History Creator / JohnDeLancie

7th Oct '17 5:59:16 PM Premonition45
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** His most famous role, Q, does ''not'' have a beard. Ironically, its expy, Discord, does (being part goat and all).

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** His most famous role, Q, does ''not'' have a beard.beard (except while playing [[Myth/RobinHood the Sherriff of Nottingham]] in TNG's "Q-Pid"). Ironically, its expy, Discord, does (being part goat and all).
5th Aug '17 11:01:26 AM dlchen145
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Yes, friends, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}-born actor John de Lancie is best known as that most [[MagnificentBastard magnificent of omnipotent bastards]], Q from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', where he was popular enough to return in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]''.

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Yes, friends, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}-born actor John Jonathan de Lancie (born March 20, 1948) is best known as that most [[MagnificentBastard magnificent of omnipotent bastards]], Q from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', where he was popular enough to return in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]''.
31st Jul '17 10:23:34 PM CassandraLeo
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* DeadpanSnarker: Comes across as a bit of one on his Twitter, and two of his most [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration well known]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic roles]] are big ones as well.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Comes across as a bit of one on his Twitter, and two of his most [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration well known]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic roles]] are big ones as well. He's also proven to be an example at in-person Q&A sessions.
15th May '17 3:19:51 PM Exxolon
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->''"[[Creator/GeneRoddenberry Roddenberry]] warned me that I had no idea what I was getting into with ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek]]''. Someone should have warned me about ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]]!'' Egads!"''
14th May '17 10:05:03 AM nombretomado
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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[ReformedButNotTamed semi-]][[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least Creator/GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.

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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[ReformedButNotTamed semi-]][[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least Creator/GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.
24th Oct '16 9:28:44 PM nombretomado
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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[ReformedButNotTamed semi-]][[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.

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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[ReformedButNotTamed semi-]][[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.



* NotSoDifferent: He's pointed out that Trekkies and Bronies have quite a lot in common, and has even said that Creator/LaurenFaust reminds him of GeneRoddenberry.

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* NotSoDifferent: He's pointed out that Trekkies and Bronies have quite a lot in common, and has even said that Creator/LaurenFaust reminds him of GeneRoddenberry.Creator/GeneRoddenberry.
27th Aug '16 11:18:42 AM MarkLungo
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Voiced badass mentor John Lynch in ''WesternAnimation/Gen13TheMovie'' before it was [[ExecutiveMeddling indefinitely shelved by Disney]] (only ever ''[[KeepCirculatingTheTapes officially]]'' released in Australia).
** If a certain someone at DHX Media hadn't spoken up, the role of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord]] would've gone to [[PoorMansSubstitute someone else]], and de Lancie likely wouldn't have become so enthralled in the brony community.
** The producers of ''Enterprise'' were hoping to have Q appear in one episode, but John de Lancie turned it down, since it was a prequel series, and having Q show up might [[SeriesContinuityError mess up continuity]].
27th Aug '16 11:17:20 AM MarkLungo
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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.

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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[ReformedButNotTamed semi-]][[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.
17th Aug '16 7:09:18 AM DrakeClawfang
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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.

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John de Lancie's voice is quite distinctive and has lent it to several cartoons and video games. Notable roles include Dr. Quest in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Desmond's father William Miles in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', Alarak in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' (including ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' villain (and Q {{Expy}}) Discord, which is currently his most well known voice-over role thanks to the show's immense popularity. He had completely forgotten he had done anything ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' related[[note]]It was only two episodes after all, and he does a lot of other things[[/note]] by the time a preview clip appeared online, at which point he was overwhelmed by the brony community, noting that at least GeneRoddenberry warned him about Trekkies beforehand. De Lancie has since come to embrace the bronies and worked on a [[Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony documentary]] to help shed some light on the fandom.
20th Apr '16 6:04:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: His very brief appearance as a news reporter in the PhonyNewscast TV movie ''Film/WithoutWarning1994'' was a dead giveaway that it was one of those. Although at the time, they probably figured that he would have only been recognizable to those who watched ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Neverthless, the producers of this movie took great care to not cast any instantly recognizable actors and actually cast some real news anchors for good measure. Casting an actor that you may or may not recognize was probably an intentional subtle move that was meant to replace the usual repeated atmosphere-killing disclaimers that "This is only a dramatization".
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