Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

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    • February 2nd, 1949
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brent Jay Spiner (/ˈspaɪnər/, born February 2, 1949, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is an American actor, 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. He has also enjoyed a career in the theatre and as a musician. Brent Jay Spiner was born February 2, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Sylvia and Jack Spiner, who owned a furniture store. After his father's death, Spiner was adopted by Sylvia's second husband, Sol Mintz, whose surname he used between 1955 and 1975. Spiner was raised Jewish. He attended Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas. Spiner became active on the Bellaire Speech team, winning the national championship in dramatic interpretation. He attended the University of Houston where he performed in local theatre.

Starring Brent Spiner on Plex


Acting (32 Credits)

2016The Midnight Man as Ezekiel
2016Independence Day: Resurgence as Dr. Brakish Okun
2016Outcast as Sidney
2008Superhero Movie as Dr. StromWatch Free
2006Material Girls as Tommy Katzenbach
2005Threshold as Dr. Nigel Fenway
2004Jack as Vernon
2004The Aviator as Robert Gross
2003An Unexpected Love as Brad
2002The Master of Disguise as Devlin Bowman
2002Star Trek: Nemesis as Lt. Commander Data
2001I Am Sam as Shoe Saleman
2000Geppetto as Stromboli
2000Dude, Where's My Car? as Pierre
1999Introducing Dorothy Dandridge as Earl Mills
1999South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut as Conan O'Brien (voice)
1998Star Trek: Insurrection as Lt. Commander Data
1997Out to Sea as Gil Godwyn
1996Star Trek: First Contact as Lt. Commander Data
1996Independence Day as Dr. Brackish Okun
1996Phenomenon as Dr. Bob Niedorf
1994Star Trek: Generations as Lt. Commander Data
1994Corrina, Corrina as Brent Witherspoon
1994Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things as Lt. Cmdr. Data
1993Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit as Lt. Cmdr. Data
1990Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds as Lt. Cmdr. Data
1989Shocker as Talk Show Guest (uncredited)
1987Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint as Lt. Cmdr. Data
1987Star Trek: The Next Generation as Data
1986Sunday In the Park With George as Franz / Dennis
1982Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains as Corinne's Boss
1978The Paper Chase as Student in Reese's class

Himself (2 Credits)



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