John de Lancie
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|John de Lancie|
de Lancie on November 24, 2009
|Born||Jonathan de Lancie
March 20, 1948
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, singer, musician, voice artist, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Marnie Mosiman (m. 1984)|
|Children||Keegan de Lancie
Owen de Lancie (sons)
|Parent(s)||John de Lancie
Andrea de Lancie
Jonathan "John" de Lancie (born March 20, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, singer, musician, and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001) and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–present). He has been featured in several recurring roles on television series, including Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007) and Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad (2008–13).
De Lancie was born Jonathan de Lancie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1948, to John Sherwood de Lancie (who was principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1954–77) and Andrea de Lancie.
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De Lancie portrayed Q, a recurring character in several of the Star Trek franchise series. He is one of the few characters appearing in multiple series of the franchise. In eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Encounter at Farpoint", "Hide and Q", "Q Who", "Deja Q", "Qpid", "True Q", "Tapestry", "All Good Things..."), in one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("Q-Less"), and in three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager ("Death Wish", "The Q and the Grey", "Q2"). De Lancie's son Keegan de Lancie appeared with his father as Q's son in one episode of Star Trek: Voyager ("Q2").
Other television roles
In addition to his role in Star Trek, de Lancie has appeared in many other television series. He most notably plays the voice of Discord, a recurring character in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Discord was inspired by de Lancie's Q, as an omnipotent being who embodies chaos but is occasionally helpful to the heroes of the show. He was a popular actor on Days of Our Lives as Eugene Bradford. He also co-starred in Michael Piller's creation Legend and had recurring roles in Stargate SG-1 as an NID agent. He has also appeared as Dr. Deroy in three television films of Emergency!. Additionally, de Lancie has also guest-starred in multiple television series, including Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Charmed, Andromeda, The Unit, MacGyver, Law & Order: LA, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Touched by an Angel, the 1980s revival of Mission: Impossible, and Special Unit 2, along with animated series, including The Angry Beavers, Extreme Ghostbusters, Invader Zim, Duck Dodgers, Max Steel, Duckman, and Young Justice.
De Lancie's film credits include The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Get Smart, Again!, The Fisher King, Bad Influence, The Onion Field, Taking Care of Business, Fearless, Arcade, Multiplicity, Woman on Top, Good Advice, The Big Time, Pathology, Evolver, Reign Over Me, My Apocalypse, Crank, Crank 2, and You Lucky Dog.
He has been a member of the American Shakespeare Festival, the Seattle Repertory Company, South Coast Repertory, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Old Globe (where he performed Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues). de Lancie has performed and directed for Los Angeles Theater Works, the producing arm of KCRW-FM and National Public Radio, where the series The Play's the Thing originates. He appeared in Star Trek: The Music, a touring company, with Robert Picardo. de Lancie and Picardo narrate around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek. He performed Pierre Curie in Alan Alda's play Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie in 2001 at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles.
De Lancie voiced the characters of Antonio Malochio in Interstate '76, Trias in Planescape: Torment, and Dr. Death in Outlaws, William Miles in Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Assassin's Creed III, Fitz Quadwrangle in Quantum Conundrum, and Q in the Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball game and portrayed Q in Star Trek: Borg. He further voiced Alarak in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and the human emperor in Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars.
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He has performed as narrator with a number of major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He provided the narration for the world premiere of Lorenzo Palomo's "The Sneetches and Other Stories" (based on the book by Dr. Seuss) with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra.
He hosted the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphonies for Youth for four years where he helped conceptualize the student concerts "Don't Educate–Stimulate". In addition, he has written and directed ten symphonic plays which were produced with the Milwaukee, St. Paul Chamber, Ravinia, Los Angeles, and Pasadena Orchestras. de Lancie was the writer, director and host of First Nights, an adult concert series at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, based loosely on the book of the same name by Thomas Forrest Kelly, which explored the life and music of Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Schumann, and Prokofiev. In 2006, de Lancie made his opera directorial debut with the Atlanta Opera performing Puccini's "Tosca" from May 18–21.
While on stage at the 2012 Ottawa ComicCon, de Lancie announced that he had made plans to co-produce a documentary about "bronies" (older, usually male teenage and adult fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic). De Lancie stated that he was taken aback by how disrespectfully national news media portrayed the brony fandom. He resolved to do it the "right way" and, with the help of director Laurent Malaquais and producer Michael Brockhoff, began a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the documentary, now titled Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. The Kickstarter campaign began on May 13, 2012, and by June 10, 2012, had reached a total of $322,022, becoming Kickstarter's second-highest funded film project of all time.
