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Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman (born November 5, 1949) is an American actor who was born and raised in Lakewood, New Jersey. He is married to actress Kitty Swink.When he was 16 his family moved to Los Angeles, where his mother enrolled him in a drama group in an effort to expand his social circle. He later graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, then was selected to apprentice at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. He pursued a dramatic career in theater, eventually moving to New York. He later returned to Los Angeles where he landed roles in two CBS series, launching a career in television acting. He is perhaps best known for his appearances as the Ferengi nightclub owner Quark in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, though his involvement with the Star Trek franchise began when he played a different Ferengi in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Last Outpost", the episode which originated the Ferengi. As Quark, he would become one of Trek's most widely-known characters, and he appeared several times on the cover of TV Guide (either with other actors or alone as part of a collector's series).Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara and Richard Poe, he is one of only six actors to play the same character on three different Star Trek series. He played Quark in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Shimerman is also well known as Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also has starred in Stargate SG-1 as one of the Nox and appeared as Stan the caddy in an episode of Seinfeld. He also did the voice for the villain Toad in the video game X-men Legends, and voiced the evil Dr. Nefarious in Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Shimerman played a wizard in an episode of Charmed.Armin Shimerman also did the voice of General Skarr from Evil Con Carne and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.He has appeared as a judge in the third season of Boston Legal. He joined fellow Trek actors William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, and Ethan Phillips in the same season of Boston Legal. Shatner played Captain Kirk on Star Trek, Auberjonois played Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Phillips played Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager.He appeared in a season three episode of Numb3rs as an art expert.He has written a series of books in which he provides a science fictional basis for the life of Dr. John Dee.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
17% Ratchet & Clank
  • Dr. Nefarious
2016
10% Atlas Shrugged: Part I
  • Dr. Potter
2011
No Score Yet Bionicle: The Legend Reborn
  • Raanu
2009
No Score Yet Dropping Evil
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Resist Evil Part Two: God Is Missing! Let Us Quest for God!
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Resist Evil Part Three: Don't Stop or We'll Die
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure
  • General Skarr
2007
No Score Yet Dead & Deader (Dead and Deader)
  • Coroner Flutie
2006
No Score Yet Meet the Santas
  • Ernest
2005
34% What the Bleep Do We Know!?
  • Old Man
2004
No Score Yet Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus
  • Ernest
2004
No Score Yet Who Slew Simon Thaddeus Mulberry Pew?
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Auteur Theory
  • Det. Blank
1999
No Score Yet Alien Voices: "The Lost World"
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Looking for Lola
  • Actor
1997
8% Eye for an Eye
  • Judge Younger
1996
No Score Yet Dream Man
  • Van Horn
1995
No Score Yet Slaughter of the Innocents
  • Dr. Mort Seger
1993
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Behind the Scenes
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird
  • Contest Announcer
1991
No Score Yet Death Warrant
  • Dr. Gottesman
1990
No Score Yet Arena
  • Weezil
1989
No Score Yet Big Man on Campus
  • Dr. Oberlander
1989
No Score Yet Tricks of the Trade
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Dangerous Curves
  • Boggs
1988
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son
  • Trigger's Dad
1987
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid)
  • Priest
1987
No Score Yet Baby Girl Scott
  • Mr. Taverner
1987
21% Blind Date
  • French Waiter
1987
No Score Yet The Verne Miller Story (Gangland) (Verne Miller)
  • Mortician
1987
61% The Hitcher
  • Interrogation Sergeant
1986
No Score Yet Stoogemania
  • Larry II
1985
72% Stardust Memories
  • Eulogy Audience
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Quark Bractor Letek
84% Timeless
2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Judge Walworth
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Pascal
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Quark
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Dr. Patemkin
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Principal Snyder Snyder Mr. Snyder
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Quark
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Benjamin Donnelly
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Judge Brian Hooper
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Oscar
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Patrick Holden
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Mr. Smith
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Stan

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