Brent Jay Spiner (/ˈspaɪnər/, born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, and singer 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.
|Full name at birth||
Brent Jay Spiner
|Claim to fame||
Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation
|Date of birth||
2 February 1949
|Place of birth||
Houston, Texas, USA
5' 11" (180 cm)
Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, TX
Trinity College, University of Houston (dropped out)
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