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Happy Birthday, John Billingsley

Today is the birthday of Star Trek: Enterprise’s Dr. Phlox. John Billingsley turns 51 today and TrekMovie would like to wish him a big happy birthday. We also check in to see what John has been up to recently.     

 

Happy Birthday, John Billingsley

On Star Trek: Enterprise John Billingsley’s Denobulan Dr. Phlox brought both an interesting alien perspective on humanity along with a good dose of comic relief, as can be seen from this clip.

Billingsley stays busy

Before joining Enterprise, Billingsley had a successful career as a character actor and he has continued to do since the crew of the NX-01 went off the air in 2005. He has done many guest roles, including recurring or regular roles on Prison Break, The Nine, 24, and True Blood. He appeared for the second time in the CW 90210 just this week. He has also appeared in a number of feature films, including the big disaster movie 2012. Billingsley will also appear in three upcoming indie movies: Sironia, Trade of Innocents, and Red Line.


Billingsley on this week’s episode of "90210"

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Harry Ballz
May 20, 2011 2:24 pm

I don’t mean this in a mean way, but Billingsley is only 51?? Gawd, he looks a LOT older!

Keachick (rose pinenut)
May 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Happy birthday, John Billingsley. I really liked Dr Phlox – a lovely quirky man.

Mattyb.uk
May 20, 2011 3:43 pm

After reading several interviews with this man i find that i don’t like him.

Keachick (rose pinenut)
May 20, 2011 3:55 pm

I don’t know anything about John Billingsley – only found out now that Enterprise’s Dr Phlox was played by a man named…
(Almost) everyone deserves good wishes and I am pleased with how, as an actor, he played the Dr Phlox character.

J.C. England, formerly AnotherQ
May 20, 2011 4:43 pm

Happy B-Day, John!! You were great on
Enterprise, and in all the parts you get to
play. Keep up the good work!

May 20, 2011 4:54 pm

I loved the optimism of Phlox. The menagerie of weird creatures he kept in sickbay. Always came up unconvential treatments, from leeches to worms. Could so easily have been ENT’s Neelix but he was so much more. All the best, John.

Lt Bailey
May 20, 2011 4:59 pm

Happy birthday John.

One of my favorite doctors, no doubt you inspired Dr, Leonard McCoy, my other favorite healer. With either one I know I would be in good hands,. which reminds me, doctor, I have this pain in my left elbow….

Odkin
May 20, 2011 6:59 pm

As an Original Series fan, I never watched much of the later incarnations – I found the stories dull and the acting flat.

While I mostly felt the same about Enterprise as a show, I thought Billingsley’s Dr. Phlox was just great, and entirely because of Bilingsley. I get so tired of modern actors with no sense of drama just sleepwalking their way through lines. Billingsley has a great “stage” presence and ability to hold your attention. Too bad he was the Dr on a sinking ship, while Crusher, Troi, Pulaski and so many TNG characters were able to coast boringly along for so many years.

RobertZ
May 20, 2011 7:24 pm

Loved Doctor Phox! & the DVD Man From Earth!

Happy Birthday John Billingsly! Continued Health and Joy to You and Yours, and Happy Reading!

RobertZ
May 20, 2011 7:28 pm

Ooops! Billingsley. Typo-itis, sorry.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
May 20, 2011 8:16 pm

Happy Birthday John. Loved you on Enterprise and loved what you did on The West Wing and 2012 and some others. Keep it up Sir.

T Negative
May 20, 2011 9:11 pm

Who?

Red Dead Ryan
May 20, 2011 9:28 pm

John Billingsley also appeared on an episode of “NYPD Blue”.

Pro-Khan-Sel
May 20, 2011 9:45 pm

Happy Birthday to John Billingsley & Dr. Phlox in the mirror universe!

DonDonP1
May 21, 2011 1:13 am

Happy Birthday, John!

Gren
May 21, 2011 3:05 am

I’ve seen dozens of things with John Billingsley in and I can just say this. He is a truly brilliant actor! From the weird and wonderful Doctor Phlox through the creepy and sadistic killer on Cold Case to an alcohollic guy on New Scrubs. This man is a true treasure.

Happy Birthday, good Sir.

CmdrR
May 21, 2011 12:36 pm

Phlox was sorely under utilized.

Happy Birthday.

Khan was Framed!
May 21, 2011 5:25 pm

Phlox was awesome!

Billingsly performed the role brilliantly & it was very well written unlike previous characters of this type such as Neelix or Quark who were protrayed as comic to the point of ineptitude.

He was brilliant & highly skilled, yet weird enough to demonstarte the challenges of alien cultures working together in close quarters.

Happy Birthday John! We miss you!!

Praetor Tal
May 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Hands-down favorite ENT actor. Happy birthday, buddy.

Red Dead Ryan
May 21, 2011 10:47 pm

18.
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I agree about Neelix. But Quark was a well-rounded character who had his serious moments. He was much more than just comic fodder.

May 23, 2011 4:46 am

The worlds needs more people like Doctor Phlox.

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