A 45 minute one off retrospective (in a documentary style) look back at the Star Trek franchise in general, and on the Star Trek: The Next Generation series in particular. Hosted by Jonathan Frakes, featuring members of the the cast and crew as themselves and includes small clips from the show and previews of DS9 and Voyager Episodes. Other information may be seen by accessing the "Episode".
In 1996, de Lancie co-founded Alien Voices with Leonard Nimoy and writer-producer Nat Segaloff. The audio production company/troupe produced several sci-fi audio productions (including the two Spock Vs. Q audios), as well as a few televised specials for the Sci-Fi Channel which co-starred de Lancie, Nimoy, and several other Star Trek alumni.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, de Lancie was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and, as such, he did not learn to read until he was twelve.
Despite this affliction, he began acting at the age of 14, performing in a high school production of William Shakespeare's Henry V.
He went on to study acting at Kent State University (he was in attendance during the Kent State shootings on 4 May 1970) and won a scholarship at Juilliard. He has performed in numerous stage productions, participating at such engagements as The American Shakespeare Festival and The Mark Taper Forum, as well as establishing a successful career in film and television.
De Lancie is married to Marnie Mosiman, who appeared in the Next Generation episode "Loud As A Whisper". They have two sons: Keegan de Lancie, the oldest, played Q's son, Q Jr., in the Voyager episode "Q2"; Owen de Lancie, their youngest, played Q's son in the exhibit film Star Trek World Tour.
Coincidentally, John de Lancie is a long-time friend of Kate Mulgrew, who played Kathryn Janeway on Voyager.
De Lancie got off to a busy start following his television debut on the 1976 mini-series Captains and the Kings. The following year, he was seen in the TV movies SST: Death Flight and The Man with the Power. That same year, he had a role in the mini-series Testimony of Two Men . De Lancie later co-starred with William Shatner in two TV movies airing in 1978: The Bastard and Little Women . Also in 1978, De Lancie and Marc Alaimo appeared as divers in the Six Million Dollar Man TV special Sharks, co-written by Fred Freiberger and produced by Freiberger and Harve Bennett.
Besides a number of other TV movies and mini-series, de Lancie also made appearances on various TV shows, including an episode of Battlestar Galactica and various episodes of Emergency. This ultimately culminated in his major motion picture debut, appearing as a police lieutenant in the 1979 crime drama The Onion Field.
De Lancie's next film appearance occurred the following year, in the comedy Loving Couples, starring Stephen Collins and Sally Kellerman. De Lancie also found himself working on the 1980 mini-series Scruples.
De Lancie starred in a series pilot entitled Nightside, but the pilot was not sold. De Lancie later took a role in the acclaimed 1983 mini-series The Thorn Birds.
From 1982 through 1986, and again in 1989, de Lancie starred as Eugene Bradford in the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. For his work on this series, he won two Soap Opera Digest Awards, one in 1984 and another in 1985, and was nominated for a third in 1986. Afterwards, De Lancie was cast as a regular on a CBS sitcom called Trial and Error, but this series was canceled after only three episodes, airing in March of 1988. Between these projects, he returned to guest-starring on other TV shows, including a 1986 episode of The Twilight Zone, in a segment co-starring Jimmie F. Skaggs and Brent Spiner. De Lancie and Spiner would work with each other again on the Star Trek: The Next Generation, beginning the following year.
De Lancie continued expanding his resume throughout the 1990s, including roles in several popular films. He and his TNG co-star Gates McFadden appeared together in the 1990 comedy Taking Care of Business. The following year, de Lancie appeared briefly as a television executive near the end of Terry Gilliam's acclaimed comic drama The Fisher King. In 1992, he appeared as a doctor in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and in 1993, he appeared in the psychological drama Fearless. He then starred in the 1995 sci-fi thriller Evolver, playing the creator of the title robotic menace.
On television, de Lancie made guest appearances on shows such as L.A. Law , The Young Riders, and Matlock (in a 1993 episode). He also voiced the character of Eagleton in two episodes of Batman: The Animated Series.
After TNG ended in 1994, de Lancie was cast as a regular on the UPN series Legend, created by Michael Piller and Bill Dial and co-starring de Lancie's close friend, Richard Dean Anderson of MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 fame (de Lancie had previously appeared on an episode of MacGyver and would go on to appear on Stargate SG-1). The series, however, lasted only twelve episodes, airing from April through August of 1995.
Aside from a supporting role in the 1996 comedy Multiplicity and an uncredited voice-over role on the Academy Award-winning 1998 war drama Saving Private Ryan, the remainder of de Lancie's screen acting credits throughout the 1990s were in television. He made guest appearances on Murder One , Picket Fences , Dave's World, and appeared in two episodes of the Sharon Lawrence/Jonathan Banks series Fired Up, which was executive produced by Kelsey Grammer. He also starred in a number of made-for-TV movies, including 1997's Final Descent and its 1999 sequel, Final Run.
Off-screen, de Lancie lent his voice to the 1997 Windows PC game "Interstate '76," playing Antonio Malochio, the main antagonist of the story.
In the year 2000, de Lancie starred in an episode of The Outer Limits with series regular Kevin Conway who portrayed the infamous Control Voice, and was further featured in an episode of UPN's Secret Agent Man with series regular Dina Meyer. In 2001, he played Colonel Frank Simmons in several episodes of Stargate SG-1 during the show's fifth season; he also appeared in an episode of the show's sixth season the following year. He appeared in two episodes of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and later played the part of Odin in several episodes of Charmed.
He has also made guest-appearances on such shows as The West Wing, UPN's Special Unit 2, The Guardian , NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, and Shark . His recent television credits have included recurring roles on The Unit on which de Lancie and Ann Cusack played a married couple, the acclaimed AMC Network drama Breaking Bad (including an episode with Jonathan Banks), and the comic drama Greek.
On film, de Lancie had supporting roles in two romantic comedies, 2000's Woman on Top and 2001's Good Advice. In 2004, he worked with George Takei and Tucker Smallwood in the thriller The Eavesdropper. He was also seen in the 2007 Adam Sandler/Don Cheadle drama, Reign Over Me, which also featured Jonathan Banks. In 2008, de Lancie was seen in such films as the MGM horror thriller Pathology, the science fiction drama Quality Time, and an independent film called You.
In 2009, he appeared as a sardonic, atypical news caster in the action sequel Crank: High Voltage. He later had a role in the action film Gamer. He also voiced Santa Claus in the animated television movie Elf Sparkle Meets Christmas the Horse. He most recently filmed a role in the upcoming science fiction thriller Recreator.
In 2003, de Lancie was attached to star in a science fiction film called Illegal Alien, written and executive produced by TOS star Walter Koenig. The film would have co-starred Koenig and Robert Picardo. As time went on, however, de Lancie became unhappy with the changes being made to the film and dropped out. (Picardo also had to drop out due to another commitment.) The film was re-named InAlienable and was released in 2008.
In 2001, de Lancie participated in the Star Trek edition of the game show Weakest Link along with LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Roxann Dawson, Robert Picardo, William Shatner, Armin Shimerman and Wil Wheaton. De Lancie was the first contestant eliminated with Anne Robinson saying to him "John, I am afraid that's your Q to leave".
John de Lancie (Q) Photos
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