Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lilith (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)
  • Birthday: Jun 1, 1940
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • While his name might suggest a birthplace somewhere in France -- or at the very least Quebec -- actor Rene Auberjonois was born in New York City. However, his well-to-do parents were of noble European blood, thus French was the language of choice in his household. Despite his first-born-American status, Auberjonois was shunned by many of his schoolmates as a foreigner, and teased for having a "girl's" name. As a defense mechanism, Auberjonois became the class clown, which somehow led naturally to amateur theatricals. The influence of such neighborhood family friends as Burgess Meredith and Lotte Lenya solidified Auberjonois' determination to make performing his life's work. He was cast in a production at Stratford (Ontario)'s Shakespeare company by John Houseman -- another neighbor of his parents' -- and after moving with his family to England, Auberjonois returned to complete his acting training at Carnegie-Mellon University. There he decided to specialize in character parts rather than leads -- a wise decision, in that he's still at it while some of his handsomer and more charismatic Carnegie-Mellon classmates have fallen by the wayside. Three years with the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. led Auberjonois to San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, of which he was a founding member. Movie and TV work was not as easy to come by, so the actor returned to New York, where he won a Tony for his Broadway role in the musical Coco. An introduction to director Robert Altman led Auberjonois to his first film, M*A*S*H (1970), in which he introduced the character that would later be fleshed out on TV as Father Mulcahy (with William Christopher in the role). He worked in two more Altman films before he and the director began to grow in opposite directions. More stage work and films followed, then TV assignments; Auberjonois' characters ranged from arrogant dress designers to snooty aristocrats to schizophrenic killers on film, while the stage afforded him more richly textured roles in such plays as King Lear and The Good Doctor. In 1981, Auberjonois was cast as Clayton Endicott III, the terminally fussy chief of staff to Governor Gatling on Benson. Like so many other professional twits in so many other films, Auberjonois' job was to make life miserable for the more down-to-earth hero, in this case Robert "Benson" Guillaume. Blessed with one of the most flexible voiceboxes in show business, Auberjonois has spent much of his career providing voice-overs for cartoon characters in animated projects like the Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Legend of Tarzan, Justice League, and Pound Puppies. In 1993, Rene Auberjonois assured himself a permanent place in the hearts of "Trekkies" everywhere when he was cast as Odo (complete with understated but distinctive "alien" makeup) on the weekly syndicated TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which he appeared on until 1999.Auberjonois would remain extremely active on screen in the years to come, appearing in movies like The Patriot, and on shows like Boston Legal.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

90% First Cow Actor 2020
86% Blood Stripe Art 2017
91% Certain Women Albert $1.1M 2016
44% This Is Happening Cal Plotz 2015
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Concierge $42.7M 2014
No Score Yet Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! Actor 2007
No Score Yet Testigo De Esperanza: La Vida De John Paul II Actor 2005
34% Eulogy Parson $42.3K 2004
90% The Cat Returns Natori 2002
No Score Yet Witness to Hope Narrator 2002
No Score Yet American Experience Woodrow Wilson 2002
No Score Yet Snide & Prejudice Dr. Sam Cohen 2001
No Score Yet Burning Down the House Pierre 2001
33% The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea Louis 2000
61% The Patriot Rev. Oliver $2.4M 2000
No Score Yet Geppetto Buonragazzo 2000
No Score Yet Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Actor 2000
21% Inspector Gadget Artemus Bradford 1999
No Score Yet Los Locos Presidente 1997
74% Cats Don't Dance Flanigan 1997
No Score Yet We All Fall Down Actor 1997
39% Batman Forever Dr. Burton 1995
69% The Ballad of Little Jo Streight Hollander 1993
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Behind the Scenes Actor 1993
No Score Yet The Lost Language of Cranes Geoffrey Lane 1992
No Score Yet Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Marquis 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
No Score Yet Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Professor Genius 1992
No Score Yet The Sands of Time Actor 1992
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Colonel West (uncredited) 1991
No Score Yet Once Upon a Midnight Scary Actor 1990
No Score Yet Billy The Kid (Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid) Actor 1989
93% The Little Mermaid Louis 1989
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Feud Reverton 1989
No Score Yet My Best Friend Is a Vampire Modoo 1988
0% Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Tony 1988
40% Walker Maj. Siegfried Hennington 1987
No Score Yet The Christmas Star Sumner 1986
No Score Yet A Smoky Mountain Christmas Ned 1986
No Score Yet 3:15 (3:15 The Moment Of Truth) Horner 1986
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre King Boris 1983
71% The Last Unicorn Speaking Skull 1982
17% Where the Buffalo Roam Harris 1980
No Score Yet More Wild Wild West Edney 1980
No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Revisited Capt. Sir David Edney 1979
46% Eyes of Laura Mars Donald Phelps 1978
No Score Yet The Rhinemann Exchange Actor 1977
53% King Kong Bagley 1976
64% The Big Bus Father Kudos 1976
No Score Yet Panache Actor 1976
33% The Hindenburg Maj. Napier 1975
No Score Yet King Lear Edgar 1974
No Score Yet Incident at Vichy Actor 1973
75% Images Hugh 1972
80% Pete 'n' Tillie Jimmy Twitchell 1972
No Score Yet The Birdmen Actor 1971
88% McCabe & Mrs. Miller Sheehan 1971
84% Brewster McCloud Lecturer 1971
85% M*A*S*H Father John Patrick "Dago Red" Mulcahy 1970
86% Petulia Salesman 1968
100% Lilith Howie 1964
No Score Yet Once Upon a Midnight Dreary Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Odo Director
  • 2019
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Walter Nowack
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show
2011-2013
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
42% 1600 Penn
2012-2013
Winslow Hannum
  • 2013
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Coroner Claypool Claypool
  • 2013
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Neil Sheridan
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Dr. Felix Blackwell Felix Blackwell
  • 2012
83% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
Hugo Miller Hugo
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
Henry
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Ron Massey
  • 2011
91% Archer
2009
Voice
  • 2010
96% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
Dr. Larry Meyers
  • 2010
75% Saving Grace
2007-2010
Father Patrick Murphy
  • 2008
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Paul Lewiston Paul Lewison
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Xiaolin Showdown
2003-2006
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2001
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Ezrel
  • 2002
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Judge Jackson Keeler
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Hamilton Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge Mantz
  • 2002
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Dr. Tewksbury Professor Tewksbury Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Alar
  • 2000
No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy
1996-1999
Milo Javits
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Little Mermaid
1992-1994
Voice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Brodsky
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Ashenden
1991
John Quincy Harrington
  • 1992
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Einstein
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Prof. Papazian
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Masters
  • 1979
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Kimball
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Freddie Fortune Terrence
  • 1979
  • 1976
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Baron
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Lambert
  • 1977
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
Dr. Fox
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Alan Durocher
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Inspector Keller
  • 1975
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Sharsted Jr.
  • 1971
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Performer

QUOTES FROM Rene Auberjonois CHARACTERS

Hot Lips Houlihan
[to Father Mulcahy, referring to Hawkeye] I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps!
Hot Lips Houlihan
I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps!
Father John Patrick "Dago Red" Mulcahy
He was drafted.
John Billings
I say we drink the wine, eat the dogs, and use the papers for musket wading.
Rev. Oliver
Eat the dog?
Benjamin Martin
Yeah, dog is a fine meal.
Rev. Oliver
(Stuttering)Good. Good heavens.
Rev. Oliver
[stuttering] Good. Good heavens.
John Billings
(Laughs)
Gabriel Martin
These men where about to surrender!
Major Jean Villeneuve
Perhaps? We will never know.
Rev. Oliver
This is murder!
John Billings
Hell, Reverend. They're redcoats, they've earned it.