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Jim Norton (born 4 January 1938; age 75) is an Irish actor who played the role of Albert Einstein in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "The Nth Degree" and "Descent". For "The Nth Degree" he filmed his scenes on Monday 4 February 1991 on Paramount Stage 9 and for "Descent" in April 1993.
He is probably best known for his recurring role as Bishop Len Brennan in three episodes of the British comedy series Father Ted (1995-1998). Norton also appeared in the 1998 crime drama American History X, along with fellow Trek performers Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Kiante Elam, Paul E. Short, and Denney Pierce.
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