Casey Biggs

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Casey Biggs
Casey Biggs.jpg
Biggs in 2003
Born Casey Patrick Biggs
(1955-04-04) April 4, 1955 (age 63)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Known for Damar (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Spouse(s)
Roxann Dawson
(m. 1985; Div. 1987)
Website Biggs' official website

Casey Patrick Biggs (born April 4, 1955) is an American actor, best known throughout the Star Trek community for starring as the Cardassian Damar, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Early life[edit]

Biggs was born on April 4, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio. When he was very young, he was a foster child.[1] He decided to pursue acting when he was a student at Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1973.[2] He received a BFA from Juilliard in 1977; studied acting at the Toledo Repertory Theatre.[1]

Career[edit]

In January 1996, Biggs was in the made-for-TV movie A Promise to Carolyn.[3] In 1996, he was nominated for the role of Damar in the science fiction show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. First intended as a minor character, Damar later became one of the major figures in the show, leading the entire Cardassian Union and having a major influence on the show's events.[1] Biggs later returned to the Star Trek universe, making a guest appearance on Star Trek: Enterprise in the season 3 episode "Damage" as an Illyrian captain.

Biggs's other TV roles include the soap operas Ryan's Hope as Fenno Moore from 1988–1989, and General Hospital as Chad Wainwright in 1990.[4][5] Another television role was on the 1990s TV series Stat. He has appeared in movies such as The Pelican Brief, Broken Arrow, Dragonfly and the Star Trek documentary Trekkies 2.

Biggs has made many guest appearances on TV shows, some of those appearances range from Father Dowling Mysteries, Matlock, The Young Riders, ER, Snoops, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Person of Interest and Crossing Jordan. Biggs currently teaches directing and acting at The New School for Drama.[6] Biggs appeared in the HBO docudrama Too Big To Fail on the 2008 financial crisis as Wells Fargo chairman Richard Kovacevich. In 2018, he will return to General Hospital as Dr. Lasaris.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Biggs was married to Roxann Dawson from 1985 to 1987, who played B'Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager. Their marriage ended before either of them was cast in Star Trek.[7]

Select filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1978 Death Drug Melvin Exploitation film directed by Oscar Williams [8]
1988 Alamo: The Price of Freedom William Barret Travis
[9][10]
1993 The Pelican Brief Eric East [11][12]
1995 Bodily Harm Michael Cates Thriller film directed by James Lemmo [13]
1996 Broken Arrow Novacek Action film directed by John Woo [14]
1997 Shadow Conspiracy Stokes Political thriller film dircted by George P. Cosmatos [15]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1978 Flying High Dale Made-for-TV Movie directed by Peter H. Hunt [16]
The Great Wallendas Gene Hallow Made-for-TV Movie directed by Larry Elikann [17]
The Beasts Are on the Streets Rick Made-for-TV Movie directed by Peter R. Hunt [18]
1978–79 Flying High Dale
1980 Brave New World Beta lighthouse guard
[19][20]
1985 America's Musical Theater Bill Cracker Episode: "Happy End"
The Equalizer Mason Episode: "The Equalizer" (Pilot)
1989 Ryan's Hope Fenno Moore Recurring
Father Dowling Mysteries Charles Episode: "The Pretty Baby Mystery"
Matlock Ernie D'Amato Episodes:
The Young Riders Richard Gentry Episode: "Blind Love"
1990 Appearances Harry Trace Made-for-TV Movie directed by Win Phelps [21]
General Hospital Chad Wainwright [4][5]
1991 Shades of L.A. Boyd Hoagland Episode: "Dead Dogs Tell No Tales"
Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Lee Made-for-TV Movie directed by John Korty [22][23][24]
Jake and the Fatman Ruben Aragon Episode: "Pretty Baby"
Stat Dr. Lewis Doniger
[25]
1994 One Woman's Courage Barry Cameron Made-for-TV Movie directed by Charles Robert Carner [26]
Melrose Place Guest Episode: "It's a Bad World After All"
Murder, She Wrote Max Charles Episode: "Dear Deadly"
The Last Chance Detectives: Mystery Lights of Navajo Mesa John Fowler Made-for-TV Movie directed by Stephen Stiles
1995 Live Shot Lt. Larry Levinstein Episode: "Day One"
1996 A Promise to Carolyn Travis Colton Made-for-TV Movie directed by Jerry London [3][27]
Profiler Senator Jameson Hunt Episode: "I'll Be Watching You"
The Last Chance Detectives: Escape from Fire Lake Dad Made-for-TV Movie directed by Stephen Stiles
1996–99 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Damar Recurring
1997 Martin Mr. Rollins
Two Voices Joshua Norton Made-for-TV Movie directed by Peter Levin [28]
2018–present General Hospital Dr. Lasaris [4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Case Biggs: Biography". CaseyBiggs.com. United States. Archived from the original on June 9, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ Blake, Erica (September 13, 2006). "Actor Casey Biggs to share experiences with UT students". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio: Block Communications. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b McCarthy, John P. (January 14, 1996). "A Promise to Carolyn". Variety. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cushman, Dustin (July 12, 2018). "General Hospital Casting Calls, Auditions & Dayplayer Roles". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved July 14, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c Eades, Chris (July 27, 2018). "Everything You Need to Know About Dr. Lasiris on GENERAL HOSPITAL". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Faculty A-Z". newschool.edu. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ StarTrek.com Staff (April 7, 2012). "Star Trek Catching Up With Casey Biggs, Part 2". Startrek.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Death Drug". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Alamo: The Price of Freedom". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  10. ^ McAlister, George A. (1988). Alamo-- The Price of Freedom : A History of Texas (2nd ed.). Martinsburg, West Virginia: Docutex, Inc. ISBN 978-0924307003. OCLC 22733567. 
  11. ^ "The Pelican Brief". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  12. ^ Grisham, John (1992). The Pelican Brief (1st ed.). New York City: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0385421980. 
  13. ^ "Bodily Harm". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 19, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Broken Arrow". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Shadow Conspiracy". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Flying High". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  17. ^ "The Great Wallendas". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  18. ^ "The Beasts Are on the Streets". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Brave New World". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  20. ^ Huxley, Aldous (2006) [1932]. Brave New World (Reprint ed.). New York City: Harper Perennial (Orig-pub: Chatto & Windus). ISBN 978-0060850524. OCLC 20156268. 
  21. ^ "Appearances". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  22. ^ "Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  23. ^ King, Susan (January 20, 1991). "Corbin Bernsen's Wake-Up Role : New NBC Movie Opened 'L.A. Law' Actor's Eyes to Minority Injustices". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles: Tronc, Inc. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  24. ^ Tucker, Ken (June 16, 2000). "Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  25. ^ Goldberg, Lee (2015). Television Fast Forward: Sequels & Remakes of Cancelled Series 1955-1992. Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1511590761. 
  26. ^ "One Woman's Courage". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 19, 2018. 
  27. ^ "A Promise to Carolyn". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  28. ^ "Two Voices". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 

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