Data in Star Trek: Next Generation and Dr Brackish Okun in Independence Day

Guest Bio

Brent Spiner is an actor, comedian and singer best known for his portrayal of the android, Lieutenant Commander Data, in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and four subsequent films. In 1997, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Data, and was nominated in the same category for portraying Dr. Brackish Okun in “Independence Day,” a role he reprised in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He has also enjoyed a career in the theatre and as a musician.