Best known as Elim Garak on the television series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999) and as the serial killer, Scorpio in 1971's Dirty Harry.
He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Scholarship, despite originally wanting to become a journalist.
He had never seen an episode of Star Trek before signing on star in Deep Space Nine.
His father was a World War II soldier who was killed during the war.
He co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the first Dirty Harry film.