Happy birthday Dwight Schultz, born November 24, 1947.
William Dwight Schultz is an actor known to Star Trek fans for portraying Reginald Barclay. His appearances as Barclay range over an eleven-year period from 1990 to 2001. He also voiced the role in the video game Star Trek: Elite Force II. Schultz is from Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Schultz worked in theater for fifteen years before transitioning to television. He appeared in the television movies Thin Ice (with Daniel Hugh Kelly), Dial M for Murder (with Christopher Plummer), and Sherlock Holmes (with Frank Langella, Stephen Collins, and Christian Slater) before becoming famous for his portrayal of H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock on The A-Team from 1983 through 1987.
Schultz made several more television appearances, including guest spots on shows from Hill Street Blues (starring Barbara Babcock, Barbara Bosson, James B. Sikking), CHiPs (with his TNG co-star Michael Dorn) and Jake and the Fatman (in an episode with Tim Russ) to Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (with Teri Hatcher and Kristanna Loken), Walker, Texas Ranger (starring Noble Willingham) and the 1990’s version of Fantasy Island (starring Mädchen Amick and Malcolm McDowell).
He also appeared on a number of other science fiction series, including Babylon 5, in which he played a crazed lurker in the episode “The Long Dark”, alongside Andreas Katsulas and Bill Mumy (though Mumy did not appear in the episode), and Stargate SG-1, playing The Keeper in the episode “The Gamekeeper”.
In addition, Schultz had roles in several films, most notably as J. Robert Oppenheimer in the 1989 historical drama Fat Man & Little Boy (co-starring Ed Lauter and Logan Ramsey), coincidentally portraying the third cousin of fellow Trek actor Alan Oppenheimer.
He also co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in 1990’s The Long Walk Home and with DS9 guest actor Steven Weber in the 1993 thriller The Temp.
He has dpme voice acting in a number of films, TV projects, and video games. He has even lent his voice to episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s series Family Guy.
Some of his notable voiceover roles include Eddie the Squirel on Nickelodeon’s CatDog, O’aka XXIII and Maechen in the Final Fantasy X games, and various roles in the Everquest computer games. He currently voices Dr. Amino on the Cartoon Network series Ben 10.
He also voices Mung Daal in the Cartoon Network series Chowder. Also, Schultz sometimes fills-in for notable radio talk show hosts on their respective radio shows, Rusty Humphries and Jerry Doyle (formerly of Babylon 5).
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