1. Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice artist who is known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise.
2. Following the end of his Star Trek career, Dorn had supporting roles in a number of independent feature films, including Shadow Hours , and the Santa Clause trilogy where he appeared in a cameo role as “The Sandman”.
3. Dorn is also an accomplished pilot who owns and operates a Lockheed T-33 trainer jet, which he jokingly refers to as his “starship”.
4. Dorn was born in Luling, Texas, the son of Allie Lee and Fentress Dorn, Jr. He grew up in Pasadena, California.
5. From there he pursued a career in music as a performer with several different rock music bands, traveling to San Francisco and then back to Los Angeles.
6. The producer was impressed with his work, so he introduced Dorn to an agent who then introduced him to acting teacher Charles Conrad to study acting for six months.
7. He then landed a regular role on the television series CHiPs.
8. “If what happened to the first cast is called being typecast,” Dorn says, “then I want to be typecast.
9. Name me someone else in television who has made six movies!”
10. Dorn has appeared on-screen in more Star Trek episodes and movies as the same character than anyone else: he appeared in 175 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation , 102 episodes of Deep Space Nine and four Star Trek movies, bringing his total to 281 appearances as Worf.
11. Dorn directed the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes “In the Cards”, “Inquisition” and “When It Rains…”, and also the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Two Days and Two Nights”.
12. In 2012, Dorn announced a desire to return to his Klingon role in a television series tentatively titled Star Trek: Captain Worf.
13. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing.
14. In 2014, Dorn participated in the fan produced Star Trek episode “Fairest of Them All”, giving his voice to the computer of the Mirror Universe Enterprise.
15. Dorn has appeared in a number of TV shows, films, and video games.
16. He has been the spokesman for Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo, and has appeared in a Dodge Dart car commercial.
17. Dorn has appeared as Worf on Webster and Family Guy; the latter along with fellow Star Trek: The Next Generation stars.