Michael Dorn (born December 9, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor, who is known for his role as Worf in the Star Trek franchise.
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Michael Dorn, Actor: Star Trek: First Contact. Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996), Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek X: Nemesis (2002).
Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice actor and although he appeared in a number of films and TV shows, his most recognizable role to date remains the role of the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. He has a net worth of $8 million.
Dec 08, 2016 · Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952, meaning he turns 64 years young today. To mark the occasion, StarTrek.com thought we'd raise a toast with a glass of Klingon bloodwine and share 7 Things to Know About Michael Dorn.
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Michael Dorn (born 9 December 1952; age 66) is an actor, director, producer, and writer best known for his portrayal of Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, on Deep Space Nine, and in four Star Trek films. He also portrayed Worf's namesake, Colonel Worf, in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Dorn was born in Luling, Texas, but he grew up in Pasadena, California. He studied radio and television production at the Pasadena City College, after which he pursued a career in music.
Dorn is an accomplished pilot and owns and operates an old Air Force T-33 trainer jet, one of the first jet aircraft in the US inventory; it is often referred to as his \\"starship.\\" He also owns an old F-86 Sabre jet that he acquired from the South African Air Force. He has flown with the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds, the USAF Precision Flight team.
Dorn cites the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes \\"Soldiers of the Empire\\" and \\"Once More Unto the Breach\\" as his inspiration for a new series based on Worf: \\"When I saw those episodes, it really lit a fire under me, that it was great writing they were written by Ron Moore and it was wonderfully acted in terms of all the Klingon characters and the things that were at stake. And even though theyre not Human, the Human condition that showed up in all these characters, it really was like, 'theres a series here.' Thats what first started it\\". 
Dorn is a vegan. \\"I have not missed meat at all,\\" said the actor. \\"The only thing I would even think about missing is hamburgers and French fries. You can still have French fries. But I've found that the vegetarian burger and the stuff that's out there now is very good when you dress it up...So I don't miss it at all. It's easy to make the transition because I feel so much better.\\"  
Michael Dorn was aware of Star Trek: The Original Series during his childhood. \\"I liked the show when I was growing up,\\" he recalled. (Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, p. 143) Dorn also said of the original series' regular cast, \\"I grew up with those guys.\\" (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 3, Issue 9, p. 19) On his audition for Worf, Dorn commented, \\"I did not wear makeup, but I took on the psychological guise of a Klingon. I walked into Paramount in character. No jokes. No laughing with the other actors. I sat by myself waiting for my interview. When my turn came, I walked in, didn't smile, did the reading, thanked them, and walked right out.\\" (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion) Dorn was the last of the main actors who was cast. (TNG Season 1 DVD special feature \\"Selected Crew Analysis\\"-\\"Casting\\")
Between the fourth and fifth seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dorn played Colonel Worf in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Although the relationship was not stated on screen, the filmmakers' intention was that the Star Trek VI character was the grandfather of the Next Generation character. (Star Trek Encyclopedia; Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special )
In addition, Dorn has portrayed or voiced Worf in no less than seven Star Trek video games: Star Trek Online, A Final Unity, the Generations game, Armada, Invasion, The Fallen, and Away Team. He also had voice-over roles in Star Trek: Klingon and Star Trek: Klingon Academy, though he played different characters in those games. Dorn has supplied his distinct, baritone voice to many animated cartoons and video games since the early 1990s. Perhaps his most famous voice-over role is that of I.M. Weasel on the Cartoon Network shows Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel.
Dorn has even played Worf a few times outside of Star Trek, for comic effect. In 1989, he appeared as Worf in the final episode of the television series Webster, entitled \\"Webtrek,\\" in which Webster's Star Trek video game transports him to the USS Enterprise-D where he met Worf as well as the characters played by regular background performers James G. Becker, Lorine Mendell, and Dexter Clay. Dorn and his TNG castmates (sans Patrick Stewart and Wil Wheaton) also took part in a skit for the HBO special Comic Relief VI, which was co-hosted by recurring TNG guest star Whoopi Goldberg. Most recently, Dorn voiced Worf in an episode of Seth MacFarlane's animated series Family Guy, entitled \\"Peter's Got Woods\\"; in 2015 he appeared (along with Ron Canada and Nana Visitor, with Patrick Stewart as the narrator) in MacFarlane's live-action film Ted 2, during which his character attends Comic-Con dressed as Worf.
Dorn began acting in the late 1970s, playing bit parts in the Academy Award-winning sports drama Rocky (appearing as a body guard of fighter Apollo Creed) and the science fiction horror/thriller Demon Seed (which starred Gerrit Graham and Fritz Weaver). After making appearances on such television series as The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1977 on which he also worked as stand-in and the short-lived W.E.B. in 1978, Dorn landed the recurring role of Officer Jebediah Turner on the series CHiPs. He played the role from 1979 through 1982, working with series regular (and fellow Trek alum) Robert Pine, who played his boss, Sgt. Joe Getraer. In addition, Dorn co-starred with Clarence Williams III in the 1984 ABC Afterschool Special \\"The Hero Who Couldn't Read.\\" He also had a supporting role in the 1985 film Jagged Edge, along with Bruce French and Leigh Taylor-Young. He then played the role of Jimmy on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1986 through 1987, after which he won the role of Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation. After TNG and Generations but before joining the cast of DS9, Dorn played the \\"Chairman\\" in the 1995 science fiction adventure Timemaster, in which he worked alongside his \\"Sub Rosa\\" co-star Duncan Regehr. He then appeared in the Showtime Networks science fiction thriller Menno's Mind, playing the best friend and co-worker of the title character, played by TNG guest actor Bill Campbell. TNG guest star Corbin Bernsen and Star Trek: Voyager regular Robert Picardo also starred in this movie.
After leaving CHiPs, Dorn made guest appearances on such series as Hotel (with Alan Oppenheimer), Gimme a Break! (on which John Hoyt was a regular), and Falcon Crest (with Brett Cullen and Salome Jens and directed by Reza Badiyi). He also briefly had a role on the soap opera Capitol, on which he became the second actor to play Senator Ed Lawrence, taking over the role from Star Trek: The Original Series guest actor Don Marshall. Dorn's recent television appearances include a 2002 episode of The Guardian (which starred Raphael Sbarge) and a 2007 episode of Without a Trace (starring Enrique Murciano), both series belonging to CBS. He was also seen on the NBC series Heroes, making a cameo appearance as the President of the United States in the third season episode \\"Chapter Thirteen: 'Dual'\\". This episode also featured Zachary Quinto, Cristine Rose, and George Takei. In the fourth season of Castle, Michael Dorn appears in a recurring role. He joins Castle series regular Penny Johnson who had guest starred many times on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Kasidy Yates.
Following the end of DS9, Dorn had supporting roles in a number of independent feature films, including Shadow Hours (2000, co-starring Brad Dourif and Peter Weller), Lessons for an Assassin (2001, with John Billingsley), and The Gristle (2001, with Richard Riehle). He also guest-starred on such television series as The Pretender (with James Black), Martial Law (with Andrew Robinson), and 7th Heaven (starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks, in an episode with Graham Jarvis and Michelle Phillips).
Dorn was featured as a pilot in Ali, Michael Mann's 2001 biographical film on boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Incidentally, Dorn's TNG castmate LeVar Burton also appeared in this film, portraying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brad Greenquist, Albert Hall, Bruce McGill, William Utay, and Wade Williams had roles in this film, as well.
Dorn and his TNG co-star Marina Sirtis have acted together several times outside of Star Trek. They both worked on an unsuccessful, independently-produced TV pilot called Through the Fire. They later reunited as co-stars in the 2005 film Lesser of Three Evils, working alongside Brian Thompson. Most recently, they co-starred together in the 2007 film The Deep Below.
Dorn played the Sandman in Disney's 2002 family comedy/fantasy film The Santa Clause 2 and reprised the role for the 2006 sequel, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. After completing his work on Star Trek Nemesis, Dorn and fellow Trek alum Charles Rocket appeared as poker players in the 2003 crime/thriller film Shade.
Michael Dorn also did some of the narration for the Power Klingon and Conversational Klingon cassettes and CDs which accompanied the books of the same name.
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Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Texas but called Pasadena, California home. There, he grew up and went to college, studying radio and television production. His interests in entertainment began early, though adjacent to his future big career of acting. Dorn dove into music, performing with various bands throughout his home state.
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