John de Lancie

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John de Lancie
John de Lancie Photo Op GalaxyCon Richmond 2019.jpg
De Lancie in June 2019
Born
John Sherwood de Lancie, Jr.

(1948-03-20) March 20, 1948 (age 73)
NationalityAmerican
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Alma materKent State University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • writer
  • educator
  • sailor
  • voice artist
  • comedian
Years active1976–present
Height6'4"
Spouse(s)Marnie Mosiman (m. 1984)
Children2, including Keegan de Lancie
Parents
Websitedelancie.com

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 (1987–1994) and 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.

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 | change source]

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 | change source]

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 | change source]

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1993 Specialty Player Star Trek: The Next Generation Nominated [3]
Soap Opera Digest Awards 1984 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Soap Opera Days of Our Lives Won [3]
1985 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Won [3]
1986 Outstanding Comic Relief Role on a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Nominated [3]
Online Film & Television Association 1998 Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special Nominated [4]
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 [5]
Won [6]
2015 Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical Nominated [7]
Won [8]
2016 Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Nominated [9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "De Lancie, John 1948-." Contemporary Authors. Gale. 2004. HighBeam Research. 11 Apr. 2015 <http://www.highbeam.com Archived 2002-03-31 at the Wayback Machine>.
  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 Cite error: The named reference :1 was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  4. "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  5. "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  6. "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  7. "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  8. "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  9. "John de Lancie". IMDb.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.

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