Who is Michael Lamper?

Michael Lamper was born on 2 January 1958 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn. in Los Angeles, California USA – he passed away on 8 December 2019 at the age of 61. He was a rock musician, guitarist, and actor, probably just as well known for being the husband of famous British-Greek-American actress Marina Sirtis.

How rich was he? Michael Lamper Net Worth

At the time of his death, Michael Lamper’s net worth was estimated at over $1.5 million, largely acquired through his successful involvement in the music industry, increased somewhat through his brief acting career. Moreover, Michael probably enjoyed a share of  the wealth of his wife Marina Sirtis, who has an estimated net worth of over $6 million as of early 2021.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Michael Lamper spent his early years in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he was raised an only child by his parents; however, there is no information about their names and professions in the media. He held American nationality and belonged to the White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, he matriculated from a local high school, but didn’t go to college.

Professional Career

Michael Lamper developed his love for music at a very young age – he began to play the guitar as a seven-year-old boy. Upon matriculation, he started pursuing his career in the music industry, becoming a member of a local band. As time passed, his band became more popular, and went on tour around the states.

Besides that, he collaborated with some of the most famous music artists, including the Allman Brothers, Los Lobos, Tommy Shaw of Styx, and Quiet Riot, to name a few. Michael was a member and lead singer for the Steely Dan tribute band Steely Jam, as well as a member of the Eagles tribute band Desperado.

Apart from pursuing his music career, Michael tried himself as an actor. In 1989, he made a guest-starring appearance as an Acamarian Gatherer in the ninth episode entitled “The Vengeance Factor”, of the third season of the American sci-fi series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Michael Lamper had light brown hair and blue eyes.

Michael Lamper

His height was 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while he weighed approximately 172lbs (78kgs), with vital statistics of 40-30-35, biceps size 14. His shoe size was 10 (US).

Personal Life and Death

Michael Lamper and Marina Sirtis met while they were filming “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1989, introduced by their mutual friend Anna Turkel. Later that year they became romantically involved, and eventually exchanged their wedding vows in a traditional Greek ceremony held on 21 June 1992 – the groomsmen were Michael Dorn and Brent Spriner. They were very close to each other and Michael frequently accompanied Marina on the red carpet. They didn’t have children together.

Their residence was in Los Angeles, California, where on 8 December 2019, Michael passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 61.

Marina Sirtis Short Wiki/Bio

Marina Sirtis was born on 29 March 1955 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in London, England, where she was raised by Greek parents. Her mother, Despina Sirtis, worked as a tailor’s assistant, while the profession of her father John Sirtis remains unknown. She became interested in acting very early, but her parents didn’t want her to become an actress. While in secondary school, she secretly auditioned for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which she subsequently graduated in 1976.

Career Beginnings

Marina Sirtis started her career on stage by joining the Connaught Theatre in Worthing, West Sussex in 1976, where she performed as Ophelia in “Hamlet”, and appeared in “What The Butler Saw”. Thereafter, she made her television debut as Faustina in the episode “The Last Laugh” of the ITV historical comedy crime series “Raffles” (1977), while her film debut came with the small role of Jackson’s girl in the drama film “The Wicked Lady” (1983). It was followed by her portrayals of a hooker in the 1984 independent erotic thriller film “Blind Date”, and Maria Rodriguez in the 1985 action thriller film “Death Wish 3”, which is the final installment of the “Death Wish” film series.

Rise to Fame and “Star Trek” franchise

Marina Sirtis came to prominence after being chosen to play the main role of Counselor Deanna Troi in the American sci-fi TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, aired in syndication for seven seasons from 1987 to 1994. She would later reprise the role in the feature film titles “Star Trek Generations” (1994), “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996), “Star Trek: Insurrection” (1998), and “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002).

She also guest-starred as Deanna Troi in three episodes of the TV series “Star Trek: Voyager”, aired on UPN between 1999 and 2000.

