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Armin Shimerman Biography
Armin Shimerman is an American actor and author. He is known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), The Hitcher (1986) and BioShock 2 (2010). Look also for Kirsten Vangsness
Armin Shimerman Age
Armin Shimerman was born on November 5, 1949, in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, the U.S. His nationality is American and ethnicity is Germanic-Celtic.
Armin Shimerman Family
Shimerman was born to a Jewish family in Lakewood, New Jersey, the son of Susan, an accountant, and Herbert Shimerman, a house painter. When Shimerman was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles, where his mother enrolled him in a drama group in an effort to expand his social circle. He played trumpet in the Santa Monica High School Band.Armin Shimerman Photo
Armin Shimerman Education
Armin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), then was selected to apprentice at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
Armin Shimerman Career
Armin Shimerman’s Broadway debut came when he played a part of an ensemble and served as an understudy in the musical Threepenny Opera, which ran for 306 performances from May 1, 1976, through 23 January 1977. “Peak performance” co-star Roy Brocksmith was also a part of that play’s cast. Shimerman next performed in the play Saint Joan from December 1977 through February 1978 and played the role of Mr. Thorkelson in the musical/Remember Mama in 1979.
Shimerman ultimately moved back to Los Angeles, Where he acquired guest spots on such television shows as Cagney & Lacey, Remington Steele, and The Facts of Life. From 1987 through 1989, he was a recurring player on the TV series Beauty and the Beast, which starred Star Trek Nemesis actor Ron Perlman and Tony Jay. He went on to make appearances on L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake), who’s the Boss?, Alien Nation (starring Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, and Michele Scarabelli), and married…with children. He also became a regular on Brooklyn Bridge during that show’s first season (1991-92), playing Uncle Bernie.
Beyond Star Trek, however, he is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dr. Nefarious in Ratchet and Clank. An interesting piece of trivia is that his character in that series was killed by a transformed Mayor Wilkins, played by infrequent Trek guest star Harry Groener.
Shrimerman’s other TV credits include guest appearances on Stargate SG- 1, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Sliders, Charmed, The West Wing, ER, Nip/ Tuck, and Warehouse 13. He was seen in an episode of Seinfeld, starring Star Trek: Voyager guest actor Jason Alexander. In 2006, he co-starred with Star Trek-Enterprise actor John Billingsley in the TV movie Dead & Deader.
More recently, Shimerman has been lending his voice o the characters of General Skarr and Hector’s Stomach on the Cartoon Network series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne. In 2005, he appeared on the TV series Invasion, alongside other Star Trek actors such as his Ds9 co-star Cirroc Lofton. He had a recurring role as Judge Brian Hooper on Boston Legal, starring William Shatner and DS9 c0-star and friend Rene Auberjonois.
DS9 guest star Henry Gibson also played a judge in Shimerman’s first episode, “Can’t We All Get a Lung?”, which aired 19 September 2006. In Sherman’s third episode, Voyager star Ethan Phillips appeared as the father of the boy accused of killing Shimerman’s wife. Ron Canada also guest-starred in the episode, also as a judge. In his fourth episode. Shimerman finally shared a scene with Rene Auberjonois.
In 2007, Shimerman also voiced various characters BioWare’s Mass Effect, a game also featuring the voices of Marina Sirtis, Raphael Sbarge, and Dwight Schultz. Depending on player choices, Shimerman’s primary character may also appear in the game’s sequel, which also features Micheal Dorn, Robin Sachs, and Keith Szarabajka. He also voiced the character of Andrew Ryan in the 2007 computer game Bioshock. The developers of the game refused to disclose who voiced this character before the game’s release, only hinting that “we wouldn’t believe it”.
Only after the game’s release was it confirmed that Ryan was voiced by Shimerman. In gaming circles, this surprised many, for Ryan had a very low voice, very different than what Shimerman had shown in other mediums. Shimerman’s frequent DS9 co-star, J.G. Hertzler, also voiced a character in the game, and both Shimerman and Hertzler reprised their roles for the 2010 sequel, BioShock 2.
Shimerman has also acquired a number of feature film credits throughout his career, including The Hitcher (1989) with Henry Darrow, Arena (1989) with Marc Alaimo, Death Warrant (1990) sharing screen time with many fellow Trek actors in this legal thriller. Joining Shimerman were Nicholas Cascone, Robert Clendenin, Natalia Nogulich, Angela Paton, Sierra Pecheur, Wayne Pere and Michael Buchman Silver.
He appeared in the 2008 comedy The Urn, co-starring TNG guest Stanley Kamel. Both SHimerman and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Brent Spinner made their feature film debuts in small roles in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories, released in 1980. More recently, he had a cameo in the docudrama What the Bleep Do We Know?
Armin Shimerman Married
Shimerman is married to actress Kitty Swink, who guest-starred twice on DS9, first as Rozahn in Season two’s “Sanctuary” and then as Lauren in season seven’s “Tacking Into the Wild”. He and Swink also co-starred together in few projects, including 1987’s Like Father Like Son (starring Catherine Hicks and also featuring Randy Lowell, Michael Horton, and Dakin Matthews) and the 2001 made for TV movie Just Ask My Children (co-starring Virginia Madsen, Robert Joy, Barbara Tarbuck, Casey Biggs, Jack Shearer, and John Billingsley).In 2010 SHimerman appeared in a Warehouse 13 episode entitled “Where and When”.
Armin Shimerman Net Worth
Armin has a net worth of $3 million and his salary is unknown
Armin Shimerman Height
Armin has a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Armin Shimerman Movies
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