(5K)Brent Spiner
February 2, 1949

Brent Spiner plays the android, Lieutenant Commander Data, who Possesses super strength and an incredible memory. He's virtually an encyclopedia but only in terms of information, not behavior. He possesses a sense of question and wonder that allows him to evolve, and is continuously exploring human nature and emotion on his quest to become human.

During the show's sixth season, Brent appeared with fellow cast members Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden and Colm Meaney in a four-city tour of the Stoppard drama "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," performing to sell-out crowds and receiving rave critical reviews. Also in the sixth season, Brent exercised his diverse talent in an episode of the show entitled "A Fistful of Datas," in which he portrayed five characters.

During the show's fourth season hiatus, Brent co-produced and released his first album. Entitled "01' Yellow Eyes is Back," the album features some of the most popular classic standards ever recorded, including one single, "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie," which has background vocals provided by "The Sunspots," more familiar to "Next Generation" fans as Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, and Michael Dorn, from the Starship Enterprise.

Born and raised in Houston, Brent moved to New York after college, where he did numerous Off-Broadway plays. He says, "The play that finally pushed me over into the serious-actor category was a public theatre production of 'The Seagull' for Joseph Papp." Spiner eventually won roles in the Broadway musical productions of "Sunday in the Park with George," "The Three Musketeers" and "Big River," based on the story of Huckleberry Finn.

After moving to Los Angeles in 1984, Brent appeared in the Westwood Playhouse production of "Little Shop of Horrors." Among his other credits are the Woody Allen film "Stardust Memories," a cameo appearance in the movie "The Miss Firecracker Contest" and guest-starring roles in such television series as "Cheers," "Twilight Zone," "Night Court" and "Hill Street Blues."

Spiner: on his favorite episode...

``My most memorable moment was sitting across the table from Stephen Hawking in the episode Descent, Part 1.''

Brent Spiner's other roles

[ P. Stewart || G. McFadden || B. Spiner || L. Burton || J. Frakes || M. Dorn || M. Sirtis ]

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