I'm never going to retire. I'll die with my boots on.
The highest happiness is a by-product of worthy work well done.
At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.
I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science.
I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great.
I did a voice for Odo, but people don't recognize you by your voice.
If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do.
They've got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season and they're not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn't, like, pan out the way they had hoped.
I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year, and I loved working with a team.
Well, I'm a character actor, and actually throughout my life I've... I have relatively speaking played few heroic leads, but I've done it.
The writers and producers always have an idea, then they cast the role and the instrument starts to tell them how to play the music.
And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process.
I just wait for something to present itself, and then I consider it.
The only other series I worked on a regular basis was Benson, and that was a sitcom, so there really wasn't a chance to go deeply into the characters.
And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business.
For me, as I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I became aware of how on an instinctive level I made choices to cover myself.
It always takes awhile to find out who the characters are.
So, yes, the five years that we've been working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has evidenced a real deepening of all the characters, not only mine.
The best scene is the last great scene I did.
My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
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