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James Sloyan
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Sloyan (on right) with Ernest Thompson and Linda Carlson on Westside Medical, 1977
Born
James Joseph Sloyan
Other names Jim
Years active 1957 - present
Spouse(s) Deirdre Lenihan

James Sloyan (born February 20, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American actor. He has acted in the television shows Star Trek and Hawaii 5-O, also acting in the movie The Sting and in soap operas.

Sloyan is married and has two children, Daniel and Samantha. In 1957, he received a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is married to actress Deirdre Lanihan.

Television career

Sloyan played Alidar Jarok (a defecting Romulan admiral) as well as a future, grown-up version of Alexander Rozhenko in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also portrayed Mora Pol in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He had the role of Odo's "father" in "The Begotten" and "The Alternate".

In Star Trek: Voyager, he played the title character in Jetrel. Sloyan's career has also included day-time television roles, including brief performances on soaps "The Young and the Restless" and "Chicago Hope". Sloyan has similarly made brief appearances on "Baywatch", "Quantum Leap", and "MacGyver". He played the District Attorney character in the 1987 TV movie "Billionaire Boys Club".

Commercial career

Sloyan has been used as a voice-over for Sprint Nextel long distance services, and in film trailers for movies, his voice has been used for over a decade in American television advertisements for Lexus Automobiles (a division of Toyota Motor Corporation).


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