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Born: February 2, 1949 Cause of Death:
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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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