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Furthermore, she reprised the role in the episode “These Are The Voyages…” of “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2005), the episode “Nepenthe” of “Star Trek: Picard” (2020), and the episode “No Small Parts” of “Star Trek: Lower Decks” (2020). Additionally, Marina also voiced the character in the video games “Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity” (1995), and “Star Trek: Generations” (1997).

Other Major Projects in the Late 1980s and 1990s

Concurrently with working on the “Star Trek” franchise, Marina continued to line up success with other projects. She landed the roles of Maria in the 1990 made-for-TV drama film “One Last Chance”, and Gloria in the 1992 dark fantasy comedy film “Waxwork II: Lost In Time”, written and directed by Anthony Hickox.

Between 1994 and 1996, she provided the voice of Demona and several other characters in the Disney animated series “Gargoyles”. She followed with her portrayals of Detective Inspector Walker in the made-for-TV family film “Gadgetman” (1996), and Dr. Christine DuMaurier in the mystery drama film “Paradise Lost” (1999).

Continued Success in the 2000s

Marina’s next major role came in 2002, when she starred as Alex in the sci-fi thriller film “Terminal Error”, then the following year she played Cindy Fielding in the thriller film “Net Games”. In 2004 she landed the roles of Laura Lee in the supernatural drama film “Spectres”, and Shereen in the crime drama film “Crash”. In 2007 she was busy, since she appeared in such roles as Queen Wealhtheow in the made-for-TV action-fantasy television film “Grendel”, Mary in the crime film “Fist Of The Warrior”, and Mrs. Rafiki in the drama film “Game Of Life”, among others.

During the same year, Marina also provided her voice to the character Matriarch Benezia in the critically acclaimed video game “Mass Effect”. She then featured as Gretchen in the third installment of the “Grudge” trilogy, entitled “The Grudge 3”, and as Sarah Webber in the psychological thriller film “31 North 62 East”, both in 2009.

Further Work

The next decade was a very busy time for Marina – between 2011 and 2019, Marina lent her voice to Queen Bee and other characters in the Cartoon Network superhero animated series “Young Justice”. Concurrently, she starred in the role of Jane in the vampire film “Speed Demons” (2012), and voiced the Enterprise’s computer in the web series “Star Trek Continues” (2013-2017).

She then played Janine in the made-for-TV horror film “Finders Keepers”, and voiced Carina in the video game “Elite: Dangerous”, both in 2014. It was followed by her portrayal of Maggie Jaspar in the thriller film “A Dark Reflection” (2015), directed by Tristan Loraine.

In the following year, she had a small part as a grandma in the horror film “Little Dead Rotting Hood”, and landed the role of Penelope Sheridan in the Hallmark Channel romantic comedy film “My Summer Prince”. She then featured as Marta in the made-for-TV romantic film “Valentine’s Again” and provided her voice to Elena in the video game “XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen”, both in 2017. Later that year, she portrayed Felicia Holst in the romantic comedy-drama film “My Christmas Prince”, and Alana in the sci-fi thriller film “5th Passenger”, directed by Scotty Baker.

Thereafter, she voiced Cosma in the Cartoon Network action animated series “OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes” from 2017 to 2018.

Recent and Upcoming Roles

In 2018, Marina Sirtis took the roles of Sharon in the romantic comedy-drama film “For The Love Of George”, and Winter in the action-adventure comedy film “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time”. Afterwards, she starred as Andrei’s mother in the drama film “Crossing”, played Gail Finney in the sci-fi drama film “Riley Parra: Better Angels”, and voiced H.A.V.E.N. in the sci-fi thriller film “Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets”, all in 2019.

Most recently, she portrayed Mal Reese in the 2020 action-comedy film “Debt Collectors”, and its been announced that Marina will appear in the upcoming crime drama film “The Bezonians”, playing Helen Andinos, the drama film “A Thousand Little Cuts”, portraying Monica Atlas, and the thriller film “Mythe: Night of the Gorgon”, featuring as Pallas.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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