Dec. 9th, 1952
Luling, Texas, USA
6' 2 1/2
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Dorn was born in Luling, Texas, the son of Allie Lee (née Nauls) and Fentress Dorn, Jr. He grew up in Pasadena, California. He studied radio and television production at the Pasadena City College. From there he pursued a career in music as a performer with several different rock music bands, travelling to San Francisco and then back to Los Angeles.
Dorn first appeared in Rocky (1976) as Apollo Creed's bodyguard, though he was not credited. He first appeared as a guest on the television show W.E.B. in 1978. The producer was impressed with his work, so he introduced Michael to an agent who introduced him to acting teacher Charles Conrad to study acting for six months. He then landed a regular role on the television series CHiPs.
- The Klingon proverb his Worf character is fond of:"It is a good day to die!" has been included in the StarCraft computer game dialog when the flying Corsair unit has completed production.
- Voice grew deeper, as a result of inflecting a bass tone for his Lt. Cmndr. Worf character.
- Previously appeared with four of his future _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) co-stars on "Star Trek" before joining the cast of that series. He appeared with 'Colm Meaney' (qv) in many episodes of _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), 'Armin Shimerman' (qv) in the _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) episodes "Haven", "The Last Outpost", "Peak Performance" and "Firstborn", 'Rene Auberjonois' (qv) in _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv) and 'Alexander Siddig' (qv) in the _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) episode "Birthright Part I" (although he and Siddig did not share any scenes).
- Once lived in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s.
- Has appeared with 'Rene Auberjonois' (qv) in five different productions: _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv), _"Aladdin" (1994)_ (qv), _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv), _"The Savage Dragon" (1996)_ (qv) and _"Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys" (1996)_ (qv).
- Played the same character, Worf, on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) and _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) for twelve consecutive years from 1987 to 1999. The only other actor to do this is 'Colm Meaney' (qv).
- At a science fiction convention, he told the audience that he thinks of Worf as Hamlet.
- Owns and operates an old Air Force T-33 trainer jet, one of the first jet aircraft in the US inventory; it's often referred to as his "starship."