Armin Shimerman

Biography

Date of Birth 5 November 1949, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Armin Shimerman 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.

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5th Passenger

Myers

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Meet the Santas

Ernest

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Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

Thomas

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Tricks of the Trade

Criminal

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Dream Man

D. A. Van Horn

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Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus

Ernest

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Golden Boy

Cagan

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Can't Have You

Dr. Hans Meeker

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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

Contest Judge

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Miracle Landing

Rick, Maui Tower Operator

Starring In
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Unbelievable!!!!!

Male Moesha

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Golden Boy

Cagan

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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine

Himself

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5th Passenger

Myers

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Can't Have You

Dr. Hans Meeker

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Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

Thomas

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Ratchet and Clank

Dr. Nefarious (voice)

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50 Years of Star Trek

Himself

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Atlas Shrugged: Part 1

Dr. Potter (as Armin Shimmerman)

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Bionicle: The Legend Reborn: La Renaissance

Raanu (voice)

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Delgo

Nohrin Merchant (voice)

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Insanitarium

Hawthorne

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Fanboys

Anteaus (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier

Himself - Interviewee

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Dead and Deader

Coroner Flutie

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Meet the Santas

Ernest

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What The Bleep Do We Know!?

Older Man (in subway)

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Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus

Ernest

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Just Ask My Children

Prison Psychiatrist (uncredited)

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Star Trek: Insurrection

Quark (scenes deleted)

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Looking for Lola

Maitre'd

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Eye For An Eye

Judge Younger

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Dream Man

D. A. Van Horn

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In Cold Blood

Dr. Mort Seger

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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

Contest Judge

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Death Warrant

Dr. Gottesman

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Miracle Landing

Rick, Maui Tower Operator

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Arena

Weezil

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Tricks of the Trade

Criminal

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Dangerous Curves

Boggs

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Like Father, Like Son

Trigger's Dad

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Blind Date

French Waiter

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The Hitcher

Interrogation Sergeant

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Stardust Memories

Eulogy Audience

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