|W. Morgan Sheppard|
William Morgan Sheppard
London, England, U.K.
August 24, 1932
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Sheppard was born in London to an Anglo-Irish family but was educated in Ireland. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 1956-58 before spending 12 years as Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared on Broadway in 1966 with Marat/Sade and later in 1975 with Sherlock Holmes. He won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for The Homecoming in 1995, at the Matrix Theatre. He is the father of actor Mark Sheppard.
He appeared in the opening episode of series six of Doctor Who, "The Impossible Astronaut" playing the character Canton Everett Delaware III. He portrays an older version of Delaware while his son Mark Sheppard portrays the younger version in the same episodes. He and his son are among the few actors to have appeared in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.