Brent Spiner

Born: 2/2/1949
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Spiner's acting career began with a bit part in Stardust Memories (1980) and a Broadway stint in Sunday in the Park with George (1978). However, he is best known for playing Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94) and in the movies spun off from the series. He has also had small but memorable roles in the films Independence Day (1996) and Phenomenon (1996).