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Supergirl Casts Star Trek: The Next Generation's Brent Spiner

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Brent Spiner, beloved for his roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in Independence Day, has joined the upcoming fourth season of The CW's Supergirl in a recurring role.

He'll play the "adept and politically minded" Vice President Baker, described as an unlikely leader who "steps up in a big way when his country needs him most."

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Spiner is only the latest in a series of additions for Season 4, following Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Nicole Maines as Dreamer, television's first transgender superhero, April Parker Jones (Jericho, The Last Ship) as Colonel Haley, David Ajala (Doctor Who, The Dark Knight) as Manchester Black, Rohna Mitra (The Last Ship) as Mercy Graves and Robert Baker (Grey’s Anatomy) as Mercy's enforcer Otis. Jesse Rath, introduced in Season 3 as Brainiac 5, has been promoted to a series regular.

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Spiner is best known for his role portrayal as the android Data from 1987 to 1994 on Star Trek: The Next Generation, a role he reprised in four feature films. He also appeared as Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day and its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence.

Starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danver, Supergirl returns for its fourth season Sunday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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