Brent Spiner



Place of birth:

Houston - Texas - USA:


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.

Film Credits

Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary (2019)
as Himself
Brentwood (2018)
as Brent Spiner
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
as Dr. Brakish Okun
The Midnight Man (2016)
as Ezekiel
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2012)
as Coach Mackey (voice)
Superhero Movie (2008)
as Dr. Strom
Material Girls (2006)
as Tommy Katzenbach
The Aviator (2004)
as Robert Gross
Jack (2004)
as Vernon
An Unexpected Love (2003)
as Brad
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
as Lt. Commander Data
The Master of Disguise (2002)
as Devlin Bowman
I Am Sam (2001)
as Shoe Saleman
The Ponder Heart (2001)
as Dorris Grabney
My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001)
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
as Pierre
Geppetto (2000)
as Stromboli
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
as Earl Mills
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
as Conan O'Brien (voice)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
as Lt. Commander Data
Trekkies (1997)
as Himself
Out to Sea (1997)
as Gil Godwyn
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
as Lt. Commander Data
Phenomenon (1996)
as Dr. Bob Niedorf
Independence Day (1996)
as Dr. Brackish Okun
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
as Lt. Commander Data
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
as Brent Witherspoon
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation (1994)
as Himself
Your Guide to Star Trek Generations (1993)
as Himself
Shocker (1989)
as Talk Show Guest (uncredited)
Family Sins (1987)
as Ken McMahon
Manhunt for Claude Dallas (1986)
as Jim Stevens
Sunday in the Park with George (1986)
as Franz / Dennis
Rent Control (1984)
as Leonard Junger
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
as Corinne's Boss

TV Series Credits

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
as Ned Vanderhoff
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
as Data
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
as Dr. Altan Inigo Soong
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
as Data / Dr. Altan Inigo Soong
Outcast (2016)
as Sidney
Blunt Talk (2015)
as Phil
Ray Donovan (2013)
as Therapist
Fresh Hell (2011)
as Brent Spiner
Alphas (2011)
Generator Rex (2010)
Warehouse 13 (2009)
as Brother Adrian
Leverage (2008)
as William Quint
Threshold (2005)
as Dr. Nigel Fenway
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
as Dr. Arik Soong
Family Guy (1999)
Deadly Games (1995)
as Danny Schlecht
The Outer Limits (1995)
Gargoyles (1994)
Friends (1994)
as James Campbell
Frasier (1993)
as Albert
Mad About You (1992)
The Simpsons (1989)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
as Data
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
as Lore
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985)
as Allard Lowenstein
Tales from the Darkside (1984)
Hunter (1984)
Night Court (1984)
Cheers (1982)
Hill Street Blues (1981)
The Paper Chase (1978)
as Student in Reese's class
The Dain Curse (1978)
as Tom Fink
The Ready Room ()
as Himself
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)