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Dorn Is Focusing On Directing

By Michelle
December 18, 2005 - 3:35 AM

Michael Dorn (Worf) is following a number of his Star Trek colleagues into a career primarily focused on directing.

"I've not been as busy as I've wanted to be since Star Trek Nemesis," Dorn admitted of his acting career in Star Trek Magazine (via TrekWeb). "Every actor wants to be busier...I'm also trying to take the path into directing."

Dorn revealed that after doing single-camera directing on Deep Space Nine and Enterprise, he has been pursuing work on sitcoms, which use multiple cameras. "I like sitcoms a lot," he explained. "It's like doing a small play every week...you rehearse it and put it up there and you're on your way. It's also so fast." He also said he liked getting immediate reaction from the studio audience.

"I'm out in New York a couple of times a year shadowing Don Scardino, a director on ABC's Hope & Faith...we have a really good time together," added Dorn, explaining that he was "pushing a little bit harder" on the directing aspect of his work at present.

"My career is taking a path and I don't know where it's going to end up," he noted. "I'm still acting. I'm still doing parts." Some of these hav including voicing documentaries and animated characters such as the Star Trek-themed episode of The Family Guy. "I have a wonderful voiceover agent, who I've been with for 10 or 12 years now. I'll do a voiceover about once a month, and they're really good jobs," said Dorn. One of his recent projects was the Klingon cultural documentary Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water.

The full article is in the Star Trek Magazine. Thanks to TrekWeb for these excerpts.

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