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Rene Auberjonois

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René made an important career decision at the age of six. When his school put on a musical performance for the parents, little René was given the honor of conducting his classmates in a rendition of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?". When the performance was over, René took a bow, and, knowing that he was not the real conductor, imagined that he had been acting. He decided then and there that he wanted to be an actor. After leaving Paris, the Auberjonois family moved into an Artist's Colony in upstate New York.At an early age, René was surrounded by musicians, composers and actors. Among his neighbors were Helen Hayes, Burgess Meredith and John Houseman, who would later become an important mentor. Houseman gave René his first theater job at the age of 16, as an apprentice at a theater in Stratford, Connecticut. René would later teach at Juilliard under Houseman. René attended Carnegie-Mellon University and studied theater completely, not only learning about acting but about the entire process of producing a play. After graduating from CMU, René acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he won a role in his first Broadway musical, "Coco" (with Katharine Hepburn), for which he won a Tony Award.Since then, René has acted in a variety of theater productions, films and television presentations, including a rather famous stint as Clayton Endicott III on the comedy series Benson (1979), not to mention seven years on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) as Odo. René has also done dramatic readings of a variety of books on tape. René's most recent projects have included The Patriot (2000), starring Mel Gibson, and Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000). In the fall of 2000, he also appeared on NBC's Frasier (1993) and ABC's The Practice (1997).

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Jun 1, 1940 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Jetsons 1962-09-23
Latest Project:
Series Masters of Sex 2013-09-29

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Poster of Benson
Masters of Sex Unknown 2013-09-29
Ben 10: Omniverse Unknown 2012-08-01
1600 Penn Unknown 2012-12-17
Dan Vs. Unknown 2011-01-01
The Looney Tunes Show Unknown 2011-05-03
Warehouse 13 Unknown 2009-07-07
Archer Unknown 2009-09-17
Bored to Death Unknown 2009-09-20
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
Saving Grace Unknown 2007-07-23
Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Unknown 2005-08-04
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Boston Legal Paul Lewiston 71 episodes, 2004-2008 2004-10-03
Xiaolin Showdown Unknown 2003-11-01
Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Unknown 2001-01-05
Disney's the Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2001-09-03
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
The Mummy Unknown 2001-09-29
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Stargate SG-1 Unknown 1997-07-27
The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Extreme Ghostbusters Unknown 1997-09-01
Men in Black: The Series Unknown 1997-10-11
Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
1914-1918 Jean Jaures / ... 3 episodes, 1996 1996
Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown 1996-04-21
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
The Savage Dragon Horde / ... 26 episodes, 1995-1996 1995-10-21
Aladdin Unknown 1994-09-05
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Mighty Max Unknown 1993-09-01
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Odo / ... 173 episodes, 1993-1999 1993-01-03
Bonkers Unknown 1993-09-04
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Batman: The Animated Series Unknown 1992-09-05
The Little Mermaid Unknown 1992-09-11
The Pirates of Dark Water Kangent 16 episodes, 1991-1993 1991-02-25
Rugrats Unknown 1991-08-11
Eerie, Indiana Unknown 1991-09-15
Darkwing Duck Unknown 1991-09-06
Tom & Jerry Kids Show Unknown 1990-09-08
Doogie Howser, M.D. Unknown 1989-09-19
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Unknown 1988-09-10
DuckTales Unknown 1987-09-18
Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Desaad 6 episodes, 1985 1985-09-11
Punky Brewster Unknown 1985-09-14
Pound Puppies Unknown 1985-10-26
SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show Unknown 1984-09-08
Snorks Additional Voices / ... 42 episodes, 1987-1988 1984-09-15
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Mrs. Columbo Unknown 1979-02-26
Benson Clayton Runnymede Endicott III 135 episodes, 1980-1986 1979-09-13
Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-08-25
Man from Atlantis Unknown 1977-03-04
Super Jaimie Unknown 1976-01-14
Black Sheep Squadron Unknown 1976-09-21
Family Unknown 1976-03-09
Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-03-21
The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-03-23
Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Starsky and Hutch Unknown 1975-04-30
The Rockford Files Unknown 1974-03-27
Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
McMillan & Wife Unknown 1971-09-17
Night Gallery Unknown 1969-11-08
The Jetsons Unknown 1962-09-23