Eisenberg in 1998
|Died||September 21, 2019 (aged 50)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Moorpark College|
Eisenberg was adopted into a Jewish family. He was born with only one partially functioning kidney, limiting his height, and received a kidney transplant at the age of 17. Eisenberg studied theatre at Moorpark College in Moorpark, California.
Eisenberg appeared on TV shows including Tales from the Crypt, Amityville: The Evil Escapes, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, The Wonder Years, and General Hospital. He guest-starred in "Motherly Love", an episode of Brotherly Love. Eisenberg was a recurring guest star on the '90s TV series The Secret World of Alex Mack, in which he played the character Jerry. He appeared in films such as The Liars' Club, Puppet Master III, Streets, and The Horror Show.
Eisenberg is most recognized for his recurring role as Nog, a Ferengi, through all seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. While this part called for him to appear under heavy makeup, he also appeared without makeup as a news vendor in the episode "Far Beyond the Stars". He also guest-starred as a Kazon called Kar in "Initiations", an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, and was a host and producer of the Star Trek themed podcast The 7th Rule. Stephanie Marceau of Screen Rant listed her 10 best Nog episodes of DS9: "Empok Nor", "Valiant", "Progress", "The Visitor", "Badda-Bing Badda-Bang", "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River", "The Jem'Hadar", "The Magnificent Ferengi", "Heart of Stone", and "It's Only a Paper Moon".
Eisenberg also performed on stage in such productions as The Indian Wants the Bronx, On Borrowed Time and Minor Demons. He occasionally directed for the theater, as in the 1997 production of On Borrowed Time and the 1998 production of The Business of Murder at the Conejo Players Theater. His final performance was in 7 Days to Vegas (2019).
Personal life and death
Eisenberg worked as a professional photographer, opening his own gallery sometime before 2013. In August 2015 Eisenberg was once again diagnosed with kidney failure. On December 29, 2015, he received a successful kidney transplant. On December 28, 2018, Eisenberg eloped with Malíssa Longo. He was also a father to two sons.
|1989||The Horror Show||Scott McCarthy||Slasher film directed by James Isaac|
|Beverly Hills Brats||Simon||Comedy film directed by Jim Sotos|
|1990||Streets||Roach||Drama film directed by Katt Shea|
|Playroom||Daniel||Horror film directed by Manny Coto|
|Prayer of the Rollerboys||Teen Boy||Science fiction film directed by Rick King|
|1991||Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge||Peter Hertz|
|1993||The Liars' Club||Buzz||Thriller film directed by Jeffrey Porter|
|1996||Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills||Tommy Chandler||Horror film written and directed by Philippe Mora|
|2017||Star Trek: Renegades||Fnaxnor||Fan film based upon the Star Trek franchise directed by Tim Russ|
|2019||7 Days to Vegas||Peanut|
|1988||Straight Up||Kevin||Episode: "Jam"|
|1989||Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes||Brian Evans||Made-for-TV movie directed and co-written by Sandor Stern|
|Caddie Woodlawn||Olaf||Made-for-TV movie directed by Giles Walker, based on the children's historical fiction novel of the same name by Carol Ryrie Brink|
|1990||The Wonder Years||Elf||Episode "A Very Cutlip Christmas"|
|1991||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Steven||Episode "Jerry: Portrait of a Video Junkie"|
|Tales from the Crypt||Aaron||Episode "Undertaking Palor"|
|1993–99||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Nog||Recurring|
|1994||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Jerry||Episodes "School Dance" and "The Feud"|
|1995||Star Trek: Voyager||Kar||Episode "Initiations"|
|1996||Brotherly Love||Little Ricky||Episode "Motherly Love"|
|1998||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Newspaper vendor||Episode "Far Beyond the Stars"|
|Brave New World||Male Panelist||Made-for-TV movie directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams, loosely based on Aldous Huxley's novel of the same name|
|2001||The Division||Franklin||Episode "Partners in Crime"|
|2014||Sidewalks Entertainment||Himself||Episode: "Star Trek's Rom & Nog"|
|2016||Cozmo's||Curly||Made-for-TV movie directed by A.B. Stone|
|2017||Blade of Honor||Raejin Tektonopolis||Recurring|
|2019||The 7th Rule||Himself||Co-host|
|Sidewalks Entertainment||Himself (Archival footage)||Episode: "Remembering Aron Eisenberg"|
|2010–19||Star Trek Online||Nog (voice)|
|2019||The 7th Rule||Eisenberg, Ryan T. Husk, & Cirroc Lofton were hosts of the series|
|2014–16||From the Mouths of Babes||Himself||4 episodes|
|2018||What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine||Himself||Retrospective of the series and possibly episode 1 of season 8, had it been made|
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