was born in New York City, but the family moved to Paris, and it is there that René decided that he wanted to become an actor. His family moved back to New York, and René was fortunate to have been brought up surrounded by artistic and creative people who helped him hone his craft.
René is known for his many roles on TV and in film. One of our most favorites was the role of Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: “I have had my share of successes and my share of flops. But nothing has ever been like this. Deep Space Nine is completely beyond anything that I have ever experienced.”
Since DS9 ended in 1999, René has kept busy as a guest star on numerous television series (includingThe Practice, Judging Amy, Enterprise, and Frasier) and as a regular on ABC’s TV series Boston Legal as Paul Lewiston, colleague and nemesis to Alan Shore (James Spader) and Denny Crane (William Shatner) (2004-2008).
He continues to take on acting roles in films (such as The Patriot with Mel Gibson) and on theater stages in Los Angeles and New York. He performed as Jethro Crouch in a Broadway production of Sly Fox, which earned him an Outer Circle Critics Award nomination for “Best Featured Actor in a Play” and, in summer 2008, he earned rave reviews in the title role of The Imaginary Invalid at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. Some of his recent TV guest roles include the recurring character of “Hugo Miller” on Warehouse 13 and appearances on Bored to Death, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife. His voice work can be heard on cartoon series such as Looney Tunes, Pound Puppies and Archer. He currently has a recurring role on The Librarians and Madam Secretary.
It is a pleasure to welcome him to StarFest Denver.