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Michael Cumpsty (born 26 February 1958; age 62) is an English actor of stage and screen who played Lord Burleigh in the Star Trek: Voyager first and second season episodes "Cathexis" and "Persistence of Vision".
Prior to his appearances on Voyager, Cumpsty briefly became a regular on L.A. Law during the 1991-92 season, playing the role of Frank Kittredge. His co-stars on this series included fellow Star Trek alumni Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake. His other credits include the 1990 mini-series The Kennedys of Massachusetts (with Steven Weber playing John F. Kennedy), a 1990 TV adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet (with Reg E. Cathey), the 1997 mini-series LIBERTY! The American Revolution (with Donna Murphy), and appearances on Matlock (with Gregg Henry and Daniel Roebuck), Law & Order, and the soap opera All My Children. He has also appeared in a number of feature film, including the 1993 comedy Fatal Instinct (with Christopher McDonald, Christopher Darga, and Bill Cobbs), Ang Lee's acclaimed 1997 drama The Ice Storm, and 1999's The 24 Hour Woman (with Rosana DeSoto).