René Auberjonois talks about a career in acting.

How Do You Draw a Straight Line From M.A.S.H. to Star Trek?

How Do You Draw a Straight Line From M.A.S.H. to Star Trek?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 23 2016 7:20 PM

The Character Actor’s Studio

Coping with Star Trek makeup and other tips from René Auberjonois.

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René Auberjonois at the premiere of Blood Stripe in Culver City, California, on June 2.

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On The Gist, René Auberjonois shares his tips for defying typecasters and enjoying a varied acting career. He plays a minister in Blood Stripe, the psychological thriller about a female Marine adjusting to life after the military.

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