Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Age
70
Birthday
Nov. 5th, 1949
Born in
Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
Height
5' 6

Armin Shimerman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV Show
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier TV Show
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy TV Show
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek The Next Generation TV Show
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek The Next Generation
Evil Con Carne TV Show
Evil Con Carne
Brooklyn Bridge TV Show
Brooklyn Bridge
girls club TV Show
girls club
Easy Street TV Show
Easy Street
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

Armin Shimerman is known for playing the Ferengi bartender Quark in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kramer's caddy Stan on Seinfeld, voicing Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet & Clank series, and Andrew Ryan, one of the antagonists of BioShock. He also played Dr. Potter in the 2011 movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

Born 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 later graduated from the University of California, 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 received roles in two CBS series, launching a career in television acting.


TRIVIA:
  • When the first wave of the _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) action figures were released, he did a commercial for the figures dressed as Quark, his character on the series. It showed him in his bar, picking up each character figure and quickly talking about it.
  • Along with 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv), 'Marina Sirtis' (qv), 'John de Lancie' (qv), 'Michael Ansara' (qv) and 'Richard Poe' (qv), he is one of six actors to play the same character on three different 'Star Trek' series. He played Quark in _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) and _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv).
  • Former _"Beauty and the Beast" (1987)_ (qv) co-star 'Ron Perlman' (qv) gave him advice on how to emote effectively under full-head prosthetic appliances when he landed the role of Quark on _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv).
  • Along with 'Marina Sirtis' (qv), 'Tim Russ' (qv) and 'Ethan Phillips (I)' (qv), he is one of only three "Star Trek" regulars to appear in three different "Star Trek" series (_"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) and _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv)).
  • Parents: Herbert and Susan Shimerman.
  • Was on the set of _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) during a large earthquake in Los Angeles. He rushed to go home to check on his family, so he did not have time to get his makeup removed. His Ferengi makeup "scared the living shit out of people" as he says at conventions.
  • Along with 'Michael Dorn (I)' (qv), he is one of only two actors to appear in eleven different seasons of "Star Trek" (_"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) Seasons One, Two and Seven, _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) Seasons One through Seven and _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv) Season One).
  • In _"Judging Amy" (1999)_ (qv), he played a lawyer who was trying to argue that demons exist. His _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)_ (qv) character, Principal Snyder, was eaten by a demon.


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