For film fans of the 1970s, he was Father John Mulcahy, the military chaplain who played straight man to the doctors antics in M.A.S.H. After graduating from college at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon, Auberjonois hopped around the country joining theater companies, eventually landing three roles on Broadway in 1968, including playing the Fool in a long-running version of King Lear. William Shatner said that “to sum up his life in a tweet is nearly impossible. He played Kangent in The Pirates of Dark Water; and Dr. March in Batman: The Animated Series. René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M*A*S*H*, has died aged 79. His other memorable recurring roles were as Walter Nowack in Madam Secretary; a cardinal in Archer; and a judge in Judging Amy. Much of his later career was spent doing voices for animation, most memorably as the French chef who sings the love song to fish-killing “Les Poissons” in Disney’s 1989 “The Little Mermaid.”. Auberjonois was a character actor and performed in theater of the 1960s. Auberjonois was born in New York in 1940, the son of Fernand Auberjonois, Swiss-born foreign correspondent for U.S. newspapers, and the grandson of a Swiss post-impressionist painter also named René Auberjonois. He picked up a second Emmy nomination in 2001 in the guest actor drama series category for playing Judge Mantz on legal drama The Practice. He played Odo on Deep Space Nine from 1993 until 1998 and became a regular at Star Trek conventions, where he raised money for Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, and signed autographs with a drawing of Odo’s bucket, where the character would store himself when he returned to his natural gelatinous state. ‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79 René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for the TV shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has died René Auberjonois in 1970, the year he palyed Father Mulcahy in the screen version of M.A.S.H. The younger René Auberjonois was raised in New York, Paris, and London, and for a time lived with his family in an artists’ colony in Rockland County, New York, whose residents included the actors John Houseman, Helen Hayes and Burgess Meredith. A bible-reading Auberjonois responds, deadpan: “He was drafted.”, “I actually made that line up when we were rehearsing the scene,” Auberjonois said on the podcast “The Gist” in 2016. In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, writer Judith Auberjonois; sisters Marie-Laure Degener and Anne Auberjonois; daughter Tessa Auberjonois; son-in-law Adrian Latourelle, daughter-in-law Kate Nowlin and three grandchildren. After graduating from college at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon, Auberjonois hopped around the country joining theatre companies, eventually landing three roles on Broadway in 1968, including playing the Fool in a long-running version of King Lear. “I also run into people, and they think I’m their cousin or their dry cleaner. For film fans of the 1970s, he was Father John Mulcahy, the military chaplain who played straight man to the doctors’ antics in “M.A.S.H.” It was his first significant film role and the first of several for director Robert Altman. AP Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “ Benson,” died Tuesday. Sadly, Billie Bird succumbed to Alzheimer's disease on November 27, 2002. The same year he played an off-the-wall ornithologist in Altman’s Brewster McCloud, a saloonkeeper alongside Warren Beatty in McCabe & Mrs. Miller in 1971 and appeared in Altmans Images in 1972. Fellow stars from “Star Trek" shows praised the actor on Twitter. He shall be missed. He was 89. And then later, well, spoiler alert: He died. When I look out to the stars, I shall think of you, friend.". He was a wonderful, caring, and intelligent man. Gordon & Gansa Set ‘Dinner At The Center Of The Earth’ Pilot With Showtime & Sony TV. She was 94 years old. I will keep you in my thoughts and remember a wonderful friendship with René. Auberjonois later decided to pursue a career as a performer, joining theater companies and landing roles on Broadway in 1968. ", George Takei tweeted: “”Star Trek fans knew him as Odo from Deep Space Nine. And for sci-fi fans of the 1990s and convention-goers ever since, he was Odo, the shape-shifting Changeling and head of space-station security on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Her last acting credit is an episode of George and Leo in 1997. In his most famous exchange from the movie, Sally Kellerman’s Margaret Houlihan wonders how such a degenerate doctor as Donald Sutherland’s Hawkeye Pierce could reach a position of responsibility in the U.S. Army. HEARTBEAT and Blackadder star Peter Benson has died aged 75 after a short illness. René Auberjonois worked constantly as a character actor in several golden ages, from the dynamic theatre of the 1960s to the cinema renaissance of the 1970s to the prime period of network television in the 1980s and 90s. René Auberjonois as Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. In a career spanning six decades, the actor worked on Broadway, in Hollywood’s 70s golden age and TV. Auberjonois would later win over a legion of television fans as Clayton Runnymede Endicott III, chief of staff at the governor’s mansion on the sitcom Benson, which aired from 1979-1986. René Auberjonois, the prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M*A*S*H playing Father Mulcahy, has died… Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? René Auberjonois, the actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M.A.S.H., has died aged 79. He spent much of the rest of the 1970s doing guest spots on TV shows before joining the cast of Benson in its second season in 1980, where he would remain for the rest of the shows seven seasons, playing the chronic hypochondriac Endicott. For sitcom watchers of the 1980s, he was Clayton Runnymede Endicott III, the hopelessly highbrow chief of staff at a governor’s mansion on “Benson,” the ABC series whose title character was a butler played by Robert Guillaume. I love that, too.”. René Auberjonois, an actor who rose to prominence with roles on Benson, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and the film M.A.S.H., died Sunday at his home in … 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. It was his first significant film role and the first of several for director Robert Altman. The same year he played an off-the-wall ornithologist in Altman’s “Brewster McCloud,” played a saloonkeeper alongside Warren Beatty in the director’s western “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” in 1971 and appeared in Altman’s “Images” in 1972. The actor was born in New York in 1940. The younger René Auberjonois was raised in New York, Paris, and London, and for a time lived with his family in an artists’ colony in Rockland County, New York, whose residents included the actors John Houseman, Helen Hayes and Burgess Meredith. And for sci-fi fans of the 1990s and convention-goers ever since, he was Odo, the shape-shifting Changeling and head of space-station security on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”, “I am all of those characters, and I love that,” Auberjonois said in a 2011 interview with the “Star Trek” website. He would later see Tony nominations for 1973’s “The Good Doctor,” 1984’s “Big River,” and 1989’s “City of Angels.”, In 1970, Auberjonois began his run with Altman, playing Mulcahy in “M.A.S.H.”.

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