Actor Marc Alaimo

Marc Alaimo (born Michael Joseph Alaimo; May 5, 1942) is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


Alaimo is a classically trained theatre actor, and performed as part of the Marquette University Players and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the 1960s in everything from Shakespeare and the classics to world premiere productions. He was also a member of various theatre companies in New York and touring companies across the country before making the move to Los Angeles in 1973. Some of his theatrical roles include Iago in Othello, Rodolpho in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge and Lucky in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.

Alaimo has been playing characters in television shows since 1971. He has appeared, mostly as villains, in shows such as The Doctors, Kojak, Gunsmoke, Baretta, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Starsky & Hutch, Knight Rider, Quincy, The Greatest American Hero, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap, Family Guy, Walker, Texas Ranger, Wonder Woman, The Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues, Barnaby Jones, and The A-Team. Alaimo has appeared in some feature films including the 1984 science fiction movie The Last Starfighter (portraying the human guise of an alien assassin), the Leslie Nielsen film Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Tango & Cash, and the 1988 film The Dead Pool. He also appeared as Curtis Block in the television movie Case Closed and as a security officer on Mars in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall.

He played several characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation (Star Trek: TNG), starting in the first season. He has the distinction of two firsts on Star Trek: TNG, playing the first Romulan, Commander Tebok, in the 1988 episode “The Neutral Zone”, and the first Cardassian (in any Star Trek series), Gul Macet, in the 1991 episode, “The Wounded”. He also played a poker player who speaks French to Data in the episode “Time’s Arrow”. In 1993, Alaimo began playing Cardassian character Gul Dukat in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Gul Dukat was a recurring character that appeared in 33 episodes of that series.

Alaimo also appeared in a season two episode of 21 Jump Street. He was also featured in the 2006 video game Call of Juarez, and its 2009 prequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, both times as the voice of the gunslinging Ray McCall. In 2010 he voiced The Dean in the Family Guy episode “The Splendid Source”.

Personal life

Alaimo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has a son from his first marriage, Michael Antony Alaimo (born 1971), who is a writer, story editor and producer known for The Closer, Major Crimes, Invasion and Traveler. Alaimo has a daughter from his second marriage, Ariel Rose Alaimo (born May 5 1989) a PhD candidate. He married Lorie Bollinger on August 20, 2010.

During a Q&A panel at the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention in 2015, Alaimo revealed he is still willing to work as an actor but was out of touch with the industry and had no agency representing him at that time. Fans and co-star Andrew Robinson who was on the panel with him and was at the time planning a return to acting himself expressed support for the actor and encouraged him to get his face out there again.



Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Execution of Private Slovik Soldier TV Movie; Uncredited
1975 Cage Without a Key Workman TV Movie
1975 A Matter of Wife… and Death Angie TV Movie
1976 Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde Preston, the Pusher
1977 The 3,000 Mile Chase Richards TV Movie
1977 Which Way Is Up? Frankie
1978 Mean Dog Blues Transfer Guard
1979 Hardcore Ratan
1979 A Great Ride Barry
1979 High Midnight Gratzek TV Movie
1980 Seems Like Old Times B.G.
1981 The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire Sandros TV Movie
1981 Broken Promise Joe Clawson TV Movie
1982 The Ambush Murders Garza TV Movie
1984 No Man’s Land Clay Allison TV Movie
1984 The Last Starfighter Hitchhiker
1985 Command 5 Lear Businessman TV Movie
1986 Avenging Force Charlie Lavall
1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings Lou Morello TV Movie
1987 The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues Pvt. Bob Butler
1988 Case Closed Curtis Block TV Movie
1988 The Dead Pool Embarcadero Bodyguard #2
1989 Arena Rogor
1989 Tango & Cash Lopez
1990 Total Recall Everett
1992 Quicksand: No Escape Lt. Harold Towers TV Movie
1992 Rosemary TV Movie
1992 Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story Sheriff Walton TV Movie
1993 Rio Diablo Jud Everly TV Movie
1993 Donato and Daughter Det. Petsky TV Movie
1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Trucker
1994 The Fence Rudy Baralli
2020 Grizzly II: Revenge Luke


