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René Auberjonois

Actor
Date Of Birth:
1 June 1940
Date Of Death:
8 December 2019
lung cancer
Place Of Birth:
New York City, New York
René Auberjonois was a busy actor on stage and screen for thirty years before he played Odo, the shape-shifting constable on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-99). He followed that in 2004 by taking the role of venerable lawyer Paul Lewiston on the jokey drama Boston Legal (co-starring William Shatner). René Auberjonois started out on stage, winning a Tony award opposite Katharine Hepburn in the musical Coco (1969-70). He gained notice in the Robert Altman films M*A*S*H, (1970, as Father Mulcahy) and McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, starring Warren Beatty). On television he became a reliable character actor and a regular voice actor for cartoons, including The Smurfs (1981), Mighty Max (1991) and Bruce Willis' Bruno the Kid (1996). He also was a regular player on TV's Benson (1980-86). Among many other roles, he voiced Chef Louis in the animated Disney hit The Little Mermaid (1989).
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In his 2019 obituary, Variety said that René Auberjonois was survived by his son, Rèmy-Luc, “by his wife of 56 years, writer Judith Auberjonois; sisters Marie-Laure Degener and Anne Auberjonois; daughter Tessa Auberjonois; son-in-law Adrian Latourelle, daughter-in-law Kate Nowlin and three grandchildren.”