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De Lancie is married to actress Marnie Mosiman, who was born in 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She guest-starred in one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as a character known as Harmony/Wisdom/Balance in the episode "Loud as a Whisper". The couple have two sons: Keegan (born 1984) and Owen (born 1987).
|1979||The Onion Field||LAPD Lieutenant #2|
|1990||Taking Care of Business||Ted Bradford Jr.|
|1991||The Fisher King||TV Executive|
|1992||The Hand that Rocks the Cradle||Dr. Victor Mott|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Letter-Reader||Voice
|1998||You Lucky Dog||Lyle Windsor|
|1999||Final Run||George Bouchard|
|2000||Woman on Top||Alex Reeves|
|2002||The Big Time|
|2007||Reign Over Me||Nigel Pennington|
|2008||My Apocalypse||Nathan Eastman|
|2008||Pathology||Dr. Quentin Morris|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Fish Halman|
|2009||Gamer||Chief of Staff|
|2013||Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony||Himself||Co-producer|
|1977||McMillan & Wife||Powell|
|1977||SST: Death Flight||Bob Connors||Television film|
|1977–1978||The Six Million Dollar Man||Various Characters|
|1978||The Bastard||Lt. Stark|
|1979||Battlestar Galactica||Officer||Episode: "Experiment in Terra"|
|1981||Nero Wolfe||Tom Irwin||Episode: "Might as Well Be Dead"|
|1982–1986||Days of Our Lives||Eugene Bradford|
|1983||The Thorn Birds||Alastair MacQueen||Miniseries|
|1986||The New Twilight Zone||The Dispatcher||Episode: "Dead Run"|
|1986||MacGyver||Brian Ashford||Episode: "The Escape"|
|1986||Murder, She Wrote||Binky Holborn||Episode: "If the Frame Fits"|
|1987–1994||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Q||8 episodes|
|1988||Mission: Impossible||Matthew Drake||Episode: "The Killer"|
|1989||Days of Our Lives||Eugene Bradford|
|1989||Get Smart, Again!||Major Preston Waterhouse||Uncredited|
|1989||The Nutt House||Norman Shrike||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1991||L.A. Law||Mark Chelios||Episode: "The Beverly Hill Hangers"|
|1993||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Q||Episode: "Q-Less"|
|1993||Batman: The Animated Series||Eagleton|
|1994||Without Warning||Barry Steinbrenner||Television film|
|1996||Picket Fences||District Attorney||Episode: "Three Weddings and a Meltdown"|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Justinian Jones||Episode: "Jones vs. God"|
|1997||Duckman||Tyler Fitzgerald||Episode: "From Brad to Worse"|
|1996–2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Q||3 episodes|
|1999||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Dr. Quest|
|2000||Angry Beavers||The Yak in the Sack||Episode: "Yak in the Sack"|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Donald Finley||Episode: "The Gun"|
|2000||The West Wing||Al Kiefer||2 episodes|
|2000||Sports Night||Bert Stors||Episode: "April is the Cruelest Month"|
|2001||Andromeda||Sid Barry||1 episode|
|2001||Special Unit 2||King of the Links||Episode: "The Eve"|
|2001||The Practice||Walter Bannish|
|2001||Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future||Gerard Hamilton||Episode: "The Surrender of Earth"|
|2002||Andromeda||Sam Profitt||1 episode|
|2001–2002||Stargate SG-1||Colonel Frank Simmons / Goa'uld||5 episodes|
|2003||Judging Amy||Dr. Eagan||Episode: "Picture of Perfect"|
|2003||Duck Dodgers||Sinestro||Episode: "The Green Loontern"|
|2005||The Closer||Dr. Dawson||Episode: "Flashpoint|
|2005||Invader Zim||Agent Darkbootie||Voice
|2009||Greek||Himself||Episode: "The Dork Knight"|
|2009–2010||Breaking Bad||Donald Margolis||4 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Judge Avery Staynor||Episode "Carthay Circle"|
|2011||Franklin & Bash||Gallen||Episode "Bachelor Party"|
|2011||Torchwood: Miracle Day||Agent Allen Shapiro|
|2011||Young Justice||Mister Twister||Voice
Episode: "Welcome to Happy Harbor"
|2011–present||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Discord||Voice
|2012||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Leonardo da Vinci||Episode: "Time Angels"|
|2012||The Secret Circle||Royce Armstrong||Episode: "Crystal"|
|2014||The Mentalist||Edward Feinberg||Episode: "Silver Wings of Times"|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||General Robert Landsdale||Episode: "Boston Brakes"|
|2015||The Librarians||Mephistopheles||Episode: "And the Infernal Contract"|
|2016||Justice League Action||Brainiac||Voice|
|2015||StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void||Alarak||Voice|
|2016||Heroes of the Storm||Alarak||Voice|
- "John de Lancie Biography". Filmreference.com. 1948-03-20. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "John De Lancie Announces Brony Documentary (Ottawa Comiccon)". YouTube. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "BronyCon: The Documentary by Michael Brockhoff — Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- John de Lancie at the Internet Movie Database
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