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Biography #2 (for The Master of Disguise)

Brent Spiner has portrayed the android Data for all seven seasons of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as in the subsequent Star Trek feature films. For his work in Star Trek: First Contact, Spiner earned a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Science Fiction or Fantasy Film. The actor's additional film credits include Independence Day, Phenomenon, Out to Sea, opposite Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and a brief cameo in the critically acclaimed I Am Sam, starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer. Spiner will next be seen as Lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: Nemesis, the next film in the series, which he also co-wrote the story with acclaimed writer John Logan.

On television, Spiner starred opposite Halle Berry in the award-winning HBO biographical film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and as the villainous Stromboli in the ABC musical Gepetto, starring Drew Carey. He has guest-starred on the series Mad About You, The Outer Limits, Dream On and Cheers, and has appeared in the TNT telefilms Huey Long and Crazy From the Heart. He has appeared both on and off-Broadway and was nominated recently for a Drama Desk Award for his performance as John Adams in the Tony-nominated revival of the musical 1776. He also starred in a touring production of Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, directed by Patrick Stewart. Spiner, who sings in both Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis, also released an album of popular standards, which he called Ol' Yellow Eyes is Back. His background vocals on the track It's A Sin to Tell a Lie, was provided by The Sunspots, a group comprised of his Star Trek co-stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "The Master of Disguise" (03-Aug-2002)


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