Star Trek's John De Lancie On The SciFi Diner Podcast
Our good friends Scott & Miles from The SciFi Diner Podcast just posted another awesome interview with none other than Q, Star Trek's John De Lance. Recorded at this year's Shore Leave convention John discusses his new projects including Torchwood: Miracle Day and of course his time as that mischievous omnipotent being on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, & Star Trek: Voyager. As you guys & gals know, The SciFi Diner is one of our favorite podcasts and you should definitely check out the rare interview with John De Lance. You won't be disappointed. See the episode details below.
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John de Lancie (born March 20, 1948) is an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role as Q on the various Star Trek series and as Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1.
De Lancie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Andrea and John de Lancie, who was principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1954 to 1977, and in his time one of the best known oboists worldwide. As a child, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. He is married to actress-singer Marnie Mosiman, and they have two sons, Keegan and Owen.
De Lancie was the narrator for a General Motors (GM) commercial in the early 1980s that featured a robot that drops a bolt and talks about the future of the auto industry.
De Lancie has appeared in numerous television shows. He starred as Dr Deroy in three TV movies of Emergency! (1977-1979): “The Steel Inferno,” “The Convention” and “What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing.” In 1988 he played assassin Matthew Drake in the premiere episode of the Mission: Impossible revival series. He also starred in a first season episode of MacGyver, “The Escape”, where he played a gunrunner. In 1997, de Lancie lent his voice to The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest as Doctor Quest. He also recently appeared on AMC’s Breaking Bad. From 2001–2002, he was Agent Dark Booty on the television series Invader Zim. He also starred in the eighth, ninth and tenth episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day.
De Lancie is best known for his portrayal of the iconic, all-powerful Q, a recurring character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Q is one of few characters appearing in multiple shows of the Star Trek 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 (Season 1, Episode 7), 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 Star Trek: Voyager‘s seventh season episode “Q2“.
De Lancie co-starred in Star Trek writer Michael Piller‘s short-lived creation Legend as eccentric scientist Janos Bartok. He had a recurring role as NID Colonel Frank Simmons on Stargate SG-1. He has also appeared as Beka Valentine’s Uncle Sid in Gene Roddenberry‘s Andromeda, as pollster Al Kiefer on The West Wing, and as an Elder on Charmed.
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