21 Facts About Armin Shimerman


Armin Shimerman was born into a Jewish family in Lakewood, New Jersey, on November 5, 1949, the son of accountant Susan and house painter Herbert Armin Shimerman.

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Armin Shimerman attended Santa Monica High School and was active in drama.

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Armin Shimerman began pursuing a career in theater and eventually moved to New York City, where he was a member of the Impossible Ragtime Theater.

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Armin Shimerman is known for his work as the Ferengi bar owner Quark in the long-running television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, though his involvement with the Star Trek franchise began with appearances as other Ferengi characters in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "The Last Outpost" and "Peak Performance".

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Armin Shimerman says that his favorite episode of Deep Space Nine is "Little Green Men" as it was the only episode where he is shown captaining a ship.

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Armin Shimerman played Quark in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

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Armin Shimerman reprised the role of Quark in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection but only in deleted scenes.

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Armin Shimerman has starred as Anteaus in Stargate SG-1 as one of the Nox, an evil wizard in Charmed, appeared as Stan the caddy in an episode of Seinfeld and as Dr Patemkin on Leverage.

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Armin Shimerman has appeared in the first 7 episodes as Judge Brian Hooper in the third season of Boston Legal, joining fellow Star Trek actors William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, and Ethan Phillips.

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Armin Shimerman made an appearance as "The Terror" in the first The Tick live-action series.

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Armin Shimerman appeared in the series Numb3rs episode "Provenance" as Patrick Holden.

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Armin Shimerman has made appearances in various television series such as Babes as Mr Ian Anderson, Married.

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Armin Shimerman then lent his voice talent to BioWare for their games Jade Empire and Mass Effect (as the original Salarian Councilor and Fai Dan).

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Armin Shimerman voiced the role of Quark in various Deep Space Nine video games such as Harbinger and the Fallen and reprised the role in the 2018 expansion Star Trek Online: Victory is Life.

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Armin Shimerman voiced Ben Robbins and the Shopkeeper in the first 2 episodes of Rocket Power from 1999 to 2000.

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Armin Shimerman voiced Raanu along with the Villager and a Village Leader in the straight-to-DVD animated film Bionicle: The Legend Reborn.

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Armin Shimerman reprised his roles as Dr Nefarious and Andrew Ryan and voiced a Vox Populi enemy in the crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

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Armin Shimerman has co-written a series of books in which he provides a science fictional basis for the life of Dr John Dee.

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Armin Shimerman thought there were aspects of both himself and his Star Trek: Deep Space Nine character, Quark, in the novel's interpretation of John Dee.

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Armin Shimerman has been teaching Shakespeare for years, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Southern California.

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Armin Shimerman serves as Shakespeare scholar for productions in and around the Los Angeles area.

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