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Max Grodénchik in 2009
November 12, 1952 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Michael Grodénchik|
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 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."
Grodénchik is better known for his portrayal of the fictional character Rom on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 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.
His brother Barry is a former New York State Assemblyman and was appointed Deputy Borough President of Queens in 2010. In December 2015 Barry was inaugurated as NYC Council Member of District 23 in Queens.
Episodes in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Bruce Almighty (2003) .... Control Room Operator
- The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) .... Horse Spy
- Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) .... Trill ensign (Deleted scene)
- Rumpelstiltskin (1996) .... Rumpelstiltskin
- Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV) .... Norman Hyde
- Apollo 13 (1995) .... FIDO Gold
- Rising Sun (1993) .... Club Manager
- Doorways (1993) (TV) .... Roth
- Sister Act (1992) .... Ernie
- The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV) .... Bailiff
- The Rocketeer (1991) .... Wilmer, Wounded Robber
- Barton Fink (1991) .... Clapper boy
- Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) .... Frankie
- Gershom, Yonassan (March 13, 2013). Jewish Themes in Star Trek.
- Corbino, Marcia (July 9, 1980). "West Coast Drama". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Google Archive. p. 7C. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
- Fleming, Andrew (June 29, 2010). "City receives kudos from deep space". Royal City Record. royalcityrecord.com. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
- Terry J. Erdmann, Paula M. Block (2008). Star Trek 101 (illustrated ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 117. ISBN 0-7434-9723-6.
- Joseph, George (May 9, 2003). "Assemblyman tells community 'doors are always open'". India Abroad. highbeam.com. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
- Rafter, Domenick (January 7, 2010). "Barry Back At Boro Hall". Queens Tribune. queenstribune.com. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
- "Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman". QNS.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
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