Person Details

Birthday: 1949-02-02 05:06:04

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Houston - Texas - USA

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Movie Involvements: 19

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Average
8

Star Trek: The Next Generation

(1987) Lt. Commander Data / Frank Hollander / Eli Hollander / Henchman / Bandito / Annie Meyers
Ray Donovan
Average
8

Ray Donovan

(2013) Therapist
Star Trek: Enterprise
Average
8

Star Trek: Enterprise

(2001) Dr. Arik Soong
Independence Day: Resurgence
Average
5

Independence Day: Resurgence

(2016) Dr. Brakish Okun
Independence Day
Average
7

Independence Day

(1996) Dr. Brackish Okun
Star Trek: First Contact
Average
7

Star Trek: First Contact

(1996) Lt. Commander Data
I Am Sam
Average
8

I Am Sam

(2001) Shoe Saleman
Star Trek: Nemesis
Average
6

Star Trek: Nemesis

(2002) Lt. Commander Data

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself
2018 Brent Spiner
2016 Dr. Brakish Okun
Sidney
Ezekiel
2015 Phil
2013 Therapist
2012 Coach Mackey (voice)
2011 Brent Spiner
N/A
Dr. Kern
2010 N/A
2009 Brother Adrian
2008 N/A
Dr. Strom
2007 Brent Spiner
2006 Tommy Katzenbach
2005 Dr. Nigel Fenway
2004 Robert Gross
Vernon
2003 Brad
2002 Lt. Commander Data
Devlin Bowman
2001 Shoe Saleman
Dorris Grabney
N/A
Dr. Arik Soong
N/A
2000 Pierre
Stromboli
1999 Earl Mills
Conan O'Brien (voice)
N/A
1998 Lt. Commander Data
1997 Himself
Gil Godwyn
1996 Lt. Commander Data
Dr. Bob Niedorf
Dr. Brackish Okun
1995 Danny Schlecht
N/A
1994 Lt. Commander Data
N/A
James Campbell
Brent Witherspoon
N/A
1993 Albert
Himself
1992 N/A
1989 N/A
Talk Show Guest (uncredited)
1987 Ken McMahon
Data
Lt. Commander Data / Frank Hollander / Eli Hollander / Henchman / Bandito / Annie Meyers
Lore
N/A
1986 Jim Stevens
Franz / Dennis
1985 N/A
Allard Lowenstein
1984 N/A
N/A
Leonard Junger
N/A
1982 Corinne's Boss
N/A
1981 N/A
1978 Student in Reese's class
Tom Fink
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2002 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

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