Born: June 1, 1940
I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year, and I loved working with the people.
My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
They've got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season and they're not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn't, like, pan out the way they had hoped.
And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process.
I just wait for something to present itself, and then I consider it.
The only other series I worked on a regular basis was Benson, and that was a sitcom, so there really wasn't a chance to go deeply into the characters.
And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business.
For me, as I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I became aware of how on an instinctive level I made choices to cover myself.
It always takes awhile to find out who the characters are.
So, yes, the five years that we've been working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has evidenced a real deepening of all the characters, not only mine.
The best scene is the last great scene I did.
The writers and producers always have an idea, then they cast the role and the instrument starts to tell them how to play the music.
Well, I'm a character actor, and actually throughout my life I've... I have relatively speaking played few heroic leads, but I've done it.
At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays...
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss