We are pleased to announce an INTRIGUING guest for the Star Trek fans. Please welcome Brent Spiner to the Washington State Summer Con from June 21st through the 23rd in Puyallup. Brent is known for his role as the android Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Picard, and throughout four Star Trek movies.
Spiner established himself as a stage actor in New York, appearing in many off-Broadway and Broadway plays, such as A History of the American Film, Leave It to Beaver is Dead, Sunday in the Park with George, and Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The play “Little Shop of Horrors “brought Spiner to Los Angeles in 1984, where he eventually took up permanent residence.
In 1986, after several character parts in television series and movies, such as Robert Kennedy and His Times, Crime of Innocence, Manhunt for Claude Dallas, and Family Sins, Spiner snagged the role that would bring him international fame: Data, the endearing android, whom Spiner played “by tapping into his inner child.” Star Trek: The Next Generation, the sequel to the original television series Star Trek, became hugely popular, moving to the big screen for four films after its 7-year run on television.
Aside from these films, Spiner has made cameo appearances in several films such as Miss Firecracker, Crazy from the Heart, and Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, and has appeared in small roles in more recent films, such as Dude, Where’s My Car? and The Master of Disguise. Arguably his most popular film portrayal was Dr. Brakish Okun in Independence Day, a role that elicited his unique eccentricity and sense of humor. He reprised the character in the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence.