Today is the birthday for the man who appeared in more Star Trek than any other. Michael Dorn, who played Worf on TNG and DS9, turns 58 today. So we here at TrekMovie.com wish him a big happy birthday.
Happy Birthday, Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn’s Klingon-in-Starfleet Worf appeared in all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plus four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, along with the four TNG movies and one of the TOS movies too (Star Trek VI), playing one of his ancestors. And as this video below demonstrates, being that he was the toughest guy around, the writers loved to show him getting beat up.
Michael Dorn’s performance as Worf embodied the new TNG eras redefining of the Klingons into a race of honorable warriors. Back in 2008 The Colbert Report honored Dorn’s Worf and how he embodied diversity.
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In the last decade, Dorn has kept very busy, primarily doing voice work for animated video games (including the recent Mass Effect 2, Starcraft II, & Fallout: New Vegas) and animated TV series (including recent Super Hero Squad, Batman: The Brave, and more).