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John Fleck

Mostly Credited As: John Fleck
Date Of Birth: May 07, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA

John Fleck


Fleck's work received national attention in 1990, when, along with three other performance artists, he became part of what was known as the “NEA 4.” Labeled by some political pundits as too dirty to be funded, the NEA four spearheaded a national campaign against artistic repression and won their Supreme Court case against the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1998, the Supreme Court, with the backing of the Clinton Administration (go figure that one), overturned part of the case and determined that ‘standards of decency’ was constitutional. Sadly, soon after, the NEA eliminated all funding for ‘new genre’ categories.

Fleck has won numerous grants and awards, among them 2 NEA’s, a Getty Fellowship, a Franklin Furnace & Jerome Foundation Fellowship, a Rockefeller/NEA- Interarts grant and LA Cultural Affairs funding. He has won 3 LA Critics Circle Awards, 8 DramaLogue, 6 LA Weekly and 2 Backstage West awards, all for outstanding performance.

Fleck’s latest piece, JOHNNY’S GOT A GUN premieres this summer at the Evidence Room, LA and will move to NY in the fall. His past body of solo work includes: Nothin’ Beats Pussy, Mud in your Eye, Dirt, me, A Snowball’s Chance in Hell, Blessed are all the Little Fishes, PsychoOpera and I Got the He-be-she-be’s. A sampling of past performance venues includes; the ICA (London), ICA (Boston), The Public Theater, The Guggenheim Museum, PS-122, LaMama Theater, Dixon Place & Joe’s Pub (NYC), The Getty Museum, Cal Plaza, MOCA & The Evidence Room (LA).

Fleck often works as a performer in world-renowned video artist, Bill Viola’s pieces. He was recently featured in Mr. Viola pieces at The Getty Center (LA), The Guggenheim (NY & Berlin), The Tate Museum (London) the Venice Biennalle and is currently on screen at the National Art Gallery (London).
Fleck also works frequently in theater. A sampling of past work includes: A Perfect Wedding (Kirk Douglas Theater, LA), Applause (Reprise, UCLA), Noises Off (Cape Playhouse, Dennis, Mass), On the Jump (South Coast Rep), Small Craft Warnings, Cringe, The Berlin Circle (Evidence Room/LA), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Tiffany Theater/LA) & Tony Kushner’s adaptation of The Illusion (LATC) and The Granny (The Old Globe, San Diego).

A sampling of tv/film work includes: the new ABC series, The Evidence, The Closer, Carnivale, StarTrek Enterprise, Joan of Arcadia, NYPD Blue, Murder One, Seinfeld, PBS’s Tales of the City. Feature films include the soon to be released, Crazy, On_Line, Primary Suspect, Falling Down, Waterworld and many, many movies of the week that enable him financial fluidity to create his, not necessarily for profit, performance art.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Carnivale (2003)As: Gecko
The Fearing Mind (2000)As: Howard
Murder One (1995)As: Louis Hines
Episode Cast Credits 

The Middle (2009) 
  Stormy Moon 05x16: (Mar/12/2014) As Judge Stevenson 

Anger Management (2012) 
  Charlie's New Sex Study Partner 02x37: (Oct/03/2013) As Dr. Fiedler 

True Blood (2008) 
  Life Matters 06x09: (Aug/11/2013) As Dr. Overlark 
  Dead Meat 06x08: (Aug/04/2013) As Dr. Overlark 
  Don't You Feel Me 06x06: (Jul/21/2013) As Dr. Overlark 
  Fuck the Pain Away 06x05: (Jul/14/2013) As Dr. Overlark 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  Through the Looking Glass 08x03: (Oct/17/2012) As Arthur Rykov 

Weeds (2005) 
  Bags 07x01: (Jun/27/2011) As Agent Lipschitz 
  To Moscow, and Quickly 06x09: (Oct/18/2010) As Agent Lipschitz 
  Pinwheels and Whirligigs 06x07: (Oct/04/2010) As Agent Lipschitz 
  Felling and Swamping 06x02: (Aug/23/2010) As Agent Lipschitz 

Bones (2005) 
  The Bones that Weren't 06x05: (Nov/04/2010) As Tyler Milford 

Nip/Tuck (2003) 
  Gene Shelly 05x16: (Jan/13/2009) As Gene Shelly 

Chuck (2007) 
  Chuck Versus the Helicopter 01x02: (Oct/01/2007) As Dr. Jonas Zarnow 

What About Brian (2006) 
  What About the Fish... 02x04: (Oct/30/2006) As Dr. Bill 
  What About Second Chances... 02x01: (Oct/09/2006) As Dr. Bill 

The Evidence (2006) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Mar/22/2006) As Brian Nordin 

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) 
  Storm Front (2) 04x02: (Oct/15/2004) As Silik 
  Storm Front (1) 04x01: (Oct/08/2004) As Silik 
  The Expanse 02x26: (May/21/2003) As Silik 
  Shockwave (1) 01x26: (May/22/2002) As Silik 

Joan of Arcadia (2003) 
  Vanity, Thy Name Is Human 01x21: (May/07/2004) As Ken Thompson 

The District (2000) 
  Night Shift (a.k.a. Back Fire) 02x03: (Oct/13/2001) As Zoo Guy 

The Fugitive (2000) (2000) 
  Smith 282 01x20: (Apr/20/2001) As Smith 282 

Just Shoot Me (1997) 
  Blackjack 04x18: (Mar/28/2000) As Dez 

Star Trek: Voyager (1995) 
  Alice 06x05: (Oct/20/1999) As Abaddon 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) 
  Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges 07x16: (Mar/03/1999) As Koval 
  The Search, Part I (2) 03x01: (Sep/26/1994) As Ornithar 
  The Homecoming (1) 02x01: (Sep/26/1993) As Cardassian 

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Happy Trails 02x07: (Nov/09/1998) As Attorney Spicer 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Absent Without Leave 04x23: (May/06/1998) As Van Earl Price 

The Pretender (1996) 
  Nip and Tuck 02x05: (Dec/06/1997) As Ray 

Millennium (1996) 
  Blood Relatives 01x07: (Dec/06/1996) As Connor 

Boston Common (1996) 
  Autumn 'Foilage' 01x08: (Aug/18/1996) As Pam 

Mad About You (1992) 
  Surprise 02x08: (Nov/11/1993) As Ricky 

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  NYPD Lou 01x07: (Nov/02/1993) As Freddy 

Babylon 5 (1994) 
  The Gathering 01x??: (Feb/22/1993) As Del Varner 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Christmas Stalking 07x08: (Dec/17/1992) As Homeless Man 

Mann & Machine (1992) 
  Cold, Cold Heart 01x09: (Jul/14/1992) As Dr. Herman Sachs 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  The Mind's Eye 04x24: (May/27/1991) As Taibak 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Heart Attack 02x08: (Apr/25/1991) As Attendant 

Hunter (1984) (1984) 
  The Garbage Man 01x12: (Jan/11/1985) As Parolee 
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Trivia

John's first movie appearance was with Miguel Ferrer and Terrance Knox in the independant film Truckin' Buddy McCoy.

John's first television appearance was in Cheers in 1982.

When asked what his attraction to working in as many forms, John replies, "Diversify, Diversify, Diversify," When asked why he works on so much television, he replies, "Money, Money, Money!"

John is best known by Star Trek fans as Silik, the Suliban leader in Enterprise - and Chairman Koval (DS9), the Romulan leader of the Tal Shiar.

John is one of only three actors to have starred in all incarnations of the modern Star Trek TV series, namely TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, albeit in a variety of different roles.

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