BIOGRAPHY - MICHAEL DORN as Lieutenant Commander Worf

Michael Dorn is Lieutenant Commander Worf, the first Klingon warrior to serve in the Federation Starfleet. After serving seven years on the U.S.S. Enterprise on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Lieutenant Commander Worf was brought to Deep Space Nine by Captain Benjamin Sisko to act as a diplomatic liaison with the Klingons. Michael comments, "I was thrilled to reprise the role of Worf on STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. He continues, "The increasing tension between the Federation and the Klingons this season will reveal further aspects of Worf's character and promises to bring much suspense and intrigue."

Dorn previously starred in one of the most successful syndicated drama series in the history of television, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." For seven years, he portrayed Lt. Worf, the Klingon security chief of the U.S.S. Enterprise and covered his leading man good looks with 90 minutes worth of make-up and prosthetics to create the other-worldly and beloved Worf.

The first of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" to join STAR TREK on the big screen, Michael played Lt. Worf's own grandfather in the 1991 hit feature "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." And in Fall 1994, the rest of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" cast joined him in their first movie, "Star Trek: Generations." Michael also appears in the latest Star Trek feature which will hit theaters in November 1996 as the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" cast battles the Borg in "Star Trek VIII: First Contact."

Although Michael has found his greatest success through this enduring franchise, he had an active television career prior to being cast as Worf. He co-starred for three seasons as Officer Jed Turner on the popular NBC series CHiPS and guest starred in many primetime series including "Knots Landing" and "Falcon Crest."

But his ambitions weren't always to be an actor. Born in Texas and raised in Pasadena, California, he studied radio/television production at Pasadena City College and took his turn in front of the student cameras. When he left school his interests settled in music and it was there that he pursued his early professional career as a performer.

After completing the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" series and a feature film, Michael hung up his trademark Worf forehead and moved on to "Timemaster," a feature for SGE, released in Fall, 1995. He also starred in the made-for-Showtime feature "Amanda and the Alien," with Nicole Eggert and Stacey Keach, which also premiered last fall. He did a star turn in the Showtime series "The Outer Limits," and will be the 1995-96 on-camera and voice-over host of the Discovery Channel's popular series "The World of Wonder."

His acting and voice-over work leave little leisure time, but what time he has, he spends in his twin-engine military training jet, a Y-33. He flies to air shows around the country and uses his plane as the ultimate private getaway.

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