A stage-trained character player who endeared himself to TV audiences playing likable if somewhat geeky and enthusiastic supporting roles, Ethan Phillips was best known for his five-year stint (1980-85) on the popular ABC sitcom, "Benson" as press secretary Pete Downey. He remained visible as a frequent TV guest star on such series as "Murphy Brown," "NYPD Blue," "Law and Order" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Philips also appeared in small roles in a number of features, including his film debut in the acclaimed "Ragtime" (1981), "Glory" (1989), "Green Card" (1990), "The Man Without a Face" (1993) and "The Shadow" (1994).
Ethan Phillips has not only performed on three separate variations in the Star Trek TV Universe (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise), he has also appeared in one of the feature length films (Star Trek: First Contact), and performed in the Star Trek Internet 'fanfilm' titled "Of Gods and Men" which starred several of the original Original series Star Trek cast.
This is the full length interview with Ethan Phillips "Neelix" and Robert Picardo "The Doctor" from Star Trek Voyager.
The pair were in Vulcan, Alberta over the weekend to take part in "Spock Days."
Ethan Phillips: Money talks, but all it ever says is goodbye. My real reason for doing the cookbook was to bring joy and laughter and good food to the many fans of Star Trek.