20 Friendly Truths You Did Not Know About Armin Shimerman

1. He also voiced the Agori leader Raanu in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn.

2. He is known for voicing General Skarr in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne.

3. Shimerman was born to a Jewish family When Shimerman was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles, where his mother enrolled him in a drama group in an effort to expand his social circle.

4. He played trumpet in the Santa Monica High School Band. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, then was selected to apprentice at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.

5. He pursued a dramatic career in theater, eventually moving to New York.

6. Returning to Los Angeles he received roles in two CBS series, launching his television acting career.

7. Shimerman is best known for his role as the Ferengi bar owner Quark in the long-running television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, though his involvement with the Star Trek franchise began with appearances as other Ferengi characters in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes “The Last Outpost” and “Peak Performance”.

8. He says that his favorite episode of Deep Space Nine was “Little Green Men” as it was the only episode where he is shown captaining a ship.

9. Along with Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara, and Richard Poe, he is one of only a few actors to play the same character on three different Star Trek series.

10. He played Quark in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

11. In addition to Star Trek, Shimerman has had roles as Pascal on Beauty and the Beast and as Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

12. He also has starred in Stargate SG-1 as one of the Nox, an evil wizard in Charmed, appeared as Stan the caddy in an episode of Seinfeld, and as Dr. Patemkin on Leverage.

13. Shimerman has appeared as judge Brian Hooper in the third season of Boston Legal, joining fellow Star Trek actors William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, and Ethan Phillips; Shatner played Captain Kirk on Star Trek, Auberjonois played Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Phillips played Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager.

14. Shimerman made an appearance as “The Terror” in The Tick live action series.

15. He also appeared in the episode “Posse Comitatus” of The West Wing as Richard III, and had a cameo role in both What the Bleep movies.

16. He also appeared in the episode “Buck the Stud” of Married… with Children.

17. Shimerman also appeared in the episode “Where and When” of the TV series Warehouse 13.

18. He also appeared in the episode “A Little Paranoia Among Friends” as radio personality Cecil Carr in the short-lived Tremors TV series.

19. In 2012 he also appeared on Castle in the episode “The Final Frontier”.

20. In 2016, appeared as Max in the Western web series RED BIRD.

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