Born: August 24, 1932
Birthplace: London, England
William Morgan Sheppard (born 24 August 1932), also known as Morgan Sheppard or W. Morgan Sheppard, is a British actor and voice actor.Sheppard graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1958 before spending 12 years as Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared on Broadway in 1966 with Marat/Sade and in 1975 with Sherlock Holmes. He won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for The Homecoming in 1995 at the Matrix Theater. He is the father of actor Mark Sheppard.
He starred in several episodes of different series of Star Trek, notably "The Schizoid Man" and "Bliss", as well as the feature films Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (as the warden of a Klingon gulag) and in 2009 in the reboot Star Trek (as a member of the Vulcan High Council, but was uncredited). Outside Star Trek, he is probably the best known for his roles as Blank Reg on Max Headroom and Confederate General Isaac Trimble in the films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals.
He has appeared in two roles on the science fiction series Babylon 5 (1994–1998), first as a "Soul Hunter" in the episode of the same name and secondly as Narn war leader G'Sten, an uncle of main character G'Kar, in "The Long Twilight Struggle". He was also a runner-up for the role of Ambassador G'Kar on the series, though the role eventually went to Andreas Katsulas. He also played a computer hologram for an A.I. programme during the first and second seasons of seaQuest DSV.
He was also one of several Star Trek actors who voiced characters on the animated series Gargoyles, including playing the father of Jonathan Frakes' character David Xanatos, and the Norse god Odin.
He appeared in two notable episodes of MacGyver, as the incarcerated (and rather insane) serial killer "Dr. Zito". He also appeared in the series Minder, in the Series 1 episode "Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away".
He appeared in the 1978 television film The Nativity.
He starred alongside John Terry in the 1980 fantasy film Hawk the Slayer.
He had a minor role in the 1981 miniseries The Day of the Triffids as the main protagonist Bill's father.
He appeared in the 1992 comedy film There Goes the Neighborhood.
He narrated the introductions and mission briefings for the first four installments of the Medal of Honor video game series.
From 1993-1996 he voiced the villainous Lawrence Limburger in Biker Mice From Mars and reprised the role in the 2006 series.
He appeared in the 1988 comedy horror film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark as Elvira's Great-Uncle Vincent Talbot, an evil warlock.
He played Father Meehan in the Stephen King movie Needful Things.
He was cast in the 1996 adventure game Zork Nemesis, playing the live-action role of Bishop Francois Malveaux, one of the four alchemists central to the plot of the game.
In 2000, he voiced the character Ignatius Cheese in the game Escape from Monkey Island.
In 2002, he voiced the wizard Merlin in the Justice League episode "A Knight of Shadows".
Sheppard played the role of Captain Archibald Witwicky in the 2007 live action film Transformers.
He voiced over for the character John Adams in the Wii game The Conduit, and provided the voice of the keeper of the underworld in the television series Legend of the Seeker throughout its second season.
Sheppard appeared in the television series NCIS, in the Season 6 episode "Broken Bird", where he played the older version of a man named "Marcin Jerek", while his son Mark Sheppard played the younger Marcin Jerek.
In December 2009, Sheppard voiced the part of Santa in Disney's Christmas special Prep & Landing. Following that, he returned as the voice of Santa in the sequels, Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa and Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.
On 4 August 2010, Sheppard was announced as the voice actor for the video game Civilization V. Sheppard appeared on Season 4 of Mad Men, Episode 10, "Hands and Knees", playing the part of Lane Pryce's father. On 4 December 2010, Sheppard appeared on Hallmark Channel Original Films Farewell Mr. Kringle as Kris Kringle.
He appeared in the opening episode of series six of Doctor Who, "The Impossible Astronaut", playing the character Canton Everett Delaware III. He portrays an older version of Delaware while his son Mark Sheppard portrays the younger version in the same episodes. He and his son are among the few actors to have appeared in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.
Sheppard appeared in a seventh-season episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled "How Mac Got Fat". He played a priest forced to listen to Mac's confession – which involved accepting no blame of his own while demanding that the priest smite his friends, claiming that they made him fat.
