Max Grodénchik

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Max Grodénchik
Max Grodénchik 2009.jpg
Max Grodénchik in 2009
Born (1952-11-12) November 12, 1952 (age 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Other names Michael Grodénchik
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975-present

Max Grodénchik (born November 12, 1952), also known as Michael Grodénchik, is an American stage, film, and television actor, best known for his role as Rom, a recurring character on the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


Born to a Jewish family[1] in New York City, Grodénchik worked in theater during the 1980s as Michael Grodénchik, where his performances received notice. Of his 1980 performance in John O'Keefe's All Night Long, Sarasota Herald-Tribune art reviewer Marcia Corbino wrote that Grodénchik was an intriguing actor who had "an enchanting, mobile comic face on which aberrant emotions flicker, spread, retreat, retrench and explode with a single instant."[2]


Grodénchik (right) with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine co-star Armin Shimerman (left)

Grodénchik is better known for his portrayal of the fictional character Rom on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.[3][4] He had previously auditioned for the role of Rom's brother Quark, but the role was given to Armin Shimerman. The two both guest-appeared on opposite teams in the short lived British Sci-Fi Quiz show Space Cadets, in 1997.

He played Sovak and Par Lenor in Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Captain's Holiday" and "The Perfect Mate". He is famous for being an expert on the Rules of Acquisition and can quote them by memory. He played Gint, the writer of those rules and the first Grand Nagus, in a dream sequence involving Quark.

In Spring 2007, Grodénchik attended the annual Vulcan Spockdays ceremony.

Personal life[edit]

Grodénchik's brother Barry Grodenchik is a former New York State Assemblyman[5] and Deputy Borough President of Queens.[6] In December 2015, Barry was inaugurated to the New York City Council, representing District 23.[7]

Episodes in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine[edit]



  1. ^ Gershom, Yonassan (March 13, 2013). Jewish Themes in Star Trek. 
  2. ^ Corbino, Marcia (July 9, 1980). "West Coast Drama". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Google Archive. p. 7C. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Fleming, Andrew (June 29, 2010). "City receives kudos from deep space". Royal City Record. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Terry J. Erdmann, Paula M. Block (2008). Star Trek 101 (illustrated ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 117. ISBN 0-7434-9723-6. 
  5. ^ Joseph, George (May 9, 2003). "Assemblyman tells community 'doors are always open'". India Abroad. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Rafter, Domenick (January 7, 2010). "Barry Back At Boro Hall". Queens Tribune. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  7. ^ [1]"Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman". Retrieved 2015-12-20. 

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