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René Auberjonois, best known for his roles in Boston Legal and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, died at his home in Los Angeles due to metastatic lung cancer. He was 79. His son Rèmy-Luc confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Auberjonois was a prolific television actor, appearing as Paul Lewiston in 71 episodes of Boston Legal and as Clayton Runnymede Endicott III in ABC's long-running sitcom Benson -- a role that earned him an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy in 1984. He played shape-shifter Changeling Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and carried that role into video games, voicing Odo in Harbinger and The Fallen.

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breaking news? Seriously - who gives a flying bird! Rene, who? Like who cares - nobody even knows who it is and doesn't care either.

#1 | Posted by SwampDrainer at 2019-12-09 12:41 AM | Reply

Just because YOU are ignorant doesn't mean that the rest of us are.

Rene was a working actor for over 50 year, I first remember him from Benson, back in the 80's. He had a role on a Star Trek series, he was a voice actor on several popular kids shows. So I can reasonably say he was much more successful than you could ever dream of.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-12-09 12:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Damn... RIP.

Odo... one of the best Star Trek characters ever.

I think the earliest movie I saw him in was a small part he played as a prisoner of war stuck in a German castle. A bunch of Americans were trying to escape by building a glider (true story, btw) from rubbish parts, under the nose of the Nazis guards and flying it to Switzerland.

Anyone know the name of that movie? Early 70s or maybe late 60s.... I suppose I can look it up on IMDB but...

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-09 12:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone know the name of that movie?

Oh.. found it:

www.imdb.com

It was a TV "movie"... not a movie movie. LOL

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-09 01:03 AM | Reply

There's only one Star Trek. the original TV show.

end thread.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-09 01:08 AM | Reply

Sad. RIP Rene.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-12-09 07:36 AM | Reply

Rene Auberjonois, also played the lawyer who was the voice of reason on
the Bill Shatner, James Spader show, Boston Legal. 71 episodes.

#7 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2019-12-09 09:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There's only one Star Trek. the original TV show.

end thread.

#5 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

There is only one car. The Model T Ford.

-shep

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-12-09 10:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#7 | Posted by randomcanyon

I loved Boston Legal.

Honestly Shatner's Denny Crane was damn funny at times... Spader made the show though. The smoking chair scenes were always entertaining. Not to mention "Mad Cow".

Start studded show and Rene Auberjonois was far from the least of the cast.

RIP

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-12-09 11:32 AM | Reply

I'd like to see an Epic Rap Battle between Odo and Frodo.

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-09 01:25 PM | Reply

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Sentinel, when are you going to release your Epic Rap Battle between Good Swastikas and Unfairly Maligned Swastikas?

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 01:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#11, as soon as you pull the Swastika out of your ass.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-09 02:41 PM | Reply

Get out then.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 02:50 PM | Reply

Odo!!!

#14 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-09 03:29 PM | Reply

"Get out then."

Pull your head out of your ass first, then I'll move out of your head.

#15 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-09 06:37 PM | Reply

The original Father Mulcahy from the film "MASH".

#16 | Posted by morris at 2019-12-09 08:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

although I remember him from Benson, and as Father Mulcahy
on M*A*S*H, the movie, his star did not shine to me until
Deep Space Nine, as Odo. A complex, and conflicted character,
it was in playing an alien 'shapeshifting' Founder, that his
true humanity shone through...

R.I.P. Rene, you've earned your rest...

#17 | Posted by earthmuse at 2019-12-10 07:25 AM | Reply

He will forever be Clayton Runnymede Endicott III to me. ----, near humorless yet meticulous and captivating. He was the true color of 'Benson'. That reads wrong, right?

#18 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-12-10 01:57 PM | Reply

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