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.
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.