Year Title Role Notes
1971 You Are There Militia Man / Pony Express Rider Episode: “The Record Ride for the Pony Express”
1971–1972 The Doctors Frank Barton 51 episodes
1972–1973 Somerset Virgil Paris
1974 Apple’s Way Worthington Episode: “The Witness”
1974 Toma Episode: “Indictment”
1974 The Rockford Files Farber Episode: “The Dark and Bloody Ground”
1974 Gunsmoke Kane Episode: “The Iron Men”
1974 Get Christie Love! Lucas Episode: “Bullet from the Grave”
1975 Barnaby Jones Dr. Whitehall Episode: “Counterfall”
1975 Matt Helm Devlin Episode: “Matt Helm”
1975 The Wide World of Mystery Byron Episode: “Mr. & Mrs. and the Bandstand Mystery”
1976 Joe Forrester Hawk Episode: “Squeeze Play”
1976 Helter Skelter Phil Cohen 2 episodes
1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman George Curtis 2 episodes
1974–1976 Police Story John Scalesi / Gillette / Barbarosa / Officer Baker 5 episodes
1975–1976 The Blue Knight Detective Akers / The Dutchman 2 episodes
1975–1976 Baretta Carew / Slit 2 episodes
1977 Hunter Lawson Episode: “The Hit”
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Masked Man Episode: “Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker”
1977 Kingston: Confidential Honky Henderson Episode: “The Rage at Hannibal”
1977 The Six Million Dollar Man Williams 2 episodes
1977 The Bionic Woman Hopper Episode: “African Connection”
1978 The American Girls Charlie Kramer Episode: “Firefly”
1973–1978 Kojak Joe Greensteen / Artie 2 episodes
1975–1978 Starsky and Hutch Daimler / ‘Skinny’ Momo / Eddie Moore 3 episodes
1979 Kaz Ping Pong Episode: “A Piece of Cake”
1979 Wonder Woman Pierce 2 episodes
1979 B.J. and the Bear Randy / Hammer’s Accomplice 2 episodes
1980 Charlie’s Angels John Mackey Episode: “One of Our Angels Is Missing”
1980 Quincy M.E. Ed Burly Episode: “Riot”
1978–1980 The Incredible Hulk Joe Lo Franco / Captain Holt / Ernie 3 episodes
1978–1981 CHiPs Zager / Bix 2 episodes
1982 McClain’s Law Episode: “Takeover”
1982 The Greatest American Hero Donnie Armus Episode: “There’s Just No Accounting…”
1982 The Phoenix Preminger’s Associate Episode: “In Search of Mira”
1982 Knight Rider Bill Gordon Episode: “Slammin’ Sammy’s Stunt Show Spectacular”
1983 The Renegades Manton Episode: “The Big Time”
1984 The Master Straker Episode: “Failure to Communicate”
1984 Jessie Fletch Episode: “Flesh Wounds”
1984 Hardcastle and McCormick Captain Jerold D. Medwick Episode: “One of the Girls from Accounting”
1984 The New Mike Hammer Claude Fawner Episode: “Cold Target”
1985 Hunter Officer Doug Kirkwood Episode: “The Shooter”
1985 Street Hawk Phillip Truman Episode: “Female of the Species”
1985 Our Family Honor Dom 2 episodes
1983–1986 The Fall Guy Bobby Lee / Max 2 episodes
1983–1986 T.J. Hooker Manny Jacobs / Ray Downing 2 episodes
1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Fritz Frommer Episode: “Bad Timing”
1987 The A-Team Angelo Episode: “Without Reservations”
1987 Hill Street Blues Gene Scapizzi 8 episodes
1987 21 Jump Street Shields Episode: “Fear and Loathing with Russell Buckins”
1984–1988 Cagney & Lacey Det. Mahoney / Ernie Cade 2 episode
1989 Freddy’s Nightmares Woody Burton Episode: “Bloodlines”
1989 Paradise Sheriff Fry Episode: “The Return of Johnny Ryan”
1990 Nasty Boys Major Clemens Episode: “Last Tango in Vegas”
1990 Quantum Leap Police Captain Paul Brewster Episode: “Black on White on Fire – August 11, 1965”
1987–1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Frederick LaRouque / Gul Macet / Cmdr. Tebok / Badar N’D’D 4 episodes
1996 Diagnosis Murder Mr. Smith Episode: “Murder in the Dark”
1995–1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Paul Kelton / Lamar 2 episodes
1993–1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gul Dukat / Officer Ryan 35 episodes
2010 Family Guy Dean of the Secret Order of Dirty Joke Writers Episode: “The Splendid Source”

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder Chief Gus Weber Credited as Mark Alaimo
1997 Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground Chief Gus Weber Credited as Mark Alaimo
2001 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars Gul Dukat
2006 Call of Juarez Reverend Ray
2009 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Ray McCall Uncredited

External Links

Actor Marc Alaimo – Wikipedia

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