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|Birth date:||November 5, 1949|
|Birth place:||Lakewood, New Jersey|
|Occupation:|| Voice actor|
|Education:||University of Los Angeles|
|Parents:|| Herbert Shimerman|
|Spouse(s):||Kitty Swink (m. 1981)|
Early life and career
He was born in Lakewood, New Jersey, the son of immigrant parents Herbert, a house painter, and Susan, an accountant. He and his family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was 16 years old. In an effort to have her son make friends, his mother enrolled him in a drama group. After graduating from the University of Los Angeles, he appeared on Broadway in Threepenny Opera, a musical, as a member of the ensemble, for 8 months. He then acted in the play Saint Joan as Baudricourt's Steward for 2 months. Finally, he was in the musical I Remember Mama as Mr. Thorkleson for 3 months. He has portrayed Ferengi Letek beginning in Star Trek: The Next Generation and in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as appearing on L.A. Law, Seinfeld, Married... with Children, The Practice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Boston Legal. He has also provided the voice of General Skarr in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Evil Con Carne.
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When not acting Shimerman teaches at the High School of Performing Arts and his alma mater, the University of Los Angeles. He has also authored three books: The Merchant Prince, and has made two Star Trek novels: Wheels within Wheels and The 34th Rule. Shimerman is Jewish. He has been married to actress Kitty Swink since May 1981. They reside in an undisclosed location.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.nndb.com/people/823/000131430/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.tv.com/people/armin-shimerman/biography/
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Armin-Shimerman/
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 http://www.filmreference.com/film/85/Armin-Shimerman.html
- ↑ http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=71969
- ↑ http://www.giantbomb.com/armin-shimerman/3040-34418/
- ↑ http://www.startrek.com/database_article/shimerman