John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1948-03-20 (73 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - USA

59 Movies · 46 TV shows

Biography

John Sherwood de Lancie, Jr. (born March 20, 1948) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, educator, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role of Q in various Star Trek series (1987–2020), beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation. His other television series roles include Eugene Bradford in Days of Our Lives (1982–1986; 1989–1990), Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1 (2001–2002), and Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad (2009–2010), and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2019).In the 2010s, de Lancie received credit for his public support of bronies of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fandom. He became an outspoken secular activist and was a featured speaker at the 2016 Reason Rally and CSICon 2019.

Personal Life

De Lancie is married to Marnie Mosiman, and the couple have two sons, Keegan (born 1984) and Owen (born 1987). De Lancie resides in Pasadena, California.De Lancie is an experienced sailor, spending time on the Pacific Ocean, which "sometimes involves very terrifying experiences."He is long-time friends with fellow Star Trek alumna Kate Mulgrew. He is also good friends with MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson. They have both appeared together in episodes of both series, as well as in the 1995 television series Legend (TV series).

Early Life

De Lancie was born John Sherwood de Lancie, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1948, one of two children born to John Sherwood de Lancie, Sr. (1921–2002), principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1954 to 1977, and Andrea de Lancie. He has a sister named Christina.He was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and, as such, struggled with reading difficulties throughout his school years. He did not learn to read until he was 12. One of his teachers recommended that his parents encourage him to consider a career as an actor. He began to act around the age of 14, performing in a high school production of William Shakespeare's Henry V. De Lancie went on to study acting at Kent State University (he was in attendance during the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970) and won a scholarship at Juilliard. He performed in numerous stage productions, participating at such engagements as the American Shakespeare Festival and the Mark Taper Forum, as well as establishing a successful career in film and television.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Manipulated

Manipulated

2021
Manipulated is a taut Drama, Mystery, Whodunnit with an ensemble cast. Diane Conrad, district attorney, is under extreme pressure to resolve a case that has politicians as well as the local community ...
Hypnotized

Hypnotized

2021
During one of his shows, a hypnotist falls into a coma after hypnotizing ten victims, but during another show, he suffers a stroke and falls into a coma. What are these people supposed to do?

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks

2020
The U.S.S is one of the least important ships. The town of Cerritos is in 2380. While the ship is being rocked by a lot of sci-fi anomalies, the captains have to keep up with their duties and their so...
Ayreon: Electric Castle Live And Other Tales

Ayreon: Electric Castle Live And Other Tales

2020
Over four nights at Tilburg's 013 venue (scene of the Ayreon Universe series of live shows in 2017) Lucassen, his band and one of modern progressive music's most emphatic of casts celebrated the 20th ...

2019.

1 Movie
When the Train Stops

When the Train Stops

2019
A young fugitive with a troubled past has a bleak future. He was taken into custody. The law caught up with him. The marshal is going back to prison. Even though Booth takes a personal interest in the...

2018.

3 Movies
The Late Batsby

The Late Batsby

2018
Batgirl is annoyed when her friends go to face a villain without her.
Resurrect

Resurrect

2018
A film director gruelingly pushes a washed-up actress to her physical and mental breaking point to get the best performance of her career in this neo-noir short.
My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever

My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever

2018
As the ponies prepare for another Hearth's Warming, families come together to celebrate the holiday; Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash are ready for the big day, but Princess...

2017.

2 Movies
Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Olaf's Frozen Adventure

7.13
2017
In order to get the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff, Olaf is on a mission.
Remembering Leonard: His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD

Remembering Leonard: His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD

2017
An intimate journey into the life and legacy of one of the most respected and beloved legendary icons, Leonard Nimoy. "Remembering Leonard" focuses on Nimoy's personal battle with Chronic Obstructive...

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
50 Years of Star Trek

50 Years of Star Trek

7.5
2016
Since it first aired, America has been fascinated by Star Trek. Through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films, this 2-hour documentary celebrates th...
TV
Justice League Action

Justice League Action

3.5
2016
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will lead the DC Super Heroes against their enemies.

2015.

1 Movie
Visions

Visions

4.71
2015
A pregnant woman experiences terrifying visions after moving to a vineyard.

