Was in the same Houston high-school drama class as Randy Quaid.
Began his career on the New York stage, appearing in such shows as Sunday in the Park with George.
Says he took the role of Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation with the hope that the show would run just long enough to pay off his debts.
Favorite episode was "The Offspring," which found Data constructing an android child to call his own.
Released an album of pop standards, Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back, in 1991. Next Generation cast members LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Patrick Stewart provided backup vocals on "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie."
Cowrote the feature Star Trek: Nemesis with friend (and Gladiator screenwriter) John Logan and series producer Rick Berman.
Jack Spiner — Father
Sylvia Mintzer — Mother
Ron Spiner — Brother
Marty Mintzer — Stepfather
Jackson — Son
Loree McBride — Significant Other
Attended University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States