There is no denying that Michael Dorn has made an indelible mark in the entertainment industry – both on screen and behind the scenes. The American actor and voice artist found fame when he starred as officer Lieutenant J.G Worf in the Star Trek franchise.
Michael Dorn, who was a regular cast member, made history by making more appearances in the franchise than any other actor in Star Trek’s history. The totality of his appearances spanned over 272 TV episodes and five films.
After his time with the Star Trek franchise, the famed actor made appearances in a few independent feature films in supporting roles. Some of the films include Lessons for an Assassin which was released in 2001, Shadow Hours which came in 2000 and the Santa Clause trilogy where he played the role of “The Sandman”.
Biography & Age
Michael Dorn was born in Luling, Texas on the 9th of December, 1952. However, the emerging star spent his formative years in Pasadena, California and later went to Pasadena City College where he studied radio and television production.
After his graduation from college, the young Michael first pursued a career as a performer in music. He was actively touring with different rock bands across San Francisco and Los Angeles; however, he later switched to acting and made his debut in 1976 when he made an appearance in Rocky.
Beyond his acting career, Michael is a skilled pilot. As a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the accomplished pilot has flown with “the Thunderbirds” – United States Air Force (USAF) demonstration squadron, and “the Blue Angels” – United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron.
He is also a proud owner of several jet air crafts, among which are the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star which he refers to as his “starship”, a North American Sabreliner and a North American F-86 Sabre.
Several aviation organizations have enjoyed his services, including the Air Force Aviation Heritage Foundation where the Michael Dorn is very active on their advisory board.
Michael Dorn: Family
Due to the Michael Dorn’s private nature, not alot is known about his family life, just that the actor was born to Fentress Dorn, Jr and Allie Lee. It is currently unknown if he has any siblings or if he was an only child.
Very few celebs have managed to achieve the kind of privacy Michael has attained when it comes to his private family life. That feat alone is certainly worth applause.
As previously mentioned, Michael Dorn started as a musical performer, touring all over San Francisco and LA with several rock bands. His acting career started with a role in Rocky where he was cast as a bodyguard for Apollo Creed. After his professional debut, he was involved with several other films but his big break came from the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation where he played the Klingon Starfleet officer Lieutenant J.G Worf. He later reprised his role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and several other additions to the Star Trek franchise.
Michael Dorn is also an accomplished voice artist, he has lent his voice to several movies and video games; some of which include Ted 2, Rocky, Strange Frame, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Deep Below, Star Trek: First Contact, Heart of the Beholder, Star Trek: Insurrection and The Prophet’s Game.
Is He gay?
Celebrities who prioritize their professional life often keep their private relationships under wraps, the same can be said about the famed American actor, Michael Dorn, who is known to be taciturn about his personal life. His silence on his relationship status has kept a lot of fans wondering if he is married, in a romantic relationship with anybody or perhaps gay.
However, it has been confirmed that Michael Dorn is straight and not a gay man.
Family: Is Michael Dorn Married, Who Is His Wife?
Now that the mystery surrounding the actor’s sexuality has been unraveled, we can now talk about his personal life. Michael Dorn has a wife but because of his reluctance to talk about his private life, not much is known about her.
While it is known that her name is Kelly, there isn’t much information available about her online. However, on the 1st of May, 2001, the two were spotted in Los Angeles at the premiere screening of Pretty When You Cry.
The revelation of Michael’s significant other has laid the gay rumours about him to rest. Presently, the rumours are dismissed as mere stories without an atom of truth.
Before Kelly, Michael Dorn was previously romantically linked to Terry Farrell, an actress who was his co-star on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The duo never refuted or confirmed this rumour.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Michael Dorn’s height is listed at an impressive 193 cm (6 feet, 4 Inches). Like most things concerning the actor, his weight, body measurements and exercise routine are currently not available to the public.
However, it can be assumed that the actor does take the necessary steps to stay fit seeing as he is in excellent shape.
Michael Dorn: Net Worth
The renowned actor and voice artist is considered to be successful, having built a career that many should envy. Even though his annual salary is not known, Michael Dorn has accumulated an admirable net worth of $4 million over the span of his career.