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William Morgan Sheppard
William Morgan Sheppard
Born William Morgan Sheppard
August 24, 1932
London, England
Died January 6, 2019 (Age 86)
Los Angeles, California
Characters played Dum Dum Dugan

William Morgan Sheppard (born August 24, 1932; died January 6, 2019) was an actor who played Dum Dum Dugan on Iron Man. He has been credited as Morgan Sheppard and W. Morgan Sheppard.


He is known for playing a number of roles in the Star Trek franchise. He was Dr. Ira Graves, "grandfather" to Brent Spiner, on The Next Generation, the Klingon gulag commander in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Qatai on Voyager, and a Vulcan high council member in the 2009 reboot.

On Gargoyles, he had a recurring role as Petros Xanatos, the father of Jonathan Frakes's character, as well as King Odin.

Other notable works include Strongroom, New Scotland Yard, Dial M for Murder, Antony and Cleopatra, Churchill's People, The New Avengers, London Belongs to Me, The Nativity, A Family Affair, The Legend of King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, Shogun, The Elephant Man, Nutcracker, The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, Max Headroom, The Doctor and the Devils, Return to Treasure Island, Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge, Cry Freedom, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, MacGyver, Designing Women, Quantum Leap, The Legend of Prince Valiant, Needful Things, Gettysburg, Seaquest 2032, Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Babylon 5, Biker Mice from Mars, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Sometimes They Come Back... Again, Mighty Ducks, Timecop, JAG, Timon & Pumbaa, Diagnosis Murder, The Wild Thornberrys, Star Wars: Force Commander, Days of a Lives, I My Me! Strawberry Eggs, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Hellsing, Justice League, Gods and Generals, Charmed, Atlantis: Milo's Return, Licensed by Royalty, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Kingdom Hospital, Alias, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, The Prestige, Transformers, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Afro Samurai, Mad Men, Doctor Who, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dexter, Young Justice, Free Birds, and The Librarians.

Sheppard passed away on January 6th, 2019 at the age of eighty-six.[1]


  1. William Morgan Sheppard, Star Trek and Doctor Who Actor, Dead at 86 at TV Guide

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