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Corbin Dean Bernsen (born 7 September 1954; age 67) from North Hollywood, California, is the actor who appeared as Q2 in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "Deja Q". According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (2nd ed., p. 114), "Corbin Bernsen has said he took the role of Q2 not so much as a fan of Trek but to be a part of its legacy and its humanistic outlook." For reasons so far unknown, he received no credit for his role.

He made an appearance at Star Trek: The Experience during the convention there, eating lunch with the winners of a contest. His "Deja Q" co-star John de Lancie (who played Q) was originally scheduled to do this, but was unable to attend.

Bernsen is best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Arnie Becker on the television series L.A. Law, on which he co-starred with Star Trek: Voyager guest actor Larry Drake. Prior to this, he was a regular on the soap opera Ryan's Hope, as was Voyager's Kate Mulgrew. He would go on to co-star with Mulgrew in the 1998 made-for-TV film Riddler's Moon.

He made his feature film debut with a small role in 1974's Three the Hard Way, co-starring fellow Trek alumni Jay Robinson and Irene Tsu. He went on to make a brief, uncredited appearance in the 1976 remake of King Kong, also featuring Rene Auberjonois, Ed Lauter, Garry Walberg, Ray Buktenica, and Joe Piscopo. However, since acquiring fame on L.A. Law, he has had starring or major supporting roles in an extensive number of films. Most notable among these are Major League (1989) and its sequels, Major League II (1994) and Major League: Back to the Minors (1998). In the latter, he co-starred with Star Trek: Enterprise actor Scott Bakula.

He was among many Star Trek alumni to appear in the 1996 film The Great White Hype. Also included in the cast were John Rhys-Davies, Salli Elise Richardson, Susan Gibney, Albert Hall, and Brad Blaisdell. That same year, he also co-starred with fellow TNG guest actor William O. Campbell and Trek regulars Robert Picardo and Michael Dorn in the 1996 science fiction film Menno's Mind (Bill Erwin also had a role in this film.)

In 1996-1997, Bernsen starred in the syndicated series The Cape as a retired NASA Space Shuttle astronaut, in charge of training other astronauts. He appeared in some late-season episodes with Susan Gibney.

In 2002, he would reprise his role of Arnie Becker in TV's L.A. Law: The Movie. Larry Drake also returned for this movie, while Bruce Davison co-starred.

From 2004 to 2006, he appeared on General Hospital as John Durant, the father of Carly Corinthos. A pre-Trek Leonard Nimoy briefly appeared on GH in 1963 and Genie Francis (wife of Jonathan Frakes) played Laura Spencer, one-half of the Luke and Laura super-couple.

In 2006, Bernsen guest-starred in an episode of Boston Legal, which stars William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois and Joanna Cassidy. He also starred as Shawn Spencer's ex-cop father Henry in the USA Network 2006-2014 series Psych.

He attended the same high school as Jerry Finnerman and Roxann Dawson.

Other Trek connections

Additional film and television projects in which Bernsen appeared with other Star Trek performers include:

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