Today is the sixty-first birthday of Tim Russ. Born on this date in 1956, the actor is primarily known for his role in the Star Trek franchise. He played minor roles in The Next Generation and the film Generations before being becoming a main cast member on Voyager with a cameo on Deep Space Nine. He has made small appearances on Spaceballs, Roots: The Gift, Hill Street Blues, 21 Jump Street, and ER. Most recently he played Frank on Samantha Who? and Principal Franklin on iCarly. To Marvel fans he is known as the voice of Prowler on Spider-Man and Black Panther on Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.