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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 2, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor, singer, cab driver

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A dark-haired actor and singer from the musical stage, Spiner made headway on television in small roles during the late 1970s. After off-Broadway work ranging from "Leave It to Beaver Is Dead" (1979) to "The Sea Gull" (1980), Spiner made it on Broadway in 1978 in "A History of the American Film" and later played two supporting roles in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's award-winning musical biography of pointillist painter Georges Seurat, "Sunday in the Park with George" (1984). Later that year, he ventured onto Broadway once again in the adventure-turned-musical, "The Three Musketeers", but Spiner only swashed his buckles for two weeks before the show closed. He followed up as The Duke in the award-winning "Big River", Roger Miller's adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", in 1985.

A dark-haired actor and singer from the musical stage, Spiner made headway on television in small roles during the late 1970s. After off-Broadway work ranging from "Leave It to Beaver Is Dead" (1979) to "The Sea Gull" (1980), Spiner made it on Broadway in 1978 in "A History of the American Film" and later played two supporting roles in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's award-winning musical biography of pointillist painter Georges Seurat, "Sunday in the Park with George" (1984). Later that year, he ventured onto Broadway once again in the adventure-turned-musical, "The Three Musketeers", but Spiner only swashed his buckles for two weeks before the show closed. He followed up as The Duke in the award-winning "Big River", Roger Miller's adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", in 1985.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Quantum Quest (2012)
2.
 Superhero Movie (2008)
3.
 Material Girls (2006)
4.
 Jack (2004) Vernon
5.
 The Aviator (2004) Robert Gross
6.
 Unexpected Love, An (2003) Brad
7.
 Master of Disguise, The (2002) Devlin Bowman
8.
 Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Lt Commander Data/B-4
9.
 I Am Sam (2001) Shoe Salesman
10.
 Geppetto (2000) Stromboli
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1978:
Earliest TV work included the role of Tom Fink in the CBS mystery miniseries, "The Dain Curse"
1979:
Played one of the leading roles in the off-Broadway musical, "Leave It to Beaver Is Dead", produced by Joseph Papp as part of the New York Shakespeare Festival
1980:
Returned to the NY Shakespeare Festival to play Treplev in a revival of Chekhov's "The Sea Gull"
1981:
First major film work, playing a leading role in the independently made feature, "Rent Control"
1984:
Performed on Broadway as "Franz, a Servant" and "Dennis, a Technician" in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine hit musical, "Sunday in the Park with George"
1986:
Played the recurring guest role of Bob Wheeler on the popular NBC sitcom, "Night Court"
:
Played Lt. Commander Data on the syndicated sci-fi adventure series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
1989:
Returned to features to play a role in "Miss Firecracker"
1994:
Reprised the role of Data in the feature "Star Trek: Generations"
1996:
Cast as scientists in two blockbuster hits, "Independence Day" and "Phenomenon"
1996:
Again played Data in "Star Trek: Final Contact"
1997:
Returned to Broadway to star as John Adams in the musical revival of "1766"
1997:
Played a foppish cruise director foil to Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the comedy "Out to Sea"
1998:
Returned as Data for "Star Trek: Insurrection"
1999:
Co-starred as manager Earl Mills in the HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"
1999:
Voiced the animated Conon O'Brien in "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut"
2000:
Offered comic turn as Stromboli in the ABC/Disney TV musical "Geppetto"
2000:
Had an uncredited appearance in "Dude, Where's My Car?"
2001:
Reprised role of Data in "Star Trek: Nemesis"
2002:
Played criminal mastermind Devlin Bowman in the Dana Carvey comedy "Master of Disguise"
2004:
Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"
2005:
Guest-stared on "Enterprise," (UPN) playing the great-great-grandfather of Dr. Noonien Soong (creator of Data)
2005:
Cast as Dr. Nigel Fenway in the failed CBS series "Threshold"
2006:
Played the CEO of a besieged cosmetics company in the comedy "Material Girls"
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Education

Bellaire High School: Houston , Texas -
Houston Baptist College: Houston , Texas -
University of Houston: Houston , Texas -
Trinity College: -
The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute: New York , New York -

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companion:
Loree McBride. Former publicist. Together from c. 1994.

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brother:
Ron Spiner. Older.

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