#2 Brent Spiner
Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Picard
Character name: Data
Spiner played the fan-favorite android Starfleet officer Data in The Next Generation and its four subsequent films from 1987 to 2002. Almost two decades later, he reprised the role in the first season of Picard.
After The Next Generation ended, Spiner went on to appear in several TV series, including a three-episode arc in Star Trek: Enterprise as Dr. Arik Soong. Outside Star Trek, the actor starred in the CBS sci-fi series Threshold, Cinemax horror drama Outcast, and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. He also played Dr. Brackish Okun in the 1996 movie Independence Day and in its 2016 sequel Independence Day.