John de Lancie

American actor (born 1948)

John Sherwood de Lancie, Jr. (born March 20, 1948) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, educator, sailor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role of Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–present) and as the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2019). He is also known for his quite deep, resonant voice. De Lancie performed in Days of Our Lives (1982–1986; 1989–1990) as Eugene Bradford.

John de Lancie
De Lancie in July 2023
Born
John Sherwood de Lancie, Jr.

(1948-03-20) March 20, 1948 (age 76)
NationalityAmerican
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Alma materKent State University
Occupations
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • writer
  • educator
  • sailor
  • voice artist
  • comedian
Years active1976–present
Height6'4"
SpouseMarnie Mosiman (m. 1984)
Children2 (including Keegan de Lancie)
Parents
Websitejohndelancie.com

De Lancie was featured in several roles on television series, including Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1 (2001–2002) and Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad (2009–2010). He is noted for his public support of bronies of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fandom.

Early life change

De Lancie was born John Sherwood de Lancie, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1948 to John and Andrea de Lancie.[1]

Career change

De Lancie attended Kent State University and the Juilliard School.[1] He has appeared in several television series. These include L.A. Law, Days of Our Lives, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Practice, and Picket Fences.[1] He has also appeared in Stargate SG-1, Breaking Bad, and Torchwood: Miracle Day.[2]

Awards and nominations change

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1993 Specialty Player Star Trek: The Next Generation Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Awards 1984 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Soap Opera Days of Our Lives Won
1985 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Won
1986 Outstanding Comic Relief Role on a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Nominated
Online Film & Television Association 1998 Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special Nominated [3]
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Fired Up Nominated
NAVGTR Awards 2013 Performance in a Comedy, Lead Quantum Conundrum Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Awards 2012 Best Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Nominated [3]
Won [3]
2015 Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical Nominated [3]
Won [3]
2016 Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Nominated [3]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "De Lancie, John 1948-." Contemporary Authors. Gale. 2004. HighBeam Research. 11 Apr. 2015 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 31, 2002. Retrieved January 20, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).
  2. Natalie Abrams (March 1, 2012). "The Secret Circle Exclusive: Star Trek's John de Lancie to Play an Elder". TV Guide. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.

Other websites change