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|Born|| Brent Jay Spiner|
February 2, 1949
|Characters played|| Purple Man|
He is most famous for his work in the Star Trek franchise as the android Data and various members of his family including Lore, Dr. Noonien Soong, B-4, and Dr. Arik Soong. He was a regular on The Next Generation and appeared in the films Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis while also making a small appearance on Enterprise. He has reprised the roles in several video games.
Other notable works include My Sweet Charlie, Family, Ryan's Hope, Tales from the Darkside, Robert Kennedy and His Times, Hill Street Blues, The Twilight Zone, Cheers, Mama's Family, Night Court, Corrina, Corrina, Gargoyles, Independence Day, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Dude, Where's My Car?, I Am Sam, Dating Service, The Master of Disguise, Fraiser, Friends, Jack, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Aviator, Joey, Threshold, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Fresh Hell, Warehouse 13, Generator Rex, Robot Chicken, Ray Donovan, Family Guy, Star Wars Rebels, The Librarians, Independence Day: Resurgence, Blunt Talk, The Blacklist, Outcast, and Justice League Action.