Rene Auberjonois

Actor, Director, Acting teacher
This lanky, versatile blond award-winning stage actor first gained notice in films as part of Robert Altman's stock company in the 1970s, most notably as the ornithology lecturer who becomes increasingly bird-like in ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1940 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (125)

The Librarians 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masters of Sex 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Concierge (Voice)

Warehouse 13 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

1600 Penn 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Archer 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2004 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1986 - 1988, 1990 - 1992, 1999 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1986 - 1988, 1990 - 1992, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1986 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1992, 1999 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living in TV Land 1986 - 1988, 1990 - 1992, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1988, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1986 - 1988, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1986 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 2000 - 2002, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Winx Club 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bored to Death 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2007 - 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Eulogy 2004 (Movie)

Parson (Actor)

Disney's The Legend of Tarzan 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Enterprise 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Woodrow Wilson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Chasing the Sun 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snide and Prejudice 2001 (Movie)

Dr Sam Cohen (Actor)

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Duel 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Patriot 2000 (Movie)

Reverend Oliver (Actor)

Xyber 9: New Dawn 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

Artemus Bradford (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

We All Fall Down 1999 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Aladdin 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Cats Don't Dance 1997 (Movie)

of Flanigan (Voice)

Richie Rich 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Savage Dragon 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Russia's Last Tsar 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Dr Burton (Actor)

Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom and Jerry Kids Show 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Lone Justice 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 (Movie)

Streight Hollander (Actor)

Wild Card 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ashenden 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1992 (Movie)

of Professor Genius (Voice)

Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Feud 1990 (Movie)

Reverton (Actor)

Fantastic Max 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

of Louis (Voice)

My Best Friend Is a Vampire 1988 (Movie)

Modoc (Actor)

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 1988 (Movie)

Tony Stark (Actor)

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

The New Adventures of the Snorks 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Star 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smurfs Christmas Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Major Siegfried Henningson (Actor)

Wildfire 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

3:15 1986 (Movie)

Principal Horner (Actor)

Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Scooby's Mystery Funhouse 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Jetsons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Unicorn 1982 (Movie)

of Speaking Skull (Voice)

Scalpels 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

Donald Phelps (Actor)

The Rhinemann Exchange 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The TV TV Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

King Kong 1976 (Movie)

Bagley (Actor)

The Ambassador 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Father Kudos (Actor)

King Lear 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hindenburg 1974 (Movie)

Major Napier (Actor)

Images 1972 (Movie)

Hugh (Actor)

Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

The Birdmen 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

Sheehan (Actor)

Brewster McCloud 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

M*A*S*H 1970 (Movie)

Dago Red (Actor)

Petulia 1968 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Lilith 1964 (Movie)

Howie (Actor)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Absolute Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Challenge of the GoBots (TV Show)

Voice

Geppetto (TV Show)

Actor

John Brown's Holy War (TV Show)

Voice

Longarm (TV Show)

Actor

Los Locos (TV Show)

Actor

More Wild Wild West (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Dead Man (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary (TV Show)

Actor

Panache (TV Show)

Actor

Shirts/Skins (TV Show)

Actor

The Booth (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid From Nowhere (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Language of Cranes (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This lanky, versatile blond award-winning stage actor first gained notice in films as part of Robert Altman's stock company in the 1970s, most notably as the ornithology lecturer who becomes increasingly bird-like in "Brewster McCloud" (1970). Usually cast in offbeat, if a bit snooty, character roles, Rene Auberjonois was featured on the TV series "Benson" (ABC, 1980-86), as Clayton Endicott III, the governor's officious chief aide. He has attracted the notice of faithful legions of Trekkers as Odo, an enigmatic shape-shifting alien who serves as the space station security chief on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (syndicated, 1993-99). Despite the constraints of heavy makeup, the actor was able to create one of "Trek's" most complex character using little more than his voice and his eyes, playing Odo as a stern, cynical, discplined lawman with the heart of a romantic hidden underneath.

Relationships

Laura Auberjonois

Mother

Fernand Auberjonois

Father

Tessa Auberjonois

Daughter

Remy-Luc Auberjonois

Son
acted with father in 1988 episode of "L.A. Law" as of 1999, enrolled in the MFA program at Yale drama school

Judith Mihalyi

Wife
married on October 19, 1963

EDUCATION

studied under John Houseman at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1962
school name later changed to Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

2004

Cast in the black comedy "Eulogy"

2001

Had recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Frasier"

2000

Again provided voice of Louis in the direct-to-video sequel "The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea"

2000

Had featured role as a cleric in "The Patriot"

2000

Earned Emmy nomination for guest appearance as a judge in an episode of the ABC drama series "The Practice"

2000

Reunited with "Big River" co-star Brent Spiner in the Disney/ABC TV musical "Geppetto"

1993

Co-starred in the revisionist Western "The Ballad of Little Jo"

1992

Had cameo appearance as himself in Altman's "The Player"

1991

Acted in the feature film "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country"

1989

Voiced the character Louis in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

1985

Began doing cartoon voices with "Challenge of the GoBots"

1985

Returned to Broadway in featured role of the Duke in "Big River", Roger Miller's musicalization of "Huckleberry Finn"

1979

Briefly returned to Broadway in the short-lived "Break a Leg"

1977

Made miniseries debut in "The Rhinemann Exchange" (NBC)

1976

Had co-starring role in the remake of "King Kong"

1974

Won Tony nomination for his work in Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor"

1974

Played Edgar in TV version of "King Lear"

1970

Made TV-movie debut in "Andre Stryker" (NBC)

1970

Reteamed with Altman on "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"

1970

First episodic appearance, episode of "Night Gallery" (NBC)

1969

Played Father Mulcahy in Robert Altman's seminal comedy "M*A*S*H*"; also appeared in Altman's "Brewster McCloud"

1968

Made Broadway debut in "Fire!"

1968

Appeared on Broadway alongside Katharine Hepburn in the musical "Coco"; won Tony Award

1968

Made Off-Broadway debut as the Fool in Lincoln Center production of "King Lear"

1964

Film debut, "Lilith"

1962

Appeared in repertory theater with the Arena Stage in Washington, DC

1956

Hired for first theater job by Houseman; served as an apprentice at a theater in Stratford, Connecticut

1944

Family moved to Paris, France (date approximate)

Had featured role of studio head Buddy Fiedler in the award-winning musical "City of Angels"

Played political aide Clayton Endicott III on the ABC sitcom "Benson"

Cast as Odo, the shape-shifting security chief, on the syndicated spin-off "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"; also directed episodes

Taught acting at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University and Juilliard School

While working on TV series, found time to act at productions at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles

Family returned to USA and settled in artists' colony in upstate New York; met John Houseman who eventually became a mentor

Was member of American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco, California

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