Spiner
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Claim to fame
Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Date of birth
2 February 1949
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Place of birth
Houston, Texas, USA
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Age
72
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Actor,Comedian, Singer
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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Net worth
$9,000,000 USD
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High school
Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, TX
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University
Trinity College, University of Houston (dropped out)
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Partner: Loree McBride (Married) 1 child
Jul 1996-
Brent Spiner and Loree McBride
People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it`s really just the opposite.
  • Godfather of Gates McFadden's son.
  • Released an album titled "Ol' Yellow Eyes is Back" (based on an old crooner song of the 1940s) with his male co-stars from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) singing back-up vocals. Title of the album refers to Data, whom he played on the show.
  • Has played five different members of the Soong family on "Star Trek": Lieutenant Commander Data in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), and "Enterprise" (2001); Dr. Noonien Soong and Lore in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987); B-4 in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002); and Dr. Arik Soong in "Enterprise" (2001). Data, Lore, and B-4 were all androids made in Dr. Noonien Soong's image and Dr. Arik Soong was his great-grandfather.
  • Has appeared with Erick Avari in three different productions: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), Independence Day (1996), and The Master of Disguise (2002).
  • In October 2004, began three guest appearances on "Enterprise" (2001) as Arik Soong, an ancestor of Noonian Soong, the creator of Data, his character from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). He also played Noonian Soong in the TNG episodes "Brothers" and "Inheritance.".

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