Cast and Crew - Reg Barclay

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Although he may appear to be nervous and lacking in confidence, Reg Barclay is a highly talented Starfleet systems diagnostic engineer. Stationed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D from 2366, Barclay had a tendency to spend more time inside the holodeck than in real social situations. Barclay also suffered from severe transporter phobia in 2369, although he seems to have overcome this psychological barrier.

While stationed aboard the new U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E in 2373, and through a strange turn of events involving the Borg, Barclay was able to meet one of his idols, Zefram Cochrane. By 2376, Barclay's main focus was developing a means of communicating with the missing U.S.S. Voyager crew still stranded in the Delta Quadrant.

Though a fifteen-year show business veteran, Dwight Schultz was largely unknown until 1983. That was the year that the TV Addicts of America were introduced to Captain H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock, the asylum-escapee airplane pilot for The A-Team.

It is to Schultz's credit that he was able to portray a certifiable looney while still remaining personable and even lovable. On both sides of his A-Team obligations, Schultz appeared in films like The Fan (1981, as Broadway actress Lauren Bacall's director) and Fat Man and Little Boy (1989, as J. Robert Oppenheimer). In the late 1980s, Dwight Schultz could be occasionally seen as Lieutenant Barclay in TV's Star Trek: the Next Generation.

Biographies derived and edited from the Official Site and All Movie Guide/MSN