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René Auberjonois
Rene Auberjonois
Rene Auberjonois appears as attorney Paul Lewiston on the series.
Personal Information
Gender/Sex: Male
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Birth name: René Murat Auberjonois
Born: (1940-06-01) June 1, 1940 (age 84)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.


Spouse(s): Judith Helen Mihalyi (1963-2019)
Children: 2
Character information
Appeared on: Boston Legal
Character played: Paul Lewiston
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René Auberjonois (born June 1, 1940) was an American actor, who starred in Boston Legal as Paul Lewiston, a senior partner in the Crane, Poole & Schmidt law firm. Rene is perhaps best known to TV viewers for his roles as Clayton Endicott on the ABC-TV sitcom series Benson and his role as Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and guest starred, as a different character, on Star Trek: Enterprise. He also originated the Father Mulcahy role in the Oscar-winning 1970 MASH movie, which was directed by Robert Altman.


Auberjonois has been a guest star on many different television series, including Grey's Anatomy, Hogan's Heroes, The Jeffersons, The Rockford Files, Charlie's Angels, Starsky & Hutch, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, The Bionic Woman, Frasier, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The Bob Newhart Show, Star Trek: Enterprise, Stargate SG-1, Warehouse 13, Archer, L.A. Law, The Practice (for which he received another Emmy nomination, playing a different character than the one he has played on The Practice spinoff Boston Legal), Saving Grace, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Criminal Minds.

Rene's television movie credits include Disney's Geppetto, Gore Vidal's Billy The Kid, the remake of the classic, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and the miniseries Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000). He received a third Emmy Award nomination for his performance in ABC's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Most recently, he played NASA scientist Dr. Felix Blackwell in the episode "Phoenix" on NCIS.

Voice work[]

Rene has voiced several animated roles, including characters on Snorks, Batman: The Animated Series, Leonard McLeish on Pound Puppies (2010), Avatar the Last Airbender, Master Fung in the first episodes of Xiaolin Showdown (before being replaced by Maurice LaMarche), Azmuth on Ben 10 Omniverse, Justice League Unlimited, Max Steel, Fantastic Max, Challenge of the Gobots, Archer, Young Justice, and Random! Cartoons. He also provided his voice talents to the 2001 PBS American Experience documentary entitled Woodrow Wilson as the title character along with the 2003 PBS historical documentary Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites.

Auberjonois has directed some TV shows, including Marblehead Manor and several episodes of Deep Space Nine.

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