Rene Auberjonois Biography

Birthday: 1940-06-01
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René made an important career decision at the age of six. When his school put on a musical performance for the parents, little René was given the honor of conducting his classmates in a rendition of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?". When the performance was over, René took a bow, and, knowing that he was not the real conductor, imagined that he had been acting. He decided then and there that he wanted to be an actor. After leaving Paris, the Auberjonois family moved into an Artist's Colony in upstate New York. At an early age, René was surrounded by musicians, composers and actors. Among his neighbors were Helen Hayes, Burgess Meredith and John Houseman, who would later become an important mentor. Houseman gave René his first theater job at the age of 16, as an apprentice at a theater in Stratford, Connecticut. René would later teach at Juilliard under Houseman. René attended Carnegie-Mellon University and studied theater completely, not only learning about acting but about the entire process of producing a play. After graduating from CMU, René acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he won a role in his first Broadway musical, "Coco" (with Katharine Hepburn), for which he won a Tony Award. Since then, René has acted in a variety of theater productions, films and television presentations, including a rather famous stint as Clayton Endicott III on the comedy series "Benson" (1979), not to mention seven years on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) as Odo. René has also done dramatic readings of a variety of books on tape. René's most recent projects have included The Patriot (2000), starring Mel Gibson, and Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000) (TV). In the fall of 2000, he also appeared on NBC's "Frasier" (1993) and ABC's "The Practice" (1997).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Benson Clayton Runnymede Endicott III 1979 - 1986 Comedy
Fonz and the Happy Days Gang 1980 Animation
Inspector Gadget 1983 - 1986 Action
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Desaad 1985 Adventure
The Pirates of Dark Water Kangent 1991 Animation
The Little Mermaid Louis 1992 Animation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Odo 1997 - 1998 Action
Xyber 9: New Dawn 1999 Animation
Bouncers Odo 2000
Boston Legal Paul Lewiston 2008 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Brewster McCloud 1970 0
McCabe & Mrs. Miller Sheehan 1971
Pete 'n' Tillie Jimmy Twitchell 1972
Images 1972 0, 0
The Hindenburg 1975 Adventure, Drama, History
The Big Bus 1976 Comedy, Action
Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 0, Reality Tv
Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 Comedy
The Last Unicorn 1982 0, Drama
The Patriot Reverend Oliver 1986 0
3:15 Horner 1986 Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 Fantasy
Walker Maj. Siegfried Hennington 1987 Adventure, Drama, History
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Tony 1988 0
My Best Friend Is a Vampire 1988 Comedy, Horror, Romance
The Little Mermaid Louis 1989 Drama, 0, 0
The Feud Reverton 1990 Comedy
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Professor Genius 1992 Family, Animation, Adventure
The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 Drama, Romance
Batman Forever Dr. Burton 1995 0
Los Locos The President 1997
We All Fall Down Tim 1997
Inspector Gadget 1999 0, 0
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island 2000 Animation, Adventure, Family
Geppetto 2000 Family, Musical, Fantasy
Joseph: King of Dreams Butler 2000 Animation, Adventure
Burning Down the House Pierre 2001 Comedy
Snide and Prejudice Dr. Sam Cohen 2001 Drama
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! 2007 Animation, Comedy, Crime
This Is Happening Cal Plotz 2015 0