79 (passed away Dec. 8th, 2019)
Jun. 1st, 1940
New York City, New York
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Rene Murat Auberjonois was an American actor and singer, know for Madam Secretary, Snap Back, Breakout Capacity, Render Safe, The Librarians, Masters of Sex, Warehouse 13, Pound Puppies, 1600 Penn, Archer, The Good Wife, Young Justice, Boston Legal, Saving Grace and Judging Amy.
- Turned down the role of Father Mulcahey in the TV series _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv). He had played the role in the 1969 motion picture version.
- His father was French, his maternal grandmother was an American, from Cincinnati, Ohio, his maternal grandfather's mother was a Russian Noblewoman, and his maternal grandfather's paternal grandmother was also an American, from Charleston, South Carolina.
- Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (up to and including _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv)) and then in one of the spin offs.
- Won Broadway's 1970 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Coco." He was also nominated as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) in 1974 for "The Good Doctor," and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) in 1985 for "Big River" and in 1990 for "City of Angels."
- Siblings: Anne Auberjonois, Michael Auberjonois and 2 stepsisters named Ghislaine Vautier (author) as well as Marie-Laure Degener (opera performer).
- Both he and his _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) co-star 'Colm Meaney' (qv) appeared in 'Stargate', playing the leader of a human civilisation on another planet whose population lived under the surface. In both cases, the main characters of the series in question attempted to form an alliance and arrange an exchange of technology before learning that this civilisation could not be trusted. Auberjonois played Alar, leader of the Eurondans in the _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) episode 'The Other Side'; Meaney played Cowen, leader of the Genii in the _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv) episodes 'Underground' and 'The Storm'.
- Graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University.
- Tried changing his surname very early on to "Aubert" because casting directors were unable to pronounce "Auberjonois." When he discovered that his new name caused just as much trouble, he decided to keep the real one.