Today is Patrick Stewart’s birthday.
One of science fiction’s most beloved actors, Stewart has starred in several iconic movies and television shows. His first major role was Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. Stewart would go on to carry the role of Picard through several feature films, rivaling Captain Kirk in Star Trek popularity.
Stewart’s other most famous role was that of Professor X, from the X-Men movies series. As the X-Men’s psychic leader, Stewart has starred in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He has also voiced the character in multiple video games.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Patrick Stewart turns 75 today. Happy Birthday, Patrick Stewart.