“Star Trek” actor Aron Eisenberg died September 21, 2019 at the age of 50.
He was best known for playing the Ferengi Nog in “Deep Space Nine”. When he was cast as the young nephew to bar owner Quark, Eisenberg was not told how many episodes he would get and played every episode as if it were his last; as it turned out, he appeared in 47 episodes of the series over a six year period.
“Deep Space Nine” was not the only “Star Trek” series that Eisenberg appeared in; he was also in an episode of “Voyager” and “Star Trek: Renegades”.
Eisenberg made his television debut in 1988 in an episode of “Straight Up”. Working until his death, he appeared in some two dozen productions including “Amityville: The Evil Escapes”, as an elf in “The Wonder Years”, “Tales from the Crypt”, “Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge”, “Brave New World”, “The Division”, “Blade of Honor”, and “7 Days to Vegas”.
He also produced and appeared as himself in 35 episodes of “The 7th Rule”.
Aron Scott Eisenberg was born on January 6, 1969 in Hollywood, California. Born with only one kidney, Aron has had to undergo kidney transplant surgery twice in his life. When not acting, he could be found out photographing landscapes, concerts, and portraits.
He is survived by his bride of only nine months Malissa and children – Nicholas and Christopher.
feature photo credit: By Leut – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4406922
Nog photo credit: By Jupiter Firelyte – Oz Comic-Con 2014, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49619769