Brent Spiner Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Apr, 2021
Facts of Brent Spiner
Date of Birth: 1949 , February-2
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Brent Spiner
Birth Name Brent Jay Spiner
Father Jack Spiner
Mother Sylvia (née Schwartz)
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Singer, Comedian
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $16 million
Married Yes
Married to Loree McBride
Education Bellaire High School and University of Houston
Online Presence Twitter
Movies Star Trek Generations, Independence Day, Star Trek First Contact, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek: Nemesis
TV Show Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Picard
Siblings Ron Spiner
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Brent Spiner is a famous American actor, comedian, and musical artist. He is best known for his iconic role of Lt. Commander Data in the hit Star Trek series franchise and four spin-off films. Furthermore, Spiner has also appeared in the box office hit sci-fi action film Independence Day.

Biography Of Brent Spiner  

Brent Spiner was born Brent Jay Spiner on February 2, 1949, in Houston, Texas, the United States. He is the son of Sylvia (née Schwartz) and Jack Spiner. His parents were the owner of a furniture store.

His father passed away at the age of 29 due to kidney failure. After that, his mother married for the second time, and he was adopted by his step-father, Sol Mintz. He has a brother named Ron Spiner.

Moving on to his educational background, he went to Bellaire High School and graduated there in 1968. He then enrolled at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, graduating in 1974.

Spiner is 72 years old as of 2021. He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches, which is 1.78 meters. He is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Career Highlights

Brent Spiner, 72, started his career as a stage actor, appearing in numerous theatrical plays such as The Three Musketeers and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.

He made his on-screen debut with an uncredited role in the TV movie My Sweet Charlie in 1970. After which, he appeared in numerous TV series and films like Ryan's Hope, Rent Control, The Paper Chase, and One Life to Live.

From 1985-1987, he acted as Bob Wheeler in the NBC series Night Court. He played Lt. Commander Data/Lore/Dr. Noonien Soong in the hit sci-fi TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987-1994. He shares the screen with Patrick StewartLeVar BurtonWil Wheaton, and more.

Brent Spiner played Lt. Commander Data in the Star Trek series franchise SOURCE: Pinterest

He reprised the role in The Next Generation spin-off films Star Trek Generation in 1994 and Star Trek First Contract in 1996. 

Spiner also reprised his Star Trek series franchise role in Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Picard and other two feature films: Star Trek Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis.

He stared as Dr. Brakish Okun in the science fiction action film Independence Day in 1996. He reprised his role in its sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence, in 2016.

As for his recent work, he portrayed the recurring role of Ned Vanderhoff in the dark fantasy television series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in 2020.

Net Worth, Salary, & House

American actor Brent Spiner has a whooping net worth of $16 million as of April 2021. He earned a significant sum of worth from his professional career.

He was part of the action-adventure film Star Trek: Insurrection, for which he took home $5 million as a salary, according to IMDb.

Moreover, Star Trek actor listed Malibu's coveted Point Dume estate for $11 million in 2016. The house features over 5,000 square feet with three bedrooms and two full and three half bathrooms.

Married With Loree McBride

Brent Spiner is married to film producer Loree McBride. They tied the knot in 2001 in an intimate wedding ceremony. The two dated for a year before tying the knot.

Brent Spiner with his wife Loree McBride SOURCE: Pinterest

The duo is blessed with a son named Jackson Spiner, born on June 29th, 2002. The family of three happily currently lives in Malibu, California, US.