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Born: December 9, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor, director

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Imposing (6'5"), solidly-built African-American actor, primarily on TV, who enjoyed a breakthrough role when he was cast as a Klingon member of the starship Enterprise crew, Lieutenant Worf, on the hit syndicated series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-94). Intensive makeup was applied to transform Dorn into Worf, complete with ridged forehead. Dorn's stern manner and simmering anger in the role played across his character's surface, while simultaneously implying that the Klingon's inherently warlike nature had been channeled into altruistic ambitions. Dorn also played another Klingon role, that of an unnamed defense attorney, in the feature "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991), which toplined the cast of the original "Trek" series. He reprised the role of Worf on the syndicated "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" from 1995 to 1999 and appeared in each of the big-screen adventures of the "Next Generation" crew, "Star Trek: Generations" (1994), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). He also branched out into directing TV episodes of the franchise spin-offs "Deep Space Nine" and "Enterprise" while continuing to appear in films and...

Imposing (6'5"), solidly-built African-American actor, primarily on TV, who enjoyed a breakthrough role when he was cast as a Klingon member of the starship Enterprise crew, Lieutenant Worf, on the hit syndicated series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-94). Intensive makeup was applied to transform Dorn into Worf, complete with ridged forehead. Dorn's stern manner and simmering anger in the role played across his character's surface, while simultaneously implying that the Klingon's inherently warlike nature had been channeled into altruistic ambitions. Dorn also played another Klingon role, that of an unnamed defense attorney, in the feature "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991), which toplined the cast of the original "Trek" series. He reprised the role of Worf on the syndicated "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" from 1995 to 1999 and appeared in each of the big-screen adventures of the "Next Generation" crew, "Star Trek: Generations" (1994), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). He also branched out into directing TV episodes of the franchise spin-offs "Deep Space Nine" and "Enterprise" while continuing to appear in films and TV series -- including "The Guardian" and "The Santa Claus 2" -- while also enjoying a lucrative sideline as a voice actor for animated cartoons, commericals and TV narration.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Ted 2 (2015)
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 Shady Lady (2012)
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 A.I. Assault (2006)
6.
 All You've Got (2006)
8.
 Descent (2005)
9.
 Shade (2004) Jack Thornhill
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Appeared on episodes of the NBC police series, "C.H.I.P.s" as Officer Turner
1985:
Feature film debut, "Jagged Edge"
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Played Lieutenant Worf on the syndicated science-fiction drama, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
1991:
Cast as a Klingon defense attorney in the feature "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
1994:
Played Lt. Worf in the film "Star Trek: Generations"
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Reprised role of Lieutenant Worf on the syndicated sci-fi series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
1996:
Again played Worf in the feature "Star Trek: First Contact"
1998:
Reprised role of Worf in "Star Trek: Insurrection"
2000:
Cast as a police detective in "Shadow Hours"
2002:
Once again cast as Worf in "Star Trek: Nemesis"
2004:
Cast in the action thriller "Shade," set in the world of poker hustlers
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Notes

Dorn is a licensed and accomplished jet pilot who has flown with the Blue Angels and the USAF Precision Flight team.

Has appeared on-screen in more "Star Trek" episodes & movies as the same character than any other actor

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