Armin Shimerman

About Armin Shimerman

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: November 05, 1949
Birth Place: Lakewood, New Jersey, United States, United States
Occupation: Actor, voice actor, author
Years active: 1979–present
Spouse(s): Kitty Swink (m. 1981)

Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman was born on November 05, 1949 in Lakewood, New Jersey, United States, United States, is Actor. Armin Shimerman is an American actor famous for portraying ‘Quark’ in the television series ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ in which his visage was masked underneath a ton of prosthetic cosmetics. Spending his early years in his hometown Lakewood, New Jersey, and shifting to Los Angeles at age 15, Shimerman initially did not nurture ambitions of becoming an actor. However, fate had other plans! He became active on the stage due to his mother’s insistence and was one of the eight candidates finally selected out of nearly 900 to apprentice at Old Globe Theater in San Diego, CA. Nursing hopes of making it big in Broadway, he relocated to NYC and was successful in landing parts in the musicals, ‘Threepenny Opera’ and ‘I Remember Mama’ and the drama, ‘Saint Joan.’ Nevertheless, he shifted back to Los Angeles, appearing as a guest star in the TV serials, ‘The Facts of Life,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Remington Steele,’ ‘Cagney and Lacey,’ ‘L.A. Law,’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ In due course, he bagged the character of ‘Quark’—a Ferengi bartender—in the enduring sci-fi TV series, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. Following his starring role as Quark in two other Star Trek spinoffs, ‘Deep Space Nine’ and ‘Voyager’, he became one of the five actors to feature as the same personality in three distinct Star Trek series. Shimerman has also earned recognition by acting in a string of movies, performing as a voiceover artist, and co-authoring a book series.
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Occupation Voice Actors
Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 05, 1949 (Lakewood, New Jersey, United States, United States)
Birthday November 05
Town/City Lakewood, New Jersey, United States, United States
Nationality United States

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Armin Shimerman’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Armin Shimerman was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Shimerman co-authored a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel, The 34th Rule, with David R. George III, published January 1, 1999. It focuses on his character Quark who loses his bar and is imprisoned as a result of a diplomatic crisis between the Bajoran and Ferengi governments. The novel is an allegory for the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War


Shimerman has co-written a series of books in which he provides a science fictional basis for the life of Dr. John Dee. The first novel in the series, The Merchant Prince, was co-written with Irish author Michael Scott, known for his Nicholas Flamel series. Published in 2000, it features the historical figure John Dee being placed in suspended animation in 1575 by an alien race known as the Roc and awakening in 2099. The cover features Shimerman in Elizabethan garb. Shimerman commented: "John Dee really did exist. We're pretty sure he was a member of Queen Elizabeth's secret Service, which put it in his purview to kill if he needed to. The Elizabethan period was a much more perilous time; you had to be quick with a dagger and nefarious in order to survive". Shimerman thought there were aspects of both himself and his Star Trek: Deep Space Nine character, Quark, in the novel's interpretation of John Dee. Shimerman commented: "There are aspects of Quark similar to Dr. Dee, and undoubtedly there are aspects of Dr. Dee similar to Armin Shimerman, which would make him seem like Quark as well".


The other novels in the series are Outrageous Fortune (2002), co-written with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, known for her historical horror novels, and Capital Offense (2003).


In 2008, he voiced the character of Wilmer in an audio dramatization of The Maltese Falcon that also featured Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, and Edward Herrmann. In addition, he also voiced the character of Mr. Phillips in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's production of Anne of Green Gables. He also voiced Raanu in the straight-to-DVD animated film Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. He also voices Green Goblin in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.


In 2011, he provided additional voices for the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.


In 2012, he also provided additional voice talent for the MMORPG The Secret World.

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