Armin Shimerman as Old Man has dabbled in diverse arenas. Most people are familiar with his portrayals of Quark on Star Trek: DS-9, Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or an assortment of judges and anal-retentive beauracrats. He’s played over sixty different characters on television and had major recurring roles as Pascal in Beauty and the Beast, Cousin Bernie in Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy Walker on The Invisible Man, and presently Edmund Graves on David E. Kelley’s Girl’s Club.
Immediately after graduating from UCLA with a degree in English, he apprenticed at the prestigious San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Theater and eventually took over the lead comic roles. Immediately afterward, he migrated to New York, where, within a year, he performed for Joseph Papp in the highly acclaimed production of 3-Penny Opera. He went on to work for many years on Broadway in St. Joan with Lynn Redgrave at the Circle in the Square, Broadway, with Teri Garr and Glen Close, and finally Richard Rogers’ last musical, I Remember Mama.
Years of work in Regional Theater followed including Stage West, Connecticut Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory, Rutgers’ Mason Gross Theater, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, and Seattle’s ACT. The prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nominated his last stage endeavor in Pinter’s Birthday Party for best lead performance.
In addition, he has co-written Sci Fi novels for Pocket Books; The 34th Rule, The Merchant Prince, and the upcoming Outrageous Fortune. He is currently penning a Tudor mystery, The Toad-eater. This is in conjunction with years of teaching Elizabethan Rhetoric. He recently completed six years of service as a National officer of SAG whereby he negotiated the current TV/Film contract, among other duties.