René Auberjonois

American actor

René Murat Auberjonois (June 1, 1940[1] – December 8, 2019) was an American movie, television, stage, and voice actor. He was known for his roles as Father Mulcahy in movie version of M*A*S*H, as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, and as Odo in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television program. He won a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award.[2]

Auberjonois in 2013

Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City, New York. He married Judith Mihalyi in 1963. They had two children.

Auberjonois died from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles on December 8, 2019, at age 79.[3] Before his death, he took medications relating to assisted suicide.[4]


  1. "René Auberjonois bio". Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. "Tony Award info". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  3. Dalton, Andrew. "'Benson,' 'Star Trek' actor René Auberjonois has died at 79". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  4. Tucker, Michael (February 19, 2021). "Opinion: Actor explains how medical aid in dying bill can provide comfort". Connecticut Post. Bridgeport, CT. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved February 6, 2022.

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