I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
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.
How many times can you put together 26 different stories without running out?
I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year, and I loved working with the people.
I don't really think of Odo as a heroic lead, but that's nice if you do.
I did a voice for Odo, but people don't recognize you by your voice.
I just wait for something to present itself, and then I consider it.
I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science.
I really do the conventions now for two reasons.
I'm never going to retire.
If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do.
The best scene is the last great scene I did.
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.
It always takes awhile to find out who the characters are.
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.
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