2014.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Bronies 2 - More Unexpected Fans of My Little Pony

Bronies 2 - More Unexpected Fans of My Little Pony

2014
There are a lot of bronies. More friends are born, more struggles are overcome, and more unshakeable bonds are formed. Each brony has its own journey and story to be told. More of the compelling exper...
TV
The Librarians

The Librarians

6.2
2014
A group of librarians are working. The movies were based on that.
Chaos on the Bridge

Chaos on the Bridge

2014
Canadian acting legend William Shatner takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the bold attempt in 1986 to recreate the success of the original television series, in which...
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Keys of Friendship

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Keys of Friendship

2014
Since arriving in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle has learned the true meaning of friendship. With her best friends, she goes on the greatest of adventures and comes back with even more lessons. The Keys ...

2013.

1 TV show

2012.

3 Movies
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

2012
A film profiling the unusual cross-demographic fandom of the ostensibly girl oriented television series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles

CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles

2012
A group of teenagers become part of a deadly experiment when they stumbles upon a secret lab. To find and kill their originals is the only purpose of copies of themselves. It's up to the original grou...
Zombie Hamlet

Zombie Hamlet

2012
Desperate filmmaker Osric Taylor dreams of making his civil war Hamlet but when production funding dries up, he agrees to take southern Hester Beauchamps offer to fund the film if he throws some zombi...

2011.

1 TV show
TV
The Secret Circle

The Secret Circle

6.31
2011
In the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington, there is a house after a mother dies in a fire. Strange and frightening things begin to happen as she gets to know her high school classmates. They are ...

2010.

2 TV shows
TV
Young Justice

Young Justice

5.83
2010
Teenagers are trying to prove they are members of the Justice League.
TV
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

7
2010
"Get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!" says Princess Celestia. She may be the smartest person in Equestria, but she doesn't get along with other people. She goes to Ponyville on a...

2009.

2 Movies
Gamer

Gamer

5.4
2009
The on-line game "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Kable is the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge is to regain his identity and independence by d...
Crank: High Voltage

Crank: High Voltage

6.6
2009
A Chinese mobster stole a nearly indestructible heart from a man and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires frequent shocks of electricity to keep working.

2008.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Mentalist

The Mentalist

6.32
2008
Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
TV
Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

6.12
2008
Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, was diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live. As he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime, he becomes filled with a sense ...
Pathology

Pathology

2008
Ted Grey joined an elite pathology program after graduating from the top of his class. There is a gruesome secret that they play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect murder and the other tr...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Greek

Greek

6.75
2007
The most powerful girl in the Greek system is about to be crowned. Her little brother is a nerd. He sees Cyprus-Rhodes University as an opportunity to create a new identity.
Reign Over Me

Reign Over Me

6
2007
A man who lost his family in the 9/11 attacks runs into his college roommate. The man seems to be able to recover from his grief by rekindling his friendship.

2006.

3 TV shows
TV
Shark

Shark

7
2006
After his successful defense of a wife-abuser resulted in her death, Sebastian Stark became dissatisfied with his career. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is invi...
TV
The Unit

The Unit

3.5
2006
A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives protect their husbands' secrets.
TV
Torchwood

Torchwood

6.07
2006
A team of people are investigating the unusual, the strange and the extraterrestrial.

2005.

1 TV show
TV
The Closer

The Closer

7
2005
A deputy police chief transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit that handles high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...

2004.

2 Movies
The Eavesdropper

The Eavesdropper

2004
A group of deafness patients took part in a clinical trial. Fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial became violently psychotic within days and took their lives to stop the violent side effec...
Darklight

Darklight

2004
Captured by a secret society known as the Faith and mentally controlled with a powerful spell, ancient demoness Lilith now lives as a young woman with no memory of her agless past. However, the terrif...

2003.

1 Movie
Burl's

Burl's

2003
When a young boy encounters three drag queens outside Burl's Diner in L.A. he decides that perhaps its time he checked out Mom's closet...

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Big Time

The Big Time

2002
In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic programmer; and...
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI has a missing persons unit in New York City.

2001.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
Nicolas

Nicolas

2001
A man appears in the dreams of a woman and is revealed as a lover from a past life.
TV
Special Unit 2

Special Unit 2

2001
The Chicago Police Department's Special Unit 2 is tasked with protecting the city's citizens from Links, a malicious supernatural species that is the missing link between man and beast.
TV
The Division

The Division

2001
The Division has Bonnie Bedelia in it. The San Francisco Police Department's women police officers were the focus of the series. The series ended on June 28, 2004.
TV
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

5.95
2001
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
TV
The Guardian

The Guardian

6
2001
Nick Fallin is a lawyer at his father's firm. Nick has gotten the best of himself. He was sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service after he was arrested for drug use. Reluctantly, he's now The...
Good Advice

Good Advice

2001
An investment bankers must discover what's important in life after losing everything.

2000.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Gen 13

Gen 13

2000
A teenager offered a place in an institute for gifted children. The school is a military project to turn children with a special genetic structure into super soldiers. She was against the program that...
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
TV
Andromeda

Andromeda

5.75
2000
Captain Dylan Hunt and his crew are trying to restore a government that used to be prosperous.
Woman on Top

Woman on Top

2000
"Woman on Top" is a sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music in Brazil. datememe is a datememe that is special. She left her husband's restaurant in Brazil to pursue her dream of becoming a...

1999.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
Final Run

Final Run

1999
The Grand Royale is a high-tech passenger train. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 m...
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments

Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments

1999
The popularity of Star Trek is retrospective. There are clips from different shows.
TV
Judging Amy

Judging Amy

5.74
1999
Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge...
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the Griffin family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town and the middle kid is not very bright but has a p...
Border Line

Border Line

1999
Allison Westlin, a Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer and single mother, is investigating a murder with the help of a private detective and an INS officer. As the investigation continues, Maria enda...

1998.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Lost World

The Lost World

1998
The audio drama was performed live.
You Lucky Dog

You Lucky Dog

1998
Jack Morgan used to be famous for being able to read his dog's mind. Although Jack can't read the minds of other dogs, he still operates a canine mind-reading business. Mr. A couple bring their dog to...
TV
Charmed

Charmed

6.77
1998
The Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, were prophesied to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. While trying to maintain normal lives in San Franc...
TV
Sports Night

Sports Night

1998
The offbeat cast and crew of a sports news show deal with professional, personal, and ethical challenges while functioning in a pressure-cooker work environment.

1997.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
Final Descent

Final Descent

1997
An airliner collides with a light plane, causing its elevators to jam. As soon as the fuel runs out, it will crash unless something is done to bring the nose down.
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal works at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
TV
Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1

5.93
1997
After the events of the feature film, the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of devices on a number of planets. One of more than two ...
TV
The Angry Beavers

The Angry Beavers

6.5
1997
The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series. The series is about two young beaver brothers who leave their home to find love in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon. The ...
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
Trekkies

Trekkies

1997
The fans of the universe are looked at in a funny way.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

1
1996
The Real ADVENTURES OF JIMMY QUEST is an American series.
Multiplicity

Multiplicity

5.29
1996
The pressures of his working life combined with his duties to his wife and daughter leaves him with little time for himself. He is approached by a geneticist. Owen offers a solution to Doug's problems...
Raven Hawk

Raven Hawk

1996
A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.

1995.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Legend

Legend

1995
Legend is a science fiction Western television show that ran on UPN from April 18, 1995 until August 22, 1995, with one final re-airing of the pilot on July 3, 1996. It was Richard Dean Anderson's fir...
Evolver

Evolver

1995
The ultimate toy for the Cyberpunk generation, a virtual-reality game brought to fierce, three-dimensional life is called Evolver. Every battle, Evolver lives up to his name. He becomes smarter and de...
TV
Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Voyager

6.25
1995
When the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a ship must work with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

1994.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Deep Red

Deep Red

1994
After a young girl is accidentally exposed to an alien substance known as "Deep Red", the results attract the attention of a renowned scientist. Newmeyer is related to Newmeyer. Joe Keyes and his estr...
Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things

Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things

1994
Capt. Picard must use his constant shifting into the past, future and present to discover a threat to humanity's existence.
TV
Duckman

Duckman

6
1994
Duckman: Private Dick/ Family Man is an American sitcom that aired from 1994 to 1997. The sitcom is based on a comic. The series was made for Paramount Network Television.
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation

Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation

1994
Your destination is the 24th century. Next Generation's Commander William Riker will be with Jonathan Frakes for this fascinating chronicle of Gene Roddenberry's beloved series.
Without Warning

Without Warning

1994
Three meteorites have hit the United States, France and China, according to a news network. It seems like it is natural at first, but after talking to scientists and people who have been there, it see...

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Arcade

Arcade

1993
Alex Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO....
TV
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

5.67
1993
At Deep Space Nine, a space station located next to a wormhole in the vicinity of a liberated planet of Bajor, Commander Sisko and his crew welcome alien visitors, root out evildoers and solve all typ...
Fearless

Fearless

6
1993
Max Klein became a different person after the air disaster. He doesn't feel connected to his past. When Bill can't help Max, he has him meet a woman who is grieving over the death of her baby in a car...

1992.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series

5.56
1992
Bruce Wayne is determined to avenge the murder of his parents by becoming the masked superhero "Batman".
Missing Pieces

Missing Pieces

1992
As heir to a relative's estate, Wendel was surprised to learn that there was only one thing left. However, he and his musician friend, Lou, are thrust into a comic chase, as an assortment of unsavoury...
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

6
1992
A family chooses a nanny for their baby. The mother of the infant realized that the baby's true intentions were to destroy her and replace her in the family. The suspense builds quickly in this psycho...

1991.

2 Movies
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special

1991
William Shatner hosts the History of Trek. The current space program is hosted by LeVar Burton and we can watch bloopers from the original series.
The Fisher King

The Fisher King

6
1991
Two troubled men face their terrible past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail in order to save themselves.

1990.

3 Movies
Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

6
1990
An uptight advertising executive has his entire life in a filofax organization which ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Angel of Death

Angel of Death

1990
Gary fell in love with an artist. She and her son will be protected by him.
Bad Influence

Bad Influence

1990
Michael is about to get pulverised by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in and disappears. Later that night, Michael runs into a stranger on a pier, who tricked h...

1989.

2 Movies
Blood Red

Blood Red

1989
An immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists in 1895.
Get Smart, Again!

Get Smart, Again!

1989
KAOS has invented a weather machine, so Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 are called back into action to foil the plan.

1988.

1 TV show
TV
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

1988
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that chronicles the missions of a team of secret American government agents. The 1966 TV series of the same name is being revived. Peter Graves, wh...

1987.

1 Movie
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint

1987
On the maiden mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), an omnipotent being known as Q challenges the crew to discover the secret of a mysterious base in an advanced and civilized fashion.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...

1985.

2 TV shows
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...
TV
MacGyver

MacGyver

5.87
1985
The Department of External Services in the United States has an agent named MacGyver. During the Vietnam War, MacGyer was a bomb team technician. He solved complex problems with everyday materials, al...

1983.

1 TV show
TV
The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

3
1983
The story is based on a novel by Colleen McCullough and tells the story of three generations of the same family living on a sheep station.

1981.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Miracle of Kathy Miller

The Miracle of Kathy Miller

1981
Helen Hunt overcame injuries to run in a 10K race.
TV
Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe

1981
Rex Stout's classic series of detective stories that aired on NBC in 1981 are the basis of Nero Wolfe. William Conrad is the detective genius Nero Wolfe, and Lee Horsley is his assistant. The series u...

1980.

1 Movie
Nightside

Nightside

1980
Danny Dandoy is a good-humored, street-wise cop working the dusk to dawn shift in Los Angeles with his somewhat naive new partner Macey in this supposed pilot for a new TV series.

1978.

2 TV shows
TV
Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

6
1978
When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
TV
Little Women

Little Women

1978
The lives and loves of the four March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth, were chronicled in the two part miniseries. The sisters must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies.

1977.

1 Movie
SST: Death Flight

SST: Death Flight

1977
On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu onboard.

1975.

1 Movie
Legacy

Legacy

1975
The 1976 tale of a woman's mental breakdown was directed by Karen Arthur.

1974.

1 TV show
TV
The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man

6.86
1974
The scientist who created Steve Austin's cybernetics was supervised by Oscar Goldman, the OSI's secret agent, and Steve Austin was employed by the OSI as a secret agent. Steve uses his strength and sp...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Star Trek: Borg

Star Trek: Borg

10 years ago, the son of a man who was killed in the Battle of Wolf 358 fought against the Borg. Impish Q wants to go back in time to save his father.
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