Rene Auberjonois Biography, Wiki
René Murat Auberjonois was an American actor and singer.
In films, Auberjonois portrayed Father Mulcahy in MASH (1970), expedition scientist Roy Bagley of King Kong (1976), and chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (1989), singing “Les Poissons.” In the American animated film Cats Do not Dance (1997) Auberjonois gave his voice as Flanagan, the human director of “Li’l Ark Angel”.
In several long-running television series, Auberjonois has portrayed a number of people, including: Clayton Endicott III on Benson (for which he was awarded an Emmy Award), Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal.
He also devoted himself to voice-over for video games, having worked in a number of popular video games. He portrayed the Greek mythological figure Talos in the first God of War game (2005), the enigmatic Mr. House in Fallout: New Vegas (2010), Karl Schafer in the video game series Uncharted, and Odo in Star Trek Online.
Quick Facts You Need to Know
Married, Wife, Children
He had been married to his wife Judith since 1963. They had two children, Tessa and Remy, and three grandchildren.
Early life, Parents, Family
Auberjonois was born in New York City. His father, Swiss-born Fernand Auberjonois (1910-2004), was a Cold War correspondent and a Pulitzer Prize nominated novelist. His paternal grandfather, also known as René Auberjonois, was a Swiss painter of post-impressionism. His mother, Princess Laure Louise Napoleon Eugenie Caroline Murat (1913-1986), was a great-great-granddaughter of Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon’s marshals and King of Naples in the First French Empire, and his wife Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s youngest sister ,
Auberjonois wrote that his French surname, an unusual name in the US, means “weaponsmith” or “weaponsmith.”
His maternal grandmother, Hélène Macdonald Stallo (1893-1932), was an American from Cincinnati, Ohio; His maternal grandfather’s mother was a Russian nobleman, Eudoxia Michailovna Somova (1850-1924), and her paternal grandmother, Caroline Georgina Fraser (1810-1879), who was married to Prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat, was an American from Charleston, South Carolina.
Auberjonois had a sister and a brother and two half-sisters from his mother’s first marriage. His family moved to Paris after the Second World War, where he decided early on to become an actor.
After a few years in France, the family returned to the United States and joined a colony of artists in Rockland County, New York, where, among others, Burgess Meredith, John Houseman and Helen Hayes lived. The Auberjonois family also lived in London, United Kingdom, where Auberjonois graduated from high school during his theatrical studies. To complete his education, he graduated in 1962, the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University).
Rene Auberjonois Death and Cause of Death
René Auberjonois died December 8, 2019, at his home in Los Angeles of metastatic lung cancer, his son Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois told The Associated Press.
René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M*A*S*H*, has died aged 79.
The actor died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles of metastatic lung cancer, his son Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois said.