Spiner, whose primary claim to fame is his portrayal of the beloved
android Data on the television series Star
Trek: The Next Generation, was born
and raised in Houston, Texas. . After a couple of false starts in New York and
Hollywood, Spiner eventually established himself as a stage actor in
New York, appearing in a number of off-Broadway and Broadway plays,
such as "A History of the American Film" (1978), "Leave
It to Beaver is Dead" (1979), "Sunday in the Park with
George" (1984), and "Big River: The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn" (1985). While in New York, he had a bit part
Memories and starred in an independent
film called Rent
Control. The play "Little Shop of
Horrors "brought Spiner to Los Angeles in 1984, where he
eventually took up permanent residence.
In 1986, after a number of character parts in television series and movies, such as Robert Kennedy & His Times, Crime of Innocence, Manhunt for Claude Dallas, and Family Sins, Spiner snagged the role that would bring him international fame: Data, the endearing android, whom Spiner played "by tapping into his inner child." Star Trek: The Next Generation, the sequel to the original television series Star Trek, became hugely popular, moving to the big screen for four films (so far) after its 7-year run on television. Aside from these films, Spiner has made cameo appearances in a number of films directed by his friend and old schoolmate Thomas Schlamme, such as Miss Firecracker, Crazy from the Heart, and Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, and has appeared in small roles in more recent films, such as Dude, Where's My Car? and The Master of Disguise. Arguably his most popular film portrayal was Dr. Brakish Okun in Independence Day, a role that elicited his unique eccentricity and sense of humor.
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Alaina Huffman is best known as Stargate Universe’s Lt. Tamara Johansen and Smallville’s The Black Canary. She recently appeared on USA's Necessary Roughness and CBS’ NCIS:LA. Currently Alaina reigns as Abbadon the Queen of Hell on CWs Supernatural.
Born in Vancouver, B.C., Huffman made her television debut at age 13, landing the lead role for a Fox pilot. She also explored other career options as a teenager. Spotted by a modeling agency scout at a local mall, she worked the fashion runways of Japan and Europe for several years before returning to acting.
Huffman quickly acquired several independent film credits, including the crime thriller Pendulum (starring Rachel Hunter), Still, Night Dawn Day, Josephine, The Couch, and Indefinitely. She has also appeared in such feature films as Gunman (with Mimi Rogers), Serving Sara (with Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley), Screen Door Jesus and Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (starring Ivan Sergi). Most recently Alaina starred alongside Diane Neil in the Hallmark movie This Magic Moment.
On the small screen, Huffman has made guest appearances on such popular series as NCIS, CSI:Miami, CSI: New York, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek.Huffman currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and four children.
VIC MIGNOGNA! Back for a record 3rd RocCon!, Vic is continuing his role as the new Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek Returns" webseries! He loves interacting with the fans on everything from the new ST to his work as Broly in "Dragon Ball Z" or as Edward Elric in "Full Metal Alchemist!"
Bonnie Piesse was born in Melbourne Australia and has been singing and making up tunes for as long as she can remember (Her Mum claims it was even before she could talk). She hadn’t really thought about a career as an actress until a friend suggested she meet with her agent, so she decided to give it a shot. Shortly after, at the age of 15, Bonnie booked her first series regular role as Donna on the Australian Children’s Television series ‘High Flyers’. From there she guest starred in many popular Australian shows including ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Stingers’, ‘Horace and Tina’ and ‘Last Man Standing’. In 2000, Bonnie’s work peaked the interest George Lucas and ‘Star Wars’ casting director ‘Robin Gurland’ and they cast her in‘Attack of the Clones’ and ‘Revenge of the Sith’ as Beru, the woman who went on to raise Luke Skywalker!! Soon after Bonnie found herself on set in Sydney Australia and Northern Africa with George Lucas, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, Jack Thompson, Ewan McGreggor and Anthony Daniels. Leaving a blossoming acting career behind in Australia, Bonnie moved out to LA to make an album with Grammy Winning Music Producer Val Garay (‘Bette Davis Eyes’). She spent a couple of years co-writing songs with master songwriters including Jack Thompson (‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’, ‘Slow Dancin’), Eric Kaz (‘Love Has No Pride’), Bonnie Hayes (‘Have a Heart’) and J.D Souther (‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Heartache Tonight’). She recorded her album in LA with an amazing bunch of musicians (Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Bob Glaub, Bonnie Hayes, Viktor Krauss, and the late Andrew Gold who also co-produced the album). In 2010 Bonnie’s song ‘All I Have’ was featured in the CW series ‘Life Unexpected’. She's currently in pre-production for a new EP which will be released later this year!