|1967||Marat/Sade||A Mad Animal|
|1968||Tell Me Lies||Guest|
|1973||The Roses of Eyam||William Hancock||TV film|
|1974||Antony and Cleopatra||Scarus||TV film|
|1977||The Duellists||The Fencing Master|
|1978||The Nativity||Flavius||TV film|
|1980||Hawk the Slayer||Ranulf|
|The Elephant Man||Man In Pub|
|The Sea Wolves||'Patch' Lovecroft|
|The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood||Saxon thief||TV film|
|1985||Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future||Blank Reg||TV film|
|The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission||German General||TV film|
|The Doctor and the Devils||Landlord|
|Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge||Digger McCloud||TV film|
|1988||Elvira, Mistress of the Dark||Vincent Talbot|
|1990||Wild at Heart||Mr. Reindeer|
|1991||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||Klingon Prison Warden|
|1992||There Goes the Neighbourhood||Trick Bissell|
|1993||Gettysburg||Maj. Gen. Isaac R. Trimble / Narrator|
|Needful Things||Father Meehan|
|1996||The Lottery||Mayor Warner||TV film|
|1997||Nether World||Old Timer|
|1998||Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure||Whiskers||TV film|
|The Escape||Long||TV film|
|1999||The Hungry Bachelors Club||Mr. Ringold|
|Treasure of Pirate's Point||Charles Vane / Captain|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Maj. Gen. Isaac Trimble|
|Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle||Denny||TV film|
|Small Town Conspiracy||Taylor|
|2005||Love's Long Journey||Scottie||TV film|
|2006||Love's Abiding Joy||Scottie||TV film|
|2007||A Stranger's Heart||Fred Landreth||TV film|
|Transformers||Captain Archibald Witwicky|
|Over Her Dead Body||Father Marks|
|2009||Star Trek||Vulcan Science Minister||Uncredited|
|2010||For Christ's Sake||Father Monahan|
|Meeting Spencer||Larry Lind|
|2016||Last Man Club||Wil|
|1979||Minder||John||Series 1, episode 8: "Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away"|
|1987-1988||Max Headroom||Blank Reg||Seven episodes|
|1989||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Dr. Ira Graves||Season 2, episode 6: "The Schizoid Man"|
|1989-1990||MacGyver||Dr. Zito||Season 4, episode 7: Deadly Dreams and season 6, episode 6: "Lesson in Evil"|
|1991||Designing Women||Professor Burton||Season 6, episode 13: "Tales Out of School"|
|1993-1996||Biker Mice from Mars||Lawrence Limburger (voice)||65 episodes|
|1993||Quantum Leap||Gooshie, the Miner||Season 5, episode 22: "Mirror Image"|
|1993-1994||seaQuest DSV||The Old Man, Professor Martinson||Seven episodes|
|1994||Babylon 5||The Soul Hunter||Season 1, episode 2: "Soul Hunter"|
|1994-1996||Iron Man||Dum Dum Dugan||Several episodes in season 2|
|1995||Babylon 5||Warleader G'Sten||Season 2, episode 20: "The Long, Twilight Struggle"|
|1995||Frasier||Mr. Drake||Season 2, episode 18: "The Club"|
|1995||Murder, She Wrote||Dr. Fredrick Grundberg||Season 11, episode 15: "Twice Dead"|
|1995-1996||Gargoyles||Seven episodes, voiced several characters|
|1996||American Gothic||Mr. Emmett||Episode 14: "To Hell and Back"|
|1996||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Grave Digger||Season 1, episode 1: "The Fifth Sepulcher"|
|1998||JAG||Maj. Viktor Lushov||Season 3, episode 24: To Russia with Love|
|1999||Star Trek: Voyager||Qatai||Season 5, episode 14: "Bliss"|
|2000||Diagnosis: Murder||Dr. Tom Arneberg||Season 7, episode 18: "The Unluckiest Bachelor in L.A."|
|2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Lead Jackal (voice)||Season 2, episode 34: "Cheetahs Never Prosper"|
|2000-2001||Days of Our Lives||Charles||Three episodes|
|2002||Justice League||Merlin (voice)||Season 1, episode 20: "A Knight of Shadows"|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||Clive Alpert||Season 2, episode 3: "The Truth Is Out There"|
|2003||Charmed||Merrill||Season 5, episode 15: "The Day the Magic Died"|
|2005||Alias||Milo Sabine||Season 4, episode 8: "Echoes"|
|2005||Cold Case||Dan O'Brien||Season 2, episode 21: "Creatures of the Night"|
|2005||Gilmore Girls||Town Elder||Season 5, episode 21: "Blame Booze and Melville"|
|2006-2007||Biker Mice from Mars||Lawrence Limburger (voice)||Season 1, three episodes|
|2007||Criminal Minds||John Caulfield||Season 3, episode 11: "Birthright"|
|2009||NCIS||Marcin Jerek / Mr. Pain||Season 6, episode 13: "Broken Bird"|
|2010||Legend of the Seeker||The Keeper (voice)||Season 2, three episodes|
|2010||Mad Men||Robert Pryce||Season 4, episode 10: Hands and Knees|
|2011||Doctor Who||Old Canton Everett Delaware III||Series 6, episode 1: "The Impossible Astronaut"|
|2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Father Cullen||Season 7, episode 10: "How Mac Got Fat"|
|2011||Dexter||Father Nicholas Galway||Season 6, episode 8: "Sin of Omission"|
|2012||Young Justice||Sardath (voice)||Season 2, episode 2: "Earthlings"|
|2016||The Librarians||Teddy Chislington||Season 3, episode 6: "And the Trial of the Triangle"|