Rene Auberjonois has died at the age of 79. He is best known for his role as Constable Odo in Deep Space Nine as well as directing a number of Star Trek episodes including the critically acclaimed DS9: Hippocratic Oath.

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    He's gone back to the Great Link. Odo is my favourite Star Trek character. Mr Auberjonois did such a great job with him, especially under all that make-up. Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 12:03
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    to me, as much as I love DS9, simply because this is where I saw him first - he'll always be Clayton Endicott, III from 'Benson' - youtube.com/watch?v=N-iCSiG96wg
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 20:46
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    Looking him up on IMDB, I was surprised at just how many prolific his career had been. I'd also completely forgotten he was Father Mulcahy in the movie MASH.
    – Helbent IV
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 4:17
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    Bad week for Star Trek, first DC Fontana, now Auberjonois. I discovered him in DS9, loved his portrayal of Odo and how the character evolved throughout the show. RIP.
    – Sava
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 14:48
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    He was also known for his voice acting and in particular the character of Mr. House in Fallout: New Vegas, an amazing game even after all those years mainly due to the voice acting talent and all the Trek alumni (Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Adam Sadler).
    – Hans Olo
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 20:15
  • I've seen Mr. Auberjonois in many roles over the years. His more recent portrayal of the [tag:Warehouse 13] systems creator sticks with me. I don't personally know of any predilection to add Sci-Fi roles to his filmography but there did see to be a bias in that direction.
    – user62584
    Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 4:54
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    Goodbye Constable.
    – AJM
    Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 15:18
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    @Rebel-Scum he also voiced Janos Audron in the Legacy of Kain series. It's my most memorable exposure to Mr Auberjonois. May he rest in peace.
    – VLAZ
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 7:03
  • The upvotes seem to send a mixed message. RIP. Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 1:40
  • @HamSandwich - Upvotes just mean "I agree with this post"
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 1:50
  • Yeah, I get it. But if it means "I like this," you can see what I mean, I trust. That said, Valorum, do you like the character Odo? Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 5:03
  • I liked (and first saw) him in Boston Legal, too. I thought, gee, this guy should have more acting roles. He did!
    – aschultz
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 21:12

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I'll always remember him as Clayton Endicott III.


His role as Odo in DS9 is the main role that he played that I'll remember him for. Other than that his role as Hugo Miller in Warehouse 13 and his role as Alar in Stargate Sg-1.

R.I.P. Rene :(


My first ever exposure to this brilliant actor was not as Odo, the grouchy, yet fair and shrewed Head of Security on DS9.... but as an incredible voice from my childhood. He played many voice roles in favored cartoons, including the voice of a Dassad, Darkseid's main aid in the Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, several voices in The GoBots, several characters in various Marvel productions, and would Again lend his voice talents to DC, this time as the first animated voice of General Zod in the 1988 Superman cartoon series. He was even the voice of that crazed Chef in The Little Mermaid.

I would later find out he continued doing voices well into the 2000s, such as Talos in God of War. All this, and he would pop up in several non-sci-fi shows; my absolute favorite role outside of Odo was his similar, if more comedic role as Paul, a senior partner on the Dramedy Boston Legal. The man was a multi-talented actor of stage, screen, television and video game, and his presence is already missed.

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