Armin Shimerman

Actor
A constant presence on network television, Armin Shimerman might not be recognized by the average viewer given the fact that his best-known role as Ferengi bar owner Quark on the science fiction series "Star Trek: Deep ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1949 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (79)

Ally McBeal 1988 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Bad Samaritans 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1988 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Franklin & Bash 2014 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1988 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1988 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Married... With Children 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Martial Law 1988 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Sublime and Beautiful 2014 (Movie)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

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Castle 2012 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

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Regular Show 2012 (Tv Show)

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Atlas Shrugged Part One 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Potter (Actor)

Warehouse 13 2010 (Tv Show)

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2009 (Tv Show)

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Insanitarium 2008 (Movie)

Hawthorne (Actor)

The Urn 2008 (Movie)

Fiester (Actor)

Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

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South of Nowhere 2006 (Tv Show)

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What the Bleep?! - Down the Rabbit Hole 2006 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Committed 2005 (Tv Show)

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Invasion 2005 (Tv Show)

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Joan of Arcadia 2005 (Tv Show)

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ER 2004 (Tv Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Works 2004 (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

What the Bleep Do We Know? 2004 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Grim & Evil 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

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Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

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Boston Public 2002 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2002 (Tv Show)

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Citizen Baines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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For the People 2002 (Tv Show)

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Invisible Man 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The West Wing 2002 (Tv Show)

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girls club 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Agency 2001 (Tv Show)

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Ally 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Stargate SG-1 1997, 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Auteur Theory 1998 (Movie)

Detective Blank (Actor)

Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Judge Younger (Actor)

Seinfeld 1996 (Tv Show)

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Dream Man 1995 (Movie)

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The Science of Star Trek 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Great Scott! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Arena 1991 (Movie)

Weezil (Actor)

Beauty and the Beast 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Death Warrant 1990 (Movie)

Dr Gottesman (Actor)

Dangerous Curves 1988 (Movie)

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Gangland 1988 (Movie)

Mortician (Actor)

Blind Date 1987 (Movie)

French Waiter (Actor)

Like Father, Like Son 1987 (Movie)

Trigger's Dad (Actor)

Stoogemania 1986 (Movie)

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The Hitcher 1986 (Movie)

Interrogation Sergeant (Actor)

I Had Three Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Bulba 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

Eulogy Audience Member (Actor)

Baby Girl Scott (TV Show)

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Dead and Deader (TV Show)

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Looking For Lola (TV Show)

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Meet the Santas (TV Show)

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Miracle Landing (TV Show)

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She Knows Too Much (TV Show)

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The Lost World (TV Show)

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The Tick (Tv Show)

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Tricks of the Trade (TV Show)

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Women at West Point (TV Show)

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Biography

A constant presence on network television, Armin Shimerman might not be recognized by the average viewer given the fact that his best-known role as Ferengi bar owner Quark on the science fiction series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" had him operating from beneath a load of prosthetic makeup. Shimerman didn't start acting until he moved to Los Angeles with his family while still in high school. After graduating from UCLA, then moving to New York City to look for theater roles, he returned to the West Coast when he started making random appearances in "Hill Street Blues" and "Cagney and Lacey". Shimerman's resume of one-off guest spots on numerous series includes "Remington Steele", "The Facts of Life", and a memorable stint as Kramer's caddy on "Seinfeld". While regular work included playing Pascal on "Beauty and the Beast" and Principal Snyder on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", his big break came getting cast as a Ferengi alien on "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Shimerman was asked to be Quark in the spinoff, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and after playing the same character in "Star Trek: Voyager", become one of only three other regulars to appear in three different "Star Trek" series. A multi-episode role playing Judge Brian Hooper on "Boston Public" allowed Shimerman to be part of a mini-"Star Trek" reunion alongside William Shatner, René Auberjonois, and Ethan Phillips, all alums of shows connected to the vaunted sci-fi franchise.

Relationships

Kitty Swink

Wife

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1995

Provided a cameo on the premiere episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" on the United Paramount network

1993

Played Quark on the syndicated science-fiction TV series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

1980

Feature debut, a bit part in Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories"

Worked on the New York stage

Moved with family to L.A. at around age 17

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