May. 7th, 1951
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John Fleck (born May 7, 1951) is an American actor and performance artist. His guest roles include Silik on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, the Romulan Taibak on Star Trek: The Next Generation, several characters on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the pilot to Babylon 5, The Gathering. He starred as Gecko on the television show Carnivàle, and as Louis on Murder One. He also appears in Howard The Duck, Waterworld and the ZZ Top music video Legs. He made a minor appearance in the Seinfeld episode The Heart Attack. He plays a minor character during the sixth season of Weeds. He wrote and performed "Mad Women" at La MaMa E.T.C.
He is also one of the NEA Four. In 1990 he and three of his fellow artists became embroiled in a lawsuit against the government's National Endowment for the Arts program. John Frohnmayer, one of the chairman of the NEA vetoed funding his project, a performance comedy with a toilet prop, on the basis of content and was accused of implementing a partisan political agenda. The case was eventually won at the US Supreme Court. The NEA subsequently stopped funding all individual artists, as a result of this case.
- Is one of only three actors to have starred in all incarnations of the modern Star Trek TV series, namely TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, albeit in a variety of different roles.
- The last eight series on which he has made guest appearances were all cancelled: _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv), _"Joan of Arcadia" (2003)_ (qv), _"She Spies" (2002)_ (qv), _"The District" (2000)_ (qv), _"The Fugitive" (2000)_ (qv), _"The Fighting Fitzgeralds" (2001)_ (qv), _"Just Shoot Me!" (1997)_ (qv) and _"Family Law" (1999)_ (qv).
- A successful performance artist known as one of the infamous 'NEA Four'; along with Karen Finley, Tim Miller and Holly Hughes; whose lawsuit against the National Endowment of the Arts achieved notoriety in the early 90's.
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