Cast and Crew - Homn

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Homn is Lwaxana Troi's personal valet and attendant. Homn is extremely tall in stature and speaks very few words.

Homn has an impressive capability for intoxicating beverages, and is extremely fond of Betazoid uttaberries.

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Carel Struyken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was only 4 years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At 16 he returned to his country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following which he did a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. After that he collaborated on a number of projects of writer/director Rene Daalder. He was "discovered" as an actor at the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles by a lady who had abandoned her car in the middle of the street, calling after him: "We need you for a movie!". The movie was 'Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band". The turning point in his acting career however was 'Ewoks II', a George Lucas film. In addition to cinema he has also appeared on TV. Carel has also helped in hardware and software development of Virtual Reality systems.

Struycken is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Lurch in "The Addams Family".

Biographies derived and edited from the Official Site and IMDB.