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Date of Birth: February 2,1949 Houston,Texas, USA Attended Houston Baptist University, University of Houston, Trinity College,and the Strassbourg Institute of New York Raised in Houston, Texas. Spiner attended high school with brothers and future actors Dennis and Randy Quaid at Houston's Bellaire High School,

Brent Spiner traveled to New York where he appeared in "A History of the American Film," "Big River," and At the New York Shakespeare Festival he played Constantine in "The Seagull." In Los Angels, Brent played the part of Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors."

This brought Spiner to Los Angeles in 1985. Appearances on popular television series In 1987, Spiner went up for a role as a Pinocchio-like android with a boundless fascination for human emotions in Gene Roddenberry's follow-up series to the ever-popular TV classic Star Trek.

Next Generation got off to a shaky start, despite a great crew commanded by Patrick Stewart's Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and infinitely better special effects than the original Star Trek. But the critics praised Brents inspired role as the andriod, the actor inhabited the role of Data so ingeniously that he was soon receiving the lion's share of fan mail. Brent reprised the ever-lovable Data for the feature Star Trek: Generations", the following year. 1996 sequel Star Trek: First Contact. and